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Old October 8th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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Troy Bayliss and the 1098R = 2008 WSBK CHAMPION!!!
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Old October 8th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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That second race this past weekend was increcible.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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I just keep remembering all the justifications for the 999 series about how a single side swing arm bike could never be competitive again and the conventional swing arm was inevitable evolution. Nice to see my obsolete bike's design isn't all just bling.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #4
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Not only that but he's a good looking guy as well. I wonder what it feels like to be able to ride as well as he can. Maybe like skimming the cloud tops at .85 or so.
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One the best at post race interviews as well. Good luck in V8 Supercars Troy!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #6
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In that second race when he started to push, no one could touch him. Awesome rider!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #7
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Not only that but he's a good looking guy as well. I wonder what it feels like to be able to ride as well as he can. Maybe like skimming the cloud tops at .85 or so.
what do you fly? i'm a Falcon 20 driver.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #8
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How the hell can I see WSBK races? Not on SPEEDHD AFAIK.......
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #9
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Not only that but he's a good looking guy as well. I wonder what it feels like to be able to ride as well as he can. Maybe like skimming the cloud tops at .85 or so.
Well he is an aussie!

He deserves the Championship this year, has ridden hard and fast, even seen him get cunning in a few races, and had his share of spills as well....

as for all the screaming at the start of the season about 1200's, has not eventuated that they are dominant... hell, the Suzuki's are about the fastest bike in WSBK on a good day (in terms of top speed) and everyone has had a chance to win this year i think..

I hope Nori Haga continues next year, and Fabrizio gets better...
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Well he is an aussie!
Yeah, just three more WSBK champions and you guys will be tied with us (USA) for the most titles!
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Yeah, Race 1 & 2 were both great races.. I'm glad I was able to watch them..

So I keep hearing bits and pieces of Troy leaving Ducati next year. Is this true? If so, who's replacing him?
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So I keep hearing bits and pieces of Troy leaving Ducati next year. Is this true? If so, who's replacing him?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #13
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Yeah, just three more WSBK champions and you guys will be tied with us (USA) for the most titles!
I think that on a per head basis you yanks are miles (Km) behind......
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How the hell can I see WSBK races? Not on SPEEDHD AFAIK.......
I TVO'd both races from the NASCAR Channel (Speed). Unlike MotoGP, thats the only way you can watch them, and sometimes they don't air Sunday's race until mid day Tuesday!
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I think that on a per head basis you yanks are miles (Km) behind......
What do you mean by "per head basis?" I'm using PER CHAMPION basis.

If my calculations are right the count is:

USA 8
UK 7
AUS 5
FRA 1

1988 F. Merkel (USA)
1989 F. Merkel (USA)
1990 R. Roche (FRA)
1991 D. Polen (USA)
1992 D. Polen (USA)
1993 S. Russel (USA)
1994 C. Fogarty (UK)
1995 C. Fogarty (UK)
1996 T. Croser (AUS)
1997 J. Kocinski (USA)
1998 C. Fogarty (UK)
1999 C. Fogarty (UK)
2000 C. Edwards (USA)
2001 T. Bayliss (AUS)
2002 C. Edwards (USA)
2003 N. Hodgson (UK)
2004 J. Toseland (UK)
2005 T. Corser (AUS)
2006 T. Bayliss (AUS)
2007 J. Toseland (UK)
2008 T. Bayliss (AUS)

But hey, look on the bright side, You guys are still ahead of the French!
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