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Fuck yeah or Scott Redding from MotoGp.
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I forgot Leon Haslam from JG Speedfit Kawasaki racing BSB right now . He used to race WSBK. That could be another contender.
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I forgot Leon Haslam from JG Speedfit Kawasaki racing BSB right now . He used to race WSBK. That could be another contender.


This is the name being mentioned most. That’s the name I’d put my money on. He’s already in a contract with Kawasaki so he’s he most natural choice.


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I find it sad that without him Kawasaki WSBK team would not have the bike that Rea wins consistently on today. I remember the 10R's being the doormats of WSBK for years and years before they brought Sykes in to help develop the 10R to what it is today, and for him to be unceremoniously shown the door is a shame. I do know that he is not always the greatest guy to be around in the paddock but to me it is a pity that Sykes and Big K part ways this way. Just my humble opinion

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Yami guys have resigned so they’re out. I’m a big fan of Haslam and would like to see him get the ride as has been rumored. I think he would be a solid rider on factory equipment, but he’s not Kawi’s answer for the future. But maybe they’re not looking far ahead. Guess we’ll see.

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I find it sad that without him Kawasaki WSBK team would not have the bike that Rea wins consistently on today. I remember the 10R's being the doormats of WSBK for years and years before they brought Sykes in to help develop the 10R to what it is today, and for him to be unceremoniously shown the door is a shame. I do know that he is not always the greatest guy to be around in the paddock but to me it is a pity that Sykes and Big K part ways this way. Just my humble opinion


I dunno man. JR won occasionally on that old Fireblade, so he didn’t really need a bike as good as the ZX10r to win consistently. Other than Ducati and recently Yamaha, no other manufacturer has put much effort into WSBK, and the recent rule changes have probably affected him more than most on the grid, but he still wins.


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Yami guys have resigned so they’re out. I’m a big fan of Haslam and would like to see him get the ride as has been rumored. I think he would be a solid rider on factory equipment, but he’s not Kawi’s answer for the future. But maybe they’re not looking far ahead. Guess we’ll see.


With these contracts these guys are doing nowadays I think it’s clear that if you’re not a clear #1 rider you’re in a short leash. It doesn’t seem like any of the manufacturers are doing long-term arrangements anymore.


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Redding is a beast but I don't see him going that route he is also a hot head which can be good or bad.. Josh is staying with Yamaha so tuff to say. Haslam possibility .. Some rumors of Fong trying to get on there.. Rea wants some competition and I get it Sykes hasn't given him a run in a long time and Chaz well he just fell off. WSBK needs some MOTO GP guy to come in and give it some fresh new buzz etc ... I would love to see scott redding but he campaigning hard for a seat in GP not that there is many left for him and I don't think the new Petronas Yami team is gonna go with him pretty sure Smith or Bautista is a lock for that spot.. If Scott redding was smart he should take the testing position offer look at Casey doing great , I get he is young and has tons of life left but the dude burnt so many bridges.. Anyway hopefully Kawi gets someone who is gonna be great for WSBK...
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With these contracts these guys are doing nowadays I think it’s clear that if you’re not a clear #1 rider you’re in a short leash. It doesn’t seem like any of the manufacturers are doing long-term arrangements anymore.


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