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WSBK/MotoGP, Racing Underground and lack of self control has been making Monday the sleepiest day of the week these past couple of months. So maybe Tuesday time slot iz not so bad...;)
 

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WSBK: Miller Motorsports Park: FP1 Times

1. Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1m 49.756s
2. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1m 49.886s
3. Shane Byrne GBR Althea Ducati 1m 50.307s
4. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1m 50.44s
5. Jonathan Rea GBR Ten Kate Honda 1m 50.464s
6. Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad 1m 50.494s
7. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki SRT 1m 50.544s
8. Jakub Smrz CZE PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1m 50.551s
9. Max Neukirchner GER Ten Kate Honda 1m 50.579s
10. Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1m 50.612s
11. Luca Scassa ITA Supersonic Ducati 1m 50.651s
12. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda 1m 50.81s
13. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1m 51.04s
14. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda 1m 51.07s
15. Leon Haslam GBR Alstare Suzuki 1m 51.378s
16. Broc Parkes AUS Echo-CRS Honda 1m 51.438s
17. Ruben Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad 1m 51.83s
18. Roger Lee Hayden USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 51.98s
19. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alstare Suzuki 1m 52.326s
20. Chris Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki SRT 1m 52.523s
21. Matteo Baiocco ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 54.893s[hr]
WSS: Miller Motorsports Park: FP1 Times


1. Joan Lascorz ESP Kawasaki Motocard ZX-6R 1min 53.215s
2. Eugene Laverty IRL Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.399s
3. Jason Di Salvo USA Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 53.507s
4. Kenan Sofuoglu TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.738s
5. Fabien Foret FRA Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1min 53.744s
6. Michele Pirro ITA HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.797s
7. Massimo Roccoli ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.370s
8. Chaz Davies GBR Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 54.487s
9. David Salom ESP Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 54.520s
10. Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN Kawasaki Motocard ZX-6R 1min 54.688s
11. Gino Rea GBR Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.941s
12. Robbin Harms DEN Cresto Guide Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.941s
13. Miguel Praia POR Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.953s
14. Tyler Odom USA Erion Honda CBR600RR 1min 55.421s
15. Matthieu Lagrive FRA Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 55.648s
16. Jason Farrell USA Indy Superbikes.com Honda CBR600RR 1min 57.834s
17. Alexander Lundh SWE Cresto Guide Honda CBR600RR 1min 58.011s
18. Melissa Paris USA MPH Yamaha YZF R6 1min 58.865s
19. Bastien Chesaux SUI Harms Benjan Honda CBR600RR 2mins 01.109s

Best WSS Lap – Miller Motorsports Park

Joan Lascorz ESP Provec Motocard.com Kawasaki ZX-6R 1min 51.749s
 

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WSBK: Miller Motorsports Park: QP1 Times

1. Jakub Smrz CZE PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1m 48.517s
2. Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1m 48.67s
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda 1m 48.682s
4. Leon Haslam GBR Alstare Suzuki 1m 48.734s
5. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1m 48.742s
6. Shane Byrne GBR Althea Ducati 1m 48.853s
7. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda 1m 48.887s
8. Luca Scassa ITA Supersonic Ducati 1m 48.945s
9. Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad 1m 49.04s
10. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1m 49.191s
11. Jonathan Rea GBR Ten Kate Honda 1m 49.281s
12. Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1m 49.386s
13. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1m 49.443s
14. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki SRT 1m 49.748s
15. Ruben Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad 1m 49.961s
16. Max Neukirchner GER Ten Kate Honda 1m 50.121s
17. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alstare Suzuki 1m 50.133s
18. Roger Lee Hayden USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 50.806s
19. Broc Parkes AUS Echo-CRS Honda 1m 51.074s
20. Chris Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki SRT 1m 51.122s
21. Matteo Baiocco ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 53.724s[hr]
WSS: Miller Motorsports Park: QP1 Times

