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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2019, 08:34:27 am »
Big thumbs up for the Superpole race from me. Bautista in another class and that Duke is just incredible. First outing for the V4 in full race spec and it clubbed the others.
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2019, 08:42:09 am »
I was hoping for someone to challenge Rea but this is ridiculous and it can't just be the duke otherwise Davies would have been up there
I think Ducati mgp should have chosen AB19 over the cop
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2019, 10:47:35 am »
Correct and Laverty seemed to struggle on his Duke. Haslam appears will not roll over for Rea and the Yamahas are also looking decent.
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2019, 11:33:45 am »
Bautista moved to MGP from the Intermediate Class and immediately became one of the "also rans" as he was stuck in a customer team, which can also be described as a third level team.  At times he raced with two year old machines and still looked reasonably good.  He constantly talked to Ducati begging them for a decent bike and often said: "Give me a factory bike and I will win the championship for you".  Sadly, the dice never fell that way and by the time Ducati made him the offer of the factory WSBK bike, he jumped at it.  Although very early in the season, it looks like a marriage made in heaven.  Personally, I believe that had Bautista had the same opportunities when he raced that guys like MM93 and MV25 had, he would have been a much bigger name by now.

I like the "triple treat" and especially enjoyed the 10 lap Superpole Race.  I bring other dynamics which makes it interesting.  Looking forward to many more heated 10 lappers this season. 

The Yamahas are looking good as well.  I wonder how they will develop over the coming year and how Kawasaki will handle being presurised, nit only by Ducati and Yamaha, but also Rea by Haslam in the team.

All in all, this year we may see the WSBK 2019 thread here actually stay alive the whole season.

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2019, 11:52:06 am »
How does superpole work, is it about winning or the fastest lap?
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2019, 11:56:08 am »
How does superpole work, is it about winning or the fastest lap?

Do you mean Superpole, the qualifying or the new Superpole Sprint Race? 

Superpole Qualifying is about the fastest lap.
Superpole Race (this new sprint race) is about winning.  It count to the championship, like Race 1 and Race 2, but with half points, i.e. a win is 12 points instead of 25.
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2019, 08:05:52 pm »
Brilliant first races for the V4R and Bautista, a combination proving to be too much for Rea and the rest of the boys.Still early days  though, but suddenly the big Kwack doesn't look invincible anymore  ;D
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2019, 01:58:46 pm »
Seems that JR is a bit of a sore loser...

His comments after the first race was not what I expected from him.

Different story when someone else clears off into the distance.

If the bike was SO great, then Davis would have been up there with Bautista.

I just hope that the remainder of the races are a bit closer...
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2019, 02:33:15 pm »
Seems that JR is a bit of a sore loser...

His comments after the first race was not what I expected from him.

Different story when someone else clears off into the distance.

If the bike was SO great, then Davis would have been up there with Bautista.

I just hope that the remainder of the races are a bit closer...

The bike is very good.  Basically an MGP racer. 

Also need to keep in mind that Davies is not 100% healthy as he is recovering from some health issues and he is tall, 1,8m.  They are struggling to get the proper seating for him on a bike that is as small as a MGP racer.  According to Ducati Tech boss, they are working hard on solving the problem, so I expect Chaz to do much better as the season progress.

Like you I hope next races will be closer.
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2019, 02:33:29 pm »
Enjoyed WSBK a lot more than I have in a LONG time!!! Yay......

* Alvaro and that V4 were in a different race, this bodes well for a closer season I hope.
* The front end grip on the 19 bike was incredible to watch
* Was hoping Camier would have a better time of it
* Haslam will be a thorn in the side of Rea for many races this year
* Was really disappointed to see Chaz way down the order
* Can't believe how slow the new Beemer is on top end
* Considering the above Sykes had a good weekend I think, When they have more power he will be up there methinks.
* Melandri lurking as always and making the factory Yamaha squad a little nervous I guess
* Laverty.... Eish!
 

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2019, 12:42:31 pm »
Great racing, as always.  Let's wait for the European rounds to see who is who.  Early days, but it was so great to see Sykes on the BMW. 
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2019, 11:00:59 am »
Racing in Thailand this weekend:

WSBK FP1:

