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Johno

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7,595 posts

167 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Without wishing any harm to Biaggi i hope he has a mare at the weekend and Sykes takes the crown. Highly unlikely but Melandri's riding with broken ribs so it's possibly just down to the 30.5 points seperating Tom and Max.

Anyone else going to be there? We'll be there Sunday, possibly Saturday as well.

FourWheelDrift

61,135 posts

169 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
A nice safe Aprilia engine failure for Biaggi in race 1 and Sykes to win race 1 will make for a good race 2 finale with only 5 points then between them.

Johno

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7,595 posts

167 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
FourWheelDrift said:
A nice safe Aprilia engine failure for Biaggi in race 1 and Sykes to win race 1 will make for a good race 2 finale with only 5 points then between them.
Exactly my thoughts . . or a run on at the tricky first turn . .

Weather here is rubbish at he moment, not sure for the weekend, but could be wet which would play into Toms hands . .

FourWheelDrift

61,135 posts

169 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Go Tom!

WSBK Q1 times

1. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 38.200s
2. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 38.648s
3. Marco Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1m 38.742s
4. Davide Giugliano ITA Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 38.962s
5. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda WSBK CBR1000RR 1m 39.014s
6. Michel Fabrizio ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 1m 39.139s
7. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing RSV-4 1m 39.144s
8. Leon Haslam GBR BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1m 39.149s
9. Sylvain Guintoli FRA PATA Ducati 1098R 1m 39.186s
10. Leon Camier GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 39.285s
11. Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing RSV-4 1m 39.382s
12. Ayrton Badovini ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 1m 39.530s
13. Lorenzo Zanetti ITA PATA Ducati 1098R 1m 39.709s
14. Maxime Berger FRA Red Devils Ducati 1098R 1m 39.842s
15. Loris Baz FRA Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 39.845s
16. Chaz Davies GBR ParkinGO MTC Aprilia RSV-4 1m 40.084s
17. John Hopkins USA FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 40.538s
18. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Honda WSBK CBR1000RR 1m 40.631s
19. Claudio Corti ITA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 40.860s
20. Alexander Lundh SWE Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 40.535s
21. Norino Brignola ITA Grillini Progea BMW S1000RR 1m 42.990s

sprinter1050

11,293 posts

112 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Update after morning Qualifying Practice 2
Melandri upped the game a bit to just beat Sykes' time with J Rea Esq also in decent position. Contrary to my previous beliefs Rea's spell on the RCV doesn't seem to have done him any harm so let's hope he can put in a good couple of race performances.

Magny-Cours - FIM Superbike World Championship - Qualifying 2

1. Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'38.152
2. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.200
3. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'38.565
4. Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'38.669
5. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.669
6. Sylvain Guintoli (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'38.682
7. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 1'38.699
8. Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 1'38.774
9. Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.843
10. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'38.978
11. Michel Fabrizio (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'38.990
12. Claudio Corti (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'38.991
13. Leon Camier (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'39.005
14. Chaz Davies (ParkinGO MTC Racing) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'39.053
15. Lorenzo Zanetti (PATA Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'39.176
16. Maxime Berger (Red Devils Roma) Ducati 1098R 1'39.303
17. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet) BMW S1000 RR 1'39.430
18. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda World Superbike Team) Honda CBR1000RR 1'39.750
19. John Hopkins (FIXI Crescent Suzuki) Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'40.538
20. Alexander Lundh (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'40.882
21. Norino Brignola (Grillini Progea Superbike Team) BMW S1000 RR 1'42.461
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FourWheelDrift

61,135 posts

169 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Superpole live on Eurosport 2 at 2pm.

Rat_Fink_67

1,513 posts

91 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Hopper withdrawn, looks like it could be the end of the road unless a bsb team fancies a punt?

sprinter1050

11,293 posts

112 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
3 times ?

That must be a record.. smile

It has been announced that Leon Camier has re-signed for 2013 with Crescent Suzuki but no mention of Hopkins so he's going to struggle for a ride anywhere except AMA if you ask me.
Edit- just seen comment on Twutter that Guintoli is close to signing for Paul Denning so that must be a definite no-no for Hopkins.
Glad for Guinters he looked comfortable on the GSXR in BSB a couple of years back. Well... until Mr Brookes decided he looked TOO comfortable rolleyes

Edited by sprinter1050 on Saturday 6th October 12:52

egor110

3,965 posts

88 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Hopefully hopper is back in bsb next year.

