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Old 22 May 2017, 21:31 (Ref:3735337)   #46
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RIP Nicky. Such a wonderful character, I'll miss his interviews. All this from a cycling accident. Sigh...not fair at all.
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Old 26 May 2017, 20:13 (Ref:3736213)   #47
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Old 28 May 2017, 22:57 (Ref:3736981)   #48
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Thanks to Quest to give those Freeview viewers like me the chance to see the Donny races live, brilliant tributes to Hayden throughout

Davies must be cursing that mistake in the first race, especially with Rea not finishing, he could have been that much closer. But I am more critical of Sykes in the second. Rea could afford to take it steady with his lead, yet didn't, whereas Sykes had more to gain by just going for it in the first laps, yet didn't which raises questions

Haslem had a good run in the first race, shame about second race
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Old 7 Jun 2017, 02:13 (Ref:3739131)   #49
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...brilliant tributes to Hayden throughout... But I am more critical of Sykes in the second. Rea could afford to take it steady with his lead, yet didn't, whereas Sykes had more to gain by just going for it in the first laps, yet didn't which raises questions

Haslem had a good run in the first race, shame about second race
I've given up trying to watch race 2 on the Eurosport player (I think they've taken it down anyway) as it kept freezing towards the end of the supersport race at the same point every time. Utterly tedious.

I do agree about the Hayden tributes. He's sorely missed. I thought race 1 was good. Perhaps it's time for Sykes to consider riding something else in the future to try to find an advantage elsewhere.
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Rumour is he might be on his way to Yamaha.

he did ride there with Spies moons ago and was soundly thrashed!!
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Old 8 Jun 2017, 21:29 (Ref:3739543)   #51
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Rumour is he might be on his way to Yamaha.

he did ride there with Spies moons ago and was soundly thrashed!!
True, but it was arguably still early days in Tom's world superbike career.
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Old 14 Jul 2017, 21:17 (Ref:3751273)   #52
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Misano and Laguna Seca have come and gone with no discussion at all. I was over a month behind the action and only caught up with Misano and Laguna Seca in the last couple of days.

Nasty accident for Chaz in Misano, it could have been very bad indeed (reminded me of the terrible accidents of Craig Jones and Andrea Antonelli), it was great to see Chaz's comeback at Laguna. Going back to Misano, Tores was very unlucky but fair play to Melandri, about time really!

Overall, I feel the Misano races were much better than Laguna. In other news, there's talk of standard ECUs and such-like being forced on manufacturers; haven't we been here before?
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Old 25 Jul 2017, 20:54 (Ref:3754370)   #53
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even without the accident ..it was still no chance for Davies..
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Old 6 Aug 2017, 08:54 (Ref:3757673)   #54
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And they reckon Davide Giugliano is going to ride the 2nd Honda for possibly the rest of the season - how many crashes will he have on that slow bike...
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Waste of time putting that idiot on any works bike
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Three cheers for Chaz. Great performances at the Lausitzring this weekend.

But, given Rea's consistency (and fantastic performances, I must add) there is hardly any chance someone else could win the championship this year....
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Three cheers for Chaz. Great performances at the Lausitzring this weekend.

But, given Rea's consistency (and fantastic performances, I must add) there is hardly any chance someone else could win the championship this year....
Rea's lead is incredible. He's just too good. We're witnessing perhaps the best WSBK rider of all time. Anyway, this year's championship has been kinda a letdown so far. Other teams (other than Kawa and Duc) really need to step up their game. On the other hand I thoroughly enjoy WSS this year. Will Kenan make it to his sixth title? I'd bet on him.
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The best SBK rider of all time lol!

You are counting out Fogarty, Bayliss, Polen who had a similar bike advantage. And dominated for longer and with even more wins.

Rea is on the best bike with little opposition.

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I just want to say that the people who are in the World Championship are the best of SBK racing drivers and the sport of WSBK has been a great more predictable than the last season
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I just want to say that the people who are in the World Championship are the best of SBK racing drivers and the sport of WSBK has been a great more predictable than the last season
I wouldn't really agree with that. There are guys in other countries who could do the same job in WSBK given the opportunity. Also the only additional piece of predictability over last year is Melandri is more consistent than Giuliano. So there are 3 bikes at the front instead of 4. Otherwise it's the Rea and Chaz show (if Chaz doesn't crash), with Sykes kind of there until he thrashes his tyres and anyway just isn't as good as Chaz or Rea. Like last year.

One problem with WSBK is that the spec is now far different to most other national championships so the wildcard element is gone which always threw up some excitement -and makes it impossible to measure national riders vs WSBK guys.

Another issue in WSBK, Kawasaki and Ducati are throwing far more budget at it than anyone else so it's a 4 bike championship with a second tier for everyone else. They need to level it out somewhat and attract the other manufacturers in without having to spend the earth.

It's a potentially good championship but mind numbingly predictable just now because of the haves vs the have nots.
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