1 19 A. BAUTISTA ESP ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'33.089 20 176,115 309,5
2 1 J. REA GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.288 0.199 0.199 17 175,740 301,7
3 60 M. VAN DER MARK NED Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.911 0.822 0.623 17 174,574 298,3
4 33 M. MELANDRI ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha YZF R1 IND 1'34.025 0.936 0.114 15 174,362 295,9
5 66 T. SYKES GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'34.029 0.940 0.004 17 174,355 295,9
6 22 A. LOWES GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'34.150 1.061 0.121 19 174,131 299,2
7 11 S. CORTESE GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha YZF R1 IND 1'34.189 1.100 0.039 18 174,059 295,1
8 7 C. DAVIES GBR ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.244 1.155 0.055 18 173,957 306,8
9 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Team Goeleven Ducati Panigale V4 R IND 1'34.291 1.202 0.047 14 173,870 301,7
10 91 L. HASLAM GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'34.556 1.467 0.265 22 173,383 298,3
11 81 J. TORRES ESP Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR IND 1'34.741 1.652 0.185 15 173,044 293,5
12 2 L. CAMIER GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.853 1.764 0.112 12 172,840 295,1
13 28 M. REITERBERGER GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'34.933 1.844 0.080 12 172,694 295,1
14 23 R. KIYONARI JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.967 1.878 0.034 16 172,633 297,5
15 36 L. MERCADO ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki ZX-10RR IND 1'35.199 2.110 0.232 15 172,212 291,9
16 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR IND 1'35.208 2.119 0.009 15 172,196 292,7
17 21 M. RINALDI ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4 R IND 1'35.688 2.599 0.480 17 171,332 300,8
18 99 T. WAROKORN THA Kawasaki Thailand Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR IND 1'35.927 2.838 0.239 18 170,905 297,5
19 52 A. DELBIANCO ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR IND 1'36.972 3.883 1.045 17 169,063 282,0

FP2:

1 19 A. BAUTISTA ESP ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'32.971 21 176,339 308,6
2 1 J. REA GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.269 0.298 0.298 20 175,775 301,7
3 11 S. CORTESE GER GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha YZF R1 IND 1'33.465 0.494 0.196 17 175,407 295,1
4 22 A. LOWES GBR Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.550 0.579 0.085 21 175,247 303,4
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK NED Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team Yamaha YZF R1 1'33.562 0.591 0.012 18 175,225 295,1
6 33 M. MELANDRI ITA GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Yamaha YZF R1 IND 1'33.624 0.653 0.062 17 175,109 297,5
7 91 L. HASLAM GBR Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'33.797 0.826 0.173 17 174,786 302,5
8 50 E. LAVERTY IRL Team Goeleven Ducati Panigale V4 R IND 1'33.899 0.928 0.102 17 174,596 300,0
9 2 L. CAMIER GBR Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'33.947 0.976 0.048 17 174,507 296,7
10 66 T. SYKES GBR BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'34.022 1.051 0.075 17 174,368 294,3
11 7 C. DAVIES GBR ARUBA.IT Racing - Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1'34.093 1.122 0.071 19 174,236 304,2
12 28 M. REITERBERGER GER BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team BMW S1000 RR 1'34.327 1.356 0.234 17 173,804 295,1
13 81 J. TORRES ESP Team Pedercini Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR IND 1'34.520 1.549 0.193 18 173,449 290,3
14 21 M. RINALDI ITA BARNI Racing Team Ducati Panigale V4 R IND 1'34.550 1.579 0.030 17 173,394 299,2
15 36 L. MERCADO ARG Orelac Racing VerdNatura Kawasaki ZX-10RR IND 1'34.666 1.695 0.116 20 173,182 292,7
16 23 R. KIYONARI JPN Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Honda CBR1000RR 1'34.783 1.812 0.117 21 172,968 300,0
17 99 T. WAROKORN THA Kawasaki Thailand Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR IND 1'34.945 1.974 0.162 21 172,673 302,5
18 54 T. RAZGATLIOGLU TUR Turkish Puccetti Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR IND 1'34.971 2.000 0.026 15 172,625 295,1
19 52 A. DELBIANCO ITA Althea Mie Racing Team Honda CBR1000RR IND 1'35.727 2.756 0.756 17 171,262 283,5
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #52 on: March 18, 2019, 08:59:17 am »
Approaching the "as exciting as watching paint dry" classification already.   >:(

Even the sprint race does not bring the anticipated exciting racing.
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #53 on: March 18, 2019, 09:05:23 am »
Approaching the "as exciting as watching paint dry" classification already.   >:(

Even the sprint race does not bring the anticipated exciting racing.

Yip... Agreed...

It seems that Rea is going balls to the wall from clutch drop.



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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2019, 09:27:54 am »
Agreed... this happens when regulations are brought in without thought of the consequences. :sip:
 

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2019, 09:56:06 am »
Agreed... this happens when regulations are brought in without thought of the consequences. :sip:

Unfortunately they need the regulations to try and keep certain manufacturers in check.  I am not sure that there are currently any regulations that are causing the boredom part. 
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2019, 11:00:38 am »
JR not the wunder kid anymore - shows what happens if one takes a knife to a gunfight  ;)
 

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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2019, 11:11:40 am »
JR not the wunder kid anymore - shows what happens if one takes a knife to a gunfight  ;)

For some years, that particular green bike was the gun at a gun fight.  It seems to have been surpassed by a better gun.   :biggrin:
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2019, 11:14:31 am »
I watched a bit of highlights. Have they gone away from the mixed grid start ?
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Re: WSBK 2019
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2019, 11:17:12 am »
I watched a bit of highlights. Have they gone away from the mixed grid start ?

They have.  The starting order is now:

Race 1:  As per qualifying
Sprint Race:  As per qualifying
Race 2:  As per results from Sprint Race.
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