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SPOILER ALERT - 2011 WSBK Race Report

2011 WSBK Race Report: Haslam Takes Third Step on the Podium Down-Under!

Well done Leon, the Brits once again show the world how to ride great motorbikes I wondered last year whether it was the bikes or the riders, turns out it was the riders
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2011 WSBK Race Report: Haslam Takes Third Step on the Podium Down-Under!

Well done Leon, the Brits once again show the world how to ride great motorbikes I wondered last year whether it was the bikes or the riders, turns out it was the riders
You don't think BMW did some tweaking between seasons ?

I hope Leon turns out to be the MAN !

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You don't think BMW did some tweaking between seasons ?

I hope Leon turns out to be the MAN !
Yeah, I think they probably learned a lot about the bike from the first season. But Troy did end up in about the same place as last year. Although he did have a bit of bad luck over cooking it into one of the bends.

Great start to the season though for Rocket Rons

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2011 WSBK Race Report: Haslam Takes Third Step on the Podium Down-Under!

Well done Leon, the Brits once again show the world how to ride great motorbikes I wondered last year whether it was the bikes or the riders, turns out it was the riders
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im gagging for leon to kill it...............ill hit the roof i swear
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Im glad everyone is so optimistic about the BMW..i must have been watching a diffrent race, i saw Troy & Haslam fighting the bike the whole race..backend sliding around and low on HP down the straight against the aprillia and Ducati...I would love to say the BMW looked great, but i give them a B- ....BMW need to work out allot of stability issues with the bike and squeeze out some more HP..first race of the season so no biggy...
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Haslam placed 3rd, first time out with a bike moving all over the place, what do you think is going happen as they fine tune his bike, I'll expect to see many more podiums.

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Haslam placed 3rd, first time out with a bike moving all over the place, what do you think is going happen as they fine tune his bike, I'll expect to see many more podiums.

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I hope so...I hope BMW has an answer to the Aprillia ...it was hitting 319 km down the straight the bmw 307...

IM keeping fingers crossed
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You guys are in a dream world, seriously you need to wake up and smell the coffee, something is wrong with this bike in Superbike trim all though in Superstock trim it is unbeatable which is better for us worse for them.

Haslam has been saying some not to great things about the BMW and in fact had to start from scratch, going all the way down to no electronics. He had to remove all the computer **** and set the bike up because the way it was it was **** and it's still missing a lot, not to mention a great rider!!

Troy is most likely responsable for part of the state of the BMW, ****, if you look at most of his other rides the bike got worse as he rode it longer kind of like Suzuki or Yammie, you get the drift. Then there's Haslam who is a good/great rider at that level, I mean really, he's no Crutchlow or Rea and they're not even the best out there or where not the best out there.

The bike did the same thing it was doing last year, it would run good till mid to 3/4h distance and then it was down hill. Not tmetion, did you pay attention to how hard Haslam was riding thatthing and for what, NOTHING!!!

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 08:43 PM
I'm with the optimistic group. Leon's the rider we need, this is only it's 2nd or 3rd year at that level, and a top 5 finish.

I say go B M W.....
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