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Suzuki dominates at Barber

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It's the gap between 1st and 3rd that's important. At one point it was as high as 18.5 secs. By lap 10 the gap was 12 secs. DMG is going for a parity thing for next season and we can thank the skillz of Matt and Ben for that. The Yosh team need to make the move to WSBK and compete on that level. They are clearly way above the cut for US Superbike. I just don't believe anyone has the skills to compete against them.

BTW- I have over 400 photos - some even print worthy if anyone would like some. One pic of Ben Bostrom and Josh Herrin before they left for the grid was absolutely amazing.
 

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So much for that 'New, Awesome, Race-Winning, Suzuki Thrashing, All-Out-Fantastic' Honda Superbike eh? I said way back when they were crowing about it to crow AFTER you actually win.
 

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I hope the photos are better than the race was. Completely and utterly boring, it was. The whole time they showed 3rd through 5th racing because they couldn't find Mladin. Sad.
 

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Like I said...SUZUKI RAAAWKS DUDE !!!!!!!!! as soon as they put that Bandit engine in the GSXR it was all over, the reast of them a*holes might as well head back to China...
 

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I'm getting sick of the suzuki show... How about if they just repaint the Yosh team a different color so it seems like someone else is in the race.
I thought that was the point of the Rock Star sponsor. It's the blue number plates isn't it?

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If you think its bad now (and it is) just wait till dmg gets through nascarizing it. The "we are in the entertainment business" model has worked for what is essentially an America only form of racing. I don't think they are going to make it work for a world wide form. Indeed DMG dosen't care about the international aspect at all.
 

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If you think its bad now (and it is) just wait till dmg gets through nascarizing it. The "we are in the entertainment business" model has worked for what is essentially an America only form of racing. I don't think they are going to make it work for a world wide form. Indeed DMG dosen't care about the international aspect at all.
I was pretty worried about the way the announcement went when it was released last Thursday. I have had a change of heart. I don't agree with the elimination of the 600 Supersport class, but changing the name of Supebike to LiterBike and having a 185hp max limit is working in Canadian Superbike. It allows for closer racing and multiple manufactures are winning races.
As for the hp limit at 130 for Daytona Superbike (I like Formula Extreme better) it's silly. Aren't most of the FX bikes reaching the 150 hp mark by now? I say throw all the chips in the basket for the class and see what happens. It's will take 5, maybe longer, years before they start to figure out how to get 180 hp out of the class.
I don't agree with the spec tire rule. However, if they use Dunlop for LiterBike and FX (I'm not giving up the name, yet) and Motor ST and Rookie Cup run Pirelli then I guess that will work.
I just wish 600 Supersport could survive. The next generation of racers need a feeder class and they are entertaining as h3ll to watch. The race last weekend between Ben and Josh was great. If RL weren't banged up and Geoff May could get Jordan to field a bike in the class it be even more fun to watch. Vets racing for fun and up and comers racing for experience make it sound like the best class in American roadracing right now.
 

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I was pretty worried about the way the announcement went when it was released last Thursday. I have had a change of heart. I don't agree with the elimination of the 600 Supersport class, but changing the name of Supebike to LiterBike and having a 185hp max limit is working in Canadian Superbike. It allows for closer racing and multiple manufactures are winning races.
As for the hp limit at 130 for Daytona Superbike (I like Formula Extreme better) it's silly. Aren't most of the FX bikes reaching the 150 hp mark by now? I say throw all the chips in the basket for the class and see what happens. It's will take 5, maybe longer, years before they start to figure out how to get 180 hp out of the class.
I don't agree with the spec tire rule. However, if they use Dunlop for LiterBike and FX (I'm not giving up the name, yet) and Motor ST and Rookie Cup run Pirelli then I guess that will work.
I just wish 600 Supersport could survive. The next generation of racers need a feeder class and they are entertaining as h3ll to watch. The race last weekend between Ben and Josh was great. If RL weren't banged up and Geoff May could get Jordan to field a bike in the class it be even more fun to watch. Vets racing for fun and up and comers racing for experience make it sound like the best class in American roadracing right now.
Well, the last SBK race I went to (at Miller's) was only entertaining because of the races that ran before SBK.

The most entertaining race of the day was the 125GP in the morning. SBK itself is a total snoozefest. I liked the 600SS race because the 600SS field was about 3x the size of SBK and Superstock. SBK was just a parade around the track of evenly spaced bikes. Really pathetic. And when Mladin crashes they stop the race and gove him 20 minutes to get back on. Sickening.

I'd pay to see the new Vtwin series and the 125/250GP races.

They gotta do something but dumping 600SS seems dumb. Where are the younger riders going to get experience? All the peripheral hype in the world can't turn the sow's eared SBK race into a silk purse. The field has to get bigger which means that the special rules that favor the factories have to go IMHO. As it stands one Supermotard race has more excitement than an entire season of SBK. I'd rather watch those stupid swamp races.
 
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