Hey fellas, maybe he will run #4 but I think if I was choosing I'd go with the plate and we all know that's #1. Be interesting to see but I'm not betting the family farm on RC sporting any # other than #1!
Maybe Ricky's OTHER sponsors besides Kawasaki would like him to run #4 for marketing reasons. And if he feels it is his # and his lucky #. perhaps he will forego the #1 plate. Personally, I would like to see him run the #1.
Well, actually he did change the color of his gear for Vegas and now it looks like he is changing the color of his bike! Why not a number? For the same reason: Money. Fox pays him to show off the new digs, Honda pays him 3-5 million and marketing number 4 will pay more in the long run. Good business.
Superstitions only go so far in determining one's decisions...
Personally I like it just for that fact that it shows contempt for the new numbering system (whether that was intended or not). Ricky has every right to #4 because thats his "chosen" number like travis keeping 199. I mean #1 is nice and you can display it all over the pits and the rig but according to the AMA we will only be able to really recognize Ricky if he has #4.
In reality its probably the luck factor plus its always good to stir up some contoversy...he'll get more press without #1 than with it.