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Gary Nixon

October 10, 2014 4:48 PM

WSBK » Dorna: We need to go to growing markets

Well Dorna are right about one thing. Magny Cours has big crowds. Bit like Brands did in the Foggy Corser day's. We go each year and just got back from a right royal soaking at the weekend only to watch packed grandstands in the rain cheering on Sylvain Guintoli & Loris Baz as well as Fabian Foret and Sylvain Barrier. French riders in France I ask you! We always go to support Tom and the other Boy's but Tom was the only one who kept it on two wheels. Incidentally he was booed at the end. Simple fact is the French love their racing more than most and have good riders at the moment. I think the English, German, and Italian crowds only seem to pack out Moto GP nowaday's because there are no more BIG names left in Superbikes, and who wants to see a bloke from Yorkshire beat Italy's best to a title? We do!! Incidentally there are no English Supersport riders left to cheer on. Why?

Gary Nixon

September 18, 2014 1:34 PM

WSBK » Haslam urges greater WSBK promotion

Well if this is right no one will be reading this so does it all matter? here goes anyway. I have run a motorcycle clothing and accessory store for over 7 years now (bear with me) and today's rider is a completely different animal to say someone who rode 10 years ago. It was about then that you had Foggy, Chili, Hodgy, Edwards, Haga etc fighting it out week in week out. Most customers bought Alpinestars, Dainese, and any other brand of clothing associated with Super-bikes as well as the latest Fireblade, R1 Mixer etc. This was the Fast Bike era. Anyone remember Shane Byrne, Rob Frost, Gary Mason etc. Yes you could ride a sports bike and feel proud to be associated with Super bikes as we all new them to be. NOT anymore I am afraid, I think a certain Marc Marques has arrived in the Nick of time for Moro GP otherwise ''racing'' in general would be on a major decline in every class. Today's rider and racing fan is the same person they were in 2005 but the BIG thing is they have all gone

Gary Nixon

September 18, 2014 1:38 PM

WSBK » Haslam urges greater WSBK promotion

out and bought BMW GS, Harley Davidson or Triumph Bonneville or similar Mild upright type of bikes with no association with racing apart from the name so the Super-bike association has slowly but surely been eroding away never to be seen again, hence the need to be seen bombing around on the latest pocket rocket is no longer essential nor going along to race meetings with many like minded folk I am afraid. This is the same all over Europe so as you can see World Super-bikes may even fail in the next few years as sales of sportsbikes decline year on year. From a British (or should I say English) point of view this does contradict the way it all should have been at the moment with Tom Sykes, Jonathan Rea, Leon, Haslam, and Alex Lowes, all trying 100% but alas its all gone over to Marc Marquez and the Moto Gp boys at the moment even though in my opinion over the last 3 years, the Racing has not been as good. (proper racing enthusiast know what I mean). Oh well we are off to Magny Cours n

Gary Nixon

February 23, 2010 12:55 PM

WSBK » POLL: Who will win the 2010 WSBK title?

As with most racing it will be the rider who can string a season together and this year is going to be very hard. If you take the most improved riders of last year as well as take age into consideration then judging by Portimao and Phillip Island it will a three way battle between Fabrizio, Rea, and Haslem, with the odd oldie like Haga, Biaggi, Byrne and even maybe Toseland making an appearance some weekends. By mid season Cal Cruchlow and Leon Camier will be nipping at heels of the front runners. Poor old BMW they should get a rider with a bit of fire in the belly I reckon. Heart says Rea, mind says Fab.

Gary Nixon

February 22, 2010 10:25 AM

WSBK » Fabrizio fastest, Ducati dominates final test

Well not sure what to make of the lap times other than Phillip Island kinda looks like it favours the Ducatis. To me its disappointing to se Fabrizio as the fastest overall as he is the type of rider most folk cant seem to like somehow, dont know what it is but I know he is going to be in with a shout this year but hope in the end he doesn’t do anything.. To me the most impressive times of the non Ducatis was Leon Camier not bad for someone who has not raced at Phillip Island before. The most disappointing well it has to be the two Yamahas considering all the hype about new engine characteristics and so on. Not sure what to make of that. I actually thought Johnny Rea was going to be the man to beat but see he is surrounded by Red bikes. Dark horses, Leon Haslam and Shakey Burn. I seem to have dismissed Nori for some reason

Michael Frohock

November 06, 2009 5:29 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies sets an interesting top speed.

I just love all this speculation - its what its all about at this stage. Just looked at Ben’s times from Valencia SBK and he set a Superpole time of 1.33.270 so he can in theory go quite a bit quicker on his TRACTOR. Most of us who watch SBK & MOTO GP will know he can pick up speed as the weekend goes on. I expect him to finish Sundays race as best of the rest. Great Picture.

Michael Frohock

October 06, 2009 1:23 PM

WSBK » Spies: The equation is very simple...

I just new this season was gonna be a cracker so me and the misses are off to Portamao, cant wait. A lot of folk here seem to forget who Nori rides for, remember last year and a certain Mr Bayliss wiped the floor with everyone, so the bike is good. Bens bike on the other hand is in its first year of development and as we can see he rides the think over the limit. Don't forget we also have a very strong Jonny Rea, Fab, Biaggi, and sometimes Haslam, so nothing will be a forgone conclusion. This is what great championships are all about. Look at how boring BSB was this year.

Michael Frohock

June 22, 2009 11:38 AM

WSBK » Frustration setting in, Spies confesses

Seems to me that Misano is maybe the turning point in the championship because not only will Ben have Haga and Fabrizio to deal with in future but now he has a pesky Honda on proper suspension to deal with. In other words the rest of the season will NOT just be about Spies and Haga now they both have to worry about Fabrizio and Rea taking points from them. Donnington will be the round of the year as Ben will have to deal with Haga, Rea, Fabrizio, Camier, Ellison, Kyonari, and maybe Andrews, all fast round the English circuit. If he can get a double at Donnington he will win the championship, but I think the Honda of Rea will be a right pain in his ass.

Michael Frohock

March 03, 2009 11:39 AM

MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP test times - Monday.

I dont know what to make of Moto GP so far as I am just getting over the excitement of WSB. Is it me or am I the only one who feels a bit sorry for Rossi and Co especially after seeing those pictures of Pedrosa stretchered off after his fall and all the usual suspects doing their usual excuses for crap lap times. To me Moto GP looks tired and worn whereas WSB looks fresh and new. I think even WSS will be better than MOTO GP because it looks like its going to develop into the Stoner, Rossi show with the odd Lorenzo, Dovi, Edwards third place. Oh well perhaps the 125s and 250s will be worth a watch. Hope I am wrong.

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