Thread: Rumours Mills 2008/09
29th Oct 08, 17:23 #221
Italian sites are reporting that Nakano has signed for Aprilia in SBK
29th Oct 08, 22:59 #222
BikeSport news have Roby Rolfo partnering Leon Haslam at Stiggy WSB next year:
They now seem to be the source for news - amongst other things they led Donington getting F1, Tom Sykes going to Yam Italia, Brands Hatch losing WSB for 2009 (although I believe a rescue mission may be on for that one), and several other things. They tend to be right!"Of course, what many people tend to forget is that Glen Richards was 2nd in the 1993 Australian 125cc championship" - Jack Burnicle on BSB at Snetterton, June 2008
30th Oct 08, 03:26 #223
He's lucky to be in WSBK for next year after this seasons performance, would have demoted him to WSS and given Westy a go aboard the big bike, having come directly from MotoGP..
Meh.. Sponsors Shmonsors...I opened up all the windows..the air is cold, the tub is boiling hot..It's like Sweden, man. Sweden!
31st Oct 08, 09:03 #224
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3rd Nov 08, 23:36 #228
Now rumours of Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM) running the Kawasaki Superbike Team next year (which is better than DFX in my opinion). Thoroughly unimpressive and amateurish the Kawasaki international circuit racing program. To get to this point with no announcement of team or riders for next year is very ordinary. They should take a leaf out of their own MX teams book on how to be successful.
Makoto Tamada and Broc Parkes are rumoured to be the riders. I'm torn though because I really like Parkes but I also reckon Badovini deserves to be in the factory team after his efforts this year.Get off my lawn
4th Nov 08, 02:09 #229
4th Nov 08, 02:51 #230
how the new 09 R1 sounds: http://superbikeplanet.com/sound/newr1superbike.mp3
Spies did a few laps during yesterday's 'press testing' session.. A full days testing today/tommorow will take place for WSBK/WSS riders..
Eugene Lavery also did one or two laps aboard his new Parkalgar Honda..
good luck to the lad.. WSS should be cracking next year:-
Sofuoglu, Pitt, West, Laverty, Crutchlow etc.. Should be exciting..I opened up all the windows..the air is cold, the tub is boiling hot..It's like Sweden, man. Sweden!
4th Nov 08, 07:38 #231
Somehow I feel this is not the case and Team Green are piecing it together on the run, will 2009 be another year wasted?
4th Nov 08, 07:47 #232
Broc Parkes is rumoured to be riding for Paul Bird's Kawasaki team.. Career suicide much?I opened up all the windows..the air is cold, the tub is boiling hot..It's like Sweden, man. Sweden!
4th Nov 08, 09:01 #233
4th Nov 08, 14:35 #234
FIAT and yamaha to continue another 2 years.. Blugh, that livery is so uglyRIP Marco Simoncelli
5th Nov 08, 07:01 #235
5th Nov 08, 08:08 #236
Alto Evolution Honda will be renamed to Team Pro Ride Honda for next season.
Alto Group sold the team to its General Manager, Marco Nicotari. Alto will remain as the title sponsor, the structure and the staff will remain the same and
Gregorio Lavilla is expected to join the team. he already tested at Portimao
8th Nov 08, 09:11 #237
Its official, Paul Bird Motorsport will be running the Kawasaki factory team next season
8th Nov 08, 11:18 #238
With riders Makoto Tamada and Broc Parkes, I suspect Kawasaki would be struggling again in 2009. Tamada doesn't scored a single point in the second half of the season!
8th Nov 08, 22:45 #239
Here's my provisional list for WSB at the minute - some of this is just this year's lineup cut-and-pasted in for now:
Xerox Ducati: Haga & Fabrizio
Sterilgarda Ducati: Alessandro Polita & Shakey Byrne
RG Ducati: Ben Bostrom(!)/Luca Scassa/Lorenzo Lanzi?
Guandalini/Boulder Ducati: J. Smrz & Jake Zemke
Ten Kate Honda: Kiyonari, C. Checa & Jonathan Rea
PBM (Vent-Axia) Kawasaki - Tamada & Broc Parkes
DFX Honda: Regis Laconi? & Lorenzo Lanzi?/Muggeridge?
Althea Honda: Tommy Hill & ?
Pro Race Honda: Lavilla
Stiggy Honda: Leon Haslam & Roby Rolfo
Yamaha Italia: Tom Sykes & Ben Spies
YZF Yamaha: Katsayuki Nagasuga (Japanese SBK champ; replaces Nakatomi)
GMT94 Yamaha: D. Checa & Gimbert?
Grillini Yamaha: Zaiser?
Alstare Suzuki: Neukirchner, Kagayama & Fonsi Nieto/Xavier Simeon?
PSG1 Ducati?: Badovini? & ?
Pedercini Kawasaki/Ducati?: Iannuzzo? & ?
Aprilia: Biaggi & Nakano
BMW: Xaus & Corser
If everyone listed above appears, plus the question marks get filled in, that could be about 38 regular riders!
Getting a point or two is already looking like a decent achievement!
Last edited by patnicholls; 8th Nov 08 at 23:01."Of course, what many people tend to forget is that Glen Richards was 2nd in the 1993 Australian 125cc championship" - Jack Burnicle on BSB at Snetterton, June 2008
10th Nov 08, 06:56 #240
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Ben Bostrom on an RG Ducati, would be good to see
Much of a chance of happening?