1. Eugene Laverty IRL Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.652s
2. Joan Lascorz ESP Kawasaki Motocard ZX-6R 1min 52.211s
3. David Salom ESP Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.310s
4. Fabien Foret FRA Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1min 52.328s
5. Robbin Harms DEN Cresto Guide Honda CBR600RR 1min 52.509s
6. Kenan Sofuoglu TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 52.534s
7. Jason Di Salvo USA Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.607s
8. Chaz Davies GBR Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.646s
9. Michele Pirro ITA HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 52.732s
10. Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN Kawasaki Motocard ZX-6R 1min 53.015s
11. Matthieu Lagrive FRA Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 53.425s
12. Gino Rea GBR Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.647s
13. Massimo Roccoli ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1min 55.313s
14. Miguel Praia POR Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.467s
15. Alexander Lundh SWE Cresto Guide Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.637s
16. Tyler Odom USA Erion Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.637s
17. Bastien Chesaux SUI Harms Benjan Honda CBR600RR 1min 56.813s
18. Jason Farrell USA Indy Superbikes.com Honda CBR600RR 1min 57.314s
19. Melissa Paris USA MPH Yamaha YZF R6 1min 58.826s

Best WSS Lap – Miller Motorsports Park

Eugene Laverty IRL Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.652s 2010
 

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Anyone know what's wrong with Chris Vermeulen?

He can't get much past second last these days :S
http://www.crash.net/world+superbikes/news/160154/1/vermeulen_turning_attentions_to_new_bike.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
 

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I have to admit to being pissed off it's on Monday. Let me explain..... Racing happens on Sunday and while that's not completely true, as a whole it happens on a Sunday. For that reason Sundays during racing season have a special significance for me. While my routine is different to you Aussie's because we get most MotoGP races from 11am\12pm until 2pm and World Supers from 10:30am till 2pm\3pm the importance is the same. So roughly the same time every Sunday I get up earlier than my body would like to on the weekend and go downstairs and watch the racing. Because I sacrafice a lie-in for the racing I feel like I've acheived something because I was entertained in a way that speaks directly to me and who I am, so I was rewarded for my sacrafice. My only goal for the day is to watch the racing so anything I do after 3pm is an extra little reward. Basically it's a good day, Sunday. When the last race of the season is over every year I say the same thing, WTF am I supposed to do with Sunday now(I know, go riding) but it's so easy to watch the racing and be wow'ed. I have Sunday as bascially my day of bikes and racing worship. Bikes are something I am passionate about so to spoil myself with it once a week is a nice treat. I don't have to move from my house, I get entertained, it's a good deal. There are a few notible exceptions but every one with good reason. The Aussie WSBK race is the first race of the year so after 6 months with no racing, tuning in at just before midnight when you have work the next day is a small small sacrafice I'm happy to make. I'm like a junkie that's just got his dole, there's nothing more important than getting my first fix and all I do is lose an hours sleep that night, no biggie. Assen WSBK is still held on a Saturday because for many years before WSBK was around the track promised the locals they wouldn't race on a Sunday so it's tradition. I also don't mind this as this traditional was in place well before WSBK was even thought of(WAY BEFORE). WSBK respects that and I don't mind because I get one Sunday back to spend on things that you wouldn't normally rate higher than the racing on a Sunday. It helps me to not appear as selfish with nearly 6 months of Sundays spent watching racing before anything else can happen with family or friends. Priorities after all. The GP in Qatar is held during the night and it's suggested that's is because it'll appear on European TV at a normal time of around 12pm to about 2pm\3pm. But I can garentee, having lived in Qatar for a year that the real reason is because of the un-bareable tempuratures at that midday. Trust me, MotoGP is a meant to be test of motorcycling skill, not just endurance to blistering tempuratures. Eugene Lavery being Irish, and pastey white because of it would wilt. So level playing field at night, a night GP is a spectical not seen anywhere else on the racing calender and also European audiences get the race at the regular time. Everyone wins in my slightly spoilt European eyes. However, having the fucking racing on labour day suits only one thing, American profit. The Americans are all home anyway, more bums on the couch watching the ads in between the racing. So in my biased overly-sensitive passionate bike racing fan opinion WHO THE FUCK do the Americans think they are changing a bike racing tradition to suit the mighty dollar.... It cheapens the sport, it cheapens my expiernce of watching the GP because I'd have to take the day off work to see it live....all for the mighty dollar. In Europe we have traditions that define us and morals to remind us of whats right and wrong, American society and Capitalism is wholly based on the pursuit of the dollar. I'm not into politics so I niavely assumed everyone is motivated by the same good intensions and love of the SPORT. I understand I'm tarring everyone with the same brush and that's not right, but enough people with money at stake convinced WSBK(probably by waving loads of money at them)to change the way they do things. It robs me of my normal religious-like status of Sunday for the sake of something that I don't prioritize over my bike race watching. I'm gutted and a little angry at the same time(and I know at the end of it all I'm over-reacting but this does not suit Europe, and it does not suit Australia yet we have to suffer this change and if I am really honest it's only annoying me because it suits the people who as a whole, don't have as much passion about WSBK and MotoGP as we do. They have their AMA and thats the important championship in their eyes. Ours is just foreign racing. WE ARE WSBK AND MOTOGP, the Americans are only a big market that needs to be developed.

