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Post by Ian-S » 2 years ago

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The racing today was unexpectedly fantastic at Silverstone, usually it's one of the more sedate events, but this time it was good, especially race two where Pocket Rocket was trying to drop back to serve a penalty and nobody would overtake him, this resulted in him backing everybody back into each other and by the time he had served the penalty there was four or five fighting for the win.

Leon battled back to the lead, two of the top three then crashed within sight of the line, and another crashed after the finish, you really couldn't make it up, a bizarre race.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

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The racing today was unexpectedly fantastic at Silverstone, usually it's one of the more sedate events, but this time it was good, especially race two where Pocket Rocket was trying to drop back to serve a penalty and nobody would overtake him, this resulted in him backing everybody back into each other and by the time he had served the penalty there was four or five fighting for the win.

Leon battled back to the lead, two of the top three then crashed within sight of the line, and another crashed after the finish, you really couldn't make it up, a bizarre race.
Peter Hickmans BMW blew up on the penultimate lap right there. Haslam had luck with getting away, Dixon and McKenzie hadn't. And it was O'Hallorans rear tire blowing up in the middle of Brooklands which caused the very wide line past the track boundary and the crash when he hit the gras on the left of s/f straight. Mr Witham believed though that both Dixon and McKenzie didn't slip on Hickmans oil and crashed on their own, but miraclously during the next race (Ducati Cup) there's been a cement dust line right where both crashed out.

But ultimately I have to agree. This Silverstone layout, born out of the fear of another washed out weekend, provided lots of great battles and very tight, close racing ! I still wonder though what race control would have done with Haslam if all trailing 3 shut their throttles at each of Haslams attempts to wave one by. The more wonderous thing though is that from when he got the penalty shown he actually gained 2 more positions (if not 3, not quite sure). And finally dropping back to third surely wasn't his intention at all.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Saw bits of Assen yesterday. Haslams reign continues and again it looked like his tires had something left towards the end.
There was a pretty bad accident during race 2 involving Dan Linfoot, Tarran McKenzie, Tommy Bridewell and Dean Harrison but thankfully all got away with it.
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Post by kals » 2 years ago

Scott Redding will be piloting a Paul Bird Ducati in 2019. Great news!

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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Quite some good racing in the Superbike and Supersports at the Brands Hatch season final yesterday. Haslam became champ too.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

Likewise in the Aussie Superbikes at Phillip Island this weekend.

Troy Bayliss finished the season a a high with a last race win and a race 1 podium to finish the year 3rd overall.

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Post by DoubleFart » 2 years ago

Some fab riding in awful conditions today.
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Post by Ian-S » 2 years ago

Indeed.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

Yeah conditions at Brands saw even the commentators got a bit twitchy when Haslam did his celebratory stand up wheelie.

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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

I have never seen so many saves from potential highsiders in one race, especially in the final race. Great to watch, despite the awful conditions.
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