WSBK Main Thread

Discussion in 'Racing & Bike Sport' started by CastrolCraig, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Paul Longstaff

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    Finally caught up with it on tv and loved it.
    Superb racing and 3xactly like I thought it could be yam, kwacker, honda, ducati all right up there.
    Jonny going to have to work really hard for his title this year.
    Bautista did a great ride in 2nd race and Scott redding debut was very strong. I'm sure BMW will get sorted and then we just need suzuki back.
    Those on new bikes were always going to struggle a little as very little dry testing got done. I followed redding on YouTube during the preseason tests and it felt like every session was wet so not ideal.
    Anyway I'm sure honda learnt a lot from that opening round and the bike development can start in ernest now
     
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  2. Barstewardsquad

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    Eurosport have an offer on their player where you can get a year's access for £19.99. Good offer for me as I am dumping Sky and means I can still watch WSBK (and BSB).

    Offer ends sometime tomorrow though so if you want it you will have to move quick
     
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  3. PauloHRC

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    Can you believe Marco Melandri has come out of retirement to race for Barni Ducati this season replacing Leon Camier?!

    There must be some up coming riders in the Italian championship who they could have approached before Melandri! I bet they're all well pissed off:rolleyes:

    Not that I dislike Melandri......quite the opposite, great guy and his Mrs ok too ;)
     
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  4. Kevin1

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    I saw this post and thought "I'm alright Jack" I get Eurosport with my BT package. But apparently NOT. I looked for it today after seeing an Instagram post from WSBK and Eurosport is no longer on my BT box. I have just renewed my BT broadband package, at no point was I told I'd be losing Eurosport. Bastards.
     
  5. Paul Longstaff

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    Well its starting to happen. Slowly but surely the big H new 2020 blade is starting to upset the applecart.
    I said it was good start after round 1 and a few bumps later they are on the podium.
    Given the crappy wet pre season testing they were on the back foot but that bike is showing amazing promise. Its already an easy match to the yamaha, as fast as the kawasaki and clawing up against the ducati.
    Each of the other bikes have several seasons of development under their belts and the Honda hasn't. Honestly if things continue like this they could be easily be fighting for wins by season end and that puts next year into a really exciting proposition.
    For a brand new bike faced with such a compromised pres season test programme they are doing exceptionally well.
    Let's just hope this continues
     
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  6. PauloHRC

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  7. PauloHRC

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    Tito in wsbk.......all im saying is just look at that F'kin bike!!!!!:eek::):)
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  8. Kevin1

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    I didn't watch a single WSB race this year. I don't feel that I missed anything. A bit like not watching F1.
     
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  9. PauloHRC

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    There was some good racing this year and next year is set to be even better! Worth a watch for any one who is remotely interested in bike racing !;)
     
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  10. SimonRR

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    Agree, just BSB, Moto3, 2 and gp
    Missed the IoMTT was thinking roll on 2021, but now it's 2022 :(:(
     
  11. BlackDevil

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    Updated 2021 WorldSBK schedule

    21-23 May Spain MotorLand Aragón
    28-30 May Portugal Circuito Estoril
    11-13 June Italy Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”
    02-04 July United Kingdom Donington Park
    23-25 July The Netherlands TT Circuit Assen
    06-08 August Czech Republic Autodrom Most
    20–22 August Spain Circuito de Navarra
    03-05 September France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
    17-19 September Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
    24-26 September Spain Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto
    01-03 October Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
    15–17 October Argentina Circuito San Juan Villicum
    12–14 November Indonesia Mandalika International Street Circuit
     
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