Originally Posted by Kropotkin
Here's the thing, though. A host of stories continue to appear on Speedweek singing Bradl's praises, and comparing him favorably to Crutchlow. Speedweek is owned and run by Gunther Wiesinger, who is also Stefan Bradl's manager. Why does Bradl's manager feel the need to keep piling the pressure on Honda if the deal is already done
I gotcha. I believe there is still quite a bit of negotiating going on behind the scenes with all parties, including Ezpeleta.
It is in his best interest to find spots for Crutchlow, Bradl, and even Hayden.
Everyone that thinks Nicky should just give up and go to WSBK only needs to look at the number of views and replies on the WSBK Moscow thread vs. the Moto GP Laguna thread in this very forum to see why he would/should be reluctant to do that.