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Phillip Island gets new racing surface ahead of 2013 season.

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jasonlewis - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 11:23 PM

Anyone else tired of the Stoner v Rossi crap? As a Spies/Hayden fan I'm jealous of Stoner/Rossi's success. They're both amazing talents period! To imply that either one sucks is embarrassing

BigG - Unregistered

December 15, 2012 1:37 AM

To keep to the ashpalt topic, if anyone is still interested. The difference between race track and road ashpalt is the stone and binder. Race tracks have higher torsion and tension stresses in the top layers. Stronger binders helps reduce the ripples and a harder stone produces better grip providing is has been crushed correctly. Road ashpalt is your run of mill cost driven rubbish we get on Australian roads.


December 15, 2012 6:21 AM
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Personally I think it's odd how the IOM TT and the UGP with every day roads that are not as wide as these specially constructed racetracks have much faster lap times (on super bikes even super sports) makes one think what a racing bike would do with some of the fearless racers on board, mind you I can think of one who could be flat out beating the super bikes.

Digger - Unregistered

December 15, 2012 9:05 AM

@Johnny sir should not be on Crash as you clearly have an ounce of intelligence and do not wave Rossi or Stoner underpants!!! lol

I totally agree fella, my first gp was in 87 and most recent was last year, and the on true consistency was 80 guys from 15 to 40 all putting the necks on the line to entertain me and 80,000 other bike nuts.....not just rossi or stoner or lorenzo or pedrosa, but Pol and Bautista and Oliveira and and and the list could go on ......bless the ickle fan boys even turned tarmac story into a handbag fight lol

Sadly Johnny, we appear to be in a very small minority

chris - Unregistered

December 15, 2012 2:06 PM

Wish they would go back to Spa Belgium that was the ultimate track for balls and speed. Sheene lapped that place at 137mph back when l was a lad in the 80's. That done on a bike that none of the present riders would dare to put a leg over.

DaveL - Unregistered

December 15, 2012 3:14 PM

Great comments Tetley and Chris

People tend to forget just how ungodly fast the IOM and Spa are... I started watching these races in the late '60s... big field, lots of privateers, close racing and lots of heros

99 Crystal Ball - Unregistered

December 15, 2012 3:21 PM

McGuiness does a 37.7 mile lap over drains and man-hole covers faster on his grandma's Vespa.Tetley.

But he cant do anything on a track.I know,ive seen him!
Horses for courses mate.Comparing a racing track to the TT is not realistic.

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