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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2009, 12:55:15 pm »
I think we are on stand 54, cant remember...

I will start a seperate thread for everyone going

54 should be a good spot to overlook Westbank.
Funny that Computicket has not updated the old chicane.

Did you pay R500 for the ticket on stand 54?
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2009, 01:01:33 pm »
Think it was +- R600 for the weekend, its a gold ticket...

I have revived the old thread for the Kyalami planning

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2009, 01:37:00 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.

Be real careful where yopu sit at Kyalami, most of the viewing is pretty kak as there are buildings in the centre of the circuit.
Stands 61 & 62 you won't see much at all, that part of the circuit is at the bottom of the mineshaft, there is a bridge over the track, and it's almost in a dip.

Wesbank corner is not too bad, but I always sit in the same place as you can see about 800 meters of track, and 3 corners there. A few years ago Franki Chilli was booted off by Ruben Xaus on this particular corner, and Haga high sided his Aprillia there. There is a large run off area, but you are still within about 40 or 50 meters of the track.

I don't go to watch racing for accidents, but some of the good overtaking happens in these 3 corners I am talking about.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2009, 01:58:30 pm »
Be real careful where yopu sit at Kyalami, most of the viewing is pretty kak as there are buildings in the centre of the circuit.
Stands 61 & 62 you won't see much at all, that part of the circuit is at the bottom of the mineshaft, there is a bridge over the track, and it's almost in a dip.

Thanks Pom, I can see what you mean about the bridge over the mineshaft... Didn't think about that!

That's an old picture, but it looks like Bus' spot is a good one.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2009, 02:48:34 pm »
There's another bridge just off to the right of shot from that one, it is used for the pedestrian crossing
onto the old Vodacom Bowl stands, it also gets in the way.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2009, 03:14:51 pm »
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #86 on: April 29, 2009, 04:03:27 pm »
I will be there on Fri, Sat and Sun. I will be the one wizzing around on a demo BeeWizz Scooter picking up all fallen riders and taking them back to the pits. And for this I get unlimited access everywhere.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #87 on: April 30, 2009, 09:24:29 am »
I will be there on Fri, Sat and Sun. I will be the one wizzing around on a demo BeeWizz Scooter picking up all fallen riders and taking them back to the pits. And for this I get unlimited access everywhere.

OK bud, rub it in if you like.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #88 on: May 08, 2009, 09:41:39 am »
Sunday 10 May: Monza

Noriyuki Haga vs Ben Spies... Who will take the podium in race 1 and race 2?

Since Rea was a bit of a disappointment for me, I'm in favour for Spies.  After all he's got such a will, I'd love to see a close battle between Haga and Spies.

What do you guys think?

 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #89 on: May 08, 2009, 10:35:28 am »
"Elbows" and Haga will take 1 each I reckon...

I love Monza, I know it inside out from riding it on Playstation :tard:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #90 on: May 08, 2009, 10:42:03 am »
A week on Sunday, Rock on Tommy!!
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #91 on: May 08, 2009, 10:48:24 am »

I love Monza, I know it inside out from riding it on Playstation :tard:

Ja I did something like that with one of the MotoGP game on PS2.  I 'practiced' like hell on the PS2 on Phakisa, and then tried the real Phakisa.  It doesn't help that much actually...
It's like Clarkson trying to beat his PS2 lap time in Laguna Seca by actually driving on it thereafter.

What are your favourite tracks on Playstation?
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #92 on: May 11, 2009, 09:09:02 am »
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. The guy looks all out of shape, compare his style to that of Haga, Spies is all knees, elbows and any other bits he can dangle :biggrin: He just looks all wrong! And lets' be honest, it's Haga's turn to be World Champion.

The Aprillia of Biaggi is starting to shape, at 323kph I think they said, man that's a sexy bike.

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2009, 09:28:44 am »
+1 for great racing!!!

How was that crash in race 1!!! Think Neukirchner's leg is broken or something and the poor oke wasnt even involved in the crash. I think the 2nd oke to crash: his Kawa just slid and bombed his bike from under him.

And Spies did run out of fuel in Race 1, pity though. The double woulda put him much closer to Haga.

Also pity about Haga in Race 2. Was looking forward to a close battle again.

And Max's RSV4 actually went on to clock highest of 326km/h for the day!!! Now they must just get it to stop & turn better...

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2009, 09:56:24 am »
awesome racing and that was an insane crash in race 1  :ricky:
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #95 on: May 11, 2009, 10:23:48 am »
I really like Spies. He's just such a talent it's almost silly! Doing stoppies after a 300km+ straight :headbang: :headbang: Hy ry die ballas van daai bike af!

And to top it all, he seems like a decent chap without the stereotypical arrogance some would expect from a yankee.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #96 on: May 11, 2009, 10:43:38 am »
I really like Spies. He's just such a talent it's almost silly! Doing stoppies after a 300km+ straight :headbang: :headbang: Hy ry die ballas van daai bike af!

And to top it all, he seems like a decent chap without the stereotypical arrogance some would expect from a yankee.

You did hit on a good point there, no fat headed yank attitude is a real relief, and thank god doesn't stick his tongue out all the time like a certain Tornado.
Lots of guys used to pull "stoppies" into the corners a few years ago, I wonder why it doesn't happen anymore? I remember watching Haga and Fogarty doing the same thing at the kink at Kyalami, it sure is impressive :thumleft:
As for the crash on turn 1, it's a miracle no-one was seriously hurt, never mind a broken leg, which bike was it that set on fire?
I remember a Kawasaki bursting into flames quite a few years ago (could have been Kagayama) As the bike was buring away in the kitty litter the commentators noted that was "the best place for it" In those days Keith and Julian did the commentary, they were without a single doubt the best racing commentators ever, I wish they would bring them back.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #97 on: May 11, 2009, 10:55:06 am »
It was Corser's BMW burning, not a lekker sight...

The best burn I ever saw was Colin Edwards on the Aprilia Cube a few years ago. It caught fire while he was riding!!! He held it a couple of seconds and then jumped off. Guess he didnt stick his tongue out then?

Will look for pic...
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #98 on: May 11, 2009, 10:57:13 am »
Insane!!!

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #99 on: May 11, 2009, 11:26:20 am »
Ouch!
I also saw one of the riders hit a Plover at Kyalami, the bird exploded in a puff of feathers, and broke the windscreen in half!
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