Thread: Rumours Mills 2008/09
27th Nov 08, 11:07 #261
It means Jakub is staying too and the team is now a two-bike effort:
http://www.crash.net/motorsport/wsbk...with_smrz.html"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
28th Nov 08, 02:13 #262
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Any word on the Boulder Motorsport Ducati?
Rumoured rider Jake Zemke is seemingly riding an Erion Honda at the upcoming Daytona tyre test
2nd Dec 08, 05:35 #263
Boulder Motorsports: Is The Dream Dead?
Monday, December 01, 2008
"Boulder Motorsports made a big splash when they announced plans to go AMA Superbike racing on Ducati 1098s at selected events this year. After the DMG take-over stalled, their principle, Brian Sharp, said that Boulder would be racing in the World Superbike championship on Ducatis in '09 instead.
It is known that the slowing global economy drastically altered Boulder's '09 plans. There they are not alone.
The rumor at the Portugal WSBK round was that Boulder would be teaming up with the Guandalini Racing World Superbike team in 2009 and running one American rider. Guandalini Racing entered the very talented Czech rider Jakub Smrz in 2008. Smrz, who, although he sometimes looks like an extra in the prison boat scene in Papillon, is a big talent in World Superbike, a promising rider for the future. He will continue with the team for '09.
Riders such as Jake Zemke and Josh Hayes were mentioned in regards to the Boulder ride last Summer.
However, Guandalini Racing announced recently that former Superstock world champion and Ducati Xerox Junior Team rider Brenden Roberts will fill their second rider position for 2009. The announcement on Roberts made no mention of Boulder Motorsports.
Ducati sources could not confirm that Boulder Motorsports have an '09 Superbike ordered. E-mail messages sent to Boulder's Brian Sharp requesting comment on their '09 plans have not yet been returned.
http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2008/Dec/081201a.htmI opened up all the windows..the air is cold, the tub is boiling hot..It's like Sweden, man. Sweden!
4th Dec 08, 22:05 #264
And from the "Wild and Wacky" end of the spectrum, a rumour of Valentino wanting to race WSB against Troy Bayliss:
The article makes no reference to the fact that Troy Bayliss has now retired..."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
5th Dec 08, 08:14 #265
The "Rossi vs Bayliss" story first came out of Italy and I think it has lost a lot in translation.
If I understand correctly Rossi's said he would like to take part in a F1 race and a SBK race and he would love it if Bayliss was also persuaded to make a return for a race against him.
5th Dec 08, 08:29 #266
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With Honda out of F1, who is going to start the Honda out of MotoGP rumours? Heh, heh.
5th Dec 08, 10:11 #267
5th Dec 08, 10:17 #268
There are many difference between their F1 adventure and the MotGP:
Honda has succes in MotoGP.
Honda has many sponsors in their MotoGP team and big paying clients.
Their motorbikes are more related to their showroommodels then their F1 car which helps to sell and bring the technology to their showroommodels.R.I.P. all WRC heroes
5th Dec 08, 10:50 #269
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Most of thats true, except that they havent had much success since Rossis departure, and unless Dovi can turn things around they may not have much success in the near future, but in the cold light of the Japanese and the global financial crisis the other factors may not be enough to swing it.
9th Dec 08, 13:25 #270
9th Dec 08, 15:34 #271
What is happening with Fonsi Nieto?? I will rather pick him over Kagayama
13th Dec 08, 19:39 #272
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13th Dec 08, 20:56 #273Rod RichardsonGuest
If grid numbers drop any further, viewing interest with lower accordingly!
Refer to this latest info at http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/557/19...ing-Purse.aspx
16th Dec 08, 10:28 #274
16th Dec 08, 17:54 #275
The FIM released the provisional entry lists for the MotoGP World Championship, Pedrosa is using #3, I guess because he finished 3rd in 08. why is Lorenzo using #99?
