Who will be the next euro rider to come over?

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7/10/2017 1:28 PM

Who do you guys think it will be? Ferrandis is doing very well.

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7/10/2017 1:32 PM

I give jorge prado one more year in MX2, maybe two years because of how young he is and then over to USA

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7/10/2017 1:42 PM

More importantly who is going to follow in Thomas Covington's Shoes and come over to the GPs, he's having a great year.

Oh and I agree Ferrandis is going well, I thought he might.

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7/10/2017 1:50 PM

Gajser or Prado and maybe Hsu but he needs more results.

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7/10/2017 2:00 PM

Sidecar wrote:

More importantly who is going to follow in Thomas Covington's Shoes and come over to the GPs, he's having a great year.

Oh and I agree Ferrandis is going well, I thought he might.

I agree with this too.. I think barcia could use a change of scenery...

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7/10/2017 2:02 PM

Prado.

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7/10/2017 2:13 PM

How about Dean Ferris? He sure looked good at high point.

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7/10/2017 2:16 PM

logan_140 wrote:

I agree with this too.. I think barcia could use a change of scenery...

Barcia would be awesome at the GP's he rode great at the MXDN in Ernee. He would rustle some feathers aswell which is always enjoyable to watch.

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7/10/2017 2:21 PM

Gas7 wrote:

How about Dean Ferris? He sure looked good at high point.

Couldn't he not get the whole SX thing down when he was here before?

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7/10/2017 2:35 PM

Hopefully one of the top guys who at least have a chance at a podium

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7/10/2017 2:50 PM

Sidecar wrote:

More importantly who is going to follow in Thomas Covington's Shoes and come over to the GPs, he's having a great year.

Oh and I agree Ferrandis is going well, I thought he might.

Good question, both Weltin & Charboneau have been doing good lately in EMX250. No idea how long they are contracted for but if they both move up to MX2 next year that could be 4 USA riders in the class (Covington & Sanayei). Pretty cool don't think there ever was that many USA riders before.

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As for the topic at hand, Prado is heavily hinted at for wanting to go to USA like other here have said. Gajser i have no idea if he'll ever move over to be honest, i can see him do some one off stuff like Monster Energy Cup but i'm starting to doubt if he'll ever go over full time. (Time is ticking on learning sx... imo)

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7/10/2017 3:00 PM

Prado but after he wins a world championship (if it happens). I see him as the next Roczen

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7/10/2017 3:03 PM

Sidecar wrote:

More importantly who is going to follow in Thomas Covington's Shoes and come over to the GPs, he's having a great year.

Oh and I agree Ferrandis is going well, I thought he might.

Sandwarrior752 wrote:

Good question, both Weltin & Charboneau have been doing good lately in EMX250. No idea how long they are contracted for but if they both move up to MX2 next year that could be 4 USA riders in the class (Covington & Sanayei). Pretty cool don't think there ever was that many USA riders before.

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As for the topic at hand, Prado is heavily hinted at for wanting to go to USA like other here have said. Gajser i have no idea if he'll ever move over to be honest, i can see him do some one off stuff like Monster Energy Cup but i'm starting to doubt if he'll ever go over full time. (Time is ticking on learning sx... imo)

Gajser is really young, like 20 or so isn't he? He's got another year or 2 if he really wanted.

I would love to see Prado come over. And wouldn't mind Anderson (never happen) or maybe Barcia head to the GP's

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7/10/2017 3:18 PM

Gas7 wrote:

How about Dean Ferris? He sure looked good at high point.

logan_140 wrote:

Couldn't he not get the whole SX thing down when he was here before?

No he did quite ok at it. Just wasn't a front runner the first year at it.

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7/10/2017 3:29 PM

Prado seems to be very on and off... i know he is still 16 , he was touted as the next Roczen/Herlings level talent, but apart from odd flashes of speed, he seems to fade badly , and suffer in the heat , which for a spaniard is a bit odd.

i think Gajser's decision to go to the US was thrown by winning the championship in the first year , because he gets a much bigger contract and bonus, and Honda dont need him and Kroc in the US now, I see him staying here to win back the title from Cairoli, for as long as that takes.

Hsu is another 'next big thing' that wasnt , still good but seems to have blown out a bit, but he would want to go because i dont think he has what it takes to win here .

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7/10/2017 6:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/10/2017 6:37 PM

Acidreamer wrote:

Hopefully one of the top guys who at least have a chance at a podium

How about the 2 former GP riders on top step of the 250 podium?
Zach & Dylan really set the MX2 class on fire, 1 GP win, a couple of qualifying wins total between them with many mediocre seasons and they are on the top steps?
You better hope they keep sending the also rans instead of thier top dogs

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7/10/2017 6:40 PM

Last I asked, the plan is for Prado to come over in 2019. Who knows, maybe we'll see Covington come back that year as well, since 2018 will be his last year of eligibility for MX2 in the GPs...unless he decides to continue his path to the MXGP class. I'm going to guess that'll have more to do on his next season. If he wins a title or is very competitive for it, he'll likely land a good MXGP deal...if he doesn't, there's probably a better possibility of him coming back to the US for a good 250 ride.

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7/10/2017 6:40 PM

As I understand Gajser just bought a house for him and his girlfriend. Probably wouldn't do this if he planned to only stay one more year in Europe

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7/10/2017 6:58 PM

ML512 wrote:

Last I asked, the plan is for Prado to come over in 2019. Who knows, maybe we'll see Covington come back that year as well, since 2018 will be his last year of eligibility for MX2 in the GPs...unless he decides to continue his path to the MXGP class. I'm going to guess that'll have more to do on his next season. If he wins a title or is very competitive for it, he'll likely land a good MXGP deal...if he doesn't, there's probably a better possibility of him coming back to the US for a good 250 ride.

