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Offline Warren Ellwood

Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2009, 02:56:41 pm »
Thats one thing Iv'e always liked about Haga and now Spies, they almost always congratulate the others on the podium. Lots of respect for each other.

Did anyone see the small article in Two Wheels I think about little Haga (mini me) and how he is now big friends with "The Ben", but only when his dad beats him. He was apparently very upset when Spies beat Haga last but changed to being very worried when Spies fell and pushed his way into the motor home despite being told Ben was"not in a good mood right now". He said "The Ben" was hurt and he wanted to help him.

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #101 on: May 12, 2009, 03:39:02 pm »
What a race yesterday, I still think Spies is killing the bike, and running out of fuel (if that's what happened) shows how hard he is riding it.

I only saw the race last night in replay.  But what a race!
Race 1 was really full of surprises, and I loved the 3 men battle to the end.  That's what motorcycle racing is all about.

Spies ran out of fuel, and like Pom said, he really rode hard and the track is very long.

The crash in turn 1 resulted in the following injuries:
Makoto Tamada (Kawasaki ZX-10R): broken wrist
Brendan Roberts (Ducati 1098R): broken femur
Max Neukirchner (Suzuki GSX-R 1000): broken femur + dislocated right foot.
Not too bad actually.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2009, 03:41:53 pm »
excellent racing in WSB these days.

spies either wins or dnf , no middle ground with that oke

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #103 on: May 12, 2009, 03:47:38 pm »
What are your favourite tracks on Playstation?
Mine: Laguna Seca and Suzuka.

Monza, obviously

Also Valencia and Laguna (love that corkscrew, must be insane in real life!!!)

Also like Donnington... and the old Hockenheim...

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2009, 03:55:33 pm »

Buller, you going to Kyalami the w-end?

Pfffff... I really screwed that one up big time!  :-\
I checked on computicket, and it looks like no good seats available.  I have a friend that wants to sell me an unwanted ticket.
I will definitely be there, and hopefully in a decent spot!

I keep on moaning about the fact that SBK and MotoGP are not coming to SA, and the day it happens I can't just end-up in front of the tv...
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #105 on: May 13, 2009, 01:51:44 pm »
I see that Sheridan Morais got a ride in this weekends WSBK! He's replacing Makoto Tamada who crashed at monza last weekend.

http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=4978407

This bit is quite interesting:

His father Ricky, race engineer and team boss for Morais' SA championship campaign, is confident Morais will cope with the extra power of the World Superbike machine.

"Remember that we're at altitude here," he said, " which steals 15-17 percent of the power from naturally aspirated engines.

"At Kyalami the works Kawasaki shouldn't be too much quicker in a straight line than Sheridan's bike is at our sea-level circuits but the suspension and brakes are much better, which will make them lap much faster."
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #106 on: May 13, 2009, 02:39:59 pm »
One of the benefits of staying in JHB, Kyalami
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #107 on: May 13, 2009, 03:05:39 pm »
Are there any Cape Town WD's up in JHB for the superbikes ??
I need a headlight protector that adventurer has up there brought down.
Anyone able to help out?
PM me please  :thumleft:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #108 on: May 13, 2009, 04:02:06 pm »
One of the benefits of staying in JHB, Kyalami

That's a risky statement :biggrin:
It sounds like an excuse for thread hijacking :biggrin:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #109 on: May 13, 2009, 04:38:15 pm »
One of the benefits of staying in JHB, Kyalami

That's a risky statement :biggrin:
It sounds like an excuse for thread hijacking :biggrin:

Would love to be at Superbikes, too expensive to fly up for the weekend.  :ricky:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #110 on: May 14, 2009, 11:13:32 am »
I see that Sheridan Morais got a ride in this weekends WSBK! He's replacing Makoto Tamada who crashed at monza last weekend.
That's excellent news for our local talent.
His lap record is 1'43"something at Kyalami on the ZX-10 I think.  Which is bloody fast!

