BSB » Byrne edges Laverty for Croft pole


The HM Plant Honda rider shines, where as his team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari fails to crack the top ten in 14th position.

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John - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 6:02 PM

Just goes to show that Shakey obviously only can ride a Ducati like all the ****h3ead doubters said was the case before the season started...

Yeah right... That's why he's leading the championship, has the most podiums and 2 poles from 3 meetings !!!

Back to World Supers next year Byrney on a Ten-Kate blade please sir...

Paul M - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 6:05 PM

Tommy Hill I'm afraid is a brute-force rider. Shane Byrne is a naturally gifted, smooth and relaxed rider that lets the bike do the work. Hill is like the Sumo-wrestler of BSB - trying to muscle his way to success with 'bull-in-a-china-shop' riding...

reaper crew 666 - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 12:38 AM

bit early to be saying shakey goin back to wsb...as for tommy been a bull in china shop listen to what fellow riders have to say about the man...hope young baz can launch the yam off the line and run with the front runners and not forgetten the underdog easton on the mean green.

Paul M - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 9:32 AM

@666

Well come on then... Tell us what 'other riders' say about Hill ?? Don't just drop that line in there and not elaborate ? What DO they say ?

You're not seriously going to tell us that Hill is seen as the cleanest, most courteous of riders surely ?

Whitham's comments a few weeks ago about Hill and Bridewell were that he 'always felt that there was something likely to happen around those two riders...'.

And that's just from an observers perspective, who can only see the section of track that he's at at the time, so don't tell me other riders aren't seeing that all the way around the rest of the circuit. Remembering also that Whitham is an ex-racer and can probably see things that non-racers can't.

Hill is effective in getting to the front of BSB level races quite often, but lets face it, alongside Camier, Crutchlow etc... with whom he came through the ranks, he's wone f**k all. Crutchlow is now BSS and WSS Champion, and Camier BSS and BSB Champion.

Hill won.... The R6 Cup in 2

Paul M - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 9:36 AM

Hill won.... The R6 Cup in 2003 !!

His brute-force riding style is his downfall. And the more he keeps tormenting himself that Haslam, Camier, Crutchlow, Sykes, etc... are all streaking away from him, the more he'll keep forcing the issue and end up doing himself and someone else some serious damage, like he almost did to Ellison again last year again in BSB.

Steve 50cc - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 9:56 AM

Some personnel hatred there me thinks steve. Tommy hill is highly rated by nearly everyone in the paddock, there's just a few on here that don't. Yes hill is aggressive but he is not dangerous as there would be complaints by riders and team managers to stop him riding. The pass he did on Ellison last year was a mistake as he passed kiyo and out broke himself and hit Ellison. The pass he did on shaky at brands was class. And in all fairness he's as good as the riders you mention if not only slightly behind. Just made bad decisions with teams and had bad luck in the past. I know who I want to win bsb 2011

Paul M - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 6:34 PM

You mug...

Camier is a past British Supersport AND British Superbike Champion, and has podiumed already in WSBK. Crutchlow is a past British Supersport, World Supersport and multiple WSBK pole holder and race winner and actually qualified 6th on ther grid for todays Le-Man GP - a track he has never seen and out-qualified Rossi, Edwards, Spies and Hayden in 6th.

Tommy Hill... Won the R6 Cup in 2003. What an achievement.

reaper crew 666 - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 8:20 PM

paul m HEAD UP YOUR OWN ****.. dont worry both will be back crying to get back in bsb,cause at the minute cant say they doin to well,crutchlow 6th on grid then bins it great achievement...

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