Originally Posted by skidlids
Seems to work OK for a few of the Yanks
Edwards made the step across and now Spies will be giving it a go
As Casey Stoner did a fair bit of racing in this country so does that show that Uk racing does have the potential to get riders into Moto GP
And at least with a fair few Brits getting into WSBk at least we get to support them race twice in a day
but does it really work for them? Colin Edwards was a class act in SBK but in MotoGP is (dare I say it) second division, - his number 5 suits him well! The boys at the top in the Premiership are Rossi, Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa. And the one thing they have in common is racing 125/250's on the Grand Prix circuits.
Ben Spies might be something different, - I hope he is, - but then that hope was the same of Vermullen, Hayden, Haga, Hodgson, Byrne, Toseland etc, and again those guys were just not able to consistently run with the top end of the field.