This had to be the wildest race I have seen. The weather was just out of control. I was very surprised that they ran the race. If that were the AMA they would have went running home with their tail between their legs.
I think the lives of the riders are more important than running a race. A little rain is not bad, but there is a limit. SBK should have a set system of rules in place. I belive GP 500 had a similar problem with Roberts last year. The animated discussion between Corser and Tardozzi? Tardozzi is Italian!!!!!
We dont disscuss, we fight to get our point accross!!! DrEvil....
I've been trying without luck to send some feedback to somebody at MO. I tried Hackfu and Minime (clicking on their name), and after filling out the feedback item I kept getting errors trying to connect to a server (but all other access at MO is working).
The reason I'm trying to contact somebody is...
On Friday, I submitted a news item (using the POST ARTICLE link), about the Willow Springs round of the AMA races being back on again. I submitted this sometime Friday afternoon (Eastern time), but I haven't seen this story anywhere. Is there some sort of review process that has to happen after we do one of these? Or do they even do anything at all? Are they only for MO staff, or is it really meant to allow readers to post an article?
I like the idea of being able to submit a new story when I find something I feel is breaking news. But if I don't have any confidence in this process, I won't be using it.
Thanks for your help in advance. You should have my email address in your database so you can contact me if you don't want to post the comments here.
Many people post irritating questions or think it's news when their sister's puppy has twins or when they've had a few too many with the boys and decided to solve all the world's problems by posting their musings at MO or... well, you get the idea. If it's a really good thing, don't hesitate to contact us directly.
Wow... good story had it been posted yesterday like everyone else. It sucks they cancelled the race but probably best for all involved. Since when was someone else out with Edwards? The official SBK site made no mention of anyone other than Edwards going out on a sighting lap.
What a Weekend, Friday and the month before was great weather the week before the world MX at Broadford some 200km NE from Phillip Island was great. And it is still raining here on Tuesday and my gear is still wet, we run races here in that weather all the time at Phillip Island, we have only stopped three race meetings in the last 6 years for the same weather. The riders did agreat job any body that can win in that, can call them selfs world champion, you got to win in all conditions.
They probably meant "uncharacteristic" relative to his performance so far this season. His results so far this year are:
* Valencia 3rd & DNF
* Kayalami 4th & 1st
* qualified 4th
* currently 4th in the championship
So after those results, finishing 11th was uncharacteristic. Why do so many people continue to harp on Bostrom. For a young rider with very little racing experience at a world level I think he is doing very well now.
I think people pick on Bostrom because he doesn't go out and ride above his head the first time out on a new bike or new track. He has a very mature approach to learning new tracks and bikes. He takes his time and gets things right the first time. Versus crashing all the time because he is trying to learn to much to fast. Anyway, I like Bostrom and I think he is doing things right. He will win more races and in time maybe win a WSBK championship. We will see.
Rain Happens. Get used to it. It's a test of skill where everyone is racing on the same track, in the same conditions. I hate to hear that some pansy-ass didn't want to race because it was "too dangerous." And riding a 175HP motorcycle at 180MPH around a dry track isn't? I'm sure Scott Russell would tell you it's not dangerous, especially standing still on the starting grid.
Run the race, damn the weather, and may the most skilled rider win.
Thats all very well and good, but the report on Hogdson...what does wheelspan mean? Is it the distance from one side of the rim to the other or what. Does he not mean wheelspin.....another case of poor english. Wheelspan jeez