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'We probably had the most consistent weekend of all our rivals and that is what is important' - Tommy Hill

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potter88

May 08, 2012 8:45 AM

I think Hill with consistency like he has shown may take Title again.

Although saying that its gonna be extremly close at the top with Josh and Shakey pushing him all the way to the end.

Its still early days but hopefully Haga has found a bit of form now and with a lot of Tracks coming up that he has raced at before (Assen, Silverstone and Donington in WSB plus Brands GP and Oulton Park before too) i would'nt rule him out of Top 6 Showdown.

My Tip for Top 6 Showdown is Hill, Brookes, Shakey, Easton, Haga and either 1 of a Samsung Honda

Cubikrube

May 08, 2012 9:50 AM

Re: Consistency, i absolutely agree. Tommy seems a much calmer rider, seeing the long game rather than the next pass in front of him.

This year is going to be awesome and probably no need for the Showdown format given how close everyone is but hey-ho i'll stop with that as i am flogging a dead on horse on that front!

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 12:47 PM

The showdown format could play into Haga's hands.

If Haga makes it into the top six then he will probably be very strong on the last three meetings seen as he will have had time to get used to the series and already knows those tracks well from world supers.

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 10:32 AM

Tommy Hill lapped quicker on a Yamaha R1 2012 spec superbike as Camier did in 2009 on the all singing and dancing WSBK spec AIRWAVES R1 with Magnetti Marelli electrics with TC/launch control/anti-wheelie etc etc.
I am not taking anything away from Tommy and Nori as they did ride brilliantly at weekend but in my opinion the Yamaha is just a little bit quicker than it should be.
Just an observation that gets you thinking.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 9:35 AM

The tyres will have improved since 2009.

The Yamaha doesn't look any faster than the PBM Kawasakis or the Tyco Suzukis. The Samsung Hondas should be up there with them, but since the loss of Chris Pike and the change of riders, the team seems to have lost its way.

Personally I'm loving the new BSB rules!

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

May 10, 2012 10:11 AM

sick cylinder quotes
'The Yamaha doesn't look any faster than the PBM Kawasakis or the Tyco Suzuki'and it should not be.
The R1 should not be a match for the other Japanese brands.
The tyres may have improved since 2009 but that does not make the bike any faster in a straight line and the Swan Yamaha is more than a match for the Kawasaki and the Honda.
The bike still needs to be ridden and Tommy and Nori are doing that brilliantly and the Swan team are no mugs,but i for one am amazed at how good the Yamaha is performing.
The racing is good for sure but lets hope that the playing field is level and not sloping slightly towards garage one.

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