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August 1st, 2016, 11:27 PM   #1
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Bradl to partner Nicky in WSB

WSB: Stefan Bradl confirmed alongside Hayden at Honda | MCN

Expect an announcement from Yamaha at some point confirming Michael van der Mark.
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August 1st, 2016, 11:40 PM   #2
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Good for all parties. Bradl is still a top rider and young

VDM will do well on yam, they need to use that yam that won Suzuka, it was a missile
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Given a competitive bike, i believe Nick can win this series. MVDM bailed for 2 reasons.
1, he has come to the conclusion that Honda is not committed to WSBK and their yearly promise of a competitive machine is a pipe dream

2, Being out performed by his teammate, considered a washed up GP talent is detrimental to his career path. Early on this season, MVDM was solidly out performing Hayden, BUT, as Nick figured out the intricacies of the bike, tires etc: that dynamic has started to shift and it doesnt look good for a young rider who is supposed to be the next big thing according to some.
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Hopefully after two consecutive embarrassing showing at the Suzuka 8 hours "on one of their home tracks" Honda will get the BIG picture & release a proper bike!!! Had they failed with two low profile riders it would have been something else. But when you have two WORLD CHAMPIONS failing to a group of lesser riders the problem is CLEARLY the BIKE. With all the secrecy of with is coming for 2017, it will be 1992 all over again or a continuation of broken promise & lesson not learnt.
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Hopefully after two consecutive embarrassing showing at the Suzuka 8 hours "on one of their home tracks" Honda will get the BIG picture & release a proper bike!!! Had they failed with two low profile riders it would have been something else. But when you have two WORLD CHAMPIONS failing to a group of lesser riders the problem is CLEARLY the BIKE. With all the secrecy of with is coming for 2017, it will be 1992 all over again or a continuation of broken promise & lesson not learnt.
In fairness to Honda, last year might have been different if it was not for that throttle sticking since they had Jesus Christ riding.
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This is MCN latest rendition of the supposed new Fireblade. This one seems to be a little more specific than the half dozen or so previous introductions of an world beating V4 that will take the Superbike world by storm.Still down on power to the public compared to the ZX10 and BMW S1000RR, but easily brought up to spec to go racing. big weight loss for already the lightest in its class and an large infusion of electronics including state of the art fly by wire which they had to introduce or just quit WSBK with the new rules changes for 2017. Sounds promising, like i said, i really believe Nicky can win this series on a competitive bike. Doesnt have to be better than the Kwak,just equal ir very close and he can do the rest.

World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical | MCN
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In fairness to Honda, last year might have been different if it was not for that throttle sticking since they had Jesus Christ riding.


Proof that not even Jesus can polish a turd to make it not a turd
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