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Title: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on April 10, 2021, 04:56:22 pm
Anyone follow ? Rea on the new Ninja topping testing tines so far. Another title heading his way I wonder
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 11, 2021, 06:59:06 am
Not actively, do you have any links to vids?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on April 12, 2021, 07:33:08 pm
I do follow, but mainly Supersport 600 to see how our Stephen Odendaal is doing.

WSBK is okay, but it looks like Rea will run away with it again this year.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 12, 2021, 10:07:03 pm
I for one hopes that Rea takes the title again this year.

A buddy remarked last night how WSBK is being killed by the Kawasaki winning all the time, and I had to remind him of how strong WSBK was when Fogarty and company kept winning on Dukes......
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Sheepman on April 13, 2021, 06:38:48 am
Follow, particularly to see if Honda will tick this promised championship  ;)
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on April 13, 2021, 08:40:36 am
Late 90's and 2000's I preferred WSBK over MotoGP. This was the Doohan era and he cleaned house by a big margin. Only Criville could hang with him now and then whilst over at WSBK there were some talented guys like Slight, Gobert, Fogarty, Haga, Edwards etc although I still maintain the Ducati's had an unfair advantage.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on April 13, 2021, 09:43:52 am
Late 90's and 2000's I preferred WSBK over MotoGP. This was the Doohan era and he cleaned house by a big margin. Only Criville could hang with him now and then whilst over at WSBK there were some talented guys like Slight, Gobert, Fogarty, Haga, Edwards etc although I still maintain the Ducati's had an unfair advantage.

Why do you believe the Ducatis had an unfair advantage during that era?

Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on April 14, 2021, 02:26:33 pm
Late 90's and 2000's I preferred WSBK over MotoGP. This was the Doohan era and he cleaned house by a big margin. Only Criville could hang with him now and then whilst over at WSBK there were some talented guys like Slight, Gobert, Fogarty, Haga, Edwards etc although I still maintain the Ducati's had an unfair advantage.

Why do you believe the Ducatis had an unfair advantage during that era?
Restrictions imposed on the Japanese 4's, Ducati cc advantage (yes I know they had 2 cylinders). When Honda finally built there own 1000cc V-Twin they cleaned house, proved the twins always had an advantage.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: bud500 on April 14, 2021, 02:44:33 pm
I wish SBK would return to being closer to today's Superstock.
It cuts cost and I believe improves racing.

That being said, with roadbikes now having all the tech we will never go back to basics on track.

For me the late 90's SBK were way better than MotoGP at the time.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 15, 2021, 07:13:10 pm
Late 90's and 2000's I preferred WSBK over MotoGP. This was the Doohan era and he cleaned house by a big margin. Only Criville could hang with him now and then whilst over at WSBK there were some talented guys like Slight, Gobert, Fogarty, Haga, Edwards etc although I still maintain the Ducati's had an unfair advantage.

Why do you believe the Ducatis had an unfair advantage during that era?

Much was made over the fact that the Dukes were "only" twins, and so more cc's were granted them as well as being able to use a full factory crank assembly.

Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on April 15, 2021, 09:47:24 pm
Late 90's and 2000's I preferred WSBK over MotoGP. This was the Doohan era and he cleaned house by a big margin. Only Criville could hang with him now and then whilst over at WSBK there were some talented guys like Slight, Gobert, Fogarty, Haga, Edwards etc although I still maintain the Ducati's had an unfair advantage.

Why do you believe the Ducatis had an unfair advantage during that era?

