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Old 10-18-2011, 05:37 AM   #1
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2012 WSBK No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:58 AM   #2
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Could you find a bigger pic - that one's a bit hard to see!

Given Melandri's proven speed over this past year, I suspect how well he does on the BMW will show whether the bike (and team) have been the problem over the past three seasons. I cannot think (given his speed the year before on the Suzuki) that Leon Haslam suddenly was simply not competitive.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
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My first thought yesterday was that I will really miss ladies Laverty and Melandri and Yamaha blue.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:06 AM   #4
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Leon and Marco get thei rfirst taste of the 2012 BMW:

http://superbikeplanet.com/2011/Oct/...mwporttest.htm
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
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Pirelli To Use 17 Inch Tires Only In 2013 WSBK

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http://superbikeplanet.com/2011/Oct/111018pirelli.htm

Long overdue in my opinion - and if MotoGP wanted to really limit speeds (as opposed to the expensive honda-driven sham of going to the 800cc motors), they would do this and reduce the db output of the bikes from 130db to 105db, same as in most racing series on the globe.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:50 PM   #7
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BMW still doesn't get it...

Their first test with Marco, yet the spokesman proclaimes they got the feedback they expected.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=46411

I hope this PR release was an error. If BMW engineers and designers think they know what they are going to hear, it's obvious they don't hear anything. BMW is a total failure as a competitive force. They need to change people on the front lines.
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Their first test with Marco, yet the spokesman proclaimes they got the feedback they expected.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=46411

I hope this PR release was an error. If BMW engineers and designers think they know what they are going to hear, it's obvious they don't hear anything.
Or, they made engineering changes in an effort to achieve X, and the riders confirmed X was achieved, or at least useful progress was made toward X.
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Hey Pantah! Any idea what Josh Day's up to next year? It'd be good to see the rivalry with Jed Metcher resume.....
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Hey Pantah! Any idea what Josh Day's up to next year? It'd be good to see the rivalry with Jed Metcher resume.....

Probably the first to publish anything would be Roadracing World. They covered Day and Metcher pretty well the last half of the season. It was a good tussle right down to the wire.

You know better than I, but I sense the World SS grid isn't as robust as it once was. I would think both riders would have a good seat in WSS, but who knows with this economy. Hopefully Kawasaki steps up like they did for JL and some of their other recent bright spots.
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Or, they made engineering changes in an effort to achieve X, and the riders confirmed X was achieved, or at least useful progress was made toward X.
I hope you are right. I'd like to see BMW's competing for the double. I think it's curious that E Laverty ended up on Aprilia. There must be a story there. I hope he measures up.
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Probably the first to publish anything would be Roadracing World. They covered Day and Metcher pretty well the last half of the season. It was a good tussle right down to the wire.

You know better than I, but I sense the World SS grid isn't as robust as it once was. I would think both riders would have a good seat in WSS, but who knows with this economy. Hopefully Kawasaki steps up like they did for JL and some of their other recent bright spots.
I watched the superstock race live early Sunday. The commentators mentioned several of the riders moving up to WSS. Most notable that I can remember is Sheridan Morias with Kawasaki.
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