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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #100 on: May 16, 2016, 11:04:19 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 #101 on: May 23, 2016, 05:56:12 pm »
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #102 on: May 23, 2016, 06:45:55 pm »
Another Saffer back on the world stage.

http://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/230688/1/morais-returns-to-wsbk-with-grillini.html

Great news.  He joins the list here:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=191440.0

Meanwhile, Top Gun Racing is setting up on the Isle of Man and AJ Venter is packing his bags to go join them for the 2016 IoM TT!
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #103 on: June 01, 2016, 10:24:21 am »
Well...WSBK racing at Donnington last weekend was an all out Tom Sykes affair with JR experiencing problems with false neutrals. Chaz Davies really buggered his chances of staying in contention with his crash in race 1.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #104 on: June 20, 2016, 07:45:58 am »
No comments at all?

You lot must have thought it as boring as I did ..............................

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2016, 09:10:21 am »
Cracker...you prolly referring to the races in Italy this weekend...ja well...no fine...it was not the most exciting of SBK races I have seen, but there were interesting aspects. The dice between Rea and Sykes in both races was quite exciting, the various crashes throughout the weekend, and the interesting fact that Rossi attended the WSB as well...as he came onto the track at the end of the Superstock race to sympathize with er er er cant remember his name, but was a fellow Italian who took himself and another guy out at the last corner of the final lap whilst they were first and second.

For the rest it was rather non exciting (not really boring though) . One must admit that Rea seems to be really in super form...cannot but help to wonder how he will do in a top MotoGP team? Perhaps Bear can make some relevant comments in this regard?
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #106 on: June 20, 2016, 09:14:53 am »
Rea did race in MotoGP on a Honda, when Stoner was injured in 2012.

Did alright-ish, 7th & 8th place.

Then back to SBK
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #107 on: June 20, 2016, 09:20:05 am »
Oh okay...thanks Bus. Didn't know that. Only really got involved in WSB and MotoGP affairs as of end 2014 when I obtained DSTV.  :thumleft:
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #108 on: June 20, 2016, 09:23:26 am »
I would love if Kawa can come back to MotoGP with Rea as their pilot.

I know that he is keen on a switch to MotoGP, but it would only be on a competitive setup

Understandable, Id also rather be fighting for podiums in SBK than fighting for top 10 in MotoGP.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #109 on: June 20, 2016, 11:05:27 am »
I would love if Kawa can come back to MotoGP with Rea as their pilot.


Not sure if the current economic state in the world would allow this.
Then again, not sure how much more expensive MotoGP is over SBK....

On a different point: How many airmiles did Reitberger get for his flight??  :o
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #110 on: June 20, 2016, 11:09:56 am »
I would love if Kawa can come back to MotoGP with Rea as their pilot.


Not sure if the current economic state in the world would allow this.
Then again, not sure how much more expensive MotoGP is over SBK....

On a different point: How many airmiles did Reitberger get for his flight??  :o
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #111 on: June 20, 2016, 11:22:35 am »
The dice between Rea and Sykes in both races was quite exciting,

I didn't see raced 1 but watched Race 2, I thought it looked like Rea was on a Sunday drive and letting Sykes do all the work until he was ready, one quick overtake and then off into the distance he was.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #112 on: June 20, 2016, 11:30:08 am »
on a different note that crash on the last lap of the Superstock 1000 was typically stupid
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #113 on: June 20, 2016, 11:32:47 am »
I would love if Kawa can come back to MotoGP with Rea as their pilot.


Not sure if the current economic state in the world would allow this.
Then again, not sure how much more expensive MotoGP is over SBK....

On a different point: How many airmiles did Reitberger get for his flight??  :o

Getting into MotoGP is a huge issue as pe rtheir current rules.  Basically, contract between Dorna and participating manufacturers signed from 2017 to 2021.  Manufacturers are, Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, Suzuki, Aprilia and KTM.  The six will supply the 24 bikes to fill the grid.  It is highly unlikely that we will see Kawa or BMW in MotoGP soon.

