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Qualifying 1, OK Spies is starting to impress me.

1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'58.886
2 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.177
3 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.731
4 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1'59.826
5 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.937
6 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'59.980
7 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 2'00.024
8 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2'00.101
9 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 2'00.232
10 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 2'00.238
11 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2'00.254
12 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.283
13 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.345
14 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.374
15 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.398
16 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 2'00.455
17 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 2'00.610
18 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'00.769
19 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.799
20 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.222
21 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'01.224
22 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.336
23 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.464
24 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.560
25 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.607
26 24 Roberts B. (AUS) Ducati 1098R 2'01.779
27 86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.272
28 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.917
 

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What took you so long ? ? ?
I take his time in AMA superbike with a grain of salt as he was on "the winning team". How much of it was the bike and the crew? Are you saying the only reason Suzuki has won 9 years out of the past 10 is Mladin and Spies?
 

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I take his time in AMA superbike with a grain of salt as he was on "the winning team". How much of it was the bike and the crew? Are you saying the only reason Suzuki has won 9 years out of the past 10 is Mladin and Spies?
Nope. I'm saying because of bike development, team experience & two top riders pushing each other to new heights which left me with no doubts that either could be very competitive on the world level on the right team and equipment...
 

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I take his time in AMA superbike with a grain of salt as he was on "the winning team". How much of it was the bike and the crew? Are you saying the only reason Suzuki has won 9 years out of the past 10 is Mladin and Spies?
Those two would have won no matter what they were riding! The expression "class of the field" comes to mind. I just wish we could have watched Mladin on the world stage.
 

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Are you saying the only reason Suzuki has won 9 years out of the past 10 is Mladin and Spies?
Back when Corser won the WSBK championship on the GSXR, Mladin was turning faster lap times on his US spec Yosh bike at Philip Island in winter testing.

There is no doubt in my mind that Yosh/Suzuki had a technical advantage sneaking Traction Control into the ECU programming before it was openly allowed in AMA racing. You could hear their engines sputter/cut coming out of corners hard on the gas. They did it within the rules, so no harm or foul in my mind.

That being said, I think Mladin and Spies could lead the field on any manufacturers bike. Yosh just made it that much easier.
 

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I take his time in AMA superbike with a grain of salt as he was on "the winning team". How much of it was the bike and the crew? Are you saying the only reason Suzuki has won 9 years out of the past 10 is Mladin and Spies?
The "only" reason, no. The biggest part of the reason, yes.
Really, that should be obvious. Neither Aaron Yates or Tommy Hayden, both AMA champions, were consistantly any better then the other factory superbikes when they were on the Yosh team. Only when Mat or Ben got on the bike did it disappear into the distance.
 

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Ive never really been a Spies fan... He is an excellent racer, no doubt, but there is just some air about him that I dont like. And whats with him flying the Texan flag on his bike instead of the American flag? Last time I looked we dont live in The United States of Texas!
 

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Ive never really been a Spies fan... He is an excellent racer, no doubt, but there is just some air about him that I dont like. And whats with him flying the Texan flag on his bike instead of the American flag? Last time I looked we dont live in The United States of Texas!
I am a big Spies fan.
Obviously you aren't from Texas. We have a slightly different take on our state than most others have on theirs. Just so you know Texas is the only state that could break away and become its own country.
 

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Nope. I'm saying because of bike development, team experience & two top riders pushing each other to new heights which left me with no doubts that either could be very competitive on the world level on the right team and equipment...
In AMA Mladin will push him all the time but in WSB his new team mate isn't giving him no competition at all.
 

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Superpole done: Aprilia's are looking good.
(And spies)
What the heck happend to Neukirchner!

1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'57.280
2 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'57.384
3 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1'57.694
4 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 1'57.850
5 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'57.878
6 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 1'58.755
7 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.090
8 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 2'00.021
9 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 1'58.734
10 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'58.919
11 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 1'59.044
12 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.055
13 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 1'59.074
14 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'59.134
15 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 1'59.435
16 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'59.454
17 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.713
18 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.882
19 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1'59.926
20 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.108
21 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.738
22 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'00.839
23 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.047
24 24 Roberts B. (AUS) Ducati 1098R 2'01.165
25 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.560
26 86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.561
27 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.607
28 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.663
 

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Superpole done: Aprilia's are looking good.
(And spies)
What the heck happend to Neukirchner!
Might not want to put Superpole results in an existing thread as it could be a spoiler for peeps planning to download and watch it. Friendly suggestion :)

Max N. is on the new for '09 Gixxer which is quite different from the '08. It might give him some issues early on at some tracks until they get it developed further.
 

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I am a big Spies fan.
Obviously you aren't from Texas. We have a slightly different take on our state than most others have on theirs. Just so you know Texas is the only state that could break away and become its own country.

And you can have george to run it again.
 

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Race 1:
WOW!
 

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Earlier today, I finally saw the race 1 on Phillip Island..That was great. Then, this afternoon, watching both of these races was great. I have not been too into WSBK too much in the past, but since MotoGp did not start yet, i have been watching.

I am also a Spies fan......did not just jump on the band wagon.** I always liked him more than Mladin in the AMA..and felt Mladin always had a cocky air about him.

** Proof from my monitor thread I am not a band wagoner:



I am looking forward to watching WSBK and MGP all this year.
 

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Ive never really been a Spies fan... He is an excellent racer, no doubt, but there is just some air about him that I dont like. And whats with him flying the Texan flag on his bike instead of the American flag? Last time I looked we dont live in The United States of Texas!
+1 Although a great rider, he always seemed to have about as much personality as a utility pole to me. He does seem to be opening up a bit in the post race interviews in WSBK though.
I am happy that he is riding great so far at the world level.Cool to see he is still wearing a HJC helmet as well. But put a American Flag on that R1.
 
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