Originally Posted by Motorcyclist
I'm in Laverty's camp, and I like that kid a great deal. I'll pick him for top 3 at the end of the year, and if Max continues his bone-headed ways and Ducati runs out of magic beans, he could take it all. The wild card will be the BMW's. If they finally get it sorted out they have two potent riders. That is a big IF though, lots of corporate arrogance to overcome.
Hearing ya. Beemers have a REAL good team this year, both riders and staff. And they ain't in it for the laughs.
But I did ask Steve Martin at the Island Classic if he thought version 2 had THE changes to make the difference, and he wasn't THAT convincing.........Personally, I'd be rapt t see em right up there. Pissed that Yam have run away!
Should be able to supply a bit of info in real time from the tests next week. Stay tuned.
Zuki looks the goods. This is gunna be a great year.