BSB » Early BSB deal boosts Zanotti

"We'll be fielding a Suzuki GSXR1000 again next year and we are already working on the bike to make a whole raft of improvements" - Aaron Zanotti.

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. - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 5:30 PM

Erm not really NEWS this is it?

Good on sure he enjoys his self etc etc but someones weekend hobby running around at the back of a grid because you can raise the money to do so is hardly newsworthy.

sorry, the only way your going to "avoid a repeat of last season" is by going club racing and trying for some results!

ellis - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 6:11 PM

Don't understand why he doesn't go superstock racing, with a back of grid bsb budget, would be a very nice superstock budget. Then if he he does well bsb teams will look at him.

m78 - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 6:20 PM

Slow news week? He wouldn't win a club race,its a lifestyle that people get a taste for,if you can get sponsors to pay you to ride about then well done but you are only kidding yourself.
I've had friends enter bsb on a slick tyred stock bike and beat him comprehensively with little set up time having just finished a night shift so the testing quote doesn't mean a thing

boxy2010 - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 7:37 PM

You would think someone who had grown up with Leon and Ron Haslem would be good on a road bike but saying that I used to beat him and haslem on the motocross track. The only thing he did last year was **** shakey race up in assen. Hang the leathers up Aaron. Ya just ain't fast enough.

Really - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 9:41 AM

I have no idea who boxy 2010 is, but not many people beat leon at motorcross as i was part of his backup team, and most weeks he won. Also, learn to spell his name "HASLAM"

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 10:07 AM

Aaron was a front running Superstock rider a few seasons back and then got the superbike superstar bug and changed class.
He has never achieved anything on a superbike so why he comes back year after year to run around at the back of the race battling with Ms Tinmouth and Bin Laden is a mystery.
Too good for club racing but nowhere near the grade to compete at BSB sbk level.
The problem is with the superstock class which scares the riders like Zanotti,Mason and Jenny from entering is that all competitors have approx 180 to 200 bhp,run on the same compound treaded tyres, all riders have access to good affordable suspension upgrades and a dyno at all the rounds to check for tuned machinery hense NO EXCUSES for poor results.

JoeLowtonn - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 1:06 PM

Make no mistake about it, Aaron can ride a bike. He was a consistently up there in his two stroke days. Personally I think it's more of a face doesnt fit issue. You don't honestly think the best and most talented riders always get the best rides? Haslam would be nothing without Ron. Don't get me wrong he's an exceptional rider but if him or Taylor Mackenzie ever win a championship, I will eat my hat!

a - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 1:15 PM

Some of the criticism of Aaron is unfair here. He had a decent Superstock (and two-stroke) record before moving up, and if he can bring the budget in then why not run a Superbike?

Clearly in any championship things will NEVER be fully equal, and someone has to be at the back. Championships where big-budget teams are at the back tend to be unsustainable (manufacturers don't like to come last, and disappear) so ultimately you want private teams competing against the big boys. There's no great shame in small teams like Aaron's (or Jenny's) doing what they're doing - with the difference in rider & equipment no-one is seriously expecting them to be anywhere near winning. Surely it's a choice between plugging away in BSB or being back in the mix in Stock or Supersport, and what's wrong with choosing the former?

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