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#1 Tarzaan

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:28

The 2011 thread:

http://forums.autosp...howtopic=140520



2012 WSB grid according to the current informations:

DUCATI
Althea Racing: Carlos Checa, Davide Giugliano
Team Effenbert: Sylvain Guintoli, Jacub Smrz, Maxime Berger
Team PATA: Noriyuki Haga
Team Ducati Roma: Niccolò Canepa

APRILIA
Aprilia Racing Team: Max Biaggi, Eugene Laverty
Team ParkinGO: Chaz Davies

BMW
BMW Motorrad Motorsport: Marco Melandri, Leon Haslam
BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team: Ayrton Badovini, Michel Fabrizio

HONDA
Castrol Honda: Jonathan Rea, Hiroshi Aoyama

KAWASAKI
Kawasaki Provec Team: Joan Lascorz, Tom Sykes
Team Pedercini: Mark Aitchison (?), Leandro Mercado (?)

SUZUKI
Samsung Crescent Racing: John Hopkins, Leon Camier

http://www.superbiketv.com/?cat=5


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2012 MotoGP grid according to the current informations:

HONDA
Repsol Honda: Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa
Gresini Honda: Alvaro Bautista
LCR Honda: Stefan Bradl

YAMAHA
Factory Yamaha: Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies
Tech3 Yamaha: Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso

DUCATI
Ducati Team: Valentini Rossi, Nicky Hayden
Cardion AB: Karel Abraham
Pramac Racing: Hector Barbera

CRT's
Aspar Team Aprilia CRT: Aleix Espargaro, Randy de Puniet
Speed Master Aprlia CRT: Anony West
PBM Aprilia CRT - James Ellison
Gresini FTR-Honda: Michele Pirro
Forward Racing Suter-BMW: Colin Edwards
Grillini Team Gapham-BMW: Federico Sandi
BQR FTR-Kawasaki : Ivan Silva, Yonni Hernandez

http://www.motogphirek.hu/hirek/8305

Edited by Tarzaan, 07 December 2011 - 21:17.


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#2 Atreiu

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:19

A few more bikes and the MotoGP grid will look fine.
Hopefully the CRTs will go significantly forward through the season.

#3 GSiebert

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:26

Once again it'll be hard to judge Bautista's performance, the only rider with the same level of equipement will be Bradl, who's a rookie.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 22:22

2012 MotoGP grid according to the current informations:

HONDA
Repsol Honda: Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa
Gresini Honda: Alvaro Bautista
LCR Honda: Stefan Bradl

YAMAHA
Factory Yamaha: Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies
Tech3 Yamaha: Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso

DUCATI
Ducati Team: Valentini Rossi, Nicky Hayden
Cardion AB: Karel Abraham
Pramac Racing: Hector Barbera

CRT's
Aspar Team Aprilia CRT: Aleix Espargaro, Randy de Puniet
Speed Master Aprlia CRT: Anony West
PBM Aprilia CRT - James Ellison
Gresini FTR-Honda: Michele Pirro
Forward Racing Suter-BMW: Colin Edwards
Grillini Team Gapham-BMW: Federico Sandi
BQR FTR-Kawasaki : Ivan Silva, Yonni Hernandez

http://www.motogphirek.hu/hirek/8305

Was that not another Italian rider mentioned, was Superstock champion or something?

#5 Atreiu

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 22:31

Once again it'll be hard to judge Bautista's performance, the only rider with the same level of equipement will be Bradl, who's a rookie.


He'll be on a Honda. After a while it'll become clear if they have hit the sweetspot again and how good the bike is.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:19

2012 WSB grid according to the current informations:

Team PATA: Noriyuki Haga


Is Haga confirmed at PATA? Have not seen any confirmation for this.
And thanks for starting this new thread. :up:

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#7 Tarzaan

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 21:17

Is Haga confirmed at PATA? Have not seen any confirmation for this.
And thanks for starting this new thread. :up:

Regards


It is not official.

