I am selfish and want to keep Nicky here in AMA superbike at least another year. I am not sure he is ready yet for the world stage. No question he is tremenously talented, and my favorite rider, but he is by no means that much beter than Gobert, Maladin and Eric Bostrom all of whom could compete at the next level.
I would love to see Nicky win an AMA superbike title followed by a world title in GP or superbike. Let's let him growup a little more before placing him on the world stage. By the way he has a tremendous personality that is invaluable to Honda USA. I have spoken to him twice and both times he was friendly and appeared to like interacting with fans.