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Old 9 Aug 2019, 20:45 (Ref:3922128)   #1
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Just caught up with last weekend's racing from Thruxton, great action from the fastest circuit in the UK. BSB is technically a world apart from both WSBK and MotoGP but for me I think the racing without the benefit of all the electronic aids makes it far more competitive and judging by the spectator attendance they agree. That in itself makes it all the more impressive for riders like Tommy Bridewell jumping from one series to another.
There's an interesting parallel with open wheel formulae in race cars with F1 being so far removed from any vehicle that you're ever likely to drive on the road, the best open wheel circuit racing for me is FF1600's which fortunately is relatively cheap to attend.
Every BSB meeting I manage to attend is incredibly well supported with pretty knowledgeable fans and the results so far this year reflect the competitive nature of the series with the changes in rostrum places. Superb races from Thruxton, great 1st time win for Irwin on the Honda, roll on Cadwell!
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Old 10 Aug 2019, 10:16 (Ref:3922174)   #2
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I agree, BSB has had some great racing this season. And Scott Redding has really taken to the series like the proverbial duck to water.
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Old 11 Aug 2019, 18:57 (Ref:3922318)   #3
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Just caught up with last weekend's racing from Thruxton, great action from the fastest circuit in the UK. BSB is technically a world apart from both WSBK and MotoGP but for me I think the racing without the benefit of all the electronic aids makes it far more competitive and judging by the spectator attendance they agree. That in itself makes it all the more impressive for riders like Tommy Bridewell jumping from one series to another.
There's an interesting parallel with open wheel formulae in race cars with F1 being so far removed from any vehicle that you're ever likely to drive on the road, the best open wheel circuit racing for me is FF1600's which fortunately is relatively cheap to attend.
Every BSB meeting I manage to attend is incredibly well supported with pretty knowledgeable fans and the results so far this year reflect the competitive nature of the series with the changes in rostrum places. Superb races from Thruxton, great 1st time win for Irwin on the Honda, roll on Cadwell!
The Thruxton races were pretty good. The bikes looked spectacular around Church corner. Incidentally, is it possible to view racing action at Thruxton outside of the main spectator areas around the complex? Is it possible to get out in the countryside (legally) to see things going flat out?
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Old 11 Aug 2019, 20:53 (Ref:3922335)   #4
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Is it possible to get out in the countryside (legally) to see things going flat out?
No. Beyond the spectating areas at the complex you can walk to the top of the hill overlooking Seagrave and the run up to Noble but there is no public access beyond that point. So Goodwood, Village, Church, Brooklands and the run up Woodham Hill back to the chicane are all prohibited areas. If you stand high up on the hill overlooking Campbell/Cobb/Seagrave you can see right across to the other side of the circuit and you can look back to Allard as well but sadly that's it.
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Old 12 Aug 2019, 09:08 (Ref:3922384)   #5
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I did think you had to be a marshal to watch from those areas
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No. Beyond the spectating areas at the complex you can walk to the top of the hill overlooking Seagrave and the run up to Noble but there is no public access beyond that point. So Goodwood, Village, Church, Brooklands and the run up Woodham Hill back to the chicane are all prohibited areas. If you stand high up on the hill overlooking Campbell/Cobb/Seagrave you can see right across to the other side of the circuit and you can look back to Allard as well but sadly that's it.
Thank you. It's a bit of a shame but I suspected that was probably the case.
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Old 29 Nov 2020, 07:29 (Ref:4019331)   #7
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Good to see an Aussie won the title.
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Old 5 Dec 2020, 20:54 (Ref:4020829)   #8
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Its really not sorry, bout time they all went somewhere else especially Brookes, best bike, best rider, was crap in SBK.
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Its really not sorry, bout time they all went somewhere else especially Brookes, best bike, best rider, was crap in SBK.
I think a Aussie refugee from World Supers to the British Championship is indicative of the reverse. Too many Brits in the World series.
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 10:40 (Ref:4020913)   #10
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Brookes deserved that title, he was really on it and he’s always been a great addition to the series
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 22:13 (Ref:4021190)   #11
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Brits are there as there is nowhere else to go, Laverty Sykes Camier should not have been there this long, but SBK is a shadow is what it could and once was, its a shambles of a series quite honestly, bit Brookes was awful there, can only ride in BSB, which would be massively improved if Bird sodded off, he would not be allowed anywhere near a paddock if I was Palmer bloke is a total disgrace Shows that money buys you everything but respect.
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Well I don’t think Bird is the one showing a lack of respect here
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Stuart Garner the former owner of Norton Motorcycles will be forced to pay back about £14m missing from the company’s employee retirement fund, after being refused permission to appeal a pensions ombudsman’s ruling.
The investigation began after Garner had failed to transfer funds to the Commando 2012 Pension Scheme, the Donington MC Pension Scheme and the Dominator 2012 Pension Scheme. Instead of releasing the funds into the schemes, something the trustee should do within six months, Garner invested the money into the struggling Norton Motorcycles brand.

The investigation onto the scandal was brought about after 30 members of the three schemes made complaints that Garner had also failed to release funds to return the funds to pension holders when they were due.

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Sad story for all concerned Gordon, thanks for reporting.
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Sad story for all concerned Gordon, thanks for reporting.
There is an awful lot more to this, you will have to read the full report as to all the "fiddling" that has been going on virtually from the start with some of the people involved receiving sentences.
I doubt if much of the money will ever be recovered, especially in todays financial climate
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