Much was made over the fact that the Dukes were "only" twins, and so more cc's were granted them as well as being able to use a full factory crank assembly.
That is why till today I do not like Ducati’s but will cheer on Aprilia in MotoGP.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: KiLRoy on April 16, 2021, 09:45:13 am
They even called it the Ducati cup in jest
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on April 16, 2021, 10:01:22 am
SBK rules have always been:

1000cc class:  1000cc/4 or 1100cc/3 or 1200cc/2 
600 class: 600cc/4 or 675cc/3 or 750cc/2

Over the years various restrictions were imposed on various manufacturers.  Case in point was the rev limit rule brought in a year or two ago that was used on both Kawasaki and Ducati in recent time, or even air intake restrictions on Ducati during Troy Bayliss era.  Personally, I feel a manufacturer studies the rules and react accordingly.  To be angry with Ducati because they got the best out of the rules makes little sense to me.  At present, Kawasaki is always one step ahead due to their brilliant interpretation of the current homologation special rules.

That said, I believe the problem with road bike racing is a a problem because they allow certain mods or rule changes to ensure bigger fields.  We already see that the Supersport300 are mostly 400s and even the odd 500.  Yes, they do get restricted, but how effective is that?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobD on April 16, 2021, 10:03:09 am
SBK rules have always been:

1000cc class:  1000cc/4 or 1100cc/3 or 1200cc/2 
600 class: 600cc/4 or 675cc/3 or 750cc/2

Over the years various restrictions were imposed on various manufacturers.  Case in point was the rev limit rule brought in a year or two ago that was used on both Kawasaki and Ducati in recent time, or even air intake restrictions on Ducati during Troy Bayliss era.  Personally, I feel a manufacturer studies the rules and react accordingly.  To be angry with Ducati because they got the best out of the rules makes little sense to me.  At present, Kawasaki is always one step ahead due to their brilliant interpretation of the current homologation special rules.

There are RPM limits imposed at times too...
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on April 16, 2021, 10:06:53 am
SBK rules have always been:

1000cc class:  1000cc/4 or 1100cc/3 or 1200cc/2 
600 class: 600cc/4 or 675cc/3 or 750cc/2

Over the years various restrictions were imposed on various manufacturers.  Case in point was the rev limit rule brought in a year or two ago that was used on both Kawasaki and Ducati in recent time, or even air intake restrictions on Ducati during Troy Bayliss era.  Personally, I feel a manufacturer studies the rules and react accordingly.  To be angry with Ducati because they got the best out of the rules makes little sense to me.  At present, Kawasaki is always one step ahead due to their brilliant interpretation of the current homologation special rules.

There are RPM limits imposed at times too...

Yep.  It was what I was referring to above.  The first year the Ducati V4 appeared in WSBK it cleaned up.  Then .... revs limited.  The previous year Kawasaki was rev limited, but handled it beter.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobD on April 16, 2021, 10:11:34 am
SBK rules have always been:

1000cc class:  1000cc/4 or 1100cc/3 or 1200cc/2 
600 class: 600cc/4 or 675cc/3 or 750cc/2

Over the years various restrictions were imposed on various manufacturers.  Case in point was the rev limit rule brought in a year or two ago that was used on both Kawasaki and Ducati in recent time, or even air intake restrictions on Ducati during Troy Bayliss era.  Personally, I feel a manufacturer studies the rules and react accordingly.  To be angry with Ducati because they got the best out of the rules makes little sense to me.  At present, Kawasaki is always one step ahead due to their brilliant interpretation of the current homologation special rules.

There are RPM limits imposed at times too...

Yep.  It was what I was referring to above.  The first year the Ducati V4 appeared in WSBK it cleaned up.  Then .... revs limited.  The previous year Kawasaki was rev limited, but handled it beter.

I didn't read that part..... Oops!  :peepwall:
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on April 16, 2021, 10:17:15 am
SBK rules have always been:

1000cc class:  1000cc/4 or 1100cc/3 or 1200cc/2 
600 class: 600cc/4 or 675cc/3 or 750cc/2

Over the years various restrictions were imposed on various manufacturers.  Case in point was the rev limit rule brought in a year or two ago that was used on both Kawasaki and Ducati in recent time, or even air intake restrictions on Ducati during Troy Bayliss era.  Personally, I feel a manufacturer studies the rules and react accordingly.  To be angry with Ducati because they got the best out of the rules makes little sense to me.  At present, Kawasaki is always one step ahead due to their brilliant interpretation of the current homologation special rules.