3-Dani Pedrosa-SPA-Repsol Honda Team-Honda
4-Andrea Dovizioso-ITA-Repsol Honda Team-Honda
5-Colin Edwards-USA-Tech 3 Yamaha-Yamaha
7-Chris Vermeulen-AUS-Rizla Suzuki Motogp-Suzuki
14-Randy De Puniet-FRA-LCR Honda Motogp-Honda
15-Alex De Angelis-RSM-San Carlo Honda Gresini-Honda
21-John Hopkins-USA-Kawasaki Racing Team-Kawasaki
24-Toni Elias-SPA-San Carlo Honda Gresini-Honda
27-Casey Stoner-AUS-Ducati Marlboro Team-Ducati
33-Marco Melandri-ITA-Kawasaki Racing Team-Kawasaki
36-Mika Kallio-FIN-Pramac Racing-Ducati
46-Valentino Rossi-ITA-Fiat Yamaha Team-Yamaha
52-James Toseland-GBR-Tech 3 Yamaha-Yamaha
59-Sete Gibernau-SPA-Grupo Francisco Hernando-Ducati
65-Loris Capirossi-ITA-Rizla Suzuki Motogp-Suzuki
69-Nicky Hayden-USA-Ducati Marlboro Team-Ducati
72-Yuki Takahashi-JPN-Scot Racing Team Motogp-Honda
88-Niccolo Canepa-ITA-Pramac Racing-Ducati
99-Jorge Lorenzo-SPA-Fiat Yamaha Team-Yamaha
4-Hiroshi Aoyama-JPN-Scot Racing Team 250cc-Honda
7-Axel Pons-SPA-Pepe World Pons WRB-Aprilia
8-Bastien Chesaux-SUI-Racing Team Germany-Honda
9-Toni Wirsing-GER-Racing Team Germany-Honda
10-Imre Toth-HUN-Team Toth Aprilia-Aprilia
12-Thomas Luthi-SUI-Emmi - Caffe Latte-Aprilia
14-Ratthapark Wilairot-THA-Thai Honda Ptt Sag-Honda
15-Roberto Locatelli-ITA-Metis Gilera-Gilera
16-Jules Cluzel-FRA-Matteoni Racing-Aprilia
17-Karel Abraham-CZE-Cardion Ab Motoracing-Aprilia
19-Alvaro Bautista-SPA-MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM 250cc-Aprilia
21-Hector Barbera-SPA-Pepe World Pons Wrb-Aprilia
25-Alex Baldolini-ITA-Wtr San Marino Team-Aprilia
28-Gabor Talmacsi-HUN-BALATON RACING TEAM 250cc-Aprilia
35-Raffaele De Rosa-ITA-SCOT RACING TEAM 250cc-Honda
41-Aleix Espargaro-SPA-Campetella Racing-Aprilia
48-Shoya Tomizawa-JPN-Team Cip-Honda
51-Stevie Bonsey-USA-Aprilia Madrid-Aprilia
52-Lukas Pesek-CZE-Auto Kelly - Cp-Aprilia
58-Marco Simoncelli-ITA-Metis Gilera-Gilera
63-Mike Di Meglio-FRA-MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM 250cc-Aprilia
75-Mattia Pasini-ITA-Team Toth Aprilia-Aprilia
5-Alexis Masbou-FRA-Loncin Racing-Loncin
7-Dominique Aegerter-SUI-Ajo Interwetten-Derbi
11-Sandro Cortese-GER-Ajo Interwetten-Derbi
12-Esteve Rabat-SPA-Blusens Aprilia-Aprilia
16-Cameron Beaubier-USA-Red Bull Ktm 125-Ktm
17-Stefan Bradl-GER-Kiefer Racing-Aprilia
18-Nicolas Terol-SPA-Jack & Jones Pons Wrb-Aprilia
24-Simone Corsi-ITA-Jack & Jones Pons Wrb-Aprilia
27-Stefano Bianco-ITA-Cbc Corse-Aprilia
30-Pere Tutusaus-SPA-Matteoni Racing-Aprilia
32-Lorenzo Savadori-ITA-Fontana Racing-Aprilia
33-Sergio Gadea-SPA-BANCAJA ASPAR TEAM 125cc-Aprilia
34-Randy Krummenacher-SUI-Degraaf Grand Prix-Aprilia
38-Bradley Smith-GBR-BANCAJA ASPAR TEAM 125cc-Aprilia
44-Pol Espargaro-SPA-Derbi Racing Team-Derbi
45-Scott Redding-GBR-Blusens Aprilia-Aprilia
60-Julian Simon-SPA-BANCAJA ASPAR TEAM 125cc-Aprilia
66-Matthew Hoyle-GBR-Maxtra Team-Maxtra
71-Tomoyoshi Koyama-JPN-Loncin Racing-Loncin
72-Marco Ravaioli-ITA-Cbc Corse-Aprilia
81-Jasper Iwema-NED-Kiefer Racing-Aprilia
88-Michael Ranseder-AUT-Maxtra Team-Maxtra
93-Marc Marquez-SPA-Red Bull Ktm 125-Ktm
99-Danny Webb-GBR-Degraaf Grand Prix-Aprilia
-To Be Advised- -Derbi Racing Team-Derbi
17th Dec 08, 03:31 #276
Great choice for number 3, and 99, I've been waiting so long ...
