BSB » 'Tricky one' for Byrne, Kiyonari pressure


Shane Byrne 'not a fan' of BSB Showdown format.

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esupforit - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 1:22 AM

this is a classic example of how crazy the rules are,if shakey rides to win n crashes it could ruin his whole season,if he didnt ride he wud b slated..riders cant win.hopper is in best place,at least he can watch the action!!! cmon kiyo nail it...

sedjo

August 24, 2011 9:51 AM

I get the feeling that Kiyo can still win the championship. A sudden discovery of form over the next 12 races is not out of the question. If that does happen this championship format will have to go.

Hedgeholer - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 1:04 PM

With a good enough return to form and a couple of DNFs from the leaders Kiyo could have pulled it back within the 10 races left to go under the old system too.

But its a good point - it would have been a tougher challenge.

Will he do it?
He's *proved* he's good enough.
Is the bike?

John - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 6:59 PM

Aside from bad luck on the part of Shakey Byrne, I don't see Kiyonari reeling him in some how. Something has affected Kiyonari this year, and I would guess it's two things - 1 being that this year he has the most competitive and arguably successful team-mate he's ever had, and is therefore not 'top-dog' at HMPlant. 2 being the devastation that has occured in his home country this year that although hasn't (so we believe) affected him or his family personally, has quite possibly unsettled an already quite fragile character that has to be tuned perfectly in order to perform to the best of his ability. How many times have we seen Shakey have the ups and downs in form that Kiyo regularly seems to have ? Hardly ever. Shakey seems to be able to ride around problems to a large degree whereas Kiyo needs the thing to be micro-perfect before he is able to get the best from it. Unfortunately bike racing is a compromise and it's about the bloke (or bird) who can work around the issues both on and

John - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 7:01 PM

off the track and keep themself in good condition all year that wins the championship. Scr3w this stupid shootout b0ll0cks. The rider who amasses the the most points at the end of the year wins. Full stop.

Steve - Unregistered

August 26, 2011 10:00 PM

the only reason they have the show down is to get ticket sales for the last few rounds at the end of the season. Past seasons where riders have dominated and won the championship with a few rounds to go, is bad for the people running the show, as they wont get as many people paying to see 2 or 3 rounds when the title has been taken

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