dude say what you will, but laconi would be a world champ in WSBK if his dumb ass could of settled for 2nd place, instead of bumping and grinding against toseland instead he crashed out. but since going to kawi he has sucked just like the bike.
kawasaki does not listen to the riders and honestly just does not seem to care about being a winner. kinda like going thru the motions.
So lets see, hire someone who can ride and help build a bike and do what they say and get some wins...otherwise do what you want with some decent riders and end in 8-15th all season.
Hell a stock 1098R with some suspension work with bayliss on board would most likely beat any WSBK kawi bike made in the last 5 years.