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March 12th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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What's up with Ant West?

Last year he definitely impressed in both the wet and the dry. He was pretty much guaranteed a mid field position. What's going on now? (please don't say fitness)
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March 12th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Duc999 @ Mar 13 2008, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>What's up with Ant West?

Last year he definitely impressed in both the wet and the dry. He was pretty much guaranteed a mid field position. What's going on now? (please don't say fitness)

To be honest I think the talent on the Motogp grid at the moment is a little bit too good for him.
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March 13th, 2008, 02:50 AM   #3
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I guess that is all she wrote for Westy in Motogp.

I hope that he lands on his feet.
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March 13th, 2008, 02:56 AM   #4
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Duc999 @ Mar 13 2008, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>What's up with Ant West?

Not much I guess ..... which is kinda the real problem.
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we cant discuss after one race, thing was it was cold and and night, IMO the problem was not many people got used to riding on a cooling circuit, confidence with tyres and setup i believe is the problem with a lot of the time gaps in the race. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]
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March 13th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #6
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Duc999 @ Mar 13 2008, 11:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>What's up with Ant West?

Last year he definitely impressed in both the wet and the dry. He was pretty much guaranteed a mid field position. What's going on now? (please don't say fitness)

wherefore art thou ... "Antfan" [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]
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March 13th, 2008, 03:31 AM   #7
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (krusty @ Mar 13 2008, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>wherefore art thou ... "Antfan" [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]
Apparently Antfan hasn't been around since the 13th of January. I wonder why...........
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I'm sure all of you know my view on West, but... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]

I don't think he's moto gp material. Yes he won two WSS races last year, but one was in the drenching rain at Silverstone, and the other at Misano, when the Yamaha was coming good. In 250's he NEVER showed he was that capable.

Coming last behind the Alice's on a capable bike (hopper proved that by getting points even when injured) is a disgrace.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (phleg @ Mar 13 2008, 06:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I'm sure all of you know my view on West, but... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]

I don't think he's moto gp material. Yes he won two WSS races last year, but one was in the drenching rain at Silverstone, and the other at Misano, when the Yamaha was coming good. In 250's he NEVER showed he was that capable.

Coming last behind the Alice's on a capable bike (hopper proved that by getting points even when injured) is a disgrace.

That's exactly why they keep him around. He doesn't get paid much, the Kawasaki is awful in the dry anyway, and if it rains Kawasaki have an outside chance of winning.

He's Kawasaki's equivalent of Verme, except Verme can ride well in the dry on occasion as well.

Does everyone realize Kawasaki scored the same result last year? DePunt binned it and OJ finished 12th. Exactly the same as this year points wise. They actually improved because Westy kept it on 2 wheels [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

Qatar is a Kwak bogey track.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Son of Doohan @ Mar 13 2008, 11:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Apparently Antfan hasn't been around since the 13th of January. I wonder why...........
good riddance to the plonker i say.

and its to early to make a judgment on a rider 1 race in, and a bit of a weird race at that being at night ect.
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