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Old 03-13-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Re: Pirelli Wins its First Daytona 200 with a Podium Sweep.

I love all the coverage/love for Attak on superbikeplanet.com. O wait, there isn't any... only the crying and excuses in the Honda pit. Tools.



Major kudos to Attak and Stanboli. They basically built a mini-Superbike that outdid the factory ones. Two of `em even. Couldn't have happened to nicer guys.



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Old 03-13-2007, 12:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pirelli Wins its First Daytona 200 with a Podium Sweep.

I agree. Rapp and Attard did a fine job. The game was played and the best riders & teams (of that day) won. Attack has a great team and I wish them a great season.

Personally, I wish that Barney would have taken the trophy. The Emgo guys have been on their game and May and Barney are riding better than ever. I have a friend that works for the team and he gives me the low down on the track info as he get it himself. Emgo has made great strides and with a little luck and a lot of work maybe May can bring home a Superstock title this year. I fully expect Barney to contend for an FX title if they run the full slate for the season.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pirelli Wins its First Daytona 200 with a Podium Sweep.

So how come the Hondas all ran out of gas? I find it hard to believe they had simultaneous fuel-pump problems.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Pirelli Wins its First Daytona 200 with a Podium Sweep.

It's because they use those crappy Harley engines.



No one is going to take them serious until they start winning races. This will hurt their sales as it is a known fact that people only buy bikes that win races as it shows that the bike buyer is a tip top rider.

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Old 03-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #6
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Is it just me or was this race a bit of a yawner? It was a lot more fun last year if I remember correctly.
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:57 PM   #7
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Default Where the hell was Eric Buell?

Where the heck was Buell?



With a year of development.. did they just give up?



McWilliams went back to GP right?
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:57 PM   #8
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I'm going to have to bytch and moan a bit about Speed's coverage.



Do we really need to hear Freddie talk about rider technique for 200 miles? I respect his knowledge but good heavens give it a rest.



There were so many sidebar-type stories that could have been covered in a race of this duration.



1) There were two Triumph 675s in the race. Was this every mentioned or were the bikes ever shown?



2) Two Buells finished the race. Was their any mention of them or any video?



3) How about some coverage on pit stops? This is the only race of the season requiring pit stops. How much practice does the crew put in to get it right?



Despite what one might think about NASCAR, the race coverage is excellent and includes several angles rather than just the "he's picking up the throttle smoothly mid corner" stuff.
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:00 PM   #9
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Default Re: Where the hell was Eric Buell?

it broke before the half way mark.
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:10 PM   #10
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"If you notice (insert racer name here) did not fall off the bike during any of the turns. That's going to help him when it comes to finishing the race."



I'm getting geared up for 6 months of nonstop stupid commentary and analysis. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Major League Baseball.

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