WSBK » Waters gets Yoshimura go-ahead for Miller


Josh Waters's run to the points on his World Superbike debut in Australia is set to be rewarded with a second outing at Miller Motorsports Park later in the season.

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mp5onlv426

March 03, 2011 3:45 PM
Last Edited 1392 days ago

I am an American. Waters did well and it is great to see a rider rewarded for their effort and success. I really hope this team does well and enters full time. Very nice looking ride. I would be happy to see Waters ride fulltime next season on that bike.

RawDawg

March 03, 2011 4:01 PM
Last Edited 1392 days ago

"Tho' I suspect its going to upset one or 2 Americans who will think that one of their guys should get the ride....."

I don't see why. This is the Japanese team and they've never gave any illusion that they would run an American for their wildcard rides.

And for one Josh earned it. If any American superbike riders want to race at Miller than they need to throw some Pirelli's on their bike and get out there. Most of the top AMA superbike guys aren't going to be pulling double duty anyway - none have in the past at Miller.

sonic74

March 03, 2011 5:53 PM

This bike has all but dominated the japanese superbike championship and even toppled an onslaught on hrc bikes at the prestigious Suzuka 8 Hour event which japanese manufacturers consider to be the most important race of the year. The team and bike have big potential and would be fantastic for Suzuki and WSBK for this highly acclaimed team to enter the 2012 season with the brand new GSXR-1000. Would also be nice to see Yukio Kagayama on board back to his winning ways as he has very good relations with Team Yoshimura Japan.

joel - Unregistered

March 03, 2011 6:35 PM

@Dannyboy..
Ben was the exception to the rule! As Mat Mladin would have been, but he was to chicken to play with the big boys as he never won on WSBK Stage when he did race on those one off races. However, due to the spec tire rule you will no see any top 5 AMA riders vs WSBK at Miller. They run two different tracks for each series. I do believe that Josh Hayes should race only in one race in the WSBK series. On his lates article on Magazines he states he would love to race back in the world stage.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

March 03, 2011 8:04 PM

Well done Josh and Yoshimura - hopefully we will see them both full time in 2012 and with a second rider, but not Kagayama - his day has passed - there are younger more promising prospects.

Re Ben - he was the exception - I think the best superbike rider we've ever had in the series full time.

Re the difference between AMA and WSB - I think a fairer comparison would be with Jamie Hacking - good, but not exceptional like Spies. Ben Bostrom produced 6 wins, but I presume he was faster back then.

Re Mladin - the reason he didn't race WSB was because he didn't want to (he earned far more in AMA and could fly back to his family at their US home after races). I say he didn't want to also because when he did wild card rides he didn't produce the results that riders with lesser pedigrees have produced from AMA and BSB. If he was motivated and on the right bike, at the right time, I have no doubt he would have won WSB. he seemed to get better as a rider whereas other riders peak then get sl

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