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Thread: Gagne gets the nod for 2019 WSB.....

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    Gagne gets the nod for 2018 WSB.....

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    Confused. Where's Bradl if Gagne and Camier are the riders? Or is this two different teams?

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    2018? Good news either way. Hope they can get the bike a little (ok, a lot) more competitive.
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    Bradl is gone but methinks he doth not protest too much, and HRC may have a factory tester gig lined up for him anyway.

    I'm glad to see Jake Gagne's career reach escape velocity from Moto America, at least for a time.

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    Bradl being broken so long and madiocre performance. He probably just didn't fight and will end up riding in IDM.


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    I was reading that Bradl is lined up as a test rider for Honda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meanstrk View Post
    I was reading that Bradl is lined up as a test rider for Honda.
    GP or wsbk?


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    Stoked for Gagne & hoping the new electronics & further development yields a more competitive machine.
    Can't help but think that Bradl's potential has yet to be matched with a competitive machine.
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    Awesome news for Gagne! He was an instructor at a Ken Hill school I took in 2016 - really nice guy. Hope he does well.
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    Love Ken Hill's podcast, got them on my phone and are my go-to when I've got time. Must have been a great session you had Triple J!

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    Good news for Jake, hope the bike makes a substantial leap forward and they get some proper testing in before the season starts.

    A lot of changes, new riders, new bikes etc in WSBK this coming season once you look beyond the unchanged Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia & Yamaha squads.

    Did you guys not notice that PJ is moving up to superbike with TripleM Honda?

    Also there is Loris Baz on the Althea BMW, Jordes Torres to look forward to on the MV, Yonny Hernandez comes in on Pedercini Kawasaki, Kenan's hot-shot protégé Razgatliouglu on the Pucetti Kawasaki (Leon Haslam has put their bike on the podium before so the potential is there), Camier & Gagne on the Red Bull/Ten Kate Hondas, and another interesting addition is the Grillini team running Suzukis with Robbie Rolfo and a new young Italian kid Gabriele Ruiu - he's only 17 and rules don't allow him to start until the Donington round in May, Robbie is perhaps past his best but should be a good mentor for the kid.

    Here's hoping the Yamahas & Aprilias up their game and get in amongst the red & green bikes more often and that the field generally closes up with some entertaining mid-field battles with the new guys thrown in...........just wish they'd stop pissing about with the rules so much and let the racing and competitiveness of teams develop naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZarcoChamp View Post
    Love Ken Hill's podcast, got them on my phone and are my go-to when I've got time. Must have been a great session you had Triple J!
    It was great - 2 days of riding and learning! I'd recommend his classes to anyone.

    Awesome for PJ too. Sucks they're both on Hondas, but fingers crossed.
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    Does anyone want to fix the title of the thread? I don't think Jake has to wait until 2019 to race.

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