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Old 10-15-2006, 02:07 PM   #11
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So now who's going to chicken out and race in FX?
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:28 PM   #12
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Yamaha's reason for letting Jamie Hacking go was that he wanted to race Superbike next year, and Yamaha couldn't guarantee him they would be racing in the superbike class. I find it hard to believe that decision was made within the last 2-3 weeks. Damn shame, while I'm not the biggest Hacking fan in the paddock, I think he really carried Yamaha's banner and earned their loyalty this year, especially after Disalvo faltered. Then Yamaha hosed him over well and gave Disalvo the Superbike ride. Given recent history, I have my doubts that hiring Ben will get the same results as Jamie could. I'd kinda like to see Jamie kick some Yamaha hind end aboard the Kawasaki next year.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:42 PM   #13
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Maybe Buell can win won now Serouisly, you raise a good question. Would love for the AMA to reduce the number of classes to 3...600 superbike 1000 superbike and then an open class i.e anything goes.. Hayabusas, Turbo R6s, 2000 cc 'Buells, etc.

Evenually add a 800 cc superbike class.



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Old 10-15-2006, 07:47 PM   #14
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I agree seems pretty lame for Yamaha to do that. I agree Ben B. seems to be in a slump i.e. doesn't have the fire in his belly anymore unlike his brother Eric.. Hard to read those guys with the easy going California thing going on..
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:44 AM   #15
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I escaped Hawaii just in time. It was funny because when I was in my room with my son I was thinking it had been a long time since Hawaii had an earthquake.



Maybe I'm the Geological Prophet.



Maybe FX will be all privateers now and have some interesting racing.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:50 AM   #16
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Does the fact that Yammerha is entering superbike mean that the Big4 are ending their gentlemen's agreement to cede different racing series to each other so that each can claim to be a "champion" each year? Maybe it will make factory racing interesting again.........nah.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:00 AM   #17
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They're gonna put slips of paper in a hat before each race to decide the outcome.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:46 AM   #18
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I just miss all the classes they used to race. 50s, 125s, 350s, etc.
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:24 AM   #19
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The"gentlemen's agreement" seems to be more on an international rotational basis; MotoGP versus WSB versus SBK this year, etc.



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