WSBK » Camier in contention as mid-field battle brews


The Aprilia Alitalia signals satisfaction with his results at Misano after a 'tough weekend'.

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oldtimer - Unregistered

June 29, 2010 5:30 PM

WSBK is a series for production based bikes. Why is the Aprilia any more of a GP bike than others on the grid? They all have trick parts. Few will start on the button (what's use is a road bike that requires a mimi moto to spin the back wheel up?). They all use slicks, try that in the high st. Petronas fielded a bike that wasn't even in the show rooms and Ducati raced a bike with a 1200cc engine and called it a 1098 a few years ago. It's a great series but let's not kid ourselves that it is anything to do with the bikes we can buy.

Elite - Unregistered

June 29, 2010 6:13 PM

When Toseland and Bayliss won it was because of their natural talents. Biaggi wins a few races and it's the bike. One could then argue well why is it always Biaggi's bike ? Well, the retorts are that if Camier beats him he'll have a hissy fit and/or that Biaggi's bike has the special parts and he wont let Camier get any and/or they built the bike for Biaggi's riding preferences and it doesn't suit Camier. Ultimately, for the guys that dislike Biaggi, Apillia's success will never be due to his input. Strnage, Biaggi on a new bike won in the first season and is leading the standings in the 2nd, meantime Corser and Xaus ...

Cardiacs955i

June 29, 2010 11:08 PM

I thought he's been putting in some good perfomances - couple of podiums. A few silly crashes pushing too hard have left him further back in the points than he should be.

His race pace is good & he's not afraid of mixing it up. Qualifying need a little work, but he's never been to most of these tracks & Biaggi's data from last year would be useless for him. Hopefully Aprilia will keep him next year, because with circuit experience & data he'll be running near the front all year.

Hugh Janus - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 7:41 AM

MotoGP bike my @rse - bikes evolve and develop with the years and just because Aprilia started with a clean sheet and didn't follow the herd and build an across the frame 4 or even a twin they are copping flack for it - what a load of bullsh1t. Congratulations to the manufacturer which up until 1998 wasn't building a whole lot more than scooters and and some trail bikes with a series of engines from Rotax and a borrowed v-twin 250 2-stroke from Suzuki. They then jumped headfirst into the world of 1000cc Superbikes and they have been making exceptionally good bike since then. No longer did we have to suffer Ducati tubular frames and unreliability. Aprilia deserve EVERY award they achieve :)

Hugh Janus - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 8:03 AM

I was never a great fan of Max. During his 'Roman Emperor' period for years he was the only one out there on superior factory Aprilia and once machinery and/or competition hotted up Max quite often failed to meet with expectations.Along came a young upstart named Valentino and the attention he received began to irk Max to the extent that he decided on a badly judged put-down one evening on the young pup and his friends a long time ago in a restaurant. Bad move by Max and one which exposed his overly developed sense of fame,vanity and arrogance to any of us paying attention. From them on myself and many others picked sides. However I now respect his new found humility and his performances :)

Hugh Janus - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 8:09 AM

Is Leon going to tell us a bit more or do a Nicky Hayden? (he probably should)...
Best of luck to the team for producing an awesome bike, showing an inspired rider choice and providing excellent team results from a new combination that wont be matched by BMW till they get rid of Rueben and hire Johnny Rae.
There I feel better now... :p :p :p :p

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