Drunk rant over...sorry.

I have vented, now I feel better....

To be reasonable for a second, I know WSBK and MotoGP are businesses are as such are just there to make money, but they provide me with my fix of bike passion and for the very first time this race is not tailored to suit me, the loyal fan who stood by both championships without question, no matter how boring a race was or no matter if the grid was 17 riders or 35. It's now taliored for a developing market instead of the core supporters, and yes I know I'm an over-reacting spoilt european, but GOD DAMN IT give me back my Sunday and go fuck your quest for 'maximizing advertising potential'.
 

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I agree, it's crazy and unacceptable that the racing is on Monday just cause the host country has a public holiday then.
 

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WSS: Utah - Free practice times (2)

1. Eugene Laverty IRL Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.566s
2. Kenan Sofuoglu TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.822s
3. Michele Pirro ITA HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 52.277s
4. Joan Lascorz ESP Kawasaki Motocard ZX-6R 1min 52.362s
5. Jason Di Salvo USA Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.487s
6. Matthieu Lagrive FRA Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.590s
7. David Salom ESP Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.793s
8. Chaz Davies GBR Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.809s
9. Fabien Foret FRA Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1min 52.891s
10. Gino Rea GBR Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1min 52.908s
11. Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN Kawasaki Motocard ZX-6R 1min 52.993s
12. Alexander Lundh SWE Cresto Guide Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.371s
13. Massimo Roccoli ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.522s
14. Robbin Harms DEN Cresto Guide Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.622s
15. Miguel Praia POR Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.930s
16. Tyler Odom USA Erion Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.467s
17. Bastien Chesaux SUI Harms Benjan Honda CBR600RR 1min 56.395s
18. Jason Farrell USA Indy Superbikes.com Honda CBR600RR 1min 57.050s
19. Melissa Paris USA MPH Yamaha YZF R6 1min 58.430s

Best WSS Lap – Miller Motorsports Park

Eugene Laverty IRL Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.566s 2010[hr]
WSBK: Utah - Qualifying times (2)

1. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1m 48.115s
2. Jakub Smrz CZE PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1m 48.289s
3. Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad 1m 48.318s
4. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1m 48.358s
5. Shane Byrne GBR Althea Ducati 1m 48.549s
6. Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1m 48.571s
7. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda 1m 48.611s
8. Leon Haslam GBR Alstare Suzuki 1m 48.734s
9. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing 1m 48.741s
10. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda 1m 48.887s
11. Luca Scassa ITA Supersonic Ducati 1m 48.945s
12. Jonathan Rea GBR Ten Kate Honda 1m 48.965s
13. Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1m 49.05s
14. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alstare Suzuki 1m 49.142s
15. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki SRT 1m 49.225s
16. Ruben Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad 1m 49.477s
17. Max Neukirchner GER Ten Kate Honda 1m 49.623s
18. Chris Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki SRT 1m 50.37s
19. Roger Lee Hayden USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 50.806s
20. Broc Parkes AUS Echo-CRS Honda 1m 51.074s
21. Matteo Baiocco ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 52.691s[hr]
WSBK: Utah - Free practice times (2)

1. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1198 1min 48.267s
2. Jonathan Rea GBR Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 1min 48.674s
3. Shane Byrne GBR Althea Ducati 1198 1min 48.801s
4. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 1min 48.858s
5. Leon Haslam GBR Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1min 49.046s
6. Jakub Smrz CZE PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1198 1min 49.241s
7. Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1198 1min 49.242s
8. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 1min 49.249s
9. Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1min 49.311s
10. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 1min 49.318s
11. Luca Scassa ITA Supersonic Ducati 1198 1min 49.436s
12. Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1198 1min 49.506s
13. Ruben Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1min 49.580s
14. Max Neukirchner GER Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 1min 49.593s
15. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 1min 49.594s
16. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1min 49.639s
17. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R 1min 49.799s
18. Chris Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R 1min 50.754s
19. Roger Lee Hayden USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1min 50.880s
20. Broc Parkes AUS Echo-CRS Honda CBR1000RR 1min 51.184s
21. Matteo Baiocco ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1min 53.257s

Best WSBK Lap - Kyalami

Carlos Checa ESP Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 1min 48.193s 2008[hr]




 

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WSBK » Utah - Superpole qualifying times

1. Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1198 1min 47.081s
2. Max Biaggi ITA Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 1min 47.414s
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 1min 47.648s
4. Jakub Smrz CZE PATA B&G Racing Ducati 1198 1min 47.662s
5. Leon Haslam GBR Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1min 48.006s
6. Noriyuki Haga JPN Ducati Xerox 1198 1min 48.035s
7. Jonathan Rea GBR Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 1min 48.378s
8. Leon Camier GBR Aprilia Alitalia Racing RSV-4 1min 48.621s

9. Ruben Xaus ESP BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1min 48.141s
10. Michel Fabrizio ITA Ducati Xerox 1198 1min 48.154s
11. Shane Byrne GBR Althea Ducati 1198 1min 48.159s
12. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 1min 48.162s
13. Luca Scassa ITA Supersonic Ducati 1198 1min 48.274s
14. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Sterilgarda YZF R1 1min 48.640s
15. Troy Corser AUS BMW Motorrad S1000RR 1min 48.706s
16. Max Neukirchner GER Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR 1min 48.964s

17. Chris Vermeulen AUS Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R 1min 49.635s
18. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki SRT ZX-10R 1min 50.135s
19. Broc Parkes AUS Echo-CRS Honda CBR1000RR 1min 50.479s
20. Roger Lee Hayden USA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1min 50.596s

21. Matteo Baiocco ITA Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1min 52.691s

Best WSBK Lap - Kyalami

Carlos Checa ESP Althea Ducati 1198 1min 47.081s 2010[hr]
WSS: Utah - Qualifying times (2)

1. Kenan Sofuoglu TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.281s
2. Eugene Laverty IRL Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.363s
3. Joan Lascorz ESP Kawasaki Motocard ZX-6R 1min 51.461s
4. Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN Kawasaki Motocard ZX-6R 1min 51.531s
5. David Salom ESP Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 51.656s
6. Chaz Davies GBR Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 51.797s
7. Michele Pirro ITA HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.929s
8. Fabien Foret FRA Lorenzini Kawasaki ZX-6R 1min 52.033s
9. Robbin Harms DEN Cresto Guide Honda CBR600RR 1min 52.248s
10. Jason Di Salvo USA Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.287s
11. Gino Rea GBR Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1min 52.308s
12. Matthieu Lagrive FRA Triumph BE1 Racing 675 1min 52.948s
13. Massimo Roccoli ITA Intermoto Czech Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.004s
14. Miguel Praia POR Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.372s
15. Alexander Lundh SWE Cresto Guide Honda CBR600RR 1min 53.483s
16. Tyler Odom USA Erion Honda CBR600RR 1min 54.547s
17. Bastien Chesaux SUI Harms Benjan Honda CBR600RR 1min 55.218s
18. Jason Farrell USA Indy Superbikes.com Honda CBR600RR 1min 57.561s
19. Melissa Paris USA MPH Yamaha YZF R6 1min 58.411s

Best WSS Lap – Miller Motorsports Park

Kenan Sofuoglu TUR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR 1min 51.281s 2010[hr]
Points to note:
Checa won both races here in 2008.
6th place is one of Haga's best qualifying performances so far this year, look to see him at the front.
No major surprises in WSS with Sofuoglu, Laverty, and Lascorz dominating much of the weekend's proceedings so far, however look for Jason DiSalvo to have more of an impression here at his home round.
 

