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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2017, 11:20:47 am »
Jeez but they had loads of red flags....

Janee!  The most famous person in WSBK after this weekend is the lady who waved the red flag at the start / finish!
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2017, 11:01:13 am »
Jeez but they had loads of red flags....

Janee!  The most famous person in WSBK after this weekend is the lady who waved the red flag at the start / finish!

In practice on Friday her tricep was wobbling in the waves.....
By the end of the Superstock race her arm was as buff as Stefi Graaf's (but she was using both arms to wave the flag by then :imaposer:
 

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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2017, 10:36:04 am »
Bad news.

Troy Bezuidenhout has lost his Team Toth ride in the SSP300 class due to lack of funds.  Such a pity.
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2017, 12:35:31 pm »
Bad news.

Troy Bezuidenhout has lost his Team Toth ride in the SSP300 class due to lack of funds.  Such a pity.
That is really bad. There was potential there.
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2017, 11:08:54 am »
Donnington, UK results:

Sheridan Morias, SSP600, got a terrible start and was 15th at one point.  He fought back to finish 6th (made 3 places in last two laps) and dropped from 2nd to 3rd in the World Championship.  It seems Yamaha will supply his team with the 2017 R6's in 2117.  They should have had them after the 2nd race of the season.   Still, he is doing extremely well and is the only SSP600 rider who scored points in every race this season.

Dorren Loureiro, SSP300 git a great start, shot from 5th to 4th and then must have slipped a gear, or got a false neutral as he instantly fell back to 27th from where he fought back to finish 13th.  Dorren is 6th in the World Championship.

Jarred Schultz, SSP300.  Finished 22nd.  His best since the start of the season.

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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2017, 11:52:50 am »
Shez was helped by that red flag, else he would've had a hell of a struggle to get back to the front. He never really looked competitive.
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2017, 01:16:25 pm »
Shez was helped by that red flag, else he would've had a hell of a struggle to get back to the front. He never really looked competitive.

I am not sure what happened in the first race.  He started 10th and dropped to 15th by the end of lap 1.  Completed lap 2 in 15th and then got to 14th by the time the race was red flagged.

In the restarted race, he was about 1 sec per lap of Sofoglu's pace, but reasonably close to the pace of Mahias and Cluzel.  If he qualified better he may have done a heck of a lot better, possibly even 3rd or 4th    If I look a the top speed charts, they probably had the wrong gearing on his bike as his top speed was a good 8 - 10km/h higher than the top 3. Who knows? 

Anyway, time that the Kalio team also get 2017 R6's .   . 
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2017, 02:18:05 pm »

Anyway, time that the Kalio team also get 2017 R6's .   .

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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2017, 01:37:15 pm »
Misano, Italy:

Qualified:

Morias Supersport60:  7th

Loureiro Supersport300: 11th
Schultz Supersport300: 28th

Darryn Upton, Superstock1000: 36th
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2017, 12:23:31 pm »
Race Results:

Sheridan:  8th.  Still 3rd in the World Championship.  Still best non-factory Yamaha rider.  Still 2nd best Yamaha rider, including the factory riders.  Will hopefully have the 2017 R6 with new engines, etc. after the summer break.

Dorren:  4th.  Still 6th in the World Championship.   Started 11th on the grid and rode an amazing race.
Jarred:  DNF.  Crashed on last lap.

Upton:  DNF.  Crashed lap 4.

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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2017, 04:43:00 pm »
So...Supersport this past weekend did not broadcast the other Supersport/Superstock categories qualifying neither the races...only the WSB qualifying and races. Does anybody know why...?

Bear...do you perhaps know, where and when FI cars and MotoGP/WSB qualified on the same track in one season, what the various pole position times were...? It would just be interesting to see how the bikes shape up to the cars...or not...
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2017, 04:49:10 pm »
So...Supersport this past weekend did not broadcast the other Supersport/Superstock categories qualifying neither the races...only the WSB qualifying and races. Does anybody know why...?

Bear...do you perhaps know, where and when FI cars and MotoGP/WSB qualified on the same track in one season, what the various pole position times were...? It would just be interesting to see how the bikes shape up to the cars...or not...

As far as I know, the Pit complex is small and can only accommodate the WSB bikes. The other classes didn't race.
Same as MotoGP when they race there, the small classes don't go. I could be wrong.
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2017, 06:01:36 pm »
So...Supersport this past weekend did not broadcast the other Supersport/Superstock categories qualifying neither the races...only the WSB qualifying and races. Does anybody know why...?

