2012 WSBK No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. mdubya

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    The plot thickens. :lurk
  2. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    I'm assuming they don't want to wait around for Spies.
  3. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  4. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    Kawasaki should tie him up for more than one year. That guy is a great fit for them and really showcases the bike & team.
  5. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    WoodButcher Long timer

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    Chaz on a good bike on a factory team? This could be good.

    Leon, I wish him well. Maybe the bike will suit him better. I really had hoped he'd be the first to get a win on the BMW, but it didn't happen that way.
  7. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    If true, I am very happy for Chaz - he thoroughly deserves it. I'm also sad the way things have turned out for Leon - he's from my part of the world so I always had a soft spot for him. I really thought he was coming good early in the season but he never seemed to recover after Donnington.
  8. mdubya

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    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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  10. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  11. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    No Miller for WSBK next year? Has an break between MMP and WSBK been announced?

    Odd for CN to publish such an incomplete schedule. Whats the point? Are they trying to go all Superbikeplanet.com on the rumor front?
  12. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Wow - why no Miller? It seemed that there was a real synergy in having the race there. Maybe somebody is backing up the money truck to draw WSBK away from SLC.
  13. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Damn, what the hell is happening to poor Leon.
  15. mdubya

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    I don't think Ten Kate is the worst place he could have ended up. He did well on the underfunded Stiggy Honda and has BSB experience on it too.

    I think he has put too much pressure on himself this season though, tried too hard to out perform Marco.
  16. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    At all the televised races i watched this year I really wanted the "pocket rocket" to be at the pointy end, if only because he's Ron's kid.

    I do wish him luck on Ten Kate- maybe the combo will get him closer to the front.
  17. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Yeah, sort of like Spies I think. Leon is a top tier racer. Nothing has happened to him other than his results sagged a little. IMO, Marco took over the team on him so it's best he moves on. I like the Ten Kate option! HRC might even get a little more involved in development.
  18. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    He never seems to have recovered from Donnington. He was looking pretty good for the first win for BMW up till that point and then when Melandri got it, it all went downhill after that.
  19. mdubya

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    I am a fan, but he has seemed a little bit desperate this season. I think he could be on the podium regularly if he just settled down a little bit.

    But then again, I have no clue as to what is really going on with him. :lol3
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    It's simple: Miller couldn't sell enough tickets. SLC doesn't have a large pool of racing enthusiasts to draw from and the nearest population centers are all considerable distances away. And, IMHO, once you are there you are faced with what has to be one of the worst spectator tracks yet devised; I had photo credentials and hated the place.

    Laguna is a good place for spectators, not to mention traveling motorcyclists. I have my doubts about how nice the new Austin track will be (being a ground-up design for modern F1 is a major impediment to good spectating) but it's not surprising WSBK would be looking at it.