Originally Posted by Kropotkin
Smith is on a two-year deal at Tech 3, so he's safe. Poncharal denied outright to me that he is talking to Espargaro. "I will never, ever sign a contract with Pol Espargaro," he said. When I said what if Espargaro signed with Yamaha, and Yamaha put him in Tech 3, he went quiet.
Any idea why the negativity towards Pol Esp,? Seems like the best prospect in moto2 now. Certainly better than B. Smith. He gave MM all he could handle a couple of times last year. Him and Redding were the only guys I saw not backing down from MM.
And WTF, how does the guy get his boot ripped off and not suffer a foot/ankle injury?
And to your point about Americans I couldn't agree more and along those lines I always feel like Hayden is going to end up at Tech3 because of his value the series and the american crowd and I still think he is reasonably competitive.