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Gary Pinchin  says:

Michael Laverty joins Hill at Swan Yamaha

Michael Laverty will join Tommy Hill in Shaun Muir’s new-look Swan Yamaha team for the 2011 BSB season. The team will have factory Yamaha R1s and Laverty told MCN: “I genuinely thought I’d be staying with the TAS team I rode for this year. "Originally I talked with Shaun about Hondas and was interested because I knew how good the bikes and...

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fixer2

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fixer2 says:

Think both riders are been a bit optimistic really the R1 in recent years has been poor on the roads and in BSB but perhaps with the factory backing they can make the bike win if anyone can surely m.laverty and t.hill have shots at race victories although think hm plant still team to beat next year though.

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windy12

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windy12 says:

Interesting...

This team knows how to prepare a good stable bike, now they have a Yamaha which does not have a favoured team above them it will be interesting to see if they can raise it that little more.

Kiyo and Byrne will take some beating though, they are no mugs.

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Ivebeenthehero

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Agree Windy. Even with a lot of testing they are likely to be playing catch up with HM Plant all season and as you say they won't be easy to catch.

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windy12

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windy12 says:

cheers

The other unknown is just how good the Suzuki is, we assume that Hill, Laverty and Haslam in WSBK did not quite have the bike, but what happens if Brookes gets on it and looks brilliant?

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SUTTYGP

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SUTTYGP says:

Not sure...

if this is a good move or not for Laverty. TAS seemed to pitch it quite well this year, both riders in the shoot-out, and didn't panic when the year started out with a few bad results.  Added ego-boost of having works backing now.  Shaun Muirs team on the other hand seem unable to find good set up on a regular basis, and that's been with Hondas, how they going to cope with Yamahas that would seem to be much more fickle machines.  Yes, they had injury woes this year, but I think that they have under performed the last few years.  I really hope Tommy and Michael do well, at least Muir has gone for two Brits, but for either to be champion the team is really going to have to raise its game.   

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

WHAT TO DO IS

Get all the input you can from Rob Crap at  "whatsthepointyamaha" and throw it in the bin !!! If these bikes and the team are "honest" then they will put Yamaha back in the hunt GSE style, nuff said !

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

K THEY COME

I still think, and hope, the Kawasaki , will be the bike to beat.

Plus , of course, its the best colour !

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