Talmacsi uncertain of Superbike move

The Hungarian enjoyed his outing on the ZX-10R in Sepang but isn't sure whether to make the full-time move.
Gabor Talmacsi says he will make a decision regarding his immediate motorcycling future in the coming days after completing four days of testing on a Superbike with Pedercini Kawasaki.

The Hungarian racer took the opportunity to ride the ZX-10R in Malaysia alongside the already confirmed Roberto Rolfo, though his time on the bike was limited by both weather and mechanical issues, forcing the team to prioritise its signed rider.

However, while Talmacsi's alternative options appear slim, having seen his Moto2 ride disappear with the withdrawal of the Jack&Jones team, he remains reluctant to make the switch to the series, stating in his own press release that it was merely nice to sample a Superbike for the first time.

Even so, team manager Donato Pedercini, who has offered the ride to Talmacsi, is hopeful a decision either way will be made in the coming days.

“Gabor showed a good potential and he quickly found a good feeling with the new Kawasaki bike. I know it could be an important step for his career and so we'll wait some more days to know about his decision.”

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Sweeble - Unregistered

January 17, 2011 10:15 AM

That's because Gabor knows that, if you're career is not on the up and up, then once in Superbikes, there is unlikely to be a route back to the GP world. On the plus side however, Superbikes provides better and more competitive racing and a friendlier grid, becoming a master at Superbikes such as Bayliss, Fogarty or Haga still comes with huge prestige. I go to GP, WSBK and BSB races, but I enjoy the WSBK ones most.

Oli - Unregistered

January 17, 2011 12:17 PM

Don't do it Gabor!!!!!! Did none of the rest of you notice how quickly people got dropped and injured in Moto2 last season? The guys has a world title and a Moto2 podium to his name. He would be top of many a team managers sub list. I know it's not great fun to be an ambulance chaser or topple a struggling rider for their bike, but seriously, a Pedercini Kawasaki? = Bye bye career. Once you leave the GP padddock it is very very hard to get back in it. Patience Gabor, patience. Oli

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