WSBK » Edwards, Capirossi plotting Superbike move?


The two-time WSBK champion singles out BMW, but insists it isn't his only option, while Capirossi is believed to be choosing between Ducati and retirement.

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Joeski

August 22, 2011 8:57 PM

I am surprised no one suggested Colin back to "Castrol Honda" that would be a sight. I know he would do well but i will not jump the gun and say a title is automatic. At any rate Colin to stay at tech 3 is just as deserving! MGP needs some character and a rider who can be there week in week out. All those young guns are not beating him yet so...unless we are suggesting moving Colin to help them out instead of outright beating him...then he should stay because he has earned it.

The Running Back - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 9:00 PM

Don't want Capirossi in WSBK he's typical european GP rider who has arrogantly looked down on WSBK over the years. Plus the bikes are all too big for tiddlers like him, except the Aprillia and I can't imagine Biaggi will let him have a go on one of those (works bike anyway).

If Edwards wants to come back then fine, and on whatever bike he can get, it may not be down to him where he goes should he return WSBK. This could be just two manufacturers gathering ideas for consideration at this stage.

toodle pip and all that - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 9:02 PM

get him outta gps fast! all those thousands of laps zillions of miles on the best bikes and in gps hes never looked like winning a race, if he comes to the MODERN wsbk series he will get his texan azz well whipped,he wont cut in wsbk anymore,he must hold a WORLD RECORD for the most races in gp without winning anything,(ANY STASTS ON THAT YANKEE BOYS),HASLAM AND CAMIER WILL EAT HIM FOR LUNCH

Krusty The Klown - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 10:58 PM

Colin to Ducati! I hope he gets a test ride first to see if the new Duc is worth $hit. Colin is a great talent and has the personality to be a great public relations person, like Nicky! I really hope the new Ducati superbike is more successful than the career destroying MotoGP bike on which it's design is supposedly based. We have seen spy pics of the new Duc, but nothing of it's performance, especially since Troy Bayliss is supposed to be helping with the development. The silence is deafening! A move to Ducati could be a disaster as it has been with Rossi.

BigG - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 11:16 PM

Just goes to prove MotoGP wishes to maintain its 'young guns' image of characterless, whinging riders with boring interviews and embarrassing post race antics. If mature riders can race in WSBK they can race MotoGP - simple.

JeffyT - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 12:21 AM

Don't waste a good ide on Cap. He is only in it for money obviously. Give it to someone who really wants to be there.

WSBK needs some North American prescence so Colin would be a good bet, but a Josh Herrin, Blake Young etc would be amazing too.

Ernesto Marinelli - Unregistered

August 23, 2011 1:07 AM

If I had to choose between the two for the 2012 Ducati, I yould definitely choose Edwards instead of Capirossi. Colin showed recently that he still has what it takes to fight for the results.
Pn the other side, Capirossi has already had his best times, and now hes kind of a mercenary, that rides only for the contract, he seems to want money at all costs for guaranteing his retirement, and I dont see him have the strenght to fight for the championship. He shoul go to BMW Motorrad, cause they pay very well, and if he can make the germans hand the electronics bike control to some expert company like Magnetti Marelli or Motec, he will also have a great bike too.
I might be wrong, but I feel Colin has more hunger for the titles than Capirossi right now...

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