Mumbles Begin About Showing Xaus the Door

03/09/2010 @ 9:09 am, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

After crashing four S1000RR’s during WSBK’s stop at Phillip Island, and then missing the race entirely, Ruben Xaus hasn’t exactly put his best foot forward in the 2010 World Superbike Championship season. For some the continuation of the Spanish rider’s career on a factory supported Superbike seems to have a death clock already running, and the rumor is that Xaus has to prove his worth or risk being shown the door from the BMW WSBK team.

Reportedly BMW Spain has nixed any immediate firings of the Spanish rider, presumably because of the large Spanish riding population, and the buzz from having a Spanish rider on the S1000RR as the series makes stops in Portugal and Spain. After WSBK finishes its stops in Portimao and Valencia however, it would seem the corporate intervention disappears, which could mean that Xaus could be replaced mid-season, and making things a “Race on Sunday, Fire on Monday” sort of affair.

For now it’s hard to tell how much of this rumor is idle speculatio/frustation with a bad weekend, or true sentiment. As always time will tell, and more as we get it.

  • Crash on Sunday, Fired on Monday perhaps? :)

  • Ooohh…that sounds a lot better.

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  • Stillwelding

    He’ll be better off in the long run. Don’t see that that BMW is going anywhere fast anyway. Hopefully he can end up with a Ducati ride.

  • Oh my God, i hope he’s ok.

  • Andy

    Give the guy a break.
    He is good for the economy.
    He keeps truck drivers on the road delivering new parts for the bikes he crashes.
    He keeps BMW engineers busy assessing damage to the parts on his broken bikes and how they can improve them for Rubens next foray into the gravel / tyre wall
    He keeps Doctors and nurses employed treating his injuries.
    Even leather companies busy making him new suits.
    And of course journalists busy speculating about his future.

    Well done Ruben, keep up the good work.

  • rully

    while you’re at it, consider the guy who pays for all those expenses as well please…