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Honda's got a new WSBK Rider
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Honda's got a new WSBK Rider
This is cool. Jake is a great kid with exceptional credentials. Honda needs to get some new energy into WSBK, Kawasaki is cleaning up out there.

Jake Gagne Confirmed for WSB with Red Bull Honda
12-11-2017 10:23 AM
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RE: Honda's got a new WSBK Rider
Yeah ... this coming year should be an interesting year to watch WSBK, as there are guys from MotoGP joining WSBK and Jake Gagne !

I read somewhere that Suzuki will be back to WSBK in 2018. Not sure if that's reliable info though

Here you go :

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2018/Gri...00+in+2018
(This post was last modified: 12-12-2017 12:23 AM by F800GT.)
12-12-2017 12:01 AM
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RE: Honda's got a new WSBK Rider
(12-12-2017 12:01 AM)F800GT Wrote:  Yeah ... this coming year should be an interesting year to watch WSBK, as there are guys from MotoGP joining WSBK and Jake Gagne !

I read somewhere that Suzuki will be back to WSBK in 2018. Not sure if that's reliable info though

Here you go :

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2018/Gri...00+in+2018
Yep, I remember first reading about Jake early this year and he struck me as a rider with an unusual skill set, motocross, mountain biking, road racing; a similar background to many of the top riders in WSBK and MotoGP.

Honda's been doing very well in MotoGP but not so much in WSBK. Looking forward to Jake and company changing that in upcoming seasons.

What's interesting is that Gagne doesn't really have an impressive string of podiums like many up and coming star riders, but the team has seen something in his riding that they feel can be exploited. One does not get signed by Red Bull and Honda without showing that "extra something."
12-12-2017 11:46 AM
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