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Old 18 Jun 2018, 19:24 (Ref:3831732)   #61
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justracing should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridjustracing should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
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Really?

SBK has not been interesting for many years, a bloke taking someone out is just one of those things and Sykes has form for it
Totally disagree. With Davies riding the wheels of the Ducati and the Yamaha lads really finding some form the championship is a melting pot save for the fabulous riding skills of Rea. As for Sykes taking him out, I think that's pretty unfair comment. There's nothing in his contract that says he has to make way every time Rea comes up behind, he merely cut back underneath and they touched briefly. Sykes has been a paragon of virtue on track for a long time unless I'm mistaken. However, these are just my views anyway brilliant win for Lowes, been a long time coming for a real grafter.
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Old 19 Jun 2018, 08:39 (Ref:3831827)   #62
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Sykes has done it to Rea a few times, and also he and Baz had previous.

You know Rea is going to win, I do anyway and that for me loses interest. Fair play it seems a few teams have made steps, but then, all teams have been slapped with rather weird penalties, when ti is budgets that account for Kwak winning mainly.

I haven't watched any SBK races this year and cant imagine I will, its a garbage series run by the same people that run GP, so what do you expect.

The race format is pathetic having two races over 2 days, we all know that's a stupid, dumb decision, but what can you do, other than what I do and not watch it anymore.

It unravelled under Flammini and Dorna have done nothing to make it better.
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Old 20 Jun 2018, 08:39 (Ref:3832044)   #63
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Certainly agree about the split race format, it's rubbish. There's rumours that the series will revert to having 2 races on Sunday next year.
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Old 20 Jun 2018, 15:32 (Ref:3832128)   #64
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Guess it was made so more people came on both days
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Old 21 Jun 2018, 10:24 (Ref:3832296)   #65
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It was made so tracks could charge more money on both days I would imagine
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Rea really is a class act, double at Laguna Seca
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Old 1 Jul 2018, 22:00 (Ref:3834218)   #67
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Rea really is a class act, double at Laguna Seca
I got round to catching up with the Leguna Seca races yesterday and had two jaw dropping moments. Seeing Shane Byrne in the Eurosport studios. Wasn't expecting that at all, so glad he's on the mend. The 2nd was the Tom Sykes's interview regarding the Brno incident and in particular his comments about Pere Riba, I guess Tom is on his way out and feels free to vent about the team manager!

Race 1 was rather dull but I enjoyed the battle between the two Yamahas in race 2.
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Old 9 Jul 2018, 19:03 (Ref:3835738)   #68
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Just saw the replays of Misano. Damn, Rea is good. Van der Mark and Melandri really gave it all in the last race, but he Rea always looked to be a bit more stable, a bit smoother and having a bit more grip compared to the rest of the field. But when you see former world champion Sykes struggling, you can hardly say he has the best bike.
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Old 11 Jul 2018, 12:03 (Ref:3836052)   #69
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Rea is saying WSBK needs a MotoGP star in the series. More like the other way around, MotoGP needs a WSBK star, him!
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Old 12 Jul 2018, 10:22 (Ref:3836264)   #70
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WSBK needs something to happen. I thank Johnny Rea is a fantastic rider, and he comes across as a good bloke, but his utter domination is getting a bit boring now.
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Old 12 Jul 2018, 10:26 (Ref:3836265)   #71
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He just seems too good for the series
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Old 12 Jul 2018, 22:14 (Ref:3836395)   #72
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Yes Rea is very good but I don't know how he would fare in MotoGP as it's a different ball game that others have tried and failed.

Don't get me wrong he is obviously the best at what he is doing but as to whether he could be a "front" runner is another question !
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Old 12 Jul 2018, 23:21 (Ref:3836408)   #73
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Well he’s got nothing left to prove in WSBK, so why not try a new challenge? It’s worth it
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Old 13 Jul 2018, 18:27 (Ref:3836524)   #74
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It depends if he actually wants to ? or a manufacturer wants to give him a chance. Personally I would think that he is too old to make the change and might decide to remain a big fish in a little sea rather than the other way round
Don't get me wrong as I remember when back in 2007 at my local track (Almeria) in Spain when winter testing during his BSB days, he was head and shoulders above everybody else.

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He has chances in the past but chose to stay a big fish in a tiny pond

Hence why I feel his achievements do not compare with previous riders like Bayliss and Fogarty.

best bike, by far best rider, best budget, win easily and bore everyone to tears
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