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Just in case your mental functions have slowed a bit
from the loooong cold winter like me the first race
of 2004 is this Sunday. World Superbike from Spain
2PM central on the NASCAR chann.........I mean SPEED.
Hopefully the winners will be less predictable this year.

- ShawnJ
 

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Thanks for the reminder.... Of course, we are due for a 60 degree day so I might be out riding...

- BA
 

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shawnj said:
Just in case your mental functions have slowed a bit
from the loooong cold winter like me the first race
of 2004 is this Sunday. Ducati Cup from Spain
2PM central on the NASCAR chann.........I mean SPEED.
Hopefully the winners will be less predictable this year.

- ShawnJ
I had to edit your above post to reflect the truth:fact
 

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This year, are we gonna see just Ducatis upfront or we have riders with Yamahas, Hondas, Kwaks. Cause those ducks really look boring after a while, when you know who will most likely win.
Last year Ruben Xaus was great rider and i dont remember the his teammates name...
Lavilla was only rider to take any podium position on japanese ride "Suzuki"
Hope there is more competition this year...

Oh yeah! i set "Alert" for me so i dont forget on last minute. :fact ;)
 

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Yamfreak said:

Last year Ruben Xaus was great rider and i dont remember the his teammates name...
His team mate was and still is SBK Worldchampion Neil Hodgsen who is now also his team mate at MOTOGP´s second Ducati Team. They moved over together.:thumbup
 
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Only one Yamaha R1 in the entire field.......:cryin , sux.

I'm sure the Petronas will be fun 2 watch though....:riding

2004 Provisional Entry List
Superbike World Championship

4 Troy Corser AUS PETRONAS FP1
Foggy PETRONAS Racing
5 Piergiorgio Bontempi ITA Suzuki GSX 1000R
Zongshen Team
6 Mauro Sanchini ITA Kawasaki ZX10 Team
Kawasaki Bertocchi
7 Pier Francesco Chili ITA Ducati 999R
Team PSG-1
8 Ivan Clementi ITA Kawasaki ZX10 Team
Kawasaki Bertocchi
9 Chris Walker GBR PETRONAS FP1 Foggy
PETRONAS Racing
12 Warwick Nowland AUS Suzuki GSX 1000R
Zongshen Team
16 Sergio Fuertes ESP Suzuki GSX 1000R
MIR Racing
17 Chris Vermeulen AUS Honda CBR 1000RR
Ten Kate Honda
TBA Honda CBR 1000RR
Ten Kate Honda
19 Lucio Pedercini ITA Ducati 996R
Team Pedercini
TBA Ducati 996R
Team Pedercini
20 Marco Borciani ITA Ducati 999R
D.F.X. Racing Team
23 Jiri Mrkyvka CZE Ducati 996R
JM SBK Team
24 Garry McCoy AUS Ducati 999R
Team Caracchi
TBA ESP Ducati 999R
Team Caracchi
25 Alessio Velini ITA Yamaha YZF R1
UnionBike GiMotorsport
41 Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati 999R
Team Renegade Ducati
52 James Toseland GBR Ducati 999R
Ducati Fila
55 Régis Laconi FRA Ducati 999R
Ducati Fila
91 Leon Haslam GBR Ducati 999R
Team Renegade Ducati
99 Steve Martin AUS Ducati 999R
D.F.X. Racing Team

 

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Re: Re: World Superbike Sunday!

KneeDragger77 said:
I had to edit your above post to reflect the truth:fact
Come on KneeDragger, that ain't even close to the truth...

In reality WSB was more diverse than AMA in 2003. A typical WSB race would have (non-local, multi-event entrant) Suzuki, Petronas, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, and Ducati entrants. A typical AMA Superbike event would have non-local Honda, Suzuki, Ducati, and (half season) Kawasaki entrants, plus a gaggle of local club racers who might be on Yamaha.

If we call WSB the Ducati Cup, we have to call AMA SBK the Suzuki Cup. If you look at the sheer number of qualifiers on Suzuki 1000 and 750 bikes, the AMA series is more homogenous than the WSB series.

The grid at Mid-Ohio:

44 total on the grid

33 Suzuki (75% of grid)
5 Yamaha
4 Honda
2 Ducati

Grid at Brands Hatch:

30 total on the grid

19 Ducati (63.3% of grid)
4 Suzuki
2 Yamaha
2 Kawasaki
2 Petronas
1 Honda

Not only are there less (percentage) Ducatis on the WSB grid than there are Suzukis on the AMA grid, there were two more manufacturers represented across the pond! The lone Kaw that "would" have been on the track at mid-ohio would have been piloted by Eboz, who was of course injured.

Anyway, my point is that WSB is not as homogeneous as AMA.
 
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