Crash.Net User: YankeeKraut916

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July 09, 2009 2:26 AM

MotoGP » Toseland black flag for missing 'harsh' penalty.

This is just a reminder of the disaster that has been James Toseland's MotoGP career. If JT is smart, he'll go back to WSBK where he was very successful. Face it, he's a sbk rider...just like Bayliss, Edwards and Vermeulen. It's time for guys like Edwards, Hopper, Toseland, Vermeulen and Elias to move on. Bayliss tried, said screw it and went back to something that he knew he was awesome at. To top it off he got that wildcard win which was fanatastic. JT should take a page out of Bayliss's book and make himself the awesome sbk rider that he is.


July 08, 2009 9:05 AM

BSB » Grip issues hinder Rutter at Knockhill

Enough with Tommy Hill. His replacement at Althea Honda in WSBK, Lagrive, is already doing better than he did. Yes the bike is crap but when your replacement does better than you...well that's all that needs to be said. Why do some think he deserves a BSB ride?!?!? The R6 Cup proves that he's a SS rider for now and nothing else. MAYBE and that's a big maybe, a backmarker privateer BSB ride but no way in hell a factory ride.


July 08, 2009 7:16 AM
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WSBK » Kiyonari: The problem is the rider!

El Bigonio - man...that's some pathetic reaching from almost 20 years ago and those riders won on machinery that was light years ahead of the competition. Merkel's RC30 outclassed everything, Polen's Ducatis the same thing. WSBK back then was more of the old F1 series than what is now. I should have included Russell with Corser on former AMA champions who have won WSBK championships. So the revised stats are: 2 BSB & 2 AMA champs who have won the WSBK championship. Your post doesn't dispel the fact that winning your domestic championship doesn't guarantee domination or consistency on the WSBK circuit.


July 08, 2009 6:41 AM

WSBK » Sykes: I know people want my ride

pp916 - yes that is absolutely correct that WSS riders have done squat once promoted to WSBK. You point out Rea being on the top step and while you are correct he joins a fraternity of 5 WSS graduate riders to stand on the top step in the last 10 years!!...Vermeulen, Pitt, Xaus, Fabrizio and himself. Case in point: Chambone: flop Fujiwara : flop Foret: flop Sofuoglo:flop Nannelli : decent rides here and there Muggeridge : flop and the list goes on and on.


July 08, 2009 5:41 AM

WSBK » Sykes: I know people want my ride

While Mladin is a good (I said good...not great) rider, I think you're dreaming to think he would come over and that he and Spies would dominate WSBK. Mladin's success has only been on the Yosh Suzuki...a bike which has millions of $$$ thrown at it every year and makes the other bikes look like undeveloped garbage. His years on a Ducati weren't as successful for him. He's an unknown quantity on the world stage and has only dominated with one brand and team. Take him away from his team and that Yosh zook and we'll see the Mladin from his Cagiva and Fast by Feracci Ducati days.

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