Was that not another Italian rider mentioned, was Superstock champion or something?


I think you mean Danilo Petrucci. Yes, ha was, but his team doesn't confirmed (yet?) officially.

Edited by Tarzaan, 07 December 2011 - 21:21.


#8 Tarzaan

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 21:24

A Go Eleven Kawasaki goes up to WSS with american Joshua Day

http://www.worldsbk....oshua-day-.html


Martin Jessop (BSB) will join PTR Honda (WSS)

http://www.worldsbk....-ptr-honda.html

Edited by Tarzaan, 07 December 2011 - 21:26.


#9 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:30

I heard something about JD Beach getting a ride in WSS as well. Watch for him to go fast, whether it's on pavement or flying through gravel.

#10 Tarzaan

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:21

BMW Italia presentation - new livery!


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http://www.twowheels...-superbike-team

http://vroom.blog.hu...lia_bemutatojan

#11 Sevach

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:30

I thought Marc Marquez was gonna make the jump...

#12 bigarthurisgod

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:10

Quote http://www.twowheels...-superbike-team

Interesting snippet about JT persuing a career in music. Good luck with that, James :up:

#13 Disgrace

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 13:10

Seeley joins Brookes at Tyco Suzuki.

#14 Option1

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 17:35

Canadian Superbike Championships back to Mount Tremblant next season. :clap:

Neil

#15 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:22

18 year old American, Patrick 'PJ' Jacobsen, will race for PTR Honda in WSS

#16 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:02

MotoGP and CRT: Closer than you think?

Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta is determined to reduce the advantages of manufacturer supported MotoGP machines over the CRT newcomers

http://www.crash.net..._you_think.html

#17 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 18:13

Saw "Fastest" on a theater screen last night, pretty awesome. Definitely picking up the DVD for future motivational use.

#18 beanoid

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 04:53

Saw "Fastest" on a theater screen last night, pretty awesome. Definitely picking up the DVD for future motivational use.


I was just popping in here to say the same thing! Not *quite* as good as the first one, but still totally enjoyable.

And it was lovely seeing you, of course, even if it was only for a single fleeting moment. :kiss:


#19 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:57

Likewise! My buddy and I had to get back to the south bay, otherwise I'd have stuck around and forced a drink or two on you guys. :)

I thought it was interesting that the movie still focused so heavily on Rossi in a season where Lorenzo and Pedrosa were the main contenders but the bottom line is that Rossi still has the biggest personality and the biggest following. If he goes away before someone at least close to that comes along then MotoGP as a profitable source of entertainment may be in trouble.

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#20 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:27

South African Mathew Scholtz gets the 4th bike at PTR Honda WSS for 2012. Mathew, 19, from Durban, made his mark on international racing in 2008 when he was selected to contest the Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Series, taking a win and three podiums that year. He then moved on to racing in the Spanish and German 125cc Championships as well as Moto2 with impressive results.

#21 Tonka

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:02

Chaz Davies has won the BBC Welsh Sports Personality of the Year.

http://news.bbc.co.u...es/16143381.stm



#22 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 13:46

The latest provisional line up of Moto2 riders for the 2012 season:
No. Rider Bike Team
3 Simone Corsi FTR IODA Racing
4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex GP Team Switzerland
5 Johann Zarco Motobi JiR
9 Kenny Noyes FTR Bainet Sport
12 Thom Luthi Suter TT Motion Events
14 Ratthapark Wilairot FTR Team SAG
15 Alex de Angelis Suter Forward Racing
18 Nico Terol Suter Mapfre Aspar
19 Xavier Simeon Tech 3 Tech 3
21 Alessandro Andreozzi FTR Speed Up
24 Toni Elias Suter Mapfre Aspar
29 Andrea Iannone FTR Speed Up Speed Master
34 Tito Rabat Kalex Pons
36 Mika Kallio Kalex Marc VDS
38 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Tech 3
41 Pol Espargaro Kalex Pons
44 Roby Rolfo Suter Technomag CIP
45 Scott Redding Kalex Marc VDS
47 Angel Rodriguez FTR Team SAG
53 Valentin Debise Suter Technomag CIP
57 Eric Granado Motobi JiR
60 Julian Simon FTR BQR
71 Claudio Corti Kalex Italtrans
72 Yuki Takahashi Suter Forward Racing
73 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex Italtrans
76 Max Neukirchner Kalex Kiefer Racing
77 Dominique Aegerter Suter Technomag CIP
80 Axel Pons Kalex Pons
82 Elena Rosell Moriwaki QMMF
88 Ricky Cardus Moriwaki QMMF
93 Marc Marquez Suter Monlau Competicion
94 Jonas Folger FTR MZ

