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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2021, 09:02:23 pm »
Yes congrats Steven on his first win in Superbikes.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2021, 09:09:47 am »
Rea brings up a century of race victories and joins an exclusive club

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) continues to write history and break records with every passing race, round and season. He became the first rider in MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship history to claim a century of wins with his latest victory as he secured secured his 100th WorldSBK at MotorLand Aragon. Rea joins the likes of Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi in reaching a century of victories although Rea’s have all come in one class in WorldSBK.

Agostini’s 122 career victories came across the 350cc World Championship and 500cc World Championship over an 11-year period spanning from 1965 to 1976; claiming a massive 15 titles across both classes with his 122 victories. Rossi’s victories came in a 21-year period between 1996 and 2017: the 125cc World Championship, 250cc World Championship and the 500cc World Championship/MotoGP™. Agostini, Rossi and Rea are the only riders to have hit this milestone in two-wheeled road racing world championships.

Rea’s incredible victory record started back in 2009, his first full season competing in WorldSBK, when he claimed Race 2 victory at Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” on board his Honda machine; the manufacturer he would race for between 2008 and 2014. (Source World SBK website).

Pity - I could not see Steven Odendaal's victory in the Supersport class, as the Italian TV only broadcasts the SBK race - if we are lucky!
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2021, 10:07:34 am »
Odendaal rode a strategically excellent mature race in Heat 2 for a second win of the weekend. Was awesome!
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2021, 10:16:20 am »
Odendaal rode a strategically excellent mature race in Heat 2 for a second win of the weekend. Was awesome!


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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2021, 10:19:24 am »
good racing in both ssp and sbk
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2021, 10:25:30 am »
Wow!  Steven did incredible!  As already said, Race 2 on Sunday was a masterclass.  Steven is a good rider, but since he won the European Moto 2 Championship in 2016 (overshadowed by BB33's world championship win) he has been struggling to get a decent ride.  He is now in one of the best SSP600 teams on one of the best bikes.  Looking forward to seeing him on the podium many times this year.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2021, 11:02:26 am »
Good to see that the BMWs are more competitive this year, with Tom Sykes finishing 4th in race 2 (6th in race 1) and Michael van der Mark in 5th.in race 2 (11th in race 1)

Poor Tom Sykes really struggled on the bike last year.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2021, 11:59:44 am »
Good to see that the BMWs are more competitive this year, with Tom Sykes finishing 4th in race 2 (6th in race 1) and Michael van der Mark in 5th.in race 2 (11th in race 1)

Poor Tom Sykes really struggled on the bike last year.

The Beemers seems closer to competitive this year and if Gerloff can just control the red mist, the Yamies may take it to Rea as well.  If not, WSBK2021 will be yet another Rea Show.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2021, 01:34:16 pm »
The Kawasakis are red hot again and the Beemers and Yams look good  :thumleft: Not so the Hondas  ::) Redding's correct tyre choice made the difference in Race 2.Pity Davies dropped his G11 Duc early in Race 2. I like Gerloff on the GRT Yam quite a lot  as the Yanks bring something different amongst all the Brits, Italians and Spaniards )  ;)
 

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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2021, 08:56:42 pm »
SSP600:  Steven Odendaal FP1: 4th  FP2: 7th
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2021, 05:15:12 pm »
and 3rd win in a row.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2021, 11:07:27 pm »
Yep.  3 in a row and again, a well planned and executed race win.  Lekker man!

Pity about Race 2 yesterday.  Running a strong 2nd ended by a technical failure on the last lap.  Racing can be a cruel sport.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2021, 01:07:10 pm »
These okes go to Misano this coming weekend.  Woill Steven Odendaal continue on his, almost Johanathan Rea like, winning ways?
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2021, 06:00:48 pm »
Rea and MM93 FTW  :deal: Anything but Ducati
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2021, 08:24:21 am »
Rinaldi and Toprak taking the wins. Read still with a good lead but not as dominant as previous years it seems
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2021, 10:50:57 am »
Nice weekend for Steven Odendaal.  Race 1 = 3rd.  Race 2 = crossed finish line 1st, but dropped to 5th due to track limits penalty.  Strong 2nd in the championship.

Also not a bad one for Dorren Loreiro in SSP300.  Race 1 = 16th.  Race 2 = 5th.  Currently 12th in the championship.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2021, 06:36:24 pm »
SSP300 was a thriller race too. Talk about the sly dog getting the bone! Go Anna!
 
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2021, 07:02:01 pm »
nice to have her back  :)
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2021, 04:06:58 pm »
SSP300 was a thriller race too. Talk about the sly dog getting the bone! Go Anna!

I liked Ana Carrasco since she made an appearance in Moto3.  I liked her even more when she won the SSP300 world title.  I fell in love with her when she told Kawasaki to piss off when they offered her a 3rd rate bike for SSP600.  Great to see her back after her terrible injury.  From missing 9 months worth of racing due to a broken back to a win quicker than MM93!  What's not to like?
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2021, 04:37:51 pm »
So a Yamaha now also leads the WSBK championship. Good year for the tuning forks
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