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post #1 of 14 Old 09-10-2008, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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New US Superbike Series Announced!!!

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Let the battle begin....

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-10-2008, 03:51 PM
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A L L E L U I A !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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And I too am happy that there will be REAL Superbike racing in the US

But I gotta tell ya that this announcement doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I think that, at the end of the day, all this competeing series nonsense is BAD for the sport.

So I guess our first question is.......who and what is going where?

Give me some answers and maybe I'll feel better.............

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And I too am happy that there will be REAL Superbike racing in the US

But I gotta tell ya that this announcement doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I think that, at the end of the day, all this competeing series nonsense is BAD for the sport.

So I guess our first question is.......who and what is going where?

Give me some answers and maybe I'll feel better.............
Hey Bud! You make a good point, this was what killed the CART series after the IRL was launched. However, in this sport the AMA has been rightfully accused of being archaic and out of touch... and sadly they are. They were given a chance to re-define themselves and re-create a better series but seem to have failed at that, even going as far as bringing in an outside organization to help.

I think this change or shake up is needed.

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All I want is for the rules to be the same, close or relativetely similar to WSBK, this way, we can have close racing and we can also see some wild riders when the WSBK come to town!.

Being said that, +1 on what Wimsy said about the demise of CART with the IRL coming up. Watching the big boys race is where the fun is really at but, if we don't concentrate on our youth (amateurs), what are we going to have in the next 5 to 10 years?

I like Miggey but I sure as cheet don't want to see him still racing while wearing disposible diapers

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You could accuse the AMA of being archaic....as well as their rules package....the one the MIC wants to hold on to and promote.

I think there needs to be some change to create some more outside interest. The Suzuki domination, while completely fair (recent crankshaft issues notwithstanding) is very HO-HUM at this point. Superbike isn't really fun to watch anymore. The 600 FX/SS classes serve nothing but to give more than one manufacturer a 600 championship...oh yeah, and probably confuse prospective fans along the way. Superstock is supposed to be about feeding the higher classes, and there is plenty of young talent in that class, but you also have guys like Yates and Bostrom out there on big budget bikes.

I don't claim to be the answer man, but everything is not hunky-dory with the present system. DMG wants to bring wholesale changes---too much too drastic too quick. No-names ripping around on stock bikes isn't gonna generate interest. The answer probably lies somewhere in the middle.

And RC90 you'll get your WSBK boys, at least for another year or two. They got a contract. But it might be at an otherwise boring venue. And don't rag on Miggy too hard. The old man can still go get it. There have been numerous times where he has been faster than Hodgson....you know.....the WSBK World Champion?

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Did you notice they said "racing from April to September". (ie: NO Daytona 200) Hmmmmmmm, wonder why, could it be something with the DAYTONA Motorsports Group?!

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And RC90 you'll get your WSBK boys, at least for another year or two. They got a contract. But it might be at an otherwise boring venue. And don't rag on Miggy too hard. The old man can still go get it. There have been numerous times where he has been faster than Hodgson....you know.....the WSBK World Champion?
No no nooooo, don't miscontrue what I am saying, nobody has more love for Miggey than me. Being said that, it would be sad that he is still racing in 10 years and beating other riders because we have not nurtured (sp?) the young riders... that's all I am saying.

All I want in the end is some good ole racing, good passes and 3 to 5 guys at the end dicing to the finish line... I am not asking for to much, am I?

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Hmm, wonder what factories will go to the USSB and who will stay for DMG -

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Hmm, wonder what factories will go to the USSB and who will stay for DMG -

The new R1 will be in the AMA.

http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=12945

Looks like USSB is down to 5 or 6 racers chasing Miladin around.

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The new R1 will be in the AMA.

http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=12945

Looks like USSB is down to 5 or 6 racers chasing Miladin around.

If maladin doesnt get a year off to count his money ! still waiting for more info ---

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The new R1 will be in the AMA.

http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=12945

Looks like USSB is down to 5 or 6 racers chasing Miladin around.
Yeah but that article was kinda blurry.

Nobody knows a damned thing at this point.

The track owners and promoters have to commit, then everything else will fall into place and each manny will pick sides........

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More talk about the USSB

Roadracingworld.com: Generally, what are your thoughts on the announcement of the USSB Superbike racing series that is going to compete with the Daytona Motorsports Group(DMG)/AMA Pro Racing series?

Page: Well, I will be very frank with you. There’s nothing to react to. There’s nothing there. It was a press release with no information. There’s no schedule, there’s no tracks, there’s no manufacturers, there’s no riders. This has been a charade that is getting very tiresome.


http://roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=34138

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post #14 of 14 Old 09-13-2008, 09:18 AM
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Yeah, the whole thing seems like a bluff, but it has at least some teeth because Suzuki and Honda say they will follow.

That bad feeling I have keeps gettting worse.

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