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Old 03-16-2009, 07:05 AM   #11
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Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
1 Ben Spies Yamaha World Superbike Yamaha YZF R1
2 Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
3 Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4
4 Ryuichi Kiyonari Ten Kate Honda Racing Honda CBR1000RR
5 Tom Sykes Yamaha World Superbike Yamaha YZF R1
6 Max Neukirchner Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
7 Shinya Nakano Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4
8 Jonathan Rea HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
9 Troy Corser BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
10 Ruben Xaus BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
11 Leon Haslam Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR
12 Shane Byrne Team Sterilgarda Ducati 1098R
13 Carlos Checa HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
14 Regis Laconi DFX Corse Ducati 1098R
15 Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
16 Broc Parkes Kawasaki World Superbike R.T. Kawasaki ZX 10R
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:54 AM   #12
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Mat said two weeks ago that Spies will win the Championship with 3 rds to go. I think he's right.
I can't figure for the life of me why Ben didn't stay in AMA and win 20 or 30 championships there. Oh that's right, he's actually a real champion! guess he didn't want to be like the greatest Little League baseball player that ever lived. That would be Mat Mladin.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:22 AM   #13
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Mat may have won the 1st race, but I think his dominance of AMA Pro Racing is coming to a close. Tommy had a good bike. Larry's bike was great (albeit with a slight TC hiccup). And the Yamaha's and Neil's Honda look strong.
I believe that Mat was praying to the AMA racing God's that Ben could find a ride this season after Suzuki shut him out of GP. He know's that he coudn't consistantly beat the kid. Now, he's the top-dog and everyone was to come out swinging. It was about a second and a half lead wasn't it? The competitors and teammates will get faster. Hope Mat's up for the fight. It'd be nice to see Neil ot Tommy win it all this year.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:41 AM   #14
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Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
1 Ben Spies Yamaha World Superbike Yamaha YZF R1
2 Noriyuki Haga Ducati Xerox Team Ducati 1098R
3 Max Biaggi Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4
4 Ryuichi Kiyonari Ten Kate Honda Racing Honda CBR1000RR
5 Tom Sykes Yamaha World Superbike Yamaha YZF R1
6 Max Neukirchner Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
7 Shinya Nakano Aprilia Racing Aprilia RSV4
8 Jonathan Rea HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
9 Troy Corser BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
10 Ruben Xaus BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW S1000 RR
11 Leon Haslam Stiggy Racing Honda Honda CBR1000RR
12 Shane Byrne Team Sterilgarda Ducati 1098R
13 Carlos Checa HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Honda CBR1000RR
14 Regis Laconi DFX Corse Ducati 1098R
15 Yukio Kagayama Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9
16 Broc Parkes Kawasaki World Superbike R.T. Kawasaki ZX 10R
Is Suzuki sorry that they let Spies go yet?
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:07 AM   #15
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Is Suzuki sorry that they let Spies go yet?
Sweating bullets in in WSBK. Hating life in MotoGP. Could care less in the AMA.
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:46 PM   #16
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I can't figure for the life of me why Ben didn't stay in AMA and win 20 or 30 championships there. Oh that's right, he's actually a real champion! guess he didn't want to be like the greatest Little League baseball player that ever lived. That would be Mat Mladin.
Maybe he got scared back in 94 on the Cagiva. Or maybe hes got the big fish small pound syndrome. Either way he is a good rider, even if hes 53yrs old
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:20 PM   #17
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Mat can't beat the world. Fact is, I don't think he could compete for Championships in Australian Superbike using their current rules. He's found a home in the AMA (when we were going through a "talent shift") that enabled him to collect a big, fat check from American Suzuki. When he started in the US on the Ducati he couldn't buy a win. He's good. He's a past champion. But if Nicky, Colin, Spies and Hopkins were all here running Superbikes Mat would be Australia's unknown comic. A good racer that finishes in the top five most of the time. But similar to Larry Pegram (my unsung hero friend), unless you follow the sport you wouldn't know who he was on the grid without a caption.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:22 PM   #18
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Alas! I was hoping for so much more from Corser, Xaus and the BMW team. Looks like Ben's been doing his homework. I can't tell you how refreshing it is to see more that just the Big 4 on the results board.
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Go Ben, the boy is throwing it down and taking names.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:54 PM   #20
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Mat may have won the 1st race, but I think his dominance of AMA Pro Racing is coming to a close. Tommy had a good bike. Larry's bike was great (albeit with a slight TC hiccup). And the Yamaha's and Neil's Honda look strong.
I believe that Mat was praying to the AMA racing God's that Ben could find a ride this season after Suzuki shut him out of GP. He know's that he coudn't consistantly beat the kid. Now, he's the top-dog and everyone was to come out swinging. It was about a second and a half lead wasn't it? The competitors and teammates will get faster. Hope Mat's up for the fight. It'd be nice to see Neil ot Tommy win it all this year.
Mat knows he couldn't beat Ben consistantly? He told you this? I doubt it! No one in the USA can beat Ben consistantly but Mat beat him 11 times in 2008. Ben won 8 races. Unless you count the 2 disqualifications for Mat at VIR. Ben's a quick learner. He beat Mat fair and square in 2006. Mat came back in 2007 and lost the championship by 1 point. What would you do? Pack it in? Mat's got a lot of heart and he came back strong in 2008.

I'll be surprised if anyone can step up and challenge Mat in 2009.
Go Mat! Race anywhere you want to race. If you like kicking butt in the USA, well then, just go ahead and do it!
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