BSB » Kiyonari wins as Byrne, Hopkins clash


In a race full of drama - one that also included a fall for title contender Hill - Kiyonari comes through at the expense of Byrne and Hopkins.

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Danimal - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 6:42 PM

Don't worry about it Mr. Hopper, these things tend to happen when you end up battling against your top rivals in a last gasp dash for a win. I'm sure he would have done the same to you because he sees you as his main rival for the BSB crown so better him than you.

Go Hopper!!!

John Gateley - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 9:25 PM

So, the guy who got the contract for the armco fencing around Snetterton did very well by the looks of things - steel fence panels everywhere you look. But what about the airbags? Andrews and Brogan fly into a pile of old tyres at 100mph? It's 2011 guys! Get real and get some airbags out there before somebody is killed. This track surely hasn't passed safety standards rules has it? A very poor show from Snetterton - the usual cheap job. Some extra tarmac and some steel fencing isn't quite enough, is it?

Kimco

July 03, 2011 9:51 PM

If it was not for people like Jonathan Palmer putting money into tracks like Snetterton you would finish up not having anywhere to go to watch your racing as they would be closed. He has done some excellent work to bring it up to date, and I don't think you would have any racing if it was not passed as safe, and he would not have had the final say in that. If you have a problem why not try and be more constructive instead of abusive.

Jonah - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 9:57 PM

Does anybody think Gary Mason can justify a ride in the mms team, when eve bikes can beat him .
Give the stickers a chance I say, hurry up back stu Easton

cruachan - Unregistered

July 03, 2011 11:51 PM

Erm, isn't fans buying tickets the whole point of spectator sports?

I don't know what the prices are like anywhere else, but at Knockhill it's ~£30 for an adult ticket and for that you get a full days racing. Good value compared to the prices for a football match IMO.

Anyway, really enjoyed todays racing, Hopper and Byrne will have a good battle this season and Kiyo looks to be hitting some form at the right time as well as Brookes. Add in Hill and you've got a good title shootout on the cards.

Ian S - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 3:51 AM

@John. Wind yer neck in mate. The circuit looked great and is a vast improvement over the old track. If all that Palmer cared about was profit then there would have been no new pits built. This incident showed a problem with that particular corner and I'm sure the organisers will be looking at ways to make it safer. There were plenty of other falls that ended safely.

Oscar - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 7:43 AM

Agree wind your neck in John. Undoubtedly the scariest crash seen in years. A couple of facts. Simon didn't reach the barrier, he was arrested by the gravel bed and Steve did. There was Airfence at the corner for the first time, in the head on position and Steve was unlucky to go down a bit further round, missing it by less than five metres. Steve wasn't hospitalised and has a shoulder injury. I'm sure the powers that be review and will modify things if required.

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