WSBK » Paul Bird: One of our most disappointing weekends


Paul Bird says Kawasaki must improve its results from Monza after a disappointing World Superbike weekend at Assen.

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Jimbob - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 12:03 PM

There is no question that the PB Kawasaki riders have what it takes to run at the front "especialy Sykes" but if the kit is not right then its an impossible task, just look at Rossi ! for sure the PB team will run consistently at the sharp end and will be winning races when things click into place but with a totally new bike and no data to refer to it may not happen till later, Birdy must realize that.

Ry - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 12:33 PM

I'm a Kaw fan and over the past few years have become a Tom fan as well but truth is Kaw has always had issues with tire management. I remember the Chris Walker days when he'd be up front then fall away to 10th every race. If they can figure out how to make the bike 2-3 tenths slower but the tire to last all race Tom would be top 5 every race

ebaums - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 1:21 PM

What a pretty serious words from Birdy and I think it mostly lay on Vermeulen. No pain no gain, if he can't past the injury right to his strength than it's time to move and make a place for somebody else. As for Lascorz, he just learning SBK this year but it's true that official PB/Kawasaki should listen and learn a lot from Kawasaki Provec Motocard when it goes to e.g. tyre managenent. ZX-10 is already a new bike with lots of features but it needs a full healthy rider. CV can heal being in BSB and then back to serious bussines. Sykes is good and it's up to factory to keep him high.

Gobie - Unregistered

April 19, 2011 3:49 PM

What a bunch of clueless idiots Kawasaki Japan are. They deserve the lack of success they've had over the past 20 years. Until they realise that teams like PSG1 and PBM are just not up to it, they'll never win athing. These teams could run factory Aprilias and achieve squat. There's nothing wrong with the Kawa, it's the people using it that's the problem. Get a proper team in place PB and you might win something. And I'm not refering to TS and JL. They're perfectly capable. It's the muppets around them.

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