There are RPM limits imposed at times too...

Yep.  It was what I was referring to above.  The first year the Ducati V4 appeared in WSBK it cleaned up.  Then .... revs limited.  The previous year Kawasaki was rev limited, but handled it beter.

I didn't read that part..... Oops!  :peepwall:
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HAHA!  There I thought I had put it stupidly.  Oops!   :o
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Cracker on April 17, 2021, 09:23:24 am
Late 90's and 2000's I preferred WSBK over MotoGP. This was the Doohan era and he cleaned house by a big margin. Only Criville could hang with him now and then whilst over at WSBK there were some talented guys like Slight, Gobert, Fogarty, Haga, Edwards etc although I still maintain the Ducati's had an unfair advantage.

Same for me, I thought WSBK was much better than MotoGP. I don't know why I've changed.

I can't remember who was winning at the time but when Rea was still on his Honda, I enjoyed those years.

I just can't watch anymore with Rea running away with it. He's proved to be way better than all the rest, better bike or not, but there's something missing in WSBK, dunno what it is.

Maybe too many races on a weekend?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on May 22, 2021, 01:52:06 pm
Superpole done, Rea sets best WSBK lap time for Aragon. Sure bet for another championship ?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobC on May 22, 2021, 04:05:53 pm
Steven Odendaal is the star of the day for me... SSP #1 :thumleft:

and Tuuli is a twatwaffle... O0
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: blockheadxl650v on May 22, 2021, 09:02:23 pm
Yes congrats Steven on his first win in Superbikes.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on May 23, 2021, 09:09:47 am
Rea brings up a century of race victories and joins an exclusive club

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) continues to write history and break records with every passing race, round and season. He became the first rider in MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship history to claim a century of wins with his latest victory as he secured secured his 100th WorldSBK at MotorLand Aragon. Rea joins the likes of Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi in reaching a century of victories although Rea’s have all come in one class in WorldSBK.

Agostini’s 122 career victories came across the 350cc World Championship and 500cc World Championship over an 11-year period spanning from 1965 to 1976; claiming a massive 15 titles across both classes with his 122 victories. Rossi’s victories came in a 21-year period between 1996 and 2017: the 125cc World Championship, 250cc World Championship and the 500cc World Championship/MotoGP™. Agostini, Rossi and Rea are the only riders to have hit this milestone in two-wheeled road racing world championships.

Rea’s incredible victory record started back in 2009, his first full season competing in WorldSBK, when he claimed Race 2 victory at Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” on board his Honda machine; the manufacturer he would race for between 2008 and 2014. (Source World SBK website).

Pity - I could not see Steven Odendaal's victory in the Supersport class, as the Italian TV only broadcasts the SBK race - if we are lucky!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: bud500 on May 24, 2021, 10:07:34 am
Odendaal rode a strategically excellent mature race in Heat 2 for a second win of the weekend. Was awesome!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 24, 2021, 10:16:20 am
Odendaal rode a strategically excellent mature race in Heat 2 for a second win of the weekend. Was awesome!


Awesome race! I was hooked!!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: punisher on May 24, 2021, 10:19:24 am
good racing in both ssp and sbk
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on May 24, 2021, 10:25:30 am
Wow!  Steven did incredible!  As already said, Race 2 on Sunday was a masterclass.  Steven is a good rider, but since he won the European Moto 2 Championship in 2016 (overshadowed by BB33's world championship win) he has been struggling to get a decent ride.  He is now in one of the best SSP600 teams on one of the best bikes.  Looking forward to seeing him on the podium many times this year.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on May 24, 2021, 11:02:26 am
Good to see that the BMWs are more competitive this year, with Tom Sykes finishing 4th in race 2 (6th in race 1) and Michael van der Mark in 5th.in race 2 (11th in race 1)

Poor Tom Sykes really struggled on the bike last year.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on May 24, 2021, 11:59:44 am
Good to see that the BMWs are more competitive this year, with Tom Sykes finishing 4th in race 2 (6th in race 1) and Michael van der Mark in 5th.in race 2 (11th in race 1)

Poor Tom Sykes really struggled on the bike last year.