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I have to admit to being pissed off it's on Monday. Let me explain..... Racing happens on Sunday and while that's not completely true, as a whole it happens on a Sunday. For that reason Sundays during racing season have a special significance for me. While my routine is different to you Aussie's because we get most MotoGP races from 11am\12pm until 2pm and World Supers from 10:30am till 2pm\3pm the importance is the same. So roughly the same time every Sunday I get up earlier than my body would like to on the weekend and go downstairs and watch the racing. Because I sacrafice a lie-in for the racing I feel like I've acheived something because I was entertained in a way that speaks directly to me and who I am, so I was rewarded for my sacrafice. My only goal for the day is to watch the racing so anything I do after 3pm is an extra little reward. Basically it's a good day, Sunday. When the last race of the season is over every year I say the same thing, WTF am I supposed to do with Sunday now(I know, go riding) but it's so easy to watch the racing and be wow'ed. I have Sunday as bascially my day of bikes and racing worship. Bikes are something I am passionate about so to spoil myself with it once a week is a nice treat. I don't have to move from my house, I get entertained, it's a good deal. There are a few notible exceptions but every one with good reason. The Aussie WSBK race is the first race of the year so after 6 months with no racing, tuning in at just before midnight when you have work the next day is a small small sacrafice I'm happy to make. I'm like a junkie that's just got his dole, there's nothing more important than getting my first fix and all I do is lose an hours sleep that night, no biggie. Assen WSBK is still held on a Saturday because for many years before WSBK was around the track promised the locals they wouldn't race on a Sunday so it's tradition. I also don't mind this as this traditional was in place well before WSBK was even thought of(WAY BEFORE). WSBK respects that and I don't mind because I get one Sunday back to spend on things that you wouldn't normally rate higher than the racing on a Sunday. It helps me to not appear as selfish with nearly 6 months of Sundays spent watching racing before anything else can happen with family or friends. Priorities after all. The GP in Qatar is held during the night and it's suggested that's is because it'll appear on European TV at a normal time of around 12pm to about 2pm\3pm. But I can garentee, having lived in Qatar for a year that the real reason is because of the un-bareable tempuratures at that midday. Trust me, MotoGP is a meant to be test of motorcycling skill, not just endurance to blistering tempuratures. Eugene Lavery being Irish, and pastey white because of it would wilt. So level playing field at night, a night GP is a spectical not seen anywhere else on the racing calender and also European audiences get the race at the regular time. Everyone wins in my slightly spoilt European eyes. However, having the fucking racing on labour day suits only one thing, American profit. The Americans are all home anyway, more bums on the couch watching the ads in between the racing. So in my biased overly-sensitive passionate bike racing fan opinion WHO THE FUCK do the Americans think they are changing a bike racing tradition to suit the mighty dollar.... It cheapens the sport, it cheapens my expiernce of watching the GP because I'd have to take the day off work to see it live....all for the mighty dollar. In Europe we have traditions that define us and morals to remind us of whats right and wrong, American society and Capitalism is wholly based on the pursuit of the dollar. I'm not into politics so I niavely assumed everyone is motivated by the same good intensions and love of the SPORT. I understand I'm tarring everyone with the same brush and that's not right, but enough people with money at stake convinced WSBK(probably by waving loads of money at them)to change the way they do things. It robs me of my normal religious-like status of Sunday for the sake of something that I don't prioritize over my bike race watching. I'm gutted and a little angry at the same time(and I know at the end of it all I'm over-reacting but this does not suit Europe, and it does not suit Australia yet we have to suffer this change and if I am really honest it's only annoying me because it suits the people who as a whole, don't have as much passion about WSBK and MotoGP as we do. They have their AMA and thats the important championship in their eyes. Ours is just foreign racing. WE ARE WSBK AND MOTOGP, the Americans are only a big market that needs to be developed.

Drunk rant over...sorry.

I have vented, now I feel better....

To be reasonable for a second, I know WSBK and MotoGP are businesses are as such are just there to make money, but they provide me with my fix of bike passion and for the very first time this race is not tailored to suit me, the loyal fan who stood by both championships without question, no matter how boring a race was or no matter if the grid was 17 riders or 35. It's now taliored for a developing market instead of the core supporters, and yes I know I'm an over-reacting spoilt european, but GOD DAMN IT give me back my Sunday and go fuck your quest for 'maximizing advertising potential'.
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