Toseland to replace Spies in WSBK
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WSB: Toseland set to replace Spies in 2010
By Visordown News
Hot rumours from Visordown's WSB mole about who's going where in next year's WSB series
HOT RUMOURS are flying about who's where for next year in WSB, and it's not quite as cut-and-dry as you might think.
Here's the popular take on what's going on at the moment - but these are just rumours picked up from reliable sources by Visordown's WSB mole.
Right, this is what the paddock Bongo drums are saying: James Toseland leaves Tech 3 Yamaha in MotoGP to go to Yamaha Italia where he will replace Ben Spies (who trades with Toseland and goes to Tech 3 for 2010). Last week Visordown reported how Toseland's business manager, Roger Burnett, has already been in discussions with Suzuki about running JT in next year's WSB series.
Tom Sykes leaves Yamaha to take over a prime spot on the Alstare Suzuki WSB machines.
Points to note here are that Sykes goes very well on Suzukis and has been riding brilliantly in WSB this year, relations between him and Yamaha are widely rumoured to be deteriorating despite the lads good performances and that both he and Toseland are both managed by former rider Roger Burnett.
With the 'No Rookies to Factory Bikes' rule in 2010, the few non-factory seats will be even hotter property in next year's championship, so the pressure for Toseland to perform is immense.
What do you guys think of Spies heading to MotoGP so soon? I know he's the hottest commodity on the WSBK stage at the moment but would it be better for him to do another year in WSBK and maybe grab the title before moving onto GP where he stands the chance of being a 'mid-pack rider' agains the likes of Rossi, Stoner, Pedrosa and Lorenzo??
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Last edited by Yamahuh; 06-23-2009 at 06:05 PM.