The Beemers seems closer to competitive this year and if Gerloff can just control the red mist, the Yamies may take it to Rea as well.  If not, WSBK2021 will be yet another Rea Show.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Sheepman on May 24, 2021, 01:34:16 pm
The Kawasakis are red hot again and the Beemers and Yams look good  :thumleft: Not so the Hondas  ::) Redding's correct tyre choice made the difference in Race 2.Pity Davies dropped his G11 Duc early in Race 2. I like Gerloff on the GRT Yam quite a lot  as the Yanks bring something different amongst all the Brits, Italians and Spaniards )  ;)
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on May 28, 2021, 08:56:42 pm
SSP600:  Steven Odendaal FP1: 4th  FP2: 7th
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: blockheadxl650v on May 29, 2021, 05:15:12 pm
and 3rd win in a row.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on May 29, 2021, 11:07:27 pm
Yep.  3 in a row and again, a well planned and executed race win.  Lekker man!

Pity about Race 2 yesterday.  Running a strong 2nd ended by a technical failure on the last lap.  Racing can be a cruel sport.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on June 08, 2021, 01:07:10 pm
These okes go to Misano this coming weekend.  Woill Steven Odendaal continue on his, almost Johanathan Rea like, winning ways?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on June 08, 2021, 06:00:48 pm
Rea and MM93 FTW  :deal: Anything but Ducati
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on June 14, 2021, 08:24:21 am
Rinaldi and Toprak taking the wins. Read still with a good lead but not as dominant as previous years it seems
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on June 14, 2021, 10:50:57 am
Nice weekend for Steven Odendaal.  Race 1 = 3rd.  Race 2 = crossed finish line 1st, but dropped to 5th due to track limits penalty.  Strong 2nd in the championship.

Also not a bad one for Dorren Loreiro in SSP300.  Race 1 = 16th.  Race 2 = 5th.  Currently 12th in the championship.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobC on June 16, 2021, 06:36:24 pm
SSP300 was a thriller race too. Talk about the sly dog getting the bone! Go Anna!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: blockheadxl650v on June 16, 2021, 07:02:01 pm
nice to have her back  :)
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on June 18, 2021, 04:06:58 pm
SSP300 was a thriller race too. Talk about the sly dog getting the bone! Go Anna!

I liked Ana Carrasco since she made an appearance in Moto3.  I liked her even more when she won the SSP300 world title.  I fell in love with her when she told Kawasaki to piss off when they offered her a 3rd rate bike for SSP600.  Great to see her back after her terrible injury.  From missing 9 months worth of racing due to a broken back to a win quicker than MM93!  What's not to like?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on July 04, 2021, 04:37:51 pm
So a Yamaha now also leads the WSBK championship. Good year for the tuning forks
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on July 05, 2021, 07:10:18 am
It really was a case of Yamaha ruling this past weekend, with JR#1 going farming in race 1, but still finishing 2nd, but crashing out in race 2, and finishing last.

Good to see that BMW is steadily improving with Tom Sykes finishing 3rd in race 2, and 2nd in the SP race, (which Jonathan Rea won)!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: XT JOE on July 05, 2021, 07:12:00 am
So a Yamaha now also leads the WSBK championship. Good year for the tuning forks

good news !!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on July 05, 2021, 01:43:55 pm
So a Yamaha now also leads the WSBK championship. Good year for the tuning forks

good news !!

Also first three spots in SSP600.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on July 16, 2021, 11:09:03 am
Dear Mr. Dorna,

Don't you think instead of two SSP300, two SSP600 and three WSBK races on a weekend, you could find space to fit the FIM World Championship Sidecar racing back into your schedule?  It worked so well at Donnington a few weeks ago.

