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I would like to congratulate Michael Barnes on his ride today. I like it when privateers beat, at least for a little while, the factory riders. He was doing well until all the restarts. Then he still ended up 4 or 5 so good job to barnes.
 

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MicronR1 said:
I would like to congratulate Michael Barnes on his ride today. I like it when privateers beat, at least for a little while, the factory riders. He was doing well until all the restarts. Then he still ended up 4 or 5 so good job to barnes.
Yup, he did good.
 

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Yes! Great Job to Mr. Barnes! Anybody remeber Brainard last year when Robert Jensen took 5th place? (Then was protested b/c there is no way a privateer could beat a factory pro...except when they tore his engine down, he was legit!)

Great job Michael Barnes and his R6!
 

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yep that was awesome... My gf was yelling for him to get on the podium, good race Mr. Barnes
 

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They said that he had only had the bike 2 weeks before the race.
Any clue what was done to the motor before he hit the track??
 

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Rusnak_322 said:
They said that he had only had the bike 2 weeks before the race.
Any clue what was done to the motor before he hit the track??
Yeah....I read a sidebar in Cycle News. He is quoted, "We went with what we knew, and we put together a package and had Yamaha guys peeking at our stock, off the showroom bike."

However, racers at that level tear their motor down before they even start it. They make sure everything is balanced, tight and clean.

I did not know this - but Barnes was on Pirelli tires. That speaks well for the tire manufacturer!
 
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