Well to no suprise there will be some unhappy little bunnys in the paddock who will not be staying in the Blue Ribbon Class.
Alex De Angelis : http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/Alex+De+...
To be honest, apart from a flucky podium at indy, the kid has done nothing since moving up. He was a good 250, not great, but good enough to be up the front most of the time, so I would have a bet to say he would find a Moto2 rider with not to many problems.
Randy De Puniet : http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/Randy+De...
Randy looks like staying with LCR for another year, but with the up and coming riders in the championship, you almost have to ask why. OK, in 08 the LCR team needed shares in the company who makes thier fairing, but since the swop to Bridgestone he has keep't it rubber side down in almost all the races, but does he deserve to stay up in MotoGP? I think if he was going to shine on a satalite bike, he would have done it by now ( read : Dovi )
Toni Elias : http://www.motogp.com/en/riders/Toni+Eli...
Why does Toni start coming good in the last 5 races of the year ? He has done it in 06, 07, last year and again now. He was complaining on the podium the other week that people who dont podium get rides, but I think little Tiger had forgotten that them people finish higher in the title race then he does ( Read : Edwards )
Also out, but maybe to WSB or WSS:
James Tosland. Sad to say, but I cant see why Herve Poncharal would keep the Brit when he could Ben Spies. Shame.
Chris Vermeulen. Just like James, really has not performed like he should. Also like James, Ten-Kate would get rid of Checa in a heart beat to have either of these rides back.
Niccolo Canepa. Real big dissapointment. I guess riding a MotoGP is alot harder then a Superstock bike ehh ? However if Pramac do get rid off Canepa, that might leave the door open for ........
........Aleix Espargaro : http://resources.motogp.com/files/images/xy/2009/MotoGP/n503243_espargaro_6.original.jpg
Now i hope this kid finds a place with Pramac, or if not, atleast a high end Moto2 team. He has performed really well so far ( not counting corner 1 at Indy ) and seems to have picked up a good feel for the bike. Could Ducati keep him on and try and " bend " him to ride the bike like Casey does?
Also, we have the " will they - wont they " new team of FB Corse coming to the show : http://www.motomatters.com/news/2009/09/08/brand_new_fb_corse_bike_to_join_motogp_g.html
Maybe running the triple that BMW scapped in favour of the WSB engine?
Who know? But it does look good :
So what are your thoughts please race fans on the movers and shakers?
Also, if the bikes are so equal, how long will it be [after he has 124 wins] untill Rossi has a shift on to a Moto2 bike? With his talent and Jerry turning the spanners, he would be unbeatable...... wound't he ?