Good point ML512. The MXGP class is getting so tough to just break the top 10, can see a possible migration of all the aged out MX2 guys not wanting end thier career as a top 20 GP guy for a few seasons then just local National Championship riders, the AMA 250 route would be enticing

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If you don't crash alot you just ain't going fast enough, Danny

7/10/2017 7:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/10/2017 7:13 PM

Gas7 wrote:

How about Dean Ferris? He sure looked good at high point.

logan_140 wrote:

Couldn't he not get the whole SX thing down when he was here before?

Ferris did 6 250 West SXs, before hurting himself back in Australia during the series break.

Qualified for all mains, worst finish 14th - best 7th, 2 x 11ths, 2 x 10ths. 14th overall in the series,with just those 6 races. Not bad for an injury shortened start to SX.

Then, went back to the GPs - just a simple transfer to what is just another arm of KTM - Husky. That sort of hinted at him not being enamoured of SX - but, he's now seeming to be interested in having another crack at it. I just like the idea of him getting out of Australia - as he has done, on his own bat, throughout his career. He's not a 'settler' for smaller ponds, it seems.

Largely, it's all about SX for any rider going to the US. Quite a few youngsters want to do SX. But, quite a few don't. Either way, it's fair enough.

A recent interview with Roger Harvey had him saying Gajser would (probably) not be going to the US in 2018. Something along the lines that Gajser had not been working towards it / things were not in place for it to happen. You'll find it on the dreaded MX Large website. I daresay Gajser would be offered a lot more money, on top of his existing contract, to stay in Europe. He's signed onto Honda through to the end of 2020, at the least, I think.

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7/11/2017 2:23 AM

Sidecar wrote:

More importantly who is going to follow in Thomas Covington's Shoes and come over to the GPs, he's having a great year.

Oh and I agree Ferrandis is going well, I thought he might.

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7/11/2017 2:31 AM

Sidecar wrote:

More importantly who is going to follow in Thomas Covington's Shoes and come over to the GPs, he's having a great year.

Oh and I agree Ferrandis is going well, I thought he might.

logan_140 wrote:

I agree with this too.. I think barcia could use a change of scenery...

Rowlands wrote:

Barcia would be awesome at the GP's he rode great at the MXDN in Ernee. He would rustle some feathers aswell which is always enjoyable to watch.

After MXoN 2013 I remember Barcia said " When I win a few more titles, I want to come here to compete with these GP guys..

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7/11/2017 3:02 AM

logan_140 wrote:

I agree with this too.. I think barcia could use a change of scenery...

Rowlands wrote:

Barcia would be awesome at the GP's he rode great at the MXDN in Ernee. He would rustle some feathers aswell which is always enjoyable to watch.

David934 wrote:

After MXoN 2013 I remember Barcia said " When I win a few more titles, I want to come here to compete with these GP guys..

Well if JGR give him the boot maybe thatEuropean holiday will become more attractive.

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7/11/2017 3:13 AM

Benoit Paturel next year...

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7/11/2017 3:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/11/2017 3:33 AM

Bidirella wrote:

Benoit Paturel next year...

Is this a fact or are you guessing/hoping?

He has the speed but has had bad starts and tipovers. If his contract ends after this season i can see him coming over keeping Ferrandis company in the US.

From all the interviews ive seen with Ferrandis it seems like he has a hard time getting comfortable in the US .He likes his team and everythin, it seems more like a personal thing. But that is understandable. New country, new team, new tracks etc. He will get adjusted soon enough.

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7/11/2017 3:51 AM

philG wrote:

Prado seems to be very on and off... i know he is still 16 , he was touted as the next Roczen/Herlings level talent, but apart from odd flashes of speed, he seems to fade badly , and suffer in the heat , which for a spaniard is a bit odd.

i think Gajser's decision to go to the US was thrown by winning the championship in the first year , because he gets a much bigger contract and bonus, and Honda dont need him and Kroc in the US now, I see him staying here to win back the title from Cairoli, for as long as that takes.

Hsu is another 'next big thing' that wasnt , still good but seems to have blown out a bit, but he would want to go because i dont think he has what it takes to win here .

Prado is originally from Lugo, in Galicia, is in northern Spain, the climate is cold and rainy there, it is only hot some days in summer, and now he has been living in Lommel for five years, Belgium, so he is not normal ride with the heat, more normal in cold, and ride in sand, so is because that he is a specialist in that sandy terrain of Belgium and not in hard terrain as are most of the tracks in Spain.
He intends to go in 2019 to the USA, but those plans are changing as things go, and seeing that this year is going through everything from situations, it is possible this two more years in MX2, he is very young and has Long time ahead.

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7/11/2017 4:33 AM

I think Prado will be the next guy to go over, he has a huge future ahead of him. People tend to compare him to Herlings and Roczen at his age, and if you do that, he is a bit behind, but I don't think that means that he can't achieve the same as those guys. If you compare him to where Gajser was at his age, he is ahead. Riders develop at different rates, he still has plenty of time to perfect his skills and become a multi time champion

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7/11/2017 5:00 AM

Sidecar wrote:

More importantly who is going to follow in Thomas Covington's Shoes and come over to the GPs, he's having a great year.

Oh and I agree Ferrandis is going well, I thought he might.

logan_140 wrote:

I agree with this too.. I think barcia could use a change of scenery...

Exactly my thoughts too!

Euro to US is old now.

Us to Euro seems much more exciting these days.

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7/11/2017 5:12 AM

I'd really love to see Gajser racing Tomac. That would be awesome.

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7/11/2017 5:12 AM

Hunter lawrence has said he,wants to come to ama .

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