WSBK: Oasis Town (Spoilers -- The Last?)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  2. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Loris Baz posted on Twitter that he won't be racing MotoAmerica next season but did not reveal his 2022 plans. European news sites are claiming Baz has signed with a BMW supported team in WSBK but there has been no official announcement. I was hoping he would stay with GoEleven as they switch to Yamaha. The R1 is a good platform and Baz got on with the bike well when he rode for TenKate. The BMW support teams haven't really panned out for anyone yet.

    Back to this weekend. Excited for some good racing in both Superbike and Supersport.
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  3. Prospected

    Prospected Mountains' Rossi

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    Had GoEleven stayed with Ducati I’d say that would’ve been good for Baz. Switching to Yam would be a gamble being GRT gets their factory supported satellite stuff. The team Folger ran with is rumored to have gotten Baz. I just hope BMW doesn’t half ass the guy.
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  4. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Want to intimidate your rivals? Talk softly and wear really, really, really big shoes.

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  5. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    JR and TR sitting with each other on a transatlantic flight? I'd love to listen to that conversation.
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  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Those aren’t shoes, those are boats.
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    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    I'm thinking thats the intra-country flight from Buenos Aires to San Juan. They probably talked about something more important than the championship: contracts with leather, helmet and energy drink sponsors. :lol2
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  8. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum. Supporter

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    That’s just awesome.

    They’ve definitely got a little in common, plenty of conversation starters, no pressure…….hilarious!
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  9. kenlake

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    FP1 being shown live for free on WSBK's site right now
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    Is that Bernie Sanders??
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    This is becoming a habit…..

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  12. bullockcm

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    Yeah, it seems like Rea has crashed more in the last 12 months than he had the whole rest of the time at Kawasaki.
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  13. Don03st

    Don03st Been here awhile

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    He’s pushing really hard. It’s weird to see him ride beyond the limits of the bike/tires like that. What would KRT do without him?
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    That was an odd crash with the front end going away so early.
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    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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    Probably not get the bike performance penalized as much :lol3
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  16. Drif10

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    True. :1drink
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    There is a LOT of trail braking at this track. The Turk seems pretty good at it….
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    Not much action at the front in either the Supersport or Superbike races today. Gutted for Redding because he had pace and could have made it more interesting. Some pretty good action down the order for third through tenth in Superbike.

    The KRT bikes using the throwback graphics to celebrate the 125th year of Kawasaki was cool. Hope I have more to get excited about tomorrow than paint schemes.



    Rea's ZX-7 tribute livery

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    Original Ninja colors for Lowes

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  19. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer Super Supporter

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    Spoilers!

    2021 Argentinian WSBK Race 1 Results:

    1. Razgatlioglu
    2. Rea
    3. Rinaldi
    4. Lowes
    5. Bassani
    6. Van der Mark
    7. Gerloff
    8. Locatelli
    9. Redding
    10. Haslam

    Vinales and Bautista DNF'd.
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  20. Drif10

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    Was it just me, or did Toprak not slow down after the checker? It looked like he thought the race was still on, and then when everyone else was in parc fermé, he rolled in after his extra lap.

    Commentators didn't mention it though. :dunno
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