WSBK » de Puniet considering WSBK switch?


A tough season on the Pramac Ducati is reportedly prompting the Frenchman to consider a change of direction for the 2012 season.

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Rev'IT - Unregistered

July 27, 2011 9:14 AM

No doubting Randy's talent in motogp. His performance with Pramac Ducati is not a true reflection of his abilities.

But i would like to see Randy with Ducati WSBK in 2012. With the all new 1199 for next year, Randy will surely able to show his full potential in WSBK.

Tmax 12 - Unregistered

July 27, 2011 9:17 AM

Crash, I think you will find that RdP is 17 in the the Moto GP World Championship rather than the WSBK as your piece stated.
Pramac Ducati has been the last stop to retirement for too many of it's previous riders. I hope that Randy gets out of there before it's too late. That said where ever he goes will need a massive crash damage budget as he likes to stretch the envelope!

TD - Unregistered

July 27, 2011 9:31 AM

de Puniet with Sykes would make a strong squad for Kawasaki. If they put the bike together, they could be serious contenders for next year.

moto2rulz - Unregistered

July 27, 2011 9:32 AM

If Randy goes to superbikes I hope he stays away from kawasaki, let his talent truley shine on a competitive bike, no need to waste more years on a uncompetitive bike. Otherwise go to moto2 least the bikes are similar.

Jon

July 27, 2011 9:53 AM

Randy, don't do it!
Stick around for one more year and get a seat with a privately run CRT team.

They'll be crying out for high profile, experienced riders- albeit ones that don't require a second mortgage to pay for repair bills...

If next year doesn't work then go to WSBK, but please, give it a try next year on a 1000.
Wouldn't surprise me if one Mr V Rossi makes the switch to WSBK in 2013..
I don't think he'll win a MotoGP championship again so will he want to be the only man to win 125,250,500,800,900 and WSBK titles?

Pedro - Unregistered

July 27, 2011 10:04 AM

Randy would be crazy to go WSBK on a Green Meanie. If he's going to go WSBK racing, that's fine but at least do it on some decent equipment that is capable of winning races.

I hope he stays in the GP paddock where he belongs. He might throw it down the road more than most, but at least he's entertaining to watch and you can tell he's having a crack.

Anyway, don't be surprised if Tech3 decides they want a French rider in their team as a replacement for Colin.

Ben1 - Unregistered

July 27, 2011 10:43 AM

Very talented, very fast but he won't be much better with Kawasaki in WSB than with Pramac.

Something else: I like him, but I don't want WSB to become a class that follows MotoGP (like riders go from 125 to moto2). No problem with Checa, Biaggi, Melandri arrived this year, but there are rumours Elias, Capirossi, de Puniet, Rossi, Edwards wants to come . Some ex-MotoGP people are not problem, but not everyone, I would rather see young British, American, Australian, Italian or French talents arrive to WSB. And not to forget Japanese!

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