Chris Walker has signed to ride for GSE Ducati next year in WSB and supposedly Harold Eckl will run the Motogp effort for Kawi. Apparently this includes Pitt as one of the riders although this in my opinion is not the best idea for an A rider. He hasn't turned a lap in anger on a Superbike never mind a GP bike since he came over to World Supersport. Eric Bostrom deserves the seat on that bike more than any other in IMHO, he has finished 2nd in both of the last 2 AMA seasons, last year won the AMA supersport Championship as well. He has been the only rider to beat the twins and Nicky Hayden on the "old" ZX-7, led the WSB regulars at Laguna and finished 6th (broken fork internals) and forth in both races, he rarely crashes and in addition is a very approachable and humble guy.
As far a Capirossi goes I'm just not a fan of his antics, especially watching him take out his teamate Harada in 250's a few years ago.
The biggest prob with MotoGp is the politics, unless an American rider has a big name (Roberts) or very strong backing (Hopkins) you can't get a ride. You need to be European, Japanese or Australian as this is where the races are taking place and this is where a lot of the sponsorship comes from.
Ah how can you tell I'm a race Junkie!
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