ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Racing
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #436
mdubya
Right Brigade
 
mdubya's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: western, MD
Oddometer: 7,219
Yes. I also read that he has no interest in returning to Ducati to ride the Panigale.

He wants to ride the Kaw as Sykes teammate, or possibly the Althea Aprilia.
__________________
+0
mdubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 04:00 AM   #437
BOOTLACE
Bikie Scum.
 
BOOTLACE's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Methane Central..(Sth Gippsland)
Oddometer: 3,793
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
_______________________________________
Bugger!

TB, having fun.....


http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewsArchive...assic_More.htm
__________________
bootlace
BOOTLACE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 05:14 AM   #438
RichBeBe
All Hail Seitan!!!
 
RichBeBe's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Oddometer: 6,124
Not WSBk related per say, but a fan of many WSBK rider Nori Haga is going to ride for PBM in British Superbike for the final three rounds. He raced last year and had a very off year, hope he makes somewhat of an impact on the class as he has always been a favorite of mine.
http://www.crash.net/british+superbi...ns_to_bsb.html
__________________
"Remember that an enduro tests the endurance of three things: your machine, your body, and your wits. Only one has to fail to keep you from reaching the finish line." Cycle World March 1966
RichBeBe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 07:42 AM   #439
mdubya
Right Brigade
 
mdubya's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: western, MD
Oddometer: 7,219
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOOTLACE View Post
TB looks like he has been having a lot of fun lately. (can't believe he let's his son race with #46!!!).

With Checa out and possibly even retiring, it opens the door for some interesting new blood at Ducati WSBK. They are in the same boat they are in with Moto GP; they are everyone's last choice.
__________________
+0
mdubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #440
mdubya
Right Brigade
 
mdubya's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: western, MD
Oddometer: 7,219
Blake Young to replace the injured Leon Camier at Fixi Crescent Suzuki for Laguna Seca.
__________________
+0
mdubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #441
yooperbikemike OP
high, wide and handsome
 
yooperbikemike's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: The blue groove
Oddometer: 12,485
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
Blake Young to replace the injured Leon Camier at Fixi Crescent Suzuki for Laguna Seca.
Blake Young to join FIXI Crescent Suzuki at Laguna Seca
__________________
"...people in the stands want to see good, close racing. The thing is to put on a show, and that’s what’s going to draw people in..." -- Scotty Parker



yooperbikemike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #442
RichBeBe
All Hail Seitan!!!
 
RichBeBe's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: NYC
Oddometer: 6,124
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
TB looks like he has been having a lot of fun lately. (can't believe he let's his son race with #46!!!).

With Checa out and possibly even retiring, it opens the door for some interesting new blood at Ducati WSBK. They are in the same boat they are in with Moto GP; they are everyone's last choice.
I do not think it is the same as MotoGP in terms of it being everyone's last choice. They are struggling this year but with a wounded and damaged Checa and imo a non-front runner in Badovini is not a death sentence for the bike.
If I was a top rider and all other things even I would rather ride the Duc than the Honda or Suzuki, and with a top rider who is unhurt they will be upfront sometimes in 2014.
__________________
"Remember that an enduro tests the endurance of three things: your machine, your body, and your wits. Only one has to fail to keep you from reaching the finish line." Cycle World March 1966
RichBeBe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 10:13 PM   #443
misanthropic
Studly Adventurer
 
misanthropic's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Keller TX
Oddometer: 524
Hopefully Blake Young can do well. I'd really like to see an American full time in WSBK. DMG has killed our series.
misanthropic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 04:26 AM   #444
Pantah
Patriot Nation?
 
Pantah's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: India Wharf
Oddometer: 10,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by misanthropic View Post
Hopefully Blake Young can do well. I'd really like to see an American full time in WSBK. DMG has killed our series.
Yeah, Blake demonstrated he was better on that Suzuki than Martin. Maybe Yosh simply lost their touch.
__________________
Straight ahead and faster -Bo Weaver 1970
"There I was..." -Griffin Niner Three Hotel
"One day closer to a parade..." Jonny Gomes, spring training 2013
Pantah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 07:30 AM   #445
wpbarlow
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Central NJ
Oddometer: 10,281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pantah View Post
Yeah, Blake demonstrated he was better on that Suzuki than Martin. Maybe Yosh simply lost their touch.

The R1/Hayes (and increasingly R1/Herrin) package (which includes the team behind them) has been and is surely the formidable force the past few years. But while the Suzukis may or may not be equal to the R1, I feel that Hayes got "into the heads" of Young and Cardenas and both don't believe deep down that they can consistently beat him straight up. I thought Young conquered that demon when he came form the back of the pack to win at Road Atlanta, but it was apparently short-lived.
wpbarlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 11:02 AM   #446
mdubya
Right Brigade
 
mdubya's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: western, MD
Oddometer: 7,219
According to Richard Stanboli, while Blake may have the raw talent, he lacks self assurance and decisiveness that might create a Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, or even a Josh Hayes. Could be sour grapes, but if proof is in the pudding, the tea leaves may confirm this assertion.

Stanboli says Blake doesn't have the technical knowledge to convey what he wants/needs to the team. And that he feels Blake is a bit lost with out Kevin Schwantz guiding him.

That said, Schwantz seems to believe in Blake Young. Hopefully, Fixi paid for Schwantz as part of the package.

I like Cardenas. Everyone says good things about his skill and professional attitude. If he stays with Yosh for a few consistent years, I think he will fulfill expectations.
__________________
+0
mdubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 11:13 AM   #447
Bounder
ExternallyDisplaced
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: West Cork, Ireland
Oddometer: 675
Pretty interesting stat from WSBK, in Istanbul Race 2 was the first time in the History of Superbike that a Ducati wasn't present on the grid.
Race 1 was the 3rd time in 639 starts that a Ducati didn't finish the race.
Its a kind of milestone for Ducati, surely one that they would rather forget.
Bounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #448
DC2wheels
Castle Anthrax troll
 
DC2wheels's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: N.H.
Oddometer: 2,340
Ducati has been having some CRAP years lately.

First the eye-talian golden boy has 2 forgettable MotoGP years looking for that elusive 80 second fix.

Then the Panigale goes nowhere in WSBK.

It doesn't get any better than that, eh?
__________________
'92 K100RS
'12 DRZ400
sugarhillctd on the
http://k11og.org/forum/index.php world-wide K bike forum

DC2wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #449
Bounder
ExternallyDisplaced
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: West Cork, Ireland
Oddometer: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by DC2wheels View Post
Ducati has been having some CRAP years lately.

First the eye-talian golden boy has 2 forgettable MotoGP years looking for that elusive 80 second fix.

Then the Panigale goes nowhere in WSBK.

It doesn't get any better than that, eh?
Its called putting all the eggs in one MotoGP branded basket.
In the process pulling out of the series that more than anything else was linked with Ducati's worldwide success.
They shat on WSBK by pulling their factory race team and its ramifications are being felt now.
Bounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 07:24 PM   #450
misanthropic
Studly Adventurer
 
misanthropic's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Keller TX
Oddometer: 524
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bounder View Post
Its called putting all the eggs in one MotoGP branded basket.
In the process pulling out of the series that more than anything else was linked with Ducati's worldwide success.
They shat on WSBK by pulling their factory race team and its ramifications are being felt now.
Checa was fast at PI then got hurt pretty bad. It's only the first year for a new bike and they need a good rider to develop it. Too early to write it off. Though I do agree about the focus on MotoGP.
misanthropic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014