Other replacements is Neukirchner who will be replaced by Nieto, and apparently Corser to be replaced by Steve Martin.

Not that one!

Nitro-Nori will have a slight advantage over 'elbows', as the Jap knows Kyalami quite well.  But Haga won't probably at 100% due to his Hematoma on the right arm.  I think only Haga, Xaus, Corser and Laconi raced Kyalami.  The rest will have to learn fast.

What's your take: Haga, Spies or Fabrizzio?
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #111 on: May 14, 2009, 11:57:21 am »
At Kyalami, Haga did 1'42"178 on an Aprillia.
But Michel Fabrizio will probably be the 3rd force as he managed to lap under 1'40.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #112 on: May 15, 2009, 02:43:35 pm »
Check the times from first practise:

  Kyalami Superbike - Free Practice 1st Session

Friday, 15 May 2009 13:42    

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1 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'40.067
2 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.102
3 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.119
4 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.137
5 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'40.322
6 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'40.498
7 132 Morais S. (RSA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.502
8 36 Lavilla G. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1'40.514
9 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1'40.531
10 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.599
11 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'40.623
12 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'40.652
13 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.738
14 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.801
15 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1'41.099
16 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'41.317
17 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.324
18 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'41.713
19 10 Nieto F. (ESP) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'41.783
20 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'42.073
21 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.389
22 49 Whyte S. (RSA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.400
23 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'42.496
24 17 Martin S. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'42.775
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #113 on: May 15, 2009, 04:23:23 pm »
somebody had BIG off this morning , took trip in ambulance , anybody know who it was ?
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #114 on: May 15, 2009, 04:33:14 pm »
Kyalami Superbike - Qualifying 1st Session
Friday, 15 May 2009 16:15 
 


1 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'38.103
2 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.506
3 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'38.600
4 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.865
5 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.998
6 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1'39.055
7 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'39.230
8 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.258
9 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'39.284
10 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1'39.357
11 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.370
12 132 Morais S. (RSA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.388
13 36 Lavilla G. (ESP) Ducati 1098R 1'39.389
14 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'39.470
15 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'39.475
16 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.788
17 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'39.961
18 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.105
19 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'40.192
20 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.304
21 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'40.308
22 10 Nieto F. (ESP) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'40.544
23 49 Whyte S. (RSA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.737
24 17 Martin S. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'42.015
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #115 on: May 15, 2009, 04:38:36 pm »
eish thats scorching it .... fastest ever round kyalami on 2 wheels.

is that silly chicane still there ?

if not then the track layout has changed since the last WSB
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #116 on: May 15, 2009, 05:46:36 pm »
Laconi taken to hospital after crash
Friday, 15 May 2009 17:32 
 
During the first lap of the morning's free practice session, Regis Laconi (Ducati DFX) crashed in the section between Turn 11 and Turn 12. Unfortunately in the crash the French rider, despite not hitting any obstacle, suffered a severe trauma to the cervical vertebrae. Transported by helicopter to the nearby Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, Laconi is reported as being on the danger list. The serious injuries suffered mean that an operation will be required, which will be carried out by a neurological specialist in the next few hours.

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #117 on: May 15, 2009, 07:13:32 pm »
eish thats scorching it .... fastest ever round kyalami on 2 wheels.

is that silly chicane still there ?

if not then the track layout has changed since the last WSB

Bad news about Laconi, it sounds like the accident happened where that silly chicane is.
They changed it a few years ago ago tarred the inside of the chicane for a run off area.
A buddy of mine was the contractor who did it.

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #118 on: May 15, 2009, 07:18:05 pm »
Sunninghill, the standby favourite for dirt bikers now gets some superbike injury action.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #119 on: May 15, 2009, 07:32:27 pm »
So who was there today?  It was lekker to be ble to go almost anywhere around the track.  Couldn't get to the inside though.  I believe they opened the pit lane at about 16h30 to the public.
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