Bostrom is that good. Cause the WSB regulars on the same bike suck. The color comentator Dave Sadowski commented that is Eric was pushing the bike to its limits and was carrying more speed into the corners to make up for the exit power of the Twins (Ducati and Honda). The Kawasaki also had the best top end suprisely having the best trap speed. Next year in-line 4s get to use bigger displacements so it should be more interesting.
I am a huge Eboz fan and I have to say that he did, indeed, ride the wheels off that old Ninja. I miss watching him ride in SS 600 but as long as he is riding, I will be watching.
Did anybody catch the Superpole qualifying on Saturday night? That was awesome, being able to watch each rider and listen to each bike individually so you could pick up every nuance of their technique? Very informative, wish they would show qaulifying more often. Two weeks til Mid-Ohio and I will be there ALL weekend, hanging with Eboz!! Go Eric!
I have to say, Eric Bostom has got to be one of the best racers on two wheels I've ever seen. I went to Laguna Seca over the weekend and just watching him come through the Corkscrew, he looked and sounded faster than anyone else. The guy just seems to push harder than anyone else. Nicky was actually running pretty close to him, but slowed partially due to traffic and I think because he settled for points. Watching the two bikes (zx7r and rc51) you could tell Bostom had less horsepower in the straights, he just pushed it through the corners more. By the way, walking through the parking lots served as a better bike show than any Cycle World show I've been to. I saw 5 MV Agusta F4's and two of them were Senna editions!! I also saw 2 R7's, one blue and one red!!! Incredible!!! I saw 3 B. Bostrom replicas and one custom that had the L&M scheme as well as 2 Bayliss 998s's and at the Ducati tent a MH900e. Heaven!!!!! Oh yeah, at the Suzuki tent there was a race Hayabusa that will compete in Formula Extreme next year. 1664cc with 250+ horsepower, an exadurated front fairing with 4 intakes. The weather was perfect (not hot, not really), if you've never been to Laguna, go there!!
I second Benji's comments. We are trying to make Laguna Seca an annual sojourn (so far we've gone in '96, '01 and '02), and can't wait for '03. The dates have already been posted as July 11-13, 2003, so mark your calendars!!!
OK Benji you talked us NW ers (trapped in the rain for 300 days a year) into going. Everyone that I have talked to that has gone says its the place to see a race. Great post. Wish I could of seen that Hayabusa. Lucky Dog
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