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Old 12-04-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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What's your favourite class??????

from a spectators point of view what is your favourite class of racing???
Talking club level now, cause nothing compares to MotoGP imo.
Is it the litre bikes, the 600's, the twins, 125's etc??????????????
which brings out the "I gotta watch this" in you??

600 Supersport for me
tuned, reasonably evenly matched high reving 600's on DOT tyres,
these are the must see for me
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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I liked WSBK when the inline 4s were still maxed out at 750cc and the twins at 1000cc.
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600 and 1000 class, the 250s and smaller are almost boring after 5 laps
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I prefer both American and World Supersport. I enjoy watching WSBK when it's competative, but I can't stand USSBK.......seems like there is always drama and nothing but lopsided races.

Occasionally, I like to watch the 2 strokes go at it. Extreme lean angles, young riders and close passing!! Plus it's nice to see who the next up and coming MotoGP stars are and try to figure out which one is going to put it to guys like Pedrosa, Stoner, Hayden and Rossi.

But like it was mentioned earlier......nothing beats a MotoGP race, even when sh1ty American commentary forces you to watch it on mute 2 times out of the season.

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Oh......if we're talking about club level.......hm.......I enjoy watching anything that someone I know is racing in. I like rooting for the buddies.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:45 AM   #5
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Club level? I honestly like watching the Superstock E sprints in CMRA, fun to watch the motards battle with SV's and 125's. Or, of course, any of the big expert racing classes is pretty intense to watch (SSC-A, SBC-A, F1).

Not sure how the novice sprint are to watch because I'm typically in them
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Gotta agree w/ Grinchy on this one. World SBK Supersport is the best racing out there. I like World SBK Superbikes as well and it willl be better next year since the domination of Bayliss will be gone. 2 new major manufacturers in there and a host of top level riders. The only thing about World SBK Supersport is that Sofuoglu will be back next year and it has the potential to be a run-away championship. That dude can dominate on the 600 bike.

Moto GP rarely lives up to the hype. Only 16-ish riders in the field and w/in 3-5 laps the front runner is usually gone and it's rare that even podium spots are up for battle. The bikes themselves and the hype around the riders usually will make me tune in, but I find myself skipping ahead via the DVR in the later laps of the race.
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Man, I love watchin' me some WSBK!
Watching those guys coming out of the corners with the rears squirming around fighting for traction is hair raising.
The comentary is always great as well.
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I agree World Supersport is shaping up to be boring. Sofuoglu will run away with it IMHO. Pitt is good, but not that good.

I will not be watching any of the AMA action, but WSBK & Motogp is where I'll be focusing.

Club level - 125GP & Formula 1
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Club level 125's and the F4 sprints.

Clubman is fun to watch the fast guys ride the bikes w/ the hinges in the middle.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #11
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I liked WSBK when the inline 4s were still maxed out at 750cc and the twins at 1000cc.
You must be a Ducati Cup fan
man, that was so biased in Ducati's favour back then it was a joke imo
huge huge RESPECT to Scott Russell and ' John for breaking their stranglehold and Slighty for coming so close so many times
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You must be a Ducati Cup fan
man, that was so biased in Ducati's favour back then it was a joke imo
huge huge RESPECT to Scott Russell and ' John for breaking their stranglehold and Slighty for coming so close so many times
til the mighty RC51 came along.

I kinda miss those days too only because some great road bikes were born during that era. Who the needs a 180 HP 1200 cc twin on the streets nowadays? Not me.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:13 PM   #13
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intresting responces,
was referring to club racing really and visiting the track live rather than watching on the TV, I should have made that clearer.

+1,000,000 to watching a buddy race

back home a close second to the Supersport 600 for me is a series called the "Rookie 600 Supersport championship"
this is a series aimed (as you would guess) at attracting new blood into the sport and each year has full grids of mainly trackday addicts.
NO PREVIOUS RACING EXPERIENCE IS PERMITTED you are only elegible for one season, all are novices, all in the same boat together, male and female.
youngsters of 18 and 19 up to riders in their 50's

the racing is incredible, believe me ,and just about everybody stops to watch their races

imagine to pick a few names off this forum that i see abit:
hooligan, ccdill, maxgs, solracer, bigcomfy, dbuck, dr j, mr unassalable, gixerbill, houstongivver, houstoncbr, flyinduc, scorpio, shadman etc etc (sorry if I named anyone who isn't a rookie)
all lining up on 600's in a true racing championship over 12-16 rounds.
Picture it and you have rookie 600's
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I liked watching the USGP bikes when they came down to TWS (Texas World Speedway) a few years ago.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #15
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at club level....depending which track....i mostly like to watch the 600's
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intresting responces,
was referring to club racing really and visiting the track live rather than watching on the TV, I should have made that clearer.

+1,000,000 to watching a buddy race

back home a close second to the Supersport 600 for me is a series called the "Rookie 600 Supersport championship"
this is a series aimed (as you would guess) at attracting new blood into the sport and each year has full grids of mainly trackday addicts.
NO PREVIOUS RACING EXPERIENCE IS PERMITTED you are only elegible for one season, all are novices, all in the same boat together, male and female.
youngsters of 18 and 19 up to riders in their 50's

the racing is incredible, believe me ,and just about everybody stops to watch their races

imagine to pick a few names off this forum that i see abit:
hooligan, ccdill, maxgs, solracer, bigcomfy, dbuck, dr j, mr unassalable, gixerbill, houstongivver, houstoncbr, flyinduc, scorpio, shadman etc etc (sorry if I named anyone who isn't a rookie)
all lining up on 600's in a true racing championship over 12-16 rounds.
Picture it and you have rookie 600's
that's what the cmra novice grids are generally made up of. except for the few top guys up front who weren't bumped to expert yet.
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Club level? I honestly like watching the Superstock E sprints in CMRA, fun to watch the motards battle with SV's and 125's. Or, of course, any of the big expert racing classes is pretty intense to watch (SSC-A, SBC-A, F1).

Not sure how the novice sprint are to watch because I'm typically in them

I like the small bike experts best.
I like the mini endurance to tell the truth then the big bike endurance.
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The best race I saw was where a Motard took a 600 at MSRH this year. The track was slightly damp so the motard would take em in the corners backing it in with confidence but only to be passed again on the straights. The race went back and forth it down to the last lap on the carosel with a set up for the pass in the final chicane. Good stuff.


As for TV. How about the insane Irish and their road racing. Don't put a knee down or you may just loose it on a curb. Talk about the importance of course knowledge. Crazy stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKc7e...eature=related
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WSBK is next on my list cause its free to watch online and with good action. I would like to see them put the Supersport races up on demand too as it sounds better still.
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that's what the cmra novice grids are generally made up of. except for the few top guys up front who weren't bumped to expert yet.
do they get one season as a novice???? then have to move up
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do they get one season as a novice???? then have to move up
no there is a formula for being moved up.

the endurance riders seem to stay novice for ever but then it doesn't matter unless they sprint.
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