BSB » Baz BSB return scuppered

The Frenchman was having a good first season with the Rob McElnea team when he was forced to withdraw for financial reasons.

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Oli - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 12:16 PM

Shame about his sponsor situation, he was having a solid-if-unspectacular-season. A potential future race winner at BSB, sure, but I think that right now he would be well out of his depth of WSB.


. - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 3:10 PM

I think you'll find he has IMO he's been brilliant considering what he's riding, his age, experience and the fact he started out never riding our tracks. Only Donnington and Brands are anything like what he's used too the rest are all stop and start querky massive breaking tracks with riders that have spent years and years on them.

Rawdawg I can understand you having the opinion you have but you really have to race on these tracks to realise how diferent they are to the flowing WSBK tracks.

Oli i thk you must be a failed club racer or somthing.

bsb is good for you - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 3:19 PM

judging by what you hear , he will be better off long term in not goingback to motorpoint yamaha.It now appears theyv'e got rid of Westmoreland so theyv'e only got crasher Tom so once he's smashed up their 4 bikes he will be out.Seriously I hope tommy does well and doesn't risk his life to try and make that bike something it isn'
How many riders have now left that team under shall we say a cloud.

. - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 3:28 PM

Telly can you not read. Sorry I didnt list them exaqctly to your high standards but I thought people would sort of get the drift.
Silverstone isnt that flowy just wide although the changes are a big improvment, I mentioed brands and donny but you'd have to take the time to read to notice that.
Having raced all of them and many european tracks and paddocks I can tell you our paddock is very different and very hard anyone who's raced both also will tell you the same.


August 24, 2011 3:39 PM

I think he's done well with what's given. But just because he's not used to the tracks doesn't give him a pass to WSBK. He hasn't earn it.

Riders through BSB, AMA, Aussy Superbike, or whatever aren't racing on all WSBK tracks either. But they have to get the results to prove that they deserve a WSBK ride. What makes him any different from say Spies or Haslam or Camier or Sykes who did't race WSBK type tracks every week coming up?

Loris doesn't have the results yet to justify a WSBK ride. And no matter what series he's in or what tracks he race, he has to earn a WSBK ride. Unless of course he's paying. But considering he can't even fully pay for a BSB ride that doesn't look likely at the moment.

. - Unregistered

August 24, 2011 4:15 PM

I agree with you Rawdawg. My post more aimed at people trying to say he doesnt deserv it based on pure ability, because he has raw talent.On the World sccene the europeans have many good influencdes and contacts in that paddock which would definately direct him well.

Spie Haslam etc have way more seat time/experience than him and Its only Ben thats actually done anything, epsecially not knowing the tracks that was a phenominon in istself. Haslam well If you cant make it with the career path and oportunities he's had I dont think he ever will.

But he's shown he can get a lot from a Superbike.

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