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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2016, 02:01:38 pm »
I was backing Sykes for the win... Tough luck
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2016, 03:19:58 pm »
Happy that Hayden got on the podium!
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #82 on: April 16, 2016, 04:21:01 pm »
SUPERSTOCK 1000 GRID:

1.  Russo - Yam
2.  Mercado - Duc
3.  De Rossa - BMW
23.  McFadden - Kawa (RSA)


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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #83 on: April 18, 2016, 07:39:51 am »
Not boring at all...eish, but there seems to be quite some niggling in the Kawa camp, listening to Jonathan's remarks about Sykes crash during the first race. The weather surely played its part in making this an exciting weekend of racing.

Glad for Hayden and van der Mark about their podiums...
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #84 on: April 18, 2016, 08:14:04 am »
quite some niggling in the Kawa camp, listening to Jonathan's remarks about Sykes crash during the first race.

Rea is a proper sphincter.

The 600 race was incredible, though!!!!

With the equally sphinctery Sofuoglu coming third after pulling his trademark dirty tricks.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #85 on: April 18, 2016, 08:19:46 am »
quite some niggling in the Kawa camp, listening to Jonathan's remarks about Sykes crash during the first race.

Rea is a proper sphincter.


Right or wrong about Rea...  ??? maar die man ken van jaag...  ;)
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #86 on: April 18, 2016, 11:30:20 am »
Don't worry about old Bus here.  Anyone who wins is a poepstring in his opinion.   :imaposer:

Pity the TV always focus on the leaders.  I reckon the real racing is taking place between 8th and 1th or so places.  The 4 x Beemers, 2 x Aprilias, 2 x Satelite Ducatis and the MV Augusta are have right, proper ding dong battles back there.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #87 on: May 03, 2016, 09:03:09 am »
OK...so Imola has come and gone...rather boring race 1 and 2...but the grunt of the Ducati seems to be even greater than the previous race.

Interestingly though, the comment of the race commentators about Sykes exploring possibilities with Ducati for 2017...apparently the niggling issues between him and Rea is rather distracting to him...he says.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #88 on: May 03, 2016, 04:10:57 pm »
Super boring!  I have watched a tumble drier do its thing that was more exciting.

Did enjoy the MV Augusta kick Yamaha, Honda and BMW arse in Race 2 though.  Lekker!
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #89 on: May 04, 2016, 06:27:09 am »
Not good racing but I did enjoy watching Chaz in supreme form. Also loved the performance of Leon and the MV, met him in Assen 2013 and a nice bloke as well.
 

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #90 on: May 04, 2016, 07:16:31 am »
Super boring!  I have watched a tumble drier do its thing that was more exciting.

Did enjoy the MV Augusta kick Yamaha, Honda and BMW arse in Race 2 though.  Lekker!

Giacomo Agostini back on MV?? :eek7: :ricky:
 

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #91 on: May 04, 2016, 02:08:00 pm »
Super boring!  I have watched a tumble drier do its thing that was more exciting.

Did enjoy the MV Augusta kick Yamaha, Honda and BMW arse in Race 2 though.  Lekker!

Giacomo Agostini back on MV?? :eek7: :ricky:

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #92 on: May 16, 2016, 09:50:25 am »
So Spain has come and gone...two very different races! Sykes sooo strong in the first race  :eek7:

And then the rain the next day...with Hayden sooo strong on the Honda and JR finishing second with Sykes finishing 8th!

Rey has increased his lead in the Championship. I suppose rain masters come to the fore (with their normally not so hot bikes) when the track is WET! Syksie doesn't look like a rainmaster...and Hayden DOES!  :o
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #93 on: May 16, 2016, 10:09:24 am »
Apparently Sykes chose the full wet tires, anyone know if that was indeed the case?
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2016, 10:15:20 am »
So Spain has come and gone...two very different races! Sykes sooo strong in the first race  :eek7:

And then the rain the next day...with Hayden sooo strong on the Honda and JR finishing second with Sykes finishing 8th!

Rey has increased his lead in the Championship. I suppose rain masters come to the fore (with their normally not so hot bikes) when the track is WET! Syksie doesn't look like a rainmaster...and Hayden DOES!  :o

Not always the so-called "rain masters" coming to the fore, but rather the riders who have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  For instance, I doubt that Hayden is any better than Rea or Davies in the wet.  Thing is, they can win or lose the championship.  Hayden can lose nothing.  Not taking away from Hayden's brilliant ride though.  He was masterful on the day. 

Also, I have always thought of Sykes as an excellent rider when everything is 100%.  As soon as there is the tiniest of issue, he just goes backward, while other riders can still go very fast, even win. 
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #95 on: May 16, 2016, 10:22:57 am »
Rain levels the playing field and reduces any advantages the top teams may have in terms of performance hence Haydens ride.

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« Reply #96 on: May 16, 2016, 10:26:25 am »
Not always the so-called "rain masters" coming to the fore, but rather the riders who have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  For instance, I doubt that Hayden is any better than Rea or Davies in the wet.  Thing is, they can win or lose the championship.  Hayden can lose nothing.  Not taking away from Hayden's brilliant ride though.  He was masterful on the day. 

Also, I have always thought of Sykes as an excellent rider when everything is 100%.  As soon as there is the tiniest of issue, he just goes backward, while other riders can still go very fast, even win. 
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You took the words out of my mouth TB...I have noticed that...without realising that's the case... 
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #97 on: May 16, 2016, 10:40:16 am »
Rain levels the playing field and reduces any advantages the top teams may have in terms of performance hence Haydens ride.



Yes.  That.  And the fact that he had nothing to lose and the two closest rivals on track could lose a championship.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #98 on: May 16, 2016, 10:56:57 am »
Race one was a bit boring again, taking nothing away from Sikes's performance. I wonder why when it gets like that at the front, they don't focus a little more on the mid field battles going on.

How were those off the back of the bike shots during race two. The guy behind seems to be in a constant jet of water coming of the rear wheel of the front bike, almost like someone has a hosepipe directed at him.

Happy for Haydon as well.



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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #99 on: May 16, 2016, 11:01:41 am »
Race one was a bit boring again, taking nothing away from Sikes's performance. I wonder why when it gets like that at the front, they don't focus a little more on the mid field battles going on.

How were those off the back of the bike shots during race two. The guy behind seems to be in a constant jet of water coming of the rear wheel of the front bike, almost like someone has a hosepipe directed at him.

Happy for Haydon as well.






Yes...take my hat of to those guys...its mind boggling how the hell they manage to race like that...  :o
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