WSBK » Blake Young to replace injured Camier

"It was a surprise to get the call, but it will be great to go back to Laguna Seca, especially on a World Superbike" - Blake Young.

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September 18, 2013 4:46 PM

There are a LOT of good riders who dont have a seat in the AMA series, because the AMA series cant attract sponsorship. Years of mismanagement have marginalized that series to the point that it will never recover. What is needed is a new series run by professionals who understand the sport AND the business. What is NOT needed is any involvement by the AMA. They've done enough harm.


September 18, 2013 4:57 PM

I do not think it was the AMA that messed it up...I would say the DMG management group was the issue. Anyway it was always a challenge with Sport bike racing in the US because only Nascar/Trucks, Dirt track, and Indy are prominent..... Americans only have a small niche group of sportbike racing fans and they are focused only in certain states so it is and will be an uphill battle!!

Anyway I hope for the best with Blake, he knows the Suzuki so hopefully the WSBK spec is not that different a beast! because he has not had any luck with the Motogp appearances... I am not sure if he finished any of those races..crashes and mechanicals


September 18, 2013 5:38 PM

I saw this bloke race once, he crashed, and pretended to be really hurt. As soon as red flags were waved, he got straight up and rode the bike back to the pits ( what an asrehoel!! )Then he started yelling and getting all 'wide-boy'. It's this stinky, volatile attitude that stopped him progressing further IMO.
(Can you spot the fact I don't like him :-) )


September 18, 2013 8:05 PM

Quote: "I'm now ready to get out on the bike and try to do some good things on the world stage".

He's already shown what he can do on the world stage. It will be interesting to see if he can get through the first practice without destroying the bike!

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