I'm supprised the bogdanka team hasn't signed up alex lowes, great spin having twins racing in the same team.

Provisional dates are out for next year, donnington 26 may and silverstone 4 august.

FourWheelDrift

61,135 posts

169 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
9th watch of the year.

1. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 36.950s
2. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 37.422s
3. Eugene Laverty IRL Aprilia Racing RSV-4 1m 37.516s
4. Marco Melandri ITA BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1m 37.792s
5. Sylvain Guintoli FRA PATA Ducati 1098R 1m 37.901s
6. Jonathan Rea GBR Honda WSBK CBR1000RR 1m 38.252s
7. Leon Haslam GBR BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1m 38.280s
8. Chaz Davies GBR ParkinGO MTC Aprilia RSV-4 1m 38.522s
9. Leon Camier GBR FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000 1m 38.072s
10. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Racing RSV-4 1m 38.095s
11. Michel Fabrizio ITA BMW Italia Goldbet S1000RR 1m 38.318s
12. Claudio Corti ITA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 38.516s
13. Loris Baz FRA Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 38.548s
14. Maxime Berger FRA Red Devils Ducati 1098R 1m 38.727s
15. Davide Giugliano ITA Althea Ducati 1098R 1m 38.807s
16. Lorenzo Zanetti ITA PATA Ducati 1098R 1m 39.354s

norfolkscooby

2,187 posts

40 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
(Devils advocate)

That many Brits in front of biaggi is good news. I'm sure they realise a punt at him would be good news for Tom.


sprinter1050

11,293 posts

112 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
It's almost ready for a name change to World SuperBrits championship. 6 in top 10 on the grid.
(if you count Laverty as Brit-Irish republic as opposed to Ulsterman?)

FourWheelDrift

61,135 posts

169 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
And Rea.

Still the Italians have the majority in the championship though even if they aren't at the front, 14 Italians taken part this year. 8 of them racing in France.

sprinter1050

11,293 posts

112 months

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Rea's an Ulsterman ? ..so counts as "Brit" smile

Johno

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7,595 posts

167 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
egor110 said:
Hopefully hopper is back in bsb next year.
What, a beat up, unmotivated, washed up waster .... He had it, he drunk it all away, came back and made BSB interesting for one season and has thrown it all away again.

You'd be mad to sign him .... If it was just injuries, don't you think Denning is shrewd enough to re-sign him. He's a liability and can't be bothered.

Higgs boson

161 posts

38 months

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sprinter1050 said:
Rea's an Ulsterman ? ..so counts as "Brit" smile
Eugene is an Ulsterman, too. Their hometowns are <30 miles apart. Eugene, as a Roman Catholic (nationalist), sees himself, as he is quite entitled to do, as Irish.
Jonny is Protestant (unionist), hence the British affiliation.

Before anyone comments ... being a prod doesn't mean that one is exclusively unionist, and vice versa for a RC.

See the world's leading golfer ...

Obviously, Eugene's brother, Michael, is an enigma! smile

Chipchap

1,604 posts

82 months

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Higgs boson said:
Eugene's brother, Michael, is an enigma! smile


So is he from Bletchley Park then ?



egor110

3,965 posts

88 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Johno said:
What, a beat up, unmotivated, washed up waster .... He had it, he drunk it all away, came back and made BSB interesting for one season and has thrown it all away again.

You'd be mad to sign him .... If it was just injuries, don't you think Denning is shrewd enough to re-sign him. He's a liability and can't be bothered.
Possibly or maybe all the traveling is getting boring, race bsb and the travelling is reduced and isn't his mrs English?

Higgs boson

161 posts

38 months

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Chipchap said:


So is he from Bletchley Park then ?
ISWYDT

egor110

3,965 posts

88 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Higgs boson said:
Eugene is an Ulsterman, too. Their hometowns are <30 miles apart. Eugene, as a Roman Catholic (nationalist), sees himself, as he is quite entitled to do, as Irish.
Jonny is Protestant (unionist), hence the British affiliation.

Before anyone comments ... being a prod doesn't mean that one is exclusively unionist, and vice versa for a RC.

See the world's leading golfer ...

Obviously, Eugene's brother, Michael, is an enigma! smile
That explains why at silverstone there were rea fans with white flags with a red hand printed onto it.

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