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McRacing - Unregistered

March 08, 2010 8:14 AM

And from this we can deduce.............what? No clear champion elect as far as i can see. There will be loads of riders in the mix and i predict numerous winners. Going to be a great season, so much closer than last year. Roll on Rd 1. :D

Crunchy Nuts - Unregistered

March 08, 2010 9:38 AM

Rock On Tommy! A good start for Tommy but he'll need some good luck for a change if he is going to turn this positive start into race wins. Just stear clear of Yosh Brooks and he should be o.k.

Oh No - Unregistered

March 08, 2010 9:46 AM

What the *** is going on at HM Plant. It would appear to be time for a change at the top in Honda. Neil Tuxworth and Harvey Beltram had better sort that cluster out. Best equipment, best riders, decent budget (if not the best ???), what's up.

Don't tell me it early in the season. It's the same time of the season for everyone else.

McRacing - Unregistered

March 08, 2010 10:10 AM

@ Oh No. I wouldn't worry about HM Plant. They'll be ready and i think their riders have a real chance. I am an admirer of Brookes and hated the negative press he was getting last year for basically keeping his mouth shut when he could have come out and slated technical difficulties for his much publicised crashes. Its all smoke and mirrors at testing, come Rd 1 they will be up there. :D

Richard Mushet

March 08, 2010 10:29 AM

What is it with you lot and testing times?! It's track time to start getting everything dialled in, whether it's a new electronics package, suspension upgrades or some minimal changes to geometry. We'll see who's where once they've got some sessions chalked up at the first round. Roll on Brands!

Cubikrube - Unregistered

March 08, 2010 11:38 AM

It's all good and well saying you should take no notice of testing times but Haslam was top of the timesheets in testing in WSB and look what that has translated into when it came to the racing. Suzuki have produced a very good bike it seems so bet against them at your peril.
If Tommy Hill starts kicking butt i am going to take great delight in reminding a few of the numbskulls on here of their comments about him last year :)
Personally i think all the good results for Suzuki are down to me and the fact i've just bought a
K5 GSX-R750 :p
Can't wait for bank holiday weekend at Brands!

Oh No Part2 - Unregistered

March 08, 2010 12:36 PM

The only people who say "don't read anything into test times" are the ones at the back. The thing about being able to produce Championship winning performaces is confidence. Winning breeds winning. Being at the front, whether testing or racing, gives a rider and team confidence. When you're at the back , doubts can start to creep in and that's just as contageous as positive confidence. Anyway time will tell, but HM Plant has steadily gone downhill since 2007. Let's bear in mind the perspective that I'm coning from. We're not talking about Shaun Muir Racing. Basically a private Honda team. We're not even talking about Honda Britain. We're talking about what was Castrol Honda. WSBK winners???

Hedgeholer - Unregistered

March 08, 2010 1:00 PM

Suspect if you sifted through past data you'd find:

The ones who did astoundingly well in testing mostly went on to do very well during at least the first half of a season.
The ones who do really badly don't often recover.
Whilst the ones in between can go either way.

And THAT'S why its not usually so easy to use testing to make really clear predictions.
Sure you can look at Hasslam's WSB 2010 opening.
But you can look at Shakey last season too.
And then, just to make things obscure, Leaon Camier takes a new R1 out of the box ... tho you could argue that was trailed by Spies earlier.

But I'll make a prediction: Kagy WILL go like off a shovel until it hits the fan & then the tyre wall

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