WSBK » Kawasaki Phillip Island WSBK: The movie!

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March 06, 2012 12:05 PM

What a cool mini-movie! I hope they keep doing that after every round and sell a compilation after the season! That could be an awesome piece of fan memorabilia!

Thrilled Sykes has got a start like this!

Keep it up Team Green, and Joan, pull your socks up, you're much faster than you showed at PI.

Bman - Unregistered

March 07, 2012 1:34 AM

I was there watching the race from southern loop on Sunday, saw biaggi come off then storm his way back through. I am a Kawasaki fan and i want them to do good, but looking from the sidelines, Sykes just went backwards, he fought with biaggi when he came through and then seem to go faster to stay with him to catch Rae and beat him. What am i saying, well i dont want to see one lap flyers in testing, practice and superpoles just to steadily go backwards in the race.


March 07, 2012 4:54 AM

Sorry Bman, can't agree there...

Every single person who's criticised him has done so, mainly on not conserving his tyres. That's all he was doing. He knew there was no way to keep up with Checa over a race distance at PI, saw Biaggi's pace and realised it would kill his tyres to try and stick with him, and at the end he caught and passed Rea, so it seemed to pay off.. I fail to see how that is "Going backwards..." Sorry, but I think that was an unfair criticism.

I say smart race from Tom, got two great results at arguably his and Kawasaki's worst track... And this after only 3/4 tests with the new team. They can only get better.

Where I can agree with you is, if they start falling into mid pack regularly and not getting results I guess there would need to be consequenses, but for now, I think congrats are in order.


March 07, 2012 12:58 PM

I hate that disagree button.

People will disagree, but not say why? Why do all the sheep only see fit to post comments on stories about Rossi/Stoner, Checa/Biaggi, Hamilto/Vettel etc.

tomstheman - Unregistered

March 07, 2012 4:43 PM

Would love to have seen more of the battle with biaggi. Tom did really well to hold Max off with their passing and repassing. Max said they touched once and bent his brake lever, the best battle of the weekend.

greatballsoffire - Unregistered

March 10, 2012 3:28 PM

Great video and great job Tom and Kawasaki. This could be the year that Kawasaki finally returns to respectable levels. Could it be that a top tier rider will want to ride for them again? No disrespect to Tom, but it's been a long time in WSBK that a very successful rider moved to Kawasaki knowing it was a bike capable of winning. The bike has pretty much been the career killer for many in the past. But thanks to Tom and the current team, can they turn that around? I hope so. Good luck Sykes and Kawa.

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