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by Schwantz34
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2838

Re: 2020 road racing line up

Ant, noticed something when I was scrolling through the Ulster GP tweets from the last two years. They seem to firmly blame poor spectator numbers for the financial crisis faced by the event, rather than no financial mismanagement. Although it can't be an accurate guide of spectator numbers, they co...
by Schwantz34
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: New Zealand Superbikes, 600, Supertwins etc.
Replies: 34
Views: 3096

Re: New Zealand Superbikes, 600, Supertwins etc.

It was literally hell on the way up and fast as he'll on the way back down, I reckon my wee pedal bike reached about 60mph! !!!
by Schwantz34
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: New Zealand Superbikes, 600, Supertwins etc.
Replies: 34
Views: 3096

Re: New Zealand Superbikes, 600, Supertwins etc.

Mikesbytes wrote:Ride a pushbike up the worlds steepest street in Dunedin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Street
I did that years ago, a street in Wales was confirmed at some point last year as steeper than Baldwin Street though
by Schwantz34
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Mugello 2020 packages
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Mugello 2020 packages

Hi, can't help with a package but went to Mugello in 2010 and paid for a seat in the Poggio Secco grandstand to sit amongst the Rossi fans at the Italian GP. It was good and was defo a Rossi supporting stand but the real yellow brigade were on the grass beside so I'd recommend just getting the gener...
by Schwantz34
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2838

Re: 2020 road racing line up

I did thanks. It's all a bit casual right enough like a gentleman's agreement where I've sent a hundred pound deposit by cheque and then pay the balance when I get there, no formal paperwork or anything like that :lol: fingers x'd I've not been scammed!!!!
by Schwantz34
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2838

Re: 2020 road racing line up

Looking forward to the roads next year, taking my first trip to the TT and as we've discussed on another thread praying the Ulster GP continues
by Schwantz34
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: And the Winner is Zarco
Replies: 15
Views: 685

Re: And the Winner is Zarco

I hope it's not just Zarco who gets the improved support and poor old Tito is left where he's been the last couple of years
by Schwantz34
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Off-Tarmac
Topic: Hi! New member from London.
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

Re: Hi! New member from London.

Hi Konrad, welcome. I'm relatively new here too, don't be afraid to get stuck in :D
by Schwantz34
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Danny Kent
Replies: 0
Views: 1527

Danny Kent

From Moto 3 world champ to BSB to conviction in court for knife carrying to British Supertstock. Glad to see his life hasn't gone completely down the toilet but hope he realises this is defo his last chance.

Good luck Danny
by Schwantz34
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: Toseland team manager in supersport
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Toseland team manager in supersport

Doubt it, although he was reasonably quick in 125s a while back. I like Toseland though, 3rd best British WSB rider so good to have him back
by Schwantz34
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's press conference
Replies: 26
Views: 948

Re: Lorenzo's press conference

It was bittersweet to hear of Jorge's retirement, a sad announcement that one of the best ever is leaving but a good thing that all things being well this weekend he'll not suffer any more injury. When he was coming up through the ranks I only paid passing attention to 125s and 250s, but I was aware...
by Schwantz34
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK Testing started
Replies: 22
Views: 2569

Re: WSBK Testing started

Pata Yamaha alongside van der Mark
by Schwantz34
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: British Cycling
Replies: 2
Views: 3195

British Cycling

Not sure if anyone is into cycling, but way back at the start of Team Sky I got right into it and Wiggo mania when he won the TdF in 2012. I believed they were doing it clean as per their motto and then when the Fancy Bears released details of him getting a TUE ( exemption to use what would normally...
by Schwantz34
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 3030

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

Surely Red Bull could be lured into sponsoring it as the world's fastest road race, get one over on it's main rival Monster. The Ulster suffers from a number of cons though including a secluded location, poor general wet climate and being at the end of the season. I think being the last big race has...
by Schwantz34
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Who will be the next MotoGP Champion...
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Who will be the next MotoGP Champion...

Again I think Yamaha have woken up and smelled the coffee ie that Rossi is past it. They are now listening to Vinales who is getting a far bigger say in changes to the bike and as such he is getting back to where he was when he first joined them.
by Schwantz34
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1049

Re: Behind Closed Doors...

p4p1 wrote:Not really Carmello’s place to be saying that is it... I bet he wouldn’t if Lorenzo was better at selling merchandise.
Exactly, poking his nose in and interfering like Bernie Ecclestone in F1 a few years back. Hope Jorge told him where to go
by Schwantz34
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Behind Closed Doors...
Replies: 22
Views: 1049

Re: Behind Closed Doors...

Is it just me or does everything Yamaha do beggar belief? Why give Zarco an ultimatum of 3race LCR deal or Yamaha test rider? Why drop Folger for the very average Japanese riders ( no disrespect to them)? Sure, Zarco's KTM job was bombed and he dipped out early but he was rapid on the very customer ...
by Schwantz34
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Paul Bird Ducati
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Paul Bird Ducati

Yep Mackenzie is a good shout, no matter who they get they won't fight for the title sadly
by Schwantz34
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 3030

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

Word is spreading to the various websites now, I'd be truly gutted if the event folds :cry:
by Schwantz34
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Paul Bird Ducati
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Paul Bird Ducati

I had heard Glenn stepped away from Tyco because he was going to Honda next year. With Iddon gone I really can't think who Tyco can sign next year, maybe Lorenzo!!!!!
by Schwantz34
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: R17 - Pramac Australian MotoGp Phillip Island 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4086

Re: R17 - Pramac Australian MotoGp Phillip Island 2019

I'm sure they've said the same for at least a decade, the racing's always been terrible in F1. The only thing good about it used to be the sound of the cars, even that's gone now
by Schwantz34
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Paul Bird Ducati
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Paul Bird Ducati

I see they've signed Christian Iddon to replace Scott Redding next year, with Camier and Haslam staying in WSB next year I can't see anything other than domination from Brookes.
by Schwantz34
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: Haslam on Honda
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Haslam on Honda

:lol: Fast forward 35 years, Leon Haslam gets the factory Honda ride!!

I think he'll do OK, no better no worse than normal ie will fight for the occasional podium. Solid rider for the 8 hrs race thouh
by Schwantz34
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1890
Views: 123844

Re: Silly Season

Hollywood couldn't come up with better story lines! https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/145320/lorenzo-offers-himself-to-petronas-yamaha-for-21 Stick a fork in him. I think he's done. LOL Petronas has done a lot better than we would of expected of any new Satellite team, so I can fully understand...