Saturday, July 23, 2011

MotoGP Laguna: LCR ride is ?dream come true? for Bostrom

Bostrom has never ridden a MotoGP bike in anger

By MotoGP desk
Image by Honda Racing

LCR Honda late addition Ben Bostrom has said it is a dream come true to race in the final year of the MotoGP 800cc era at a track he says is easy to ride fast but not if you’re fighting your bike.

Bostrom, who won five World Superbike races in a row in 2001 on his way to third in the championship behind Colin Edwards and Troy Bayliss, has joined Toni Elias for the Laguna round but may be on the bike for some more rounds, depending on many things, not least how he gets on with the Bridgestones.

It?s really an honour to be here, I have to thank LCR Honda and Michael Jordan Motorsports for their collaboration and even American Suzuki for allowing the opportunity and I just want to get out there!? said Bostrom, who at 37 is making his Grand Prix debut.

?We?ve won and lost here, it?s a strange track. When you?re going fast it really comes easy, but when you fight the bike it feels like 100 laps. I watch these (MotoGP) guys in every race and it?s a dream come true ride an 800cc in MotoGP. I know they?re going to 1000cc next year so this could be one of the last, maybe the only, opportunities I have to ride this one.?

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