Think about that seriously.
Regards

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Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Rooikoos on July 16, 2021, 01:41:41 pm
Jonothan Rea only got his drivers license yesterday, crazy!

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Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobC on July 17, 2021, 10:30:34 am
One does not need a drivers license to race on a track, if it were so no kids would ever be able to hone their blades...

At least his insurers can sleep a bit easier... :thumleft:
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on July 19, 2021, 07:05:51 am
Jonothan Rea only got his drivers license yesterday, crazy!

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Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on July 24, 2021, 10:32:40 am
Jonathan Rea on the rumours of his moving to MotoGP:

“Pressed on his future in his media debrief, Jonathan Rea remained coy about his future, but didn’t rule out the potential switch

The 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is well underway at round five of the season at the iconic TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands and the Prosecco DOC Dutch Round. However, whilst the on-track action is fierce, there’s plenty of rumour, gossip and intrigue in the air. One of the biggest off-track speculations this weekend is the future of Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), after several sources have linked the Ulsterman to a potential switch to MotoGP™ and the Petronas Yamaha team.
Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon at Assen, Rea was pushed on the matter, saying: “There’s always [the opportunity] and it’s always [in my mind]; I feel like I’m riding the best I’ve ever ridden and that I’m really in the peak of my life balance, so you know, never say never.” Pushed about his contract conditions with his current KRT team, Rea quickly declared: “I can’t talk about my contract.”

Rea has previously made two MotoGP™ appearances, back in 2012 when he substituted for the injured defending Champion Casey Stoner at Misano and Aragon, where he impressed with an eighth and seventh respectively. Despite this, Rea has continued to remain a permanent fixture in WorldSBK, taking six titles and 104 wins, of which he achieved his 100th in the opening race of 2021. In 2020, Rea announced a new deal to remain with KRT for ‘2021 and beyond’.

The six-time World Superbike Champion also shed some light on Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garrett Gerloff opting to remain in WorldSBK, despite both being linked to the same MotoGP™ move Rea’s been linked with: “I’m very surprised at that to be honest; I don’t want to comment on it as my comment has been misconstrued. I have some pretty strong comments on it off the record.””


(Source: www.worldsbk.com 24/7/2021)
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on August 19, 2021, 08:50:07 am
Jonathan Rea's first new street bike - a Kawasaki Z900 RS.

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Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Warren Ellwood on August 19, 2021, 02:37:19 pm
Today's news has Redding signed for BMW with the flying Dutchman for 2022, and Bautista back to Ducati .......
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on August 24, 2021, 09:23:54 am
Nice race by Steven Odendaal this weekend at the new Navarra track.  Two 2nd places!

Dominic Aegerter is leading the championship by 47 points but he does have a pretty irritating conundrum waiting for him.  He is also contracted to race for the Dynavolt Intact team in the MotoE series where he is currently 4th in the championship, 11 points down on the leader.  He was contracted by Dynavolt first and when asking permission to also race in the SSP600 for Ten Kate Yamaha, Dynavolt gave permision with the disclaimer that should there be racing over the same weekend, his MotoE Dynavolt duties will take precedence.  Due to Covid changes in the calenders, one such a weekend is comeing up.  The Dynavolt team boss already indicated that they will not release him to the SSP600 that weekend.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on August 24, 2021, 09:28:14 am
Today's news has Redding signed for BMW with the flying Dutchman for 2022, and Bautista back to Ducati .......
Sheez do not think that is a good move ? Must be a lucrative deal
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on August 24, 2021, 09:44:03 am
Today's news has Redding signed for BMW with the flying Dutchman for 2022, and Bautista back to Ducati .......
Sheez do not think that is a good move ? Must be a lucrative deal

There is that, but perhaps he feels, or knows Ducati is looking for a rider eleswhere?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Warren Ellwood on August 24, 2021, 10:37:40 am
Bautista back to Ducati confirmed now, Sykes now the one at risk for 2022.

But a seat now open at Honda. Read somewhere Chaz Davies chasing that with a sore heart.

Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on August 25, 2021, 10:27:22 am
Jonathan Rea's first new street bike - a Kawasaki Z900 RS.

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Rea should spend more time on track, Toprak currently first and Redding right on his tail  :biggrin:
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobD on August 25, 2021, 08:19:14 pm
Bautista back to Ducati confirmed now, Sykes now the one at risk for 2022.

But a seat now open at Honda. Read somewhere Chaz Davies chasing that with a sore heart.

I think, sadly, it is a lifeline he may be needing...
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on August 26, 2021, 07:11:58 am
Jonathan Rea's first new street bike - a Kawasaki Z900 RS.

Rea should spend more time on track, Toprak currently first and Redding right on his tail  :biggrin:

I agree with you - it seems as if Jonathan Rea has become more cautious on track since riding on the road, judging by the last two outings! :biggrin:
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Warren Ellwood on August 31, 2021, 04:23:02 pm
Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies now seem to be front runners for the 2 factory Honda seats for 2022. Not sure if that is because there is a pomy team manager there in Leon Camier.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobD on August 31, 2021, 06:58:28 pm
Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies now seem to be front runners for the 2 factory Honda seats for 2022. Not sure if that is because there is a pomy team manager there in Leon Camier.

Yeah, Camier and Chaz are thick as thieves ie family holidays together etc.....

Read that BMW may be fielding a third bike but probably unlikely

MVDM has not had a good season and I still wonder why he left Yamaha...
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: blockheadxl650v on September 04, 2021, 04:07:40 pm
Great race from  Steven coming from 13th on the grid to less than a second behind the winner Aegerter. Good damage limitation.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on September 04, 2021, 07:18:26 pm
Great race from  Steven coming from 13th on the grid to less than a second behind the winner Aegerter. Good damage limitation.

Janee.  Excellent race.  I wonder why he qualified so bad?  13th to 2nd in that class is no easy task.  Loud applause to SO4!

Also lekker to see someone giving Jonathan Rea a bit of uphill on the track.  A good win by Toprak.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on September 04, 2021, 08:20:58 pm
MotoGP and WSBK titles for Yamaha this year
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 04, 2021, 10:38:04 pm
MotoGP and WSBK titles for Yamaha this year




 :thumleft: How blue is my valley!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: XT JOE on September 05, 2021, 09:16:44 am
man of the moment...
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on September 05, 2021, 06:22:40 pm
MotoGP and WSBK titles for Yamaha this year

WSBK is still a ways to go, but yes, it looks like that.  I love the fact that Yamaha is finally the make to take it to Kawasaki.  For some years it seemed it was going to be Ducati, but their challenged faded. 

Toprak's 1st, 2nd, 1st today was pretty cool to watch. 

SO4 again did a great jop in SSP600, but only managed 6th.  Not bad for a 12th spot start.

Let's not forget young Dorren Loureiro racing in SSP300. 4th and 10th today.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Warren Ellwood on September 09, 2021, 09:28:01 am
Rabat out already, results not good enough it seems.

https://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/986817/1/tito-rabat-leaves-barni-ducati-mutual-consent
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on September 10, 2021, 01:01:29 pm
Rabat out already, results not good enough it seems.

https://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/986817/1/tito-rabat-leaves-barni-ducati-mutual-consent

It is amazing how his career went down the drain from 2014 when he was the Moto 2 World Champion.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on September 19, 2021, 07:44:17 am
So, Yamahas are not that indestructible, (after race 1 yesterday, when Toprak had some sort of electrical failure and was out of the race)!! :pot:

OK - JR1 only came 4th in the rain!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: KiLRoy on September 19, 2021, 07:51:26 am
Very closely contested between Yamaha, Ducati and Kawasaki in the grand standings. Tight race for sure. Exciting stuff
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dustbiter on September 19, 2021, 08:14:44 am
Brilliant duel between Bassani and Toprak dicing for the lead, while the Yamaha was still running!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: IceCreamMan on September 25, 2021, 04:01:02 pm
That young lad died RIP]
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: blockheadxl650v on September 25, 2021, 05:29:52 pm
 RIP. Is he part of the Maverick Vinales family? Very sad this is the 3rd rider to pass away this year.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobC on September 25, 2021, 07:10:08 pm
15 years old... R.I.P. :'(
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: IceCreamMan on September 25, 2021, 07:22:02 pm
RIP. Is he part of the Maverick Vinales family? Very sad this is the 3rd rider to pass away this year.

