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Old 04-24-2012, 12:15 PM   #226
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GP One reports that Kawasaki wants David Salom to replace the injured Joan Lascorz. Team Pedercini doesn't want to give up Salom. Salom says he will stay loyal to Pedercini (of course money talks).

If I were Tommy Hayden's manager I would be all over Team Kawasaki. TH may not want to go, though, with a small family at home. Logistics, logistic. Tommy seems like he would be a perfect fit though.

Now THAT makes a lot of sense. Certainly more then being a bench player for Graves. I think he would show well too, maybe enough to stay over there. By all accounts the WSS circus seems to be the most fun to be a part of. Good way to spend his last seasons.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:04 PM   #227
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Just read the Kevin Cameron piece on WSBK in the September issue of Cycle World. Great read and I had lost touch with what was going on so very enlightening.

I definitely need to get to another round of the series as I haven't been since it was at Laguna.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #228
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Just read the Kevin Cameron piece on WSBK in the September issue of Cycle World. Great read and I had lost touch with what was going on so very enlightening.

I definitely need to get to another round of the series as I haven't been since it was at Laguna.
Cliff's Notes?
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #229
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Cameron has a great style so I won't do it justice but he really covers the difference in politics of WSBK vs. MotoGP and WSBK is starting to look the much better series if you actually like racing.

He makes a good point of how well SBK has been run for 25 years with few blunders and stable tech regs. MotoGP in comparison looks like the chicken running around without a head and he seemed particularly contemptible of the CRT's.

Also, I didn't know that SBK bikes next year run 17" wheels (not 16.5) and they must be aluminum, no more light but very expensive mags.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:32 PM   #230
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I rekn the 17" rims is fine, after all, these things are supposed to be the "factory hotrods", the old modified production ethos is still there it appears (ever tried to buy a ZX/GSXR/RR with 16.5" rims?).
Dunno about aluminium only though, forged alloys aren't really that much cheaper than carbon.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #231
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Cameron has a great style so I won't do it justice but he really covers the difference in politics of WSBK vs. MotoGP and WSBK is starting to look the much better series if you actually like racing.

He makes a good point of how well SBK has been run for 25 years with few blunders and stable tech regs. MotoGP in comparison looks like the chicken running around without a head and he seemed particularly contemptible of the CRT's.

Also, I didn't know that SBK bikes next year run 17" wheels (not 16.5) and they must be aluminum, no more light but very expensive mags.
Thanks.

That is all I was hoping for, just bullet points.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #232
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Cameron has a great style so I won't do it justice but he really covers the difference in politics of WSBK vs. MotoGP and WSBK is starting to look the much better series if you actually like racing.

He makes a good point of how well SBK has been run for 25 years with few blunders and stable tech regs. MotoGP in comparison looks like the chicken running around without a head and he seemed particularly contemptible of the CRT's.

MotoGP looks like F1 with all the silly rule changes...
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #233
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MotoGP looks like F1 with all the silly rule changes...
Then again, the silly F1 rule changes led to 6 winners in 6 races (or 7 in 7?) at the beginning of the 2012 season...
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:00 AM   #234
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Then again, the silly F1 rule changes led to 6 winners in 6 races (or 7 in 7?) at the beginning of the 2012 season...
Yeah, six winners and it's still shit to watch.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:27 AM   #235
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MotoGP looks like F1 with all the silly rule changes...
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I friggin hate all the messing around with the rules - both series are meant to be the pinnacle of 2 and 4 wheel vehicle racing series. They are MEANT to push the envelope so leave 'em the hell alone to do just that, as long as it doesn't impact safety (they need protection from themselves on that).
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:29 AM   #236
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Then again, the silly F1 rule changes led to 6 winners in 6 races (or 7 in 7?) at the beginning of the 2012 season...
Those rule changes have led to nothing of the sort. Those wins happened in spite of the stupid rules changes, not because of them.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:37 AM   #237
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Yeah, six winners and it's still shit to watch.
let me guess.. you prefer NASCAR?

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #238
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let me guess.. you prefer NASCAR?


Let's start the Competition Yellow rule in MotoGP. That'll bunch 'em up.
Or give them the IndyCar/F1 Push2Pass button.


Keep rules consistent, manufacturer's will be able to see a longer term plan of development. Add a rule that minimum weight is rider+bike.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:17 PM   #239
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They are MEANT to push the envelope...
BS. They're meant to entertain us.
You just happen to find entertainment in "envelope pushing".

Don't confuse the two.
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