2013 WSBK No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. yooperbikemike

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    Some great finishes, enjoyed the races thoroughly.
  3. mdubya

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    Thanks Mike.

    There seems to be some indication that one of the parties had spoken to Biaggi about either development work or for a seat on the team. Any clue on what that was about?
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    Interesting. They certainly need to be doing something! Dumping the restrictors would be a good start, but that's in someone elses hands...
    I remember reading somewhere that this would however need a signifigant re-engineering of the cyl heads.(?):ear
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    I think they have already relaxed the restrictors. Not sure if they have allowed them to go unrestricted, though.

    With Checa so banged up, it is hard to tell what the bike is capable of.
  6. yooperbikemike

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    Restrictors were enlarged 2mm (50 to 52mm) at Monza. Ducati said that they got maybe 2hp from the change.
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    Batta proposed that Max would be hired as a test rider/ PR draw. There would have been 11 races where the team would stay at the track an extra day and various journos/VIPs/High rollers invited. Biaggi would get a chance to ride the bike hard, give feedback and schmooze with the peeps. Biaggi would already be on scene in his capacity as a commentator for Italian TV. Gobmier reportedly didn't respond to this proposal for nearly 3 weeks.

    Now, you might be asking yourself, "Self, why isn't Biaggi doing something like this for Aprilia?" Word is that Max didn't retire so much as Aprilia couldn't/wouldn't meet his salary demands, saying they wouldn't have enough money to hire a competitive 2nd rider. While we're on the subject, Leon Camier had a recent interview where he said that when he started doing well on the RSV4, his bikes mysteriously lost some speed. Hmmm...
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    That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

    Thanks for the info, Mike. :thumb
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    The Toyota 200 at Willow Springs was a great example of that. :evil
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    Seems he was getting back into riding/ training before being approached. Maybe
    Getting interested in competing in period 5/6,(80s & 90s Superbikes), with some
    of our other past champs? " Something happened in my life....."
    No idea........?
    Be good to see him back out there, he's kinda good at it.:wink:
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    Almost always translates to trouble in paradise.
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    Any possibility that this could have been the case over at Yamaha MotoGP in the previous 2 years. Maybe instead of loss of speed, maybe a loss of reliability??
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    I read something about it being on a BMW.

    Is this WSBK's attempt to generate some ratings?
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    Or Haga's attempt to salvage his career?
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    We would be happy if it just generated some TV time.
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    I loved Haga in his prime. He used to really be fun to watch.
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    I will be impressed if he has anything left in his tank.