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WSB Phillip Island: Laverty takes race 2 win as Aprilia dominant Down Under

Aprilia finished off a weekend of dominance Down Under with Eugene Laverty taking the race two win at Phillip Island from teammate Sylvain Guintoli. Laverty led at the end of the first lap, as he did in race 1, but with four laps gone Guintoli took the lead. He led until the closing stages, when Laverty, despite briefly falling back to...

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

TZ..

..your insight is astounding...ahem!

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

TZ Rob has always been a knob

 'I am extremely knowledgeable' on the subject of motorcycle racing, analysis and riders.

 

Ha,ha,ha,ha.....In my experience of reading Rob's posts, that'll be a big 'no'.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

Erm what about

I think that just Mackenzie, Crutchlow and Fogarty being the names of british motorcycle racing in the last thirty years is a bit thin on the ground dont you. What about Joey dunlop, Steve Hislop, Jamie Whitham, Niel Hodgson, John Mcguiness, Jeremy Mcwilliams, Shakey Byrne, James Haydon, Leon Camier, Chris Walker, John Reynolds, Terry Rymer to name but a few. Hope this helps in the knowledge of the names of U.K racers that did all right and one a few races in the last 30 years.

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leecho

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leecho says:

ffs

dont forget scott redding, only brit with mcwilliams to win a gp in the last 30yrs, and the youngest ever to do so, and might be the next brit to win 1.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

And a fine win it was too, I am sure I will have forgotten others and will be pulled up on it and i hope I am, as it goes to show what a great producer of talent this country has been in the last thirty years.

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

Alex and Leecho

Yes, they are all great riders. I would also add over the Lat 30 years Alan Carter, Gary Cowan, Ron and Leon Haslam. The list could go on. You can't really compare (although I appreciate that Dunlop and McGuinnes) primarily road racers with short circuit specialists.

Therefore my list of Toseland, Fogarty, Mackenzie and Cal is about right, as they are the one's that consistently shone on the world stage. 

 

 

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leecho

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leecho says:

rocket ron

he was my hero when i was a kid, on the pharaoh tz yam,them were the days,i think it was alan carters dad that run that team.

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RobTZ

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RobTZ says:

Pharoah Garages

It was Alan Carter's Father Mal, that owned and ran the team.

 

For the full story read 'Light in the Darkness' by Alan Carter. It is a fascinating read.

 

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leecho

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leecho says:

cheers for that rob

i will get the book, just put it in youtube and he as a 10min clip on there talking about it, i knew about his brother but not all the other stuff, bloody hell poor sod, he was a top rider, seen him race a lot in his early days, nice to see hes having another go and doing well, top bloke.

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Parkway70

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Parkway70 says:

Leecho

You sure are a funny one mate,I dunno what your constant beef with Toseland is but as has been said you don't beat the likes of Bayliss,Corser,Biaggi,Haga,etc to a World title with a bit of luck.Specially as Toseland was on a semi-works bike and the R1s were the best bikes that season..Rocket Ron is a Dude and great racer but could never cut it at World level even with countless factory support.I would always put Hodgson up there with top Brits..anyone remember him sticking a privateer ROC on a 500 front row at twenty?(If he'd been Spanish he would of been a 500 factory rider)...shame,I'm sure he had a few more WSBK championships in him but going to D'antin's privateer GP was in hindsight  a career ending mistake. 

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