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Old 07-09-2001, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default Re: Laguna WSBK Race Two

Good job Ben! I missed the 2nd race (Fox-SW didn't carry it for some damned reason!!.. bastards!)



First race was awesome though... Ben rode like a mother to catch those guys, and that pass on Hodgson at the corkscrew... wow!.. what a set-up!



Eric did himself pretty proud as well, I think.



What a weekend for the Bostrom clan!

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Old 07-09-2001, 08:36 AM   #2
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WHY DIDN"T MLADIN RACE? After hearing him CONSTANTLY popping off about how he "could race with the best in the world and win" and how he has the "best crew in racing", surely this would have been the ideal stage to put up or shut up. But no..he was a no show. What gives? Who's going to make some cornball excuse why Mladin didn't race?
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Old 07-09-2001, 08:55 AM   #3
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Default Re: Laguna WSBK Race Two//where was Matt?

I couldn't agree with you more. Didn't he just say that Eric B should go back to club racing? Didn't Eric B just whoop his ass? Didn't Eric B just come in 5th in the world this weekend?

As you said, this would have been a great stage to prove what a big man he is but no, he chose to sit it out. He'll tell you he has nothing to prove but I think the truth is that he knows he'd get whooped and his ego just can't take that.

It's great he speaks out for rider safety, we need more like him in that regard, but if he thinks he's 'the man' and so much smarter, faster, etc.. he should go out and show us what he can do. After all, if the AMA guys aren't in his league, surely the SBK guys meet his standard.
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Old 07-09-2001, 09:32 AM   #4
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Yeah, just wish Eric Bostrom has more horsepower in his ZX-7R. You can see the V-twins would out accelerate him out of the corners! Very frustrating.



It would be great if Eric wins the AMA titles (both 600 and SBK) and then move on to World SBK to race with Ben!!
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Old 07-09-2001, 02:05 PM   #5
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Default Why wouldn't Matt race?

I have defended Mladen for staying in the AMA for a lot of reasons, but now I am not so sure. Is the Kwak set up the same for AMA and WSB, but the gixxer is illegal for WSB? That doesn't make any sense, but it is the only reason that I can think of for Mladin to sit out.
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Old 07-09-2001, 02:33 PM   #6
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Not a particular lover or hater of Mat. But, I can think of two possible reasons:

1) Still recovering from the injury

2) 100% focused on the AMA title and not wanting to risk a crash or a loss of focus



Then again, maybe someone should ask him.

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Old 07-09-2001, 03:29 PM   #7
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To all the other posters in this thread - none of the Suzukis racing in the AMA is homologated for SBK. They run different frames and fuel systems. It was a choice from Suzuki not Mladins team not to run (not that I believe they even have the parts to). Eric did well on the 7RR ( a well established bike with minimal differences between the AMA and SBK models) and deserves to be congratulated.

If you're going to flame Mat why not DuHamel or any of the other top AMA riders.
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Old 07-09-2001, 05:32 PM   #8
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Eric told me that the bike was way down on power. Congrats to Al and Danny on a great result.



I have all the pitlane action photo's at www.rumblestrip.net-news section.



Thanks to Kawasaki for letting me watch the races on there pitlane monitor.
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Old 07-09-2001, 05:56 PM   #9
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The Honda's have a different Frame homolgated for WSBK use, not the same chassis as in the AMA.
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Old 07-10-2001, 01:07 AM   #10
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ANOTHER "BATTLE OF THE TWINS."
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