I think it's great that we see all kinds of bikes in superbike. Having only Ducati was killing the championship, IMHO. Having said that, there are only 2 *competitive* Ducati bikes in the field. If you know something about Team Pedercini (those are the two DNF Ducati) you would know that the best they ever did in a field totally made up of Ducatis in the past few years is to finish almost in the top 10 with their top rider. I am actually a fan of Lucio Pedercini (their top rider), mostly because I admire the guts of a small company that year after year continues to compete without any chance of really winning. BTW, Lucio is the son of the owner of the team. When Superbike was at Laguna Seca I got to talk to him and some of the mechanics (I am Italian, so that's easy) and I can guarantee that's not a top notch effort: just not enough money and the bikes are older. But they do try hard.
You've got four factory backed Inline-4 teams (8 riders) and you've got one V2 team (2 riders), so the qualifiying results are not as telling as you insist. Aside from that, a Ducati was second on the grid and a Ducati rider sits in third after one round of actual racing (which is really what's important). I think it's a bit premature to be playing the funeral dirge for the V2s.
Yea, I checked that. It seems that we won't get the race televised in the US of A until tuesday.
What a crock. Whats their programming, 16 hours of Nascar, 4 hours of clasic cars, 3 hours of various unknown sports, 1 hour of other racing series; which (when we are lucky) ocaisonally gives us a motorcycle race (GP1, WSB, AMA).
Buz, find more Kpaulkooksspikewhateverhewantstocallhimself relatives to scam, we need you to buy out speedtv!!!
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