Cousin.

15 is far too young
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Rooies on September 25, 2021, 07:23:25 pm
RIP. Is he part of the Maverick Vinales family? Very sad this is the 3rd rider to pass away this year.
Cousin. Shame.


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Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Dux on September 26, 2021, 08:39:59 am
So sad to hear , RIP

I remember years ago at a braai with Jim Redman he was telling me that they lost between 5 and 10 riders a year
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: WillemInsit $ on October 06, 2021, 08:30:59 am
What failed on Toprak`s Yamaha on Sunday, looked like a front brake caliper? Wonder oom Danie gaan se
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: KiLRoy on October 06, 2021, 09:51:44 am
What failed on Toprak`s Yamaha on Sunday, looked like a front brake caliper? Wonder oom Danie gaan se

lewensgevaarlik ?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on October 06, 2021, 10:18:16 am
What failed on Toprak`s Yamaha on Sunday, looked like a front brake caliper? Wonder oom Danie gaan se

Front mudguard came of and went uner the wheel.  What a freaking bummer!?
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: blockheadxl650v on October 16, 2021, 06:08:31 pm
Nice hard fought win for Odendal today and it looks like Toprak is on his way to the title.

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Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 16, 2021, 09:57:02 pm
What failed on Toprak`s Yamaha on Sunday, looked like a front brake caliper? Wonder oom Danie gaan se


They traced the broken-off fender as a problem caused by a mechanic that spent 3 weeks in a BMW workshop 13 years ago.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: blockheadxl650v on October 17, 2021, 04:39:29 pm
Nice hard fought win for Odendal today and it looks like Toprak is on his way to the title.

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Sorry. It seems I was watching a replay of Portugal sbk on dstv yesterday.. Anyway Toprak did win but Steven came 4th.

I'll try not make any more rookie errors.


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Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: Altie7deLaan on October 17, 2021, 05:30:39 pm
man..that 125 years anniversary colours are great.
Reminds of the the zxr750, that was such a beaut.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: sidetrack on October 17, 2021, 07:21:03 pm
man..that 125 years anniversary colours are great.
Reminds of the the zxr750, that was such a beaut.
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobD on October 18, 2021, 08:37:38 am
man..that 125 years anniversary colours are great.
Reminds of the the zxr750, that was such a beaut.

Rea's bike looked absolutely gorgeous but the "GPZ" attempt didn't work for me.....
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: stcomza on October 18, 2021, 09:42:18 am

Talk about bad luck and Steven Odendaal's name comes up:
"A Turn 1 crash dropped the South African rider to the back of the grid and a second crash, at Turn 15, forced Odendaal out of the race, with Aegerter clinching the Championship crown with a podium finish as he came home in third."
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: RobC on October 18, 2021, 02:48:54 pm
man..that 125 years anniversary colours are great.
Reminds of the the zxr750, that was such a beaut.
The green ones are the fastest!
Title: Re: WSBK 2021
Post by: TheBear on October 18, 2021, 02:58:19 pm

Talk about bad luck and Steven Odendaal's name comes up:
"A Turn 1 crash dropped the South African rider to the back of the grid and a second crash, at Turn 15, forced Odendaal out of the race, with Aegerter clinching the Championship crown with a podium finish as he came home in third."

Janee.  Terrible luck.  The Turn 1 crash was also only because he had a lot of help from Gonsalves.  What a bummer.  The second crash was him just overdoing it in his mad dash to try and catch up.  Second in the championship is nothing to be ashamed off, so a huge shoutout to Steven!