Step forward, 41-year-old Wataru Yoshikawa
VETERAN RACER Wataru Yoshikawa is to stand in for injured MotoGP star Valentino Rossi in the Fiat Yamaha squad, the team has announced.Yoshikawa, 41, a former Japanese Superbike champion, will replace Rossi at this weekend's Dutch TT at Assen. No stranger to the MotoGP paddock, Yoshikawa has ridden as a wilcard in several previous events, including the 2001 Pacific Grand Prix at Motegi.
So, no Spies, Edwards, Toseland or Crutchlow.
>No stranger to the MotoGP paddock, Yoshikawa has ridden as a wilcard in several previous events, including the 2001 Pacific Grand Prix at Motegi.<
Interesting.... and he is exempt from the "rookie rule"?
Spies ran three wildcard races in '08 and one in '09... yet he is a "rookie"... a damned fine one too!!
Hey DORNA... just get on with it... let Spies have an early intro to his 2011 ride!!
Posted: 23/06/2010 at 15:38
Posted: 23/06/2010 at 17:17
Posted: 23/06/2010 at 17:27
Should have given it to Randy De Puniet. Everyone hates the French anyway and imagine the nail-bitting tension everytime that crazy frenchie took a corner or got anywhere near another bike; terrified he'll throw one of Rossi's precious bikes down the road
...bring some excitement back to Motogp =]
Posted: 24/06/2010 at 12:24
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