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Old 12-11-2013, 02:39 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by Pantah View Post
Is this a second seat on the Hammer team or is it just Roberts.

Maybe the Honda will be better this eason, but it was definitely slower than the GSX-R they raced before. This may be enough to get Roberts into Moto2 2015 or 2016. From that perspective it might be good to be on a Honda.

Edit: I forgot, they are running Jake Zemke too, so Westby must be out or maybe they field a Superbike for him.

I think Westby had trouble coming back from a really big crash at Daytona and wasn't 100% all year, which may have been the deciding factor in his results instead of the bike. Roberts showed the Honda can work in Supersport trim.

I'm hesitant to call Roberts the next big thing...yet. Roberts did a very good job dominating other teenagers and shows a lot of promise. But look at Nicky Hayden at sixteen and seventeen years old racing against established Superbike stars in a very stacked supersport class. Thats world championship talent.
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