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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2009, 12:50:34 pm »
I think that BMW is doing very well considering that this is their first taste of WSB racing. Give them (like any new team) a season or two to sort out their performance under real racing conditions before you judge them.

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2009, 02:07:26 pm »
Agree with all the comments here. To be really honest I don't care who wins, all I want to see is good, hard racing, swapping paint and rubber, (not arguing in the pit lanes and post race interviews, OOH sorry, I was thinking about F1)

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2009, 07:55:17 pm »
Pom, agreed on all counts there. F1 is a fiasco IMHO.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2009, 07:57:22 pm »
keep an eye out for hopkins on the privateer honda ...i reckon he is going to be moving up the results as time goes alon g
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2009, 08:15:59 pm »
Yeah, Mark Hopkins, I learnt this weekend that he is making a come-back.

I also heard something very interesting about him....apparently, now this is just what I'm told, that the very basic idea of a neck brace is his. I know Dr. Leatt pioneered the thing, but the whole idea was or was initiated by MH.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2009, 08:00:14 am »
I think he's talking about John Hopkins from MotoGP
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2009, 08:00:25 am »
John john JOHN ...no. 121  

Mark my words John will improve
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2009, 08:07:33 am »
I agree 100%

I have always been a fan of Hopkins
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2009, 08:54:22 am »

Mark my words John will improve

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2009, 06:29:58 pm »
I think he's talking about John Hopkins from MotoGP

And now racing a private Honda in WSBK  :thumleft:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2009, 05:02:00 pm »
Race 1 in Assen was superb!

In the battle SBK vs MotoGP, I'm slightly turning into SBK...
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2009, 05:55:30 pm »
I've always been a fan of SBK and my man Bayliss. Now he's gone. I actually enjoyed the first races more not getting uptight because my rider didn't perhaps win.

I've also always supported the Hopper so now he is riding in the SBK, I reckon I'll support him instead.

That's now when he gets back of course, horrific injuries in a practise wipe out, wasn't even in the races in Assen. Dislocated hip, cracked femur, torn ligaments......not nice.


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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2009, 08:37:17 pm »
Did Spies crash in Race 2....another Kevin Schwantz in the making? Also a Texan!
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2009, 07:55:51 am »
Yip, went down braking for a corner, but it was obscured from the camera by the track barrier. Looked very weird though. Shoulda been a normal front end wash out, but justy looked very awkward. Dont think he is a Schwantz, the dude is rock solid... IMO of course

I also predict that he will not stay in WSB for more than 2 seasons... sure a GP team wil try and lure him away to "greener pastures"...
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #74 on: April 29, 2009, 08:05:44 am »
SBK was really good this weekend gone, I didn't get a chance to see race 2 yet, but I thought Spies looked ragged
in race 1. Compare his riding style to Haga, he seemed to be wringing the neck of his bike all the time.  But never the
less it was a great race.

I have always preffered World Supers to MotoGP, and if the current competition is anything to go by, it could be a really
good season.

Roll on Sunday 17th at Kyalami.

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #75 on: April 29, 2009, 08:14:18 am »
Compare his riding style to Haga, he seemed to be wringing the neck of his bike all the time.

Maybe he was trying to wring 200 more cc's out of it...   ::) :biggrin:

So, Pom, are you going to the track? I will be there with some mates
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #76 on: April 29, 2009, 08:51:46 am »
Compare his riding style to Haga, he seemed to be wringing the neck of his bike all the time.

Maybe he was trying to wring 200 more cc's out of it...   ::) :biggrin:

So, Pom, are you going to the track? I will be there with some mates

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #77 on: April 29, 2009, 12:18:23 pm »
Compare his riding style to Haga, he seemed to be wringing the neck of his bike all the time.

Maybe he was trying to wring 200 more cc's out of it...   ::) :biggrin:

So, Pom, are you going to the track? I will be there with some mates

For sure, I have never missed a MotoGp or WSBK since they started coming here, I love it!

Where you guys planning to sit?
I haven't bought tickets yet, but I usually sit here
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #78 on: April 29, 2009, 12:25:29 pm »
I'd love to be close to the old chicane, or along the mine-shaft but I don't know if it's possible. Pom?

Looks like stands S61 and S62 be a good place to watch a final battle between Haga and Spies before the finish line.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #79 on: April 29, 2009, 12:44:51 pm »
I think we are on stand 54, cant remember...

I will start a seperate thread for everyone going
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