Unconfirmed
Gino Rea Moriwaki Gresini
Bernd Hiemer FTR MZ

http://motomatters.c...rider_list.html

#23 manmower

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 14:30

No Marquez? :well:

#24 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 14:36

oops
93 Marc Marquez Suter Monlau Competicion

#25 FlashMaster

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 15:31

Where's Cortese? Though he's gonna join Moto2 (and not Folger!)

#26 SteF1an

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 16:02

Where's Cortese? Though he's gonna join Moto2 (and not Folger!)

Cortese signs for KTM Aki Ajo in Moto3.

#27 Tarzaan

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 15:30

Xaus developing new Bimota Superbike

http://www.crash.net..._superbike.html

WSB or just CIV?

#28 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 16:59

Great, it's going to have an 'Autocrash' feature.

#29 Tarzaan

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 14:38

Batta(Alstare) - MV Agusta rumors reloaded?

http://www.twowheels...orld-supersport

http://www.crash.net...ta_rumours.html

#30 Tarzaan

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 14:38

PTR to run six bikes in 2012?

http://www.crash.net...es_in_2012.html

#31 Tarzaan

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:20

Alstare considering WSS move with MV Agusta

Speaking to GPOne.com, though Batta says any potential debut would not occur until midway through the 2012 season, he admits it's a tempting option.

"I'm working to do some races in Supersport in 2012 with the new F3 but we need to know how competitive the bike will be. We have not signed anything, so we won't be ready come February, but we could make our first appearance during the season.”


http://www.crash.net..._mv_agusta.html

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:20

I have not kept up with motoNews these past few weeks, can someone aware me how Sir Colin of Edwards is doing? Has he healed? Will he be taking part in testing anytime soon?

He had some serious injuries IIRC. Is his participation in 2012 season confirmed or are there any doubt owing to medical fitness?

Edited by primer, 20 December 2011 - 11:24.


#33 Tarzaan

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 16:53

Former Moto2 team join WSS:

Italian-Indian partnership joins WSS field

http://www.crash.net..._wss_field.html


I have not kept up with motoNews these past few weeks, can someone aware me how Sir Colin of Edwards is doing? Has he healed? Will he be taking part in testing anytime soon?

He had some serious injuries IIRC. Is his participation in 2012 season confirmed or are there any doubt owing to medical fitness?



He tested his CRT Suter bike in some weeks, but I didn't read any special thing about it.

Edited by Tarzaan, 20 December 2011 - 16:55.


#34 TheHare

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 17:01

Efren Vazquez on the Honda Moto3 bike.

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#35 kosmic33

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 18:11

Efren Vazquez on the Honda Moto3 bike.

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it definitely looks the part.....

#36 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 20:17

I'm no Stoner fan but this is the best interview that I've read with a MotoGP rider: http://www.motomatte...ng_fast_em.html

Lots of info there from a guy that doesn't talk a whole lot.

#37 primer

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 21:00

And I won the championship in '07, but I got more recognition and more respect in 2008 when we didn't win it.


He'll moan about this to his dying day. Just cannot seem to let it go can he.

