BSB » Smrz 'very excited' by BSB switch

'Sure, it won't be easy to be on top in such a difficult championship and a different bike, but we'll do everything to arrive there quickly' - Jakub Smrz

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Fumi - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 5:36 AM

You bunch of negative Aholes. You obviously have no idea about what it takes to make a team work. I've seen first hand from the inside just how hard the Splitlath team is working to get their bike's to the pointy end of the BSB paddock and Atcho proved that the bike is competitive it was just a shame that he had the off and was injured. With 2 quality riders on the bikes (Atcho and Kuba) in time the results will show. You all think that things happen over night. Sit back in your arm chairs where you belong and you will see things improve.

Yamaha R1 - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 6:21 AM

Jakub make sure you stop off at Sainsburys on your way to Assen and pick yourself up a case of pedigree chum because that bike is such a dog that is what your going to need to run the thing on.

Liebig - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 6:34 AM

Fumi. I do really wish you are correct in your comments.

However I doubt it very much.

Spitlaugh has had a couple of years now to get a grip on what is the fastest bike in WSB. Poor ms Tinnmouth had half a season recked by, what seemed to be, an endless saga of promises of new parts so that she could have a go. Parts that never showed up.

Now I'm wondering where the heck the team has got the money from to put both Aitch and Kuba on their bikes??? Money that has not been there for buying the parts so badly needed in the past.

Well. I still hope Fumi's right and the rest of us are wrong. BSB could sure use good results from the Prillas.


September 11, 2012 6:44 AM


I can't find the story anywhere wher Splitlath dumped Aitcho?! Or did Mark realise what a POS the Splitlath is and hightail it outta there? Splitlath have a record akin to Renault/Lotus (Boullier), Effenbert etc... They had a crap bike in 2010 and 2011 for Hudson Kennaugh, and the bike was nowhere near as good as Aitcho made it look.


stigers - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 8:33 AM

Mark will be riding the Splitlath bike as soon as his serious hand injury which he substained at Cadwell is strong enough to compete.
In my opinion Mark is probably the better rider for the BSB spec Aprilia has he has rode in superstock and WSBK on machinery that has been below par and not had TC and all the other electronic aids where as Smrz has only ever been competative on full spec superbikes with all the electronic aids and a choice of 3 or 4 solutions of front and rear tyres including qualifiers which is why he achieves good qualifying positions.

Flaming - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 8:41 AM

Funny how people talks about things without knowing a tiny bit of the situation.

A) Atcho hasn't been dumped at all.
B) Kuba knows that Splitlath bike is different, especially on the electronics, from his Pata RSV4. And getting the data from 2010 means nothing in Assen, since he rode a Ducati there and NOT the Aprilia: they switched after Misano, in June, and Assen is always held in April.
C) Sorry for Laverty, Tinmouth and all the other riders before but sometimes it's about them and not the bike. Laverty was still on it when Atcho did 9th at Cadwell qualifying (never rode there before) and Laverty was always beyond 20th position. Tinmouth, she's amazing on road racing but even with Honda she sticks to the lasts positions in BSB.
D) These two riders - Atcho and Smrz - have been in crappy teams before, you don't really know HOW crappy, you can't imagine, but still they made it through, giving those teams results they never managed to get. Check yourself in the past seasons in WSBK and

Flaming - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 8:52 AM

...Check yourself in the past seasons in WSBK and WSS how they raced and what those teams did before them. If they choose Splitlath, maybe they have seen a good opportunity and not just a temporary replacement.
E) Talent push other's people limits: I'm pretty sure that Splitlath has now the opportunity to get to the next level, because they have to keep the pace with the riders they hired. Eitherway i will be the final failure.
F) ...and last: about Smrz not doing good on race tyres: he did superpole record at Salt Lake with race tyre.

All of you are free to think whatever you want about this situation, but it's like fantasizing about fairies and leparachauns, since you don't know anything about it :-)

stigers - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 9:24 AM

not just a temporary replacement.
Karl Harris
Jenny Tinmouth
Hudson Kennaugh
Chris Burns
Joe Burns
John Simpson
John Laverty
Florian Marino
in the past few seasons,have i missed anyone?

ROD99 - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 10:08 AM

Whats wrong with people on here?

I don't get it their just trying to run a very difficult bike in a very competetive championship. They do this because they love racing they dont have to, its not some secret you armchair warriors are been kept from they do it because they love it. Why do you rip shreads of people who are just trying their best. Its not easy running a short, nervous, high corner speed bike on low conerspeed start stop circuits.
Bleet bleet "they were bad to Jenny and laferty" "bikes a dog" bla bla, HOW DO YOU KNOW are you involved? Why not give people who are keeping the entertainment alive for people like YOU, a break.

I'd ride it tommorrow and be happy for it.

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