Of course, "deals" can be made.  We know Dorna is open to this.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #114 on: June 20, 2016, 05:51:07 pm »
Cracker...you prolly referring to the races in Italy this weekend...ja well...no fine...it was not the most exciting of SBK races I have seen, but there were interesting aspects. The dice between Rea and Sykes in both races was quite exciting, the various crashes throughout the weekend, and the interesting fact that Rossi attended the WSB as well...as he came onto the track at the end of the Superstock race to sympathize with er er er cant remember his name, but was a fellow Italian who took himself and another guy out at the last corner of the final lap whilst they were first and second.

For the rest it was rather non exciting (not really boring though) . One must admit that Rea seems to be really in super form...cannot but help to wonder how he will do in a top MotoGP team? Perhaps Bear can make some relevant comments in this regard?

I'm just getting a bit sick of the 2 kawas wiping the floor every meeting - it's getting tedious. I used to find WSBK way more exciting that MotoGP but not anymore.

It's like - I record the race to watch later when my day is done - then sit down and try to get excited about who might come 3rd  :imaposer:

 
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2016, 09:09:37 pm »
Cracker...you prolly referring to the races in Italy this weekend...ja well...no fine...it was not the most exciting of SBK races I have seen, but there were interesting aspects. The dice between Rea and Sykes in both races was quite exciting, the various crashes throughout the weekend, and the interesting fact that Rossi attended the WSB as well...as he came onto the track at the end of the Superstock race to sympathize with er er er cant remember his name, but was a fellow Italian who took himself and another guy out at the last corner of the final lap whilst they were first and second.

For the rest it was rather non exciting (not really boring though) . One must admit that Rea seems to be really in super form...cannot but help to wonder how he will do in a top MotoGP team? Perhaps Bear can make some relevant comments in this regard?

I'm just getting a bit sick of the 2 kawas wiping the floor every meeting - it's getting tedious. I used to find WSBK way more exciting that MotoGP but not anymore.

It's like - I record the race to watch later when my day is done - then sit down and try to get excited about who might come 3rd  :imaposer:

 

Yeah.  It has become extremely boring.  I could handle the Kawas win every race, but at least after some sort of a battle.  These high speed "brêkkie" runs just don't do it for me.  Two years ago they made a lot of noise that there would soon be new rules to drag the Superbikes closer to standard spec and incorporate with Superstock 1000.  Nada came of that.

If we compare to Superstock 1000 .... Kawas not nearly as dominating.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #116 on: June 21, 2016, 06:27:16 am »
Cracker...you prolly referring to the races in Italy this weekend...ja well...no fine...it was not the most exciting of SBK races I have seen, but there were interesting aspects. The dice between Rea and Sykes in both races was quite exciting, the various crashes throughout the weekend, and the interesting fact that Rossi attended the WSB as well...as he came onto the track at the end of the Superstock race to sympathize with er er er cant remember his name, but was a fellow Italian who took himself and another guy out at the last corner of the final lap whilst they were first and second.

For the rest it was rather non exciting (not really boring though) . One must admit that Rea seems to be really in super form...cannot but help to wonder how he will do in a top MotoGP team? Perhaps Bear can make some relevant comments in this regard?

I'm just getting a bit sick of the 2 kawas wiping the floor every meeting - it's getting tedious. I used to find WSBK way more exciting that MotoGP but not anymore.

It's like - I record the race to watch later when my day is done - then sit down and try to get excited about who might come 3rd  :imaposer:

 

Yeah.  It has become extremely boring.  I could handle the Kawas win every race, but at least after some sort of a battle.  These high speed "brêkkie" runs just don't do it for me.  Two years ago they made a lot of noise that there would soon be new rules to drag the Superbikes closer to standard spec and incorporate with Superstock 1000.  Nada came of that.

If we compare to Superstock 1000 .... Kawas not nearly as dominating.

 :thumleft: you sed it Bear! Bring the WSB to Superstock level and we will see some serious racing!!
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« Reply #117 on: June 21, 2016, 08:56:10 am »
I even watched a bit of Formula one as well this last weekend.  :peepwall:
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #118 on: June 21, 2016, 09:05:36 am »
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #119 on: June 21, 2016, 09:06:57 am »
I even watched a bit of Formula one as well this last weekend.  :peepwall:

Me too, but only because the track fascinated me.
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