WSBK » POLL: Who has impressed most this season?

Vote for the rider you think has surpassed expectations in this year's World Superbike Championship.

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djh - Unregistered

August 24, 2010 9:17 AM

@fizzyfan - Well then how come Cal & JT arent winning every race this year then? The CBR might have been a race winner before, but when JR Checa and Kiyo were riding it at the beginning of last season, it was a dog. Hannspree were listening to Checa, when the riders werent doing anything racewise, they started to take on board what JR was saying regarding suspension etc and the bike improved greatly, as per Ronald TK and they started to win races. This year, theres only 2 hondas on the grid - one at the top end and one at the bottom, so therefore I think its a dog of a bike (although not as bad as the Kawasaki) and I think he is working magic on it

fizzyfan - Unregistered

August 25, 2010 2:31 PM

@ djh

At this level of competition, you simply do not win races on a 'dog' of a bike. You just can't - it's too tough out there. The TK Honda works on some tracks and not on others, suggesting there's no reliable base setting. That's not bike development skill, that's pot luck.

As for Neukirchner, you can hardly hold him up as an example of how good Rea is, seeing as just about any team mate in a major team would make him look third rate right now.

djh - Unregistered

August 25, 2010 10:00 PM

@fizzyfan - fair enough - youre entitled to your opinion and im entitled to mine, I still think hes working magic on that thing compared to Cal on the yamaha. It p*sses me off that JR is a british rider and has won more races than cal this year (and was the only rider to stay with Cal at his own circuit) yet and withall, Cal is the new Brit hero because he won the double at Silverstone. I rate JR & Leon Haslam a lot higher than Cal (even though hes a lovely guy and a great rider)

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