2013 WSBK No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

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

  1. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Me too. Loved Haga in his prime, awesome to watch. Find it hard to watch such a great rider now that he appears to have lost most of his edge.
  2. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Long timer

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    Here's hoping that he does. :beer
  3. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    He left it all on the track in 09 battling Spies for the championship.
  4. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Yeah that year should have been his crown. But we love him no matter how it ended. He is the Sultan.
  5. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    He's still got the speed. Just not the bike.
  6. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    World Superbike's Randy Mamola, sorta kinda.
  7. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    His ride in the BSB was as good as anyone's last year but he didn't make much of an impression. I always liked him and would like to see him do well, but I'm not optimistic.
  8. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    My feelings are the same, the whole BSB thing last year was bad and he will likely not make any impact.
  9. Closed Casket

    Closed Casket Jaded and Faded

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    I'm sure this is in the thread somewhere, but I suddenly thought of one of the greatest WSBK battles ever, 2002 Imola between Bayliss and Edwards. Just watched it 3 times. Bayliss is one of my fave moto racers ever, any class. And this was the height of Colin's career:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijXcPIyKupo

    Miss it.
  10. MODNROD

    MODNROD Wheat and Sheep

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    +1 on Bayliss.
    Everyone will go on about "Yeah, he's saying that coz he's an Aussie of course", but Troy is "the man".
    How many other riders have climbed on a MotoGP bike for a giggle and promptly spanked them all?
    Bloody good to watch too. :clap
  11. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Troy Bayliss is the man. GP victory as a wild-card. The duel with Edwards for the WSB title. So many other great races from him.
  12. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Anyone have an English link for the Portimao round?

    tia
  13. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    Guintoli for the championship win. He'll need to win a few more to cement it, but things are looking really good for him since the first race weekend double.
  14. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    This is the no spoiler thread!
  15. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    I thought it was the "no-soiler" thread, and frankly, with you typing in bold font, it made me soil myself.




    :D
  16. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    And that's not a spoiler. UNLESS I CAN SEE THE FUTURE.... oooOOOOOooooo.... :lol3
  17. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Buried deep in post-race press release from SBK:

    Even though a slight improvement between the two races – still not matching early expectations – as per the application of FIM Regulations art. 2.4.8.1.3 Ducati will see the removal of the air restrictors on their 1199 Panigale R, starting from the next round at Imola (June 28-30).
  18. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    Its about time.
  19. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Just got around to watching this. Good racing!

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  20. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Haga is back for Imola.

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    Mike, where is your Imola thread?!?!?!? :deal

    :D