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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2016, 01:33:35 pm »
I hope Hayden can mix it up with the front guys.

He has had a kak time since his MGP title

Hopefully Rea doesn't run away with it again, I think rides like a real do0s sometimes.

No man, I think he's a great rider - a flowing style, good to watch. Unless you mean when he's riding slow, looking at the scenery - then, ja, he's a box  :biggrin:

Never really liked Hayden but for some reason I'd like to see him shake things up..

I'm a pom so don't mind a pom winning but it is looking a bit one-sided - European red-tape holding the rest back?

Sykes? - well, he comes from the same part of the world as me - won't speak his mind on TV in case he's taken out of context - definitely a box.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2016, 06:48:15 pm »
The addition of Yamaha for this 2016 season will, by the looks of it so far, be a concern for the Kawasaki and Ducati teams...but will result in much more excitement to us, the viewers.  :ricky:

Having driven bikes from all 4 of the Japanese manufacturers throughout my life, I'm not sure which team will get my support this year. Luv Yammies and Kawas equally...Good luck to Yamaha...they have some catching up to do...perhaps the underdogs will get more support from me...as usual.  ;) 

As far as racing goes, I can only support Yamaha.  I can't help it.  My first bike ever was a Yamaha and that stuck.

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2016, 08:56:57 pm »
The addition of Yamaha for this 2016 season will, by the looks of it so far, be a concern for the Kawasaki and Ducati teams...but will result in much more excitement to us, the viewers.  :ricky:

Having driven bikes from all 4 of the Japanese manufacturers throughout my life, I'm not sure which team will get my support this year. Luv Yammies and Kawas equally...Good luck to Yamaha...they have some catching up to do...perhaps the underdogs will get more support from me...as usual.  ;) 

As far as racing goes, I can only support Yamaha.  I can't help it.  My first bike ever was a Yamaha and that stuck.

Me too.

Janee!  My grootste nagmerries is as my gekose ryer-held nie 'n Yamaha ry nie. 

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Jonathan Rea op 'n Kawasaki!  Ek wil nie eers daaroor praat nie!
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2016, 07:47:50 am »
The addition of Yamaha for this 2016 season will, by the looks of it so far, be a concern for the Kawasaki and Ducati teams...but will result in much more excitement to us, the viewers.  :ricky:

Having driven bikes from all 4 of the Japanese manufacturers throughout my life, I'm not sure which team will get my support this year. Luv Yammies and Kawas equally...Good luck to Yamaha...they have some catching up to do...perhaps the underdogs will get more support from me...as usual.  ;) 

As far as racing goes, I can only support Yamaha.  I can't help it.  My first bike ever was a Yamaha and that stuck.

Me too.

Janee!  My grootste nagmerries is as my gekose ryer-held nie 'n Yamaha ry nie. 

Michael Dunlop op 'n BMW!  Vieslik!
Jonathan Rea op 'n Kawasaki!  Ek wil nie eers daaroor praat nie!
Rossi twee jaar op Ducati.  Dit was om van te kots!  !




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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2016, 08:02:00 am »
Check the link below for photo's of all the riders.

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/riders
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2016, 08:34:13 am »
Oi!  Mr. 2SD!

Did you see who did the fastest combined time (FP 1 and FP 2) at Phillip Island today? 

I will give you 30 guesses. 

He has been WSBK World Champion once.

He is French. 

His first name is Sylvain. 

His surname is Guintoli. 

Final clue! 

He rides a YAMAHA!

Seems this year will throw some excitement at viewers for a change.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2016, 10:12:24 am »
 :pot: :pot: :pot:
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2016, 12:19:54 pm »
gonna be sooopah exciting this year

gooooooooooooo Sykes ,Lowes and RAE
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2016, 07:17:01 pm »
 

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2016, 07:05:45 am »
What a race!

Hope the rest of the year will remain as close.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2016, 08:10:14 am »
Good race,  but Sadly,  no major surprises.

1 x Kawa was on a win from the start.
1 x Kawa blasted to a win and then destroyed the rear tire.
2 X Ducatis were right there all the time.

Some good sjgns:

Honda seem more competitive.
Hayden seems to be competitive,  or will be later in the season.
Yamaha seems to be there,  or just a smidgen off the pace.
My Augusta gave notice.

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2016, 12:08:53 pm »
I was very suprised by Hondas pace. lacking a bit in top end but quick everywhere else. Really enjoy Davies never say die approach.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2016, 06:17:56 am »
Race 2, more of the same.   Kawasakis are still the bikes to beat,  with the Ducatis pretty close.   Rea rides like a surgeon while Sykes,  looses it in the middle to latter part of the race.   The Hondas are very close and it seems Van Der Mark and Heyden will be up to the task.   The Yamies are looking good,  but needs a bit of oomph,  with Lowes still to impress.   Guintoli,  with a bit of oomph added may well see the podium a few times this year.   MV Augusta improved by a large margin since last year while the two newcomer BMW teams are good for a top 10.  Some work required on bikes and riders.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2016, 07:45:15 am »
Agree 100% with your summary TB. I found it thoroughly exiting after such a long period of no bike racing on TV!.

Could someone perhaps inform us...I noticed the pole position time of WSB's were 1.30sec and the pole of the Super Sport bikes were 1.33...WHAT WAS POLE TIME OF MOTOGP BIKES LAST YEAR AT PHILLIPE ISLAND?...just thought that would be interesting...

 
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2016, 08:47:12 am »
Oh..okay...sorry, just stumbled onto TB's posting on this thread dealing with the issue of lap times compared between WSB's and MotoGP. Very impressive...my respect for the whole WSB circus have just increased a lot!
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2016, 09:50:19 am »
Kinda hope Hayden does better....losing P3 like that was soft ...he should of fought harder
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2016, 10:55:53 am »
Kinda hope Hayden does better....losing P3 like that was soft ...he should of fought harder

He should have, but maybe he felt a safe 4th is better than an arse scrubbing in the kitty litter. 
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #37 on: February 29, 2016, 02:58:13 pm »
Do you guys perhaps know the reason for the absence of the Super Stock 1000cc race at this weekends gathering?  ???
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #38 on: February 29, 2016, 03:28:21 pm »
Super stock is only for European rounds
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2016, 03:47:15 pm »
Thanks  ;D
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