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Offline Dustbiter

Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2021, 07:10:18 am »
It really was a case of Yamaha ruling this past weekend, with JR#1 going farming in race 1, but still finishing 2nd, but crashing out in race 2, and finishing last.

Good to see that BMW is steadily improving with Tom Sykes finishing 3rd in race 2, and 2nd in the SP race, (which Jonathan Rea won)!
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2021, 07:12:00 am »
So a Yamaha now also leads the WSBK championship. Good year for the tuning forks

good news !!
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2021, 01:43:55 pm »
So a Yamaha now also leads the WSBK championship. Good year for the tuning forks

good news !!

Also first three spots in SSP600.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2021, 11:09:03 am »
Dear Mr. Dorna,

Don't you think instead of two SSP300, two SSP600 and three WSBK races on a weekend, you could find space to fit the FIM World Championship Sidecar racing back into your schedule?  It worked so well at Donnington a few weeks ago.

Think about that seriously.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2021, 01:41:41 pm »
Jonothan Rea only got his drivers license yesterday, crazy!




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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2021, 10:30:34 am »
One does not need a drivers license to race on a track, if it were so no kids would ever be able to hone their blades...

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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2021, 07:05:51 am »
Jonothan Rea only got his drivers license yesterday, crazy!




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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2021, 10:32:40 am »
Jonathan Rea on the rumours of his moving to MotoGP:

“Pressed on his future in his media debrief, Jonathan Rea remained coy about his future, but didn’t rule out the potential switch

The 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is well underway at round five of the season at the iconic TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands and the Prosecco DOC Dutch Round. However, whilst the on-track action is fierce, there’s plenty of rumour, gossip and intrigue in the air. One of the biggest off-track speculations this weekend is the future of Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), after several sources have linked the Ulsterman to a potential switch to MotoGP™ and the Petronas Yamaha team.
Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon at Assen, Rea was pushed on the matter, saying: “There’s always [the opportunity] and it’s always [in my mind]; I feel like I’m riding the best I’ve ever ridden and that I’m really in the peak of my life balance, so you know, never say never.” Pushed about his contract conditions with his current KRT team, Rea quickly declared: “I can’t talk about my contract.”

Rea has previously made two MotoGP™ appearances, back in 2012 when he substituted for the injured defending Champion Casey Stoner at Misano and Aragon, where he impressed with an eighth and seventh respectively. Despite this, Rea has continued to remain a permanent fixture in WorldSBK, taking six titles and 104 wins, of which he achieved his 100th in the opening race of 2021. In 2020, Rea announced a new deal to remain with KRT for ‘2021 and beyond’.

The six-time World Superbike Champion also shed some light on Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garrett Gerloff opting to remain in WorldSBK, despite both being linked to the same MotoGP™ move Rea’s been linked with: “I’m very surprised at that to be honest; I don’t want to comment on it as my comment has been misconstrued. I have some pretty strong comments on it off the record.””


(Source: www.worldsbk.com 24/7/2021)
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2021, 08:50:07 am »
Jonathan Rea's first new street bike - a Kawasaki Z900 RS.

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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2021, 02:37:19 pm »
Today's news has Redding signed for BMW with the flying Dutchman for 2022, and Bautista back to Ducati .......
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #50 on: August 24, 2021, 09:23:54 am »
Nice race by Steven Odendaal this weekend at the new Navarra track.  Two 2nd places!

Dominic Aegerter is leading the championship by 47 points but he does have a pretty irritating conundrum waiting for him.  He is also contracted to race for the Dynavolt Intact team in the MotoE series where he is currently 4th in the championship, 11 points down on the leader.  He was contracted by Dynavolt first and when asking permission to also race in the SSP600 for Ten Kate Yamaha, Dynavolt gave permision with the disclaimer that should there be racing over the same weekend, his MotoE Dynavolt duties will take precedence.  Due to Covid changes in the calenders, one such a weekend is comeing up.  The Dynavolt team boss already indicated that they will not release him to the SSP600 that weekend.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2021, 09:28:14 am »
Today's news has Redding signed for BMW with the flying Dutchman for 2022, and Bautista back to Ducati .......
Sheez do not think that is a good move ? Must be a lucrative deal
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #52 on: August 24, 2021, 09:44:03 am »
Today's news has Redding signed for BMW with the flying Dutchman for 2022, and Bautista back to Ducati .......
Sheez do not think that is a good move ? Must be a lucrative deal

There is that, but perhaps he feels, or knows Ducati is looking for a rider eleswhere?
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #53 on: August 24, 2021, 10:37:40 am »
Bautista back to Ducati confirmed now, Sykes now the one at risk for 2022.

But a seat now open at Honda. Read somewhere Chaz Davies chasing that with a sore heart.

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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #54 on: August 25, 2021, 10:27:22 am »
Jonathan Rea's first new street bike - a Kawasaki Z900 RS.

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Rea should spend more time on track, Toprak currently first and Redding right on his tail  :biggrin:
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2021, 08:19:14 pm »
Bautista back to Ducati confirmed now, Sykes now the one at risk for 2022.

But a seat now open at Honda. Read somewhere Chaz Davies chasing that with a sore heart.

I think, sadly, it is a lifeline he may be needing...
 

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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2021, 07:11:58 am »
Jonathan Rea's first new street bike - a Kawasaki Z900 RS.

Rea should spend more time on track, Toprak currently first and Redding right on his tail  :biggrin:

I agree with you - it seems as if Jonathan Rea has become more cautious on track since riding on the road, judging by the last two outings! :biggrin:
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #57 on: August 31, 2021, 04:23:02 pm »
Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies now seem to be front runners for the 2 factory Honda seats for 2022. Not sure if that is because there is a pomy team manager there in Leon Camier.
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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2021, 06:58:28 pm »
Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies now seem to be front runners for the 2 factory Honda seats for 2022. Not sure if that is because there is a pomy team manager there in Leon Camier.

Yeah, Camier and Chaz are thick as thieves ie family holidays together etc.....

Read that BMW may be fielding a third bike but probably unlikely

MVDM has not had a good season and I still wonder why he left Yamaha...
 

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Re: WSBK 2021
« Reply #59 on: September 04, 2021, 04:07:40 pm »
Great race from  Steven coming from 13th on the grid to less than a second behind the winner Aegerter. Good damage limitation.
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