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March 15th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #11
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so the superbikes run a different configuration of the course as a support race?


i don't watch a lot of ama/bsb and i dont follow it on purpose so that i have something to watch in the winter, but hayes is the guy that definately looks like the class of the field. also wsbk looks a bit wrong with not a single american in it,yamaha italia should hire him and return.





i remember some moaning 4-5 years ago about nascar, but what exactly happened? you know,in like 3 sentences are the sportsbikes the main event at other races too?would seem ridicolous.


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Tires were coming unglued because of the forces created in the 30+ degree banking. They decided to make 600s the main event, because the class was given the name "Daytona" sportbike (yes, the lamest name in the history of sport). The name is in reference to the Nascar group that bought the promotion rights, think the Dorna counterpart called, Daytona Motorsport Group (DMG). So to answer you question, yes, the superbike is the defacto support class.





Agree, some team in Wsbk should have thrown a bunch of money at Hayes. Stupid really, considering they have made so much efforts to break into the US market (by first going to Laguna, then Miller Motorsports park in Utah, and now back to Laguna). No Americans, that is pathetic. Ok, so Hayes is "old". What the fuck does this mean if the guy is good? So he won't be around for 100 more years, big fucking deal. How many snot nosed kids do these teams go after only to not pan out?
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so dmg owns the jumped up supersport category and thats why they promote it over the sbks?how can that be, they must be aware that sbk should be the much bigger draw for them. people generally want to see the top guys on the big and fast bikes and regard that as the pinnacle, not the 2nd league on screaming little inline 4s.
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Good luck Benito ! My ass is parked firmly in front of the TV !!!
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http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/76189/...motors-tv.html





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Benny is cursed at Daytona. Gutted for him.














Congrats to Cam. Well Done.
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How does a Ducati 848 compete in the Daytona 200, is it ballast?





Thought it was going to be a good race when seven riders were at the front but Beaubier ran away. Think the two gals did well to get in the top 10. Mossey, Stapleford, Burrell didn't have bad races seeing as how it would be a new track. Hornee Jeans hey?
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Prob the same way a Ducati 1200 competes with 1000s in Wsbk.
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so dmg owns the jumped up supersport category and thats why they promote it over the sbks?how can that be, they must be aware that sbk should be the much bigger draw for them. people generally want to see the top guys on the big and fast bikes and regard that as the pinnacle, not the 2nd league on screaming little inline 4s.




DMG owns the entire series, but Daytona Sportbike follows their sanctioning 'philosophy' of minimizing costs and eliminating direct manufacturer involvement. Long story short, the bikes are performance balanced, much like Grand Am competition. They give the teams a list of allowable modifications and then DMG adjusts the minimum weight and the revs until the bikes are more or less equal. This is considerably cheaper than creating a sophisticated rulebook and requiring all manufacturers to tune to equality (WSS, SBK)





Anyway, nice racing this weekend. Cam owned the Daytona 200, and I hope his talent continues to develop b/c he's a great talent. Also happy for Gerloff who scored 2nd after spending last season recovering from a broken leg. Sad to see Josh double DNF in SBK, but it will make the series a bit more interesting. Cardenas has got his head screwed on straight (at last), and I'm happy to see him get the Yosh ride he deserves.
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Agree with your assessment Lex but I was a disappointed in seeing a 200 so spread out at the halfway mark. Usually its a toss up until the last lap. I cant recall such an uneventfull 200.

I think Benny should change his name. Its clear that roadracers named Ben are cursed
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ROUND 2 THIS WEEKEND.








Seriously, I was fucking laughing when I typed this, but yes, its been about 6 months and now they are having round 2. AMA, fucking wack.





http://amaproracing.com/rr/news/index.cfm?cid=56638
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