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  • Reply to: Barcelona Superprestigio Qualifying Results   1 hour 38 min ago

    JD Beach from USA is a road racer btw. He would be a stand out in that top 3 group in the other class (pretty big gap from 2nd to 3rd there).

    ^ Note the pre-race timestamp on this ever so humble comment.
    ;)

  • Reply to: 2017 Superprestigio Superfinal Result: JD Beach Triumphs In Close Battle   8 hours 21 min ago

    Hey folks, he is a Road Racing guy. He is currently in between rides and has been doing some flat track and other things, he won Red Bull Rookies Cup 2008 then did Supersport in the USA right through 2016. A single Moto2 replacement ride with FTR. I think he is trying to size up his next move, and this could help. He is about 26 yrs old. He was riding an R6 in our national series just BEFORE it was the strong bike and did really well with it.

    Moto2 team, grab this kid!

    "Born in Snoqualmie, Washington and based in Philpot, Kentucky,[2] Beach won theRed Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2008[2] and the AMA Pro Supersport East Championship in 2010.[2] In 2011 he made a one-off appearance in the Moto2 World Championship, replacing Tommaso Lorenzetti for the Aeroport de Castelló team in the Indianapolis Grand Prix.[3] After competing in the AMA Superbike Championshipand the Daytona SportBike Championship from 2011 to 2014,[2] in 2015 he won theMotoAmerica Supersport Championship.[4] In 2016, Beach came four points short of winning his second consecutive MotoAmerica title.[5] He won seven races in the Championship.[6]"
    -Wikipedia

    Go JD!

  • Reply to: 2018 Provisional WorldSSP300 Entry List   1 day 3 hours ago

    I realize it's a light bike, but can it run with a 400cc Kawasaki? I've ridden neither. 

  • Reply to: 2018 Provisional WorldSSP300 Entry List   1 day 3 hours ago

    I realize it's a light bike, but can it run with a 400cc Kawasaki? I've ridden neither. 

  • Reply to: Are MotoGP Managers Right About WorldSBK As A Talent Pool?   1 day 7 hours ago

    Many years ago of course 250GP to 500GP was such a good fit for a rider transition as they were 2 strokes. Even just several years ago the Bstone tires were a rather unique riding style that made some riders just not adapt to them (Elias for example). Now we have Superbikes w lots kf electronics and GP w a tad less. Plus more "conventional" riding styles via the Michelins.

    But this still can't get past that the age of the WSBK riders is older when they get there. Also, the sheer level of competition and bike performance parity of Moto3 and Moto2 is hotting up the incubator. There is no 2017 Kawasaki ZX10 overdog nor back marker bike in Moto2/3. It makes better racers, and displays them w more distinct clarity. Same for making good steel, or a diamond. Marquez was tempered via heat and pressure. WSS just can't compare to Moto2, even though the bikes can. I think that is the primary distinction.