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Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:57 am
by bikermike
From Crash.net
https://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/909818/ ... superbikes

So they've ditched Ten Kate for Moriwaki
Rider choice seems a bit odd
Isn't Kiyonari getting on a bit? Camier seems sensible though

Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:30 pm
by MiniNinjaMk5
Very interesting!

Camier is a great rider - very unlucky to miss out on the 8-hour due to injury but I think has done well on poor machinery.

Shame was has happened to Ten Kate, if you think how strong they used to be in WSS. But, hopefully Moriwaki will bring some more factory support.

Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:52 pm
by WorldSBK
Good to hear that Honda factory is back to SBK, BMW too.
Suzuki, Aprilia and MV Agusta are still MIA
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Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:53 pm
by WorldSBK
Yeaaaaaaahhhhh !!!
GRT Yamaha confirm step up to WorldSBK with Melandri and Cortese

http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2019/GR ... nd+Cortese
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Come on Suzuki ! Get in the fight !!!

Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:11 am
by Mikesbytes
Wow, Melandri has moved around more than almost anyone;
Honda 125
Aprilia 250
Yamaha MotoGP
Honda MotoGP
Ducati MotoGP
Kawasaki MotoGP
Honda MotoGP
Yamaha WSBK
BMW WSBK
Aprilia WSBK
Aprilia MotoGP
Ducati WSBK
And now back to Yamaha WSBK

Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:40 am
by WorldSBK
More details about Honda's plan in WSBK :

http://www.bikesportnews.com/news/news- ... dsbk-plans
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Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:21 am
by Vmax666
Reading the article I am a little confused
Not sure if it’s a works team or not
It appears too mixed up with altea moriwaki and Honda all involved
And then picking kyonari who has always been fast when the bike suits him but average when it doesn’t
And still forming the team so no testing until jan at the earliest
I hope they have something a lot better for next year it’s sad to see Honda struggle in any racing

Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:03 pm
by Mikesbytes
Hard to say what HRC support the bike is going to get. I'm guessing its more of a Moriwaki Honda than a HRC Honda. Having said that Moriwaki have been developing the bike on their domestic circuit using Pirelli tyres

Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:00 pm
by bikermike
https://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/911338/ ... onda-split

Well, it hasn't gone well for Ten Kate...

Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:54 am
by JanBros
What a fuck-up by Honda, unblievable...
they (the japanese) demand total loyalty from their employees, but it's a one-way street aparently :?

Re: Honda back to WSBK

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:30 am
by Mikesbytes
I'm a little confused about Honda. It seems there will be 3 riders in the same team, 2 of which will be HRC/Moriwaki/Althea and the 3rd one Moriwaki/Althea ie no HRC

https://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/910946/ ... rate-entry