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Suntan Sid
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PostPosted: 00:09 - 25 Mar 2019    Post subject: WSBK 2019 Reply with quote

For those of you who haven't followed the opening two rounds of WSBK, there appears to be a new kid on the block.
Looks like Jonathan Rae is no longer the biggest fish in a small pond, having had his arse handed to him on a plate in every one of the first six races.
Having been passed over in MotoGP, Álvaro Bautista seems to be enjoying himself in WSBK, winning every single race so far.
Admittedly Rae has finished second every time, but he's been nowhere near Bautista.
Obviously Rae is not liking this, so much so that he had a good go at nerfing Bautista off in the last race, didn't work though, Bautista caught him up, passed him and promptly disappeared off into the distance.
Álvaro is on the new Ducati, there are already calls for the Ducati to be handicapped, which is strange as Chaz Davies can only scrape into the top ten.
Lowes and Van der Mark are doing very well on the Yams, Sykes is not doing so well on the Honda.

If things carry on as they are doing it can't be long before Rae spits the dummy.

Looks like this year might not be as predictable as the last few seasons!
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PostPosted: 08:11 - 25 Mar 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rea already did, he did an interview a couple of weeks back where he complained that the Ducati was too quick, and his bike was rubbish. Seriously!

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/weve-taken-a-knife-to-a-gunfight-says-jonathan-rea-as-world-superbike-rival-powers-ahead-37848648.html

The guy has no self awareness.

He got beat by this dude, right?

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PostPosted: 14:41 - 28 Mar 2019    Post subject: Re: WSBK 2019 Reply with quote

Suntan Sid wrote:

Sykes is not doing so well on the Honda.

If things carry on as they are doing it can't be long before Rae spits the dummy.

Looks like this year might not be as predictable as the last few seasons!


I believe Sykes is on the BMW? I was hoping for the hornets nest to be stirred with all the newcomers, but hopefully there is more competition, other than Rae & Bautista in the coming rounds.

Chaz, Haslam & Sykes need to step up their game to be able to compete. Otherwise its going to be a bore off.

Quite like the sprint race though. flat out for 10 laps, none of this tyre conserving bollocks Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 10:32 - 07 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny watching the other podium lads trying to keep smiling and be positive, especially Rae. Bautista is a different class, there are other Ducatis in the field but they arent romping away.

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PostPosted: 14:23 - 12 Apr 2019    Post subject: Reply with quote

250rpm drop for the Ducati V4s.
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