Brayton Back to Blue
Super insider Steve Matthes tweeted today that Justin Brayton's move back to the Joe Gibbs Racing/Yamaha team is essentially official. Though no release has come out yet, there's no real reason to suspect that Brayton would be going anywhere else, seeing as his contract with American Honda is up this year and they are bringing on Geico Honda's Justin Barcia along with re-signing the injured Trey Canard. Here's exactly what our resident fountain of knowledge said:
Sounds like Brayton back to JGR is about done- That's a good fit for both parties.— Steve Matthes (@pulpmx) August 21, 2012
The move back to blue will be good for Brayton. His finishes on the Honda haven't been impressive in comparison to his time on the Yamaha. Maybe he'll be the one to help restore the reputation that those bikes have managed to lose in the past year. We'll see come Anaheim 1 in January 2013!