17th Dec 08, 13:31 #277
Interesting lists there, and not as bad for the 250cc class as some had feared, which is good.
We're missing Hector Faubel in 250s (Thai SGG Honda I believe, MotoGP.com had interviewed him about it so it's presumably happening) and probably Joan Olive on a 125cc (his current seat is the unconfirmed Derbi at the bottom) amongst others, so there may be a few more.
Other news includes Pedercini Kawasaki announcing David Salom and Luca Scassa in WSB, and BSB team Rob Mac Yamaha announcing the capture of Michael Rutter and Graeme Gowland alongside Chris Walker, with Dan Linfoot riding for them in Brit Supersport."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
17th Dec 08, 14:30 #278
17th Dec 08, 23:49 #279
According to my reckoning, WSB looks something like this at present:
Xerox Ducati: Haga & Fabrizio
Sterilgarda Ducati: Alessandro Polita & Shakey Byrne
RG Ducati: Lorenzo Lanzi?
Guandalini Ducati: J. Smrz & Brendan Roberts
Ten Kate Honda: Kiyonari, C. Checa & Jonathan Rea
PBM Kawasaki - Tamada & Broc Parkes
DFX Ducati: Regis Laconi & Lorenzo Lanzi?
Squadra Corse Honda - Iannuzzo
Althea Honda: Tommy Hill
Pro Race Honda: Lavilla
Stiggy Honda: Leon Haslam & Roby Rolfo
Yamaha Italia: Tom Sykes & Ben Spies
YZF Yamaha: Katsuyuki Nakasuga
GMT94 Yamaha: D. Checa (Gimbert stays with the team, but only in enduro and French Superbikes)
Grillini Yamaha: Zaiser?
Alstare Suzuki: Neukirchner & Kagayama
Alstare Eng. Suzuki? - Nieto?
Celani Suzuki: Muggeridge
PSG1 Kawasaki: Badovini & Matteo Baiocco
Pedercini Kawasaki: David Salom and Luca Scassa
Aprilia: Biaggi & Nakano
BMW: Xaus & Corser
I count 32 confirmed riders there already plus a few more possibles (i.e Nieto, Lanzi, Zaiser are excluded from the 32).
17th Dec 08, 23:57 #280
And while we're at it, a half-complete WSS list with lots of gaps:
Ten Kate Honda - Sofuoglu & Pitt
Yamaha Supersport - Foret & Cal Crutchlow
Stiggy Honda - Antony West & Gianluca Vizzielo
Provec Motocard.com Kawasaki - Katsuaki Fujiwara & Joan Lascorz
Althea Honda - Aitchison & Lagrive
Parkalgar Honda - E. Laverty & Praia?
Veidec Honda (formerly Benjan) - Harms, Gundher, Vos
Intermoto Honda - ? & ?
Triumph BE1 - McCoy & Nannelli
Lorenzini by Leoni Yamaha? - Roccolli?
Hoegee Suzuki - Venemann & van Keymeulen?