Bear...do you perhaps know, where and when FI cars and MotoGP/WSB qualified on the same track in one season, what the various pole position times were...? It would just be interesting to see how the bikes shape up to the cars...or not...

As far as I know, the Pit complex is small and can only accommodate the WSB bikes. The other classes didn't race.
Same as MotoGP when they race there, the small classes don't go. I could be wrong.


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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2017, 07:04:06 pm »
So...Supersport this past weekend did not broadcast the other Supersport/Superstock categories qualifying neither the races...only the WSB qualifying and races. Does anybody know why...?

Bear...do you perhaps know, where and when FI cars and MotoGP/WSB qualified on the same track in one season, what the various pole position times were...? It would just be interesting to see how the bikes shape up to the cars...or not...

As far as I know, the Pit complex is small and can only accommodate the WSB bikes. The other classes didn't race.
Same as MotoGP when they race there, the small classes don't go. I could be wrong.

Not sure it is the pit complex.  They did have all the Moto America classes on the same weekend, so there should be more than enough space.

The reason is probably cost, but I am not sure, so only the WSBK bikes go race there.   Also remember that the WSBK Superstock classes are a European Championship so they only race in Europe. 

As an aside, South African Matthew Scholtz won both Moto America Superstock 1000 races over the weekend.

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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2017, 03:36:08 pm »
So...Supersport this past weekend did not broadcast the other Supersport/Superstock categories qualifying neither the races...only the WSB qualifying and races. Does anybody know why...?

Bear...do you perhaps know, where and when FI cars and MotoGP/WSB qualified on the same track in one season, what the various pole position times were...? It would just be interesting to see how the bikes shape up to the cars...or not...

As far as I know, the Pit complex is small and can only accommodate the WSB bikes. The other classes didn't race.
Same as MotoGP when they race there, the small classes don't go. I could be wrong.

Not sure it is the pit complex.  They did have all the Moto America classes on the same weekend, so there should be more than enough space.

The reason is probably cost, but I am not sure, so only the WSBK bikes go race there.   Also remember that the WSBK Superstock classes are a European Championship so they only race in Europe. 

As an aside, South African Matthew Scholtz won both Moto America Superstock 1000 races over the weekend.
the circuit is built in a national park and they will not allow any new permanent structures, for other series they use race trailers with attached awnings as pits, that is why no other class's are raced over the SBK weekend. 
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2017, 04:49:12 pm »
Thanks Cocky  :thumleft:
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2017, 06:43:52 pm »
So...Supersport this past weekend did not broadcast the other Supersport/Superstock categories qualifying neither the races...only the WSB qualifying and races. Does anybody know why...?

Bear...do you perhaps know, where and when FI cars and MotoGP/WSB qualified on the same track in one season, what the various pole position times were...? It would just be interesting to see how the bikes shape up to the cars...or not...

As far as I know, the Pit complex is small and can only accommodate the WSB bikes. The other classes didn't race.
Same as MotoGP when they race there, the small classes don't go. I could be wrong.

Not sure it is the pit complex.  They did have all the Moto America classes on the same weekend, so there should be more than enough space.

The reason is probably cost, but I am not sure, so only the WSBK bikes go race there.   Also remember that the WSBK Superstock classes are a European Championship so they only race in Europe. 

As an aside, South African Matthew Scholtz won both Moto America Superstock 1000 races over the weekend.
the circuit is built in a national park and they will not allow any new permanent structures, for other series they use race trailers with attached awnings as pits, that is why no other class's are raced over the SBK weekend.

Thanks Cocky.  I didn't know about the national park thing. 

It seems Laguna Seca as a race track is at the end.  See the link.  A sad story.

http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/why-running-laguna-seca-is-a-job-no-one-would-want-1724205713

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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2017, 05:42:46 pm »
Sooooo ...

WSBK racing returns to normal in Europe where the Superstocks 1000/600, Supersport600 and Supersport300 joins in the fun.

FP1 for the Supersport600 class see top Yamaha and 2nd fastest one Sheridan Morias!  Nice!
FP1 for the Supersport300 class have Dorren Loreiro in 20th and Jarred Schultz in 28th.
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2017, 07:23:51 pm »
FP2:  SSP600:  Morias P1
FP2:  SSP300:  Loreiro P17 / Schultz P30
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Re: Saffers at WSBK in 2017.
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2017, 09:02:05 pm »
FP3 SSP600:  Sheridan, P1
QP:  Sheridan:  One pole!!!  Whoo!  Seems the new 2017 R6's that arrived are quick as the top 3 spots on the grid are Yamies.


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