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WSBK 2019
« on: January 30, 2019, 10:46:14 am »
Thought I would get this thread going.

So pre season testing is almost finished and round 1 @ PI looming fast. If the test times are anything to go by we may just be in for a close season of racing. Honda and BMW are now both fully fledged factory teams and the overall make up of the grid is looking good.

Lets get racing.......
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 12:06:13 pm »
At recent official testing from Portimao, a certain Mr. Rea on his evil green machine was fastest.  Surprise, surprise.

An interesting development is that Tom Sykes is on the pace, between 4th and 6th, on the BMW.  New rider on a new bike, no development yet and he is right up there is a good sign.

It also looks good for Bautista on debut in WSBK on the new V4 Ducati as well as Lowes and Pata Yamaha.

With the three race per weekend program this year, some excitement may come back into it.

The week prior to this testing, there was unofficial, private testing at Jerez.  The mentioned Mr. Rea was 2nd fastest there, beaten only by Stefan Bradl testing the 2019 MotoGP Honda.  HIs fastest lap was 0,008s faster than Rea's.



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Re: WSBK 2019
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 09:37:39 am »
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Let's hope this year will be more exciting than the Rea show of the last couple of years.
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 02:39:14 pm »
Remember this guy?
Had to share this with you guys.

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/lifestyle/ruben-xaus-slide-ducati-hypermotard-950/

Ha ha...Spiderman!

Let's hope this year will be more exciting than the Rea show of the last couple of years.

I hope so, but after te first testing, it seems all hope is dashed.
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 03:10:40 pm »
Looking forward to a good season's racing - really hoping that there will be competitive racing from the first Round ........ "go chase n pass Rea"  ;)
 

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 03:15:28 pm »
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 01:54:09 pm »
We really need a challenger for Jonathan Rea.  Come on Ducati... 
Being on a BMW (in the dirt) I still support them in WSBK.  Maybe "has-been" Tom Sykes can rock the boat a bit on the new BMW in 2019
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 10:14:41 am »
That new Ducati sounds unbelievable. I have a feeling this year is going to be far better than the last 4
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 10:43:39 am »
I dont mind the Kawa domination, makes up for all those years we had to listen to Foggy Foggy Foggy ! Fok I was ecstatic when John Kocinski beat them in 1997
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 11:03:29 am »
I dont mind the Kawa domination, makes up for all those years we had to listen to Foggy Foggy Foggy ! Fok I was ecstatic when John Kocinski beat them in 1997

But you have to concede that the Foggy years were Foggin great for the big Dukes  ;D
 

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 11:09:56 am »
I dont mind the Kawa domination, makes up for all those years we had to listen to Foggy Foggy Foggy ! Fok I was ecstatic when John Kocinski beat them in 1997

But you have to concede that the Foggy years were Foggin great for the big Dukes  ;D
Yes with 150cc extra cc's and restricted Jap bikes  :biggrin:
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 11:15:44 am »
I dont mind the Kawa domination, makes up for all those years we had to listen to Foggy Foggy Foggy ! Fok I was ecstatic when John Kocinski beat them in 1997

But you have to concede that the Foggy years were Foggin great for the big Dukes  ;D
Yes with 150cc extra cc's and restricted Jap bikes  :biggrin:

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 12:25:52 pm »
I dont mind the Kawa domination, makes up for all those years we had to listen to Foggy Foggy Foggy ! Fok I was ecstatic when John Kocinski beat them in 1997

But you have to concede that the Foggy years were Foggin great for the big Dukes  ;D
Yes with 150cc extra cc's and restricted Jap bikes  :biggrin:

Don't forget 2 less cylinders. 

We really need a challenger for Jonathan Rea.  Come on Ducati... 
Being on a BMW (in the dirt) I still support them in WSBK.  Maybe "has-been" Tom Sykes can rock the boat a bit on the new BMW in 2019

With a bit of luck, Sykes and the Beemer may well be able to launch a challenge.
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2019, 08:14:24 am »
Official WSBK testing from Philip Island.  Day 1 gave us a surprise with Bautista fastest in both sessions.  New rider and new bike!  While we know pre-season testing is not a good indicator, still not too shabby and his best time was faster than the best times set last year.

1.  Bautista.  Arubua.It Ducati
2.  Lowes. Pata Yamaha
3.  Rea. KRT Kawasaki
4.  Sykes. BMW
5.  Haslam. Kawasaki
6.  Melandri. GRT Yamaha
7.  Van der Mark. Pata Yamaha
8.  Cortese. GRT Yamaha
9.  Reiterberger. BMW
10.  Razgatlioglu. Puccetti Kawasaki

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2019, 09:04:51 am »
Official WSBK testing from Philip Island.  Day 1 gave us a surprise with Bautista fastest in both sessions.  New rider and new bike!  While we know pre-season testing is not a good indicator, still not too shabby and his best time was faster than the best times set last year.

1.  Bautista.  Arubua.It Ducati
2.  Lowes. Pata Yamaha
3.  Rea. KRT Kawasaki
4.  Sykes. BMW
5.  Haslam. Kawasaki
6.  Melandri. GRT Yamaha
7.  Van der Mark. Pata Yamaha
8.  Cortese. GRT Yamaha
9.  Reiterberger. BMW
10.  Razgatlioglu. Puccetti Kawasaki

Very good, albeit early as mentioned.BM boys in the mix as well. Chaz Davies on leave ?
 

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2019, 09:26:21 am »
Good to see some proper competition for Rea
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2019, 09:51:18 am »
Yeah.  Nice to see Rea not just run away with it.  Davies is circulating at around the 12th - 13th spot.

Day 2 from Philip Island:

1. Bautista - Ducati
2. Sykes - BMW
3. Haslam - Kawa
4. Rea - Kawa
5. Melandri - GRT Yamaha
6. Razgatlioglu - Peccetti Kawasaki
7. Van der Mark - Yamaha
8. Cortese - GRT Yamaha
9. Lowes - Yamaha
10.  Torres - Pedercini Kawasaki
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2019, 10:49:54 am »
FIM Superbike World Champonship Technical Regulations - Rev Limits:

BMW S1000RR:  14900
Kawasaki ZX10 RR:  14600
Ducati V4R: 16350

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2019, 11:01:06 am »
FIM Superbike World Champonship Technical Regulations - Rev Limits:

BMW S1000RR:  14900
Kawasaki ZX10 RR:  14600
Ducati V4R: 16350

Those Duc engines are going to scream big time - lets hope they last  ;)