#38 Tarzaan

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 14:01

Lorenzo Zanetti signs for PATA Racing

Superstock standout Lorenzo Zanetti will make his World Superbike debut next season with PATA Racing.

http://www.crash.net...ata_racing.html


so:

2012 WSB grid according to the current informations:

DUCATI (6)
Althea Racing: Carlos Checa, Davide Giugliano
Team Effenbert: Sylvain Guintoli, Jacub Smrz, Maxime Berger
Team Ducati Roma: Niccolò Canepa

APRILIA (4)
Aprilia Racing Team: Max Biaggi, Eugene Laverty
Team ParkinGO: Chaz Davies
PATA Racing: Lorenzo Zanetti

BMW (4)
BMW Motorrad Motorsport: Marco Melandri, Leon Haslam
BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team: Ayrton Badovini, Michel Fabrizio

KAWASAKI (4)
Kawasaki Provec Team: Joan Lascorz, Tom Sykes
Team Pedercini: Mark Aitchison (?), Leandro Mercado (?)

HONDA (2)
Castrol Honda: Jonathan Rea, Hiroshi Aoyama

SUZUKI (2)
Samsung Crescent Racing: John Hopkins, Leon Camier



Note:

Bikeracing.it wrote Haga could race with a Ducati.

http://www.bikeracin...ta-racing-team/

Edited by Tarzaan, 21 December 2011 - 14:03.


#39 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 16:55

I was under the impression that Haga on a Pata/Pedercini Ducati was a done deal

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#40 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 18:07

Another senior moment. I meant Haga at Pata/DFX/Borciani Ducati (rumoured to be run by Tardozzi)

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 21:26

I'm no Stoner fan but this is the best interview that I've read with a MotoGP rider: http://www.motomatte...ng_fast_em.html

Lots of info there from a guy that doesn't talk a whole lot.

Cracking interview I thought too, well done Dave Emmett.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 14:43

I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but Ian Hutchinson is making the step up to BSB in 2012 with Swan Yamaha. Tommy Hill will stay with the team and defend his title.

#43 Tarzaan

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 15:09

Another senior moment. I meant Haga at Pata/DFX/Borciani Ducati (rumoured to be run by Tardozzi)



Maybe itt will happen (with the DFX part of the team).

#44 Tarzaan

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 16:35

Aligi Deganello is Max Biaggi's new crewchief

http://www.twowheels...s-new-crewchief



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Posted 22 December 2011 - 18:32

I'm no Stoner fan but this is the best interview that I've read with a MotoGP rider: http://www.motomatte...ng_fast_em.html

Lots of info there from a guy that doesn't talk a whole lot.


Thanks - great interview



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Posted 22 December 2011 - 18:50

I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but Ian Hutchinson is making the step up to BSB in 2012 with Swan Yamaha. Tommy Hill will stay with the team and defend his title.


:up:

Where is Laverty going to end up?

#47 Risil

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 18:52

:up:

Where is Laverty going to end up?


He's signed for the works Honda team.

Despite losing Hopkins and the Crescent team it looks like there'll be a few strong contenders next year. Brookes and Laverty were as quick as anyone by the end of last season, Hill's still at Yamaha, Byrne and Easton are very good riders on what should be a winning bike. And I suppose with the Evo rules being standard next year there's an unusual chance for a breakout team from the midfield. WFR Honda is the obvious team to mention here, and their rider line-up is very strong.

Edited by Risil, 22 December 2011 - 19:02.


#48 Tarzaan

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 19:27

Regis Laconi: Life after racing for WSBK star

http://www.worldsbk....-wsbk-star.html



#49 Tarzaan

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 19:29

Carlos Checa dives with the sharks

http://www.twowheels...with-the-sharks


#50 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:21

http://motomatters.c...ncelli_fou.html :up:

Was it Mary Spies that told the story of Marco playing with the children at the hospital, letting them ride on his back and tug at his hair? Wish I could find the quote but I think it was a Facebook comment.