WSBK » Salom turns down factory Kawasaki ride?

David Salom reportedly turns down an offer from Kawasaki Racing to replace Joan Lascorz out of loyalty for his current Pedercini team.

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Moses - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 2:30 PM

all my respects! YEAH! YOU JUST ARE! MA MEN!
i think he is enough sense to feel is not the right momento to replace Lascorz, logic, is not just by
Kawasaki try to change by the other spanish who knows the bike, of course is a good option for Kawasaki, for Salom too, but is very delicated feeling around the air in Kawasaki, and also they would bluff off Pedercini, Kawasaki should help Pedercine with the bike, i hear something help in the last race....i just imagine where could arrive Vermeulen if he not soo serious injury two years ago, soo far & SOO FAST! ma men! FOR SURE! Yanagawa san is no young but this bike conceed him a good chance for sure, if Vermeulen would bee in form, if Mark Aitchinson would stay free... Bryan Staring...or Shakey Byrne, Stuart Easton, or Chris Walker, RANDY DE PUNIET (not free), Gary McCoy, Jeremy McWilliams, for sure Haga!, why not Corser? he never work with Kawasaki, not could be a better moment for that last, uh?,

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 2:31 PM

It depends what they want done with the bike - development to assist Sykes, which is probably why they wanted Salom, or someone fast who is prepared to ride it on the ragged edge and rival Sykes performance.

If it's the latter I think all the fast riders are already contracted to other teams. If they want more development, what about Jeremy McWilliams?

It sounds like this team doesn't have much cash to splash so it needs to be someone cheap, but effective, which also rules out a lot of riders.

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 5:39 PM

Tom Hayden. Why not? Of all the replacements mentioned he has no contract to worry about. He's currently racing but as a replacement...and finished a strong second last weekend at Road Atlanta. Only a lapped rider at the last corner prevented him from giving it a real go at the finish. Hacker could be a choice too. As for the rest of the AMA riders mentioned, all have contracts. Hayes with Yamaha, and Roger Hayden with Jordan Motorsports. Then there are the former Red Bull rookies that are racing now who could be prime candidates for that ride. Benny Solis comes to mind first as Beaubier is injured. Casey Yarrow is another rising star currently without a ride. If bringing in some new talent is the goal then one of the above would be a good choice. After all, Sykes has proven himself to be the lead rider and any team mate should be someone he can mentor.

Fumi - Unregistered

April 26, 2012 7:52 AM

Don't put Haga on it or Westy they are both well past it. Give Atcho a go he showed he can ride a Kawi last season and and deserves an opportunity.


April 26, 2012 8:17 PM
Last Edited 1311 days ago

What else has Lanzi got to do to show he is still quick? 12+ seconds over Sofuoglu in the wet after starting from 21st, and that after sitting on the couch for how long? That said isn't there at least one Staufer who is lightening fast? Andrew Stroud is still the quickest Kiwi around and if I won lotto I'd sponsor him!!! Robbie Bugden is quick too... Hell, put Guy Martin on it, will make great tele if nothing else, just don't put Muggeridge on it, or Xaus...

Simmy - Unregistered

April 26, 2012 8:33 PM

Jamie Hacking would be a good choice. I'm sure they have his phone number as he last rode for Kaw in AMA and even made a MotoGP wildcard start. Another rider no one has mentioned is Jordon Szoke. He only rode a couple events in AMA Superstock before he had US visa issues but he did run up front. He also has green blood running through his veins. Tommy Hayden will not get a call thanks to his brother Roger who totally flopped in WSBK.

80z1r - Unregistered

April 27, 2012 5:09 AM

Chris Vermeulen is the best choice of riders without a contract.He knows the tracks, the inner workings of WSBK, and was involved in developing the current zx10 for WSBK last year. He is fit, currently doing triathalons, and want to get back in the saddle. Tommy Hayden is a tough call right now he is in a good points position on a well backed bike, albeit till the contract rider comes back from injury that may change his status. Jamie Hacking hasnot raced since 09'or superbikes since 08'. I say Vermeulen gets the call.

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