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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2009, 06:13:52 pm »
Supersport race again the pick of the afternoon

Biaggi good result

Spies the man ... wish i could see bayliss against him
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2009, 07:50:13 pm »
Respect to Biaggi!!! Even though he's a dickhead!

But, ja, Spies IS the man!!!!
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2009, 07:57:51 pm »
What were the results?
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2009, 08:05:44 pm »
Race 1 Spies = 1st;  Haga = 2nd; Biaggi = 3rd

Race 2 ditto!!!

Check the SBK website.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2009, 08:50:12 am »
Here is proof that oil can buy anything. A mate of mine lives in Doha and was at the race on Saturday.
His comment to me was:

No race commentary
No stalls
No food
No beer
No exhibitions
No nothing

He now knows why the hold MotoGP in the dark, apparently you can't see how empty the stands are!

The 2 photos below are on race day, just before the start of race 1.
The crowd in the grandstand & the carpark.

What a waste, looking forward to Kyalami, it seems every man and his dog is going
 
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2009, 09:18:31 am »
Here is proof that oil can buy anything. A mate of mine lives in Doha and was at the race on Saturday.
His comment to me was:

No race commentary
No stalls
No food
No beer
No exhibitions
No nothing

He now knows why the hold MotoGP in the dark, apparently you can't see how empty the stands are!

The 2 photos below are on race day, just before the start of race 1.
The crowd in the grandstand & the carpark.

What a waste, looking forward to Kyalami, it seems every man and his dog is going
 

It is a disgrace that the commentators said nothing about what you report here.  It will be very interesting to see what the printed magazines say - if anything.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2009, 07:51:20 pm »
Geeze.....that's food for thought, hey. Thanks for sharing that, Pom.

ps perhaps the locals find camels more....exciting.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2009, 09:46:16 am »
So Haga took the double win again, (Valencia) with Spies falling in race 1 and 2nd place in race 2...

Seems these 2 will be slugging it out for the title this year...
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2009, 09:55:09 am »
I wish they will close the gaps a little more on the next races.
Ducati is dominating!
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2009, 10:46:39 am »
good racing again but the duc was king there without a doubt...
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2009, 02:26:38 pm »
good racing again but the duc was king there without a doubt...

What's new? It's a Ducati, I have a love affair with them, if you have never owned one, you won't understand.
Haga for World Champion this year, it is time :thumleft:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2009, 02:31:51 pm »
Agreed, they are nice...

The problem is that they stay on top because they force the authorities to change the rules in their favor...

I guess they are the JZ's of WSB racing??  :patch:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2009, 02:45:30 pm »
I agree about the rule changes, but the change to 1000 four cylinders, unrestricted seem to level the playing field a bit, then the twins become 1200's. I dunno, but it's still very cool racing.

Is the difference in performance not really the ability to gain traction out of corners, and carry corner speed better, I've been a big twin man for a long time, and not ridden a 1000 4 cylinder in anger, but watching the racing the 4's look put of shape a lot more than the twins, almost as if they are difficult to ride hard, and lose grip easier.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2009, 02:50:47 pm »
Yip, difference in torque characteristics

But the Duc's seem to have the top end advantage too now
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2009, 02:58:43 pm »
when the fields have been level the i4's kick ass..a la corser and the zukie.

it is when the rule makers follow ducatis whims that the ducs win.

lets see now

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see the pattern
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2009, 03:01:41 pm »
Ed Zachary
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2009, 03:46:27 pm »
Don't cry boys :biggrin:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2009, 06:54:06 pm »
Maybe BMW should rather have built a 1200 twin...
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2009, 08:02:48 am »
Maybe BMW should rather have built a 1200 twin...

the BM is not too far off the pace currently , a lil more devlopment ... i think BM took the right tack though the 4 cyl bikes have longevity and potential sales , the V2's just need more cc's all the time
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2009, 08:17:12 am »
Give the beemer a chance, it just started.