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World SBK | ROUND 01 | Grand Ridge Brewery Australian Round | 23 - 25 FEB

Discussion in 'General' started by RossK6, Feb 19, 2024.

  1. ajcjr

    ajcjr Well-Known Member

    One the fake books people were saying there may be a mandatory pit stop or shorten race because of the tires.
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  2. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    Phillip Island
    New pavement
    A left hander that goes on for a week, yep there may be a pit stop
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  3. SundaySocial

    SundaySocial Blue & Gold

    Amen !
    Hoping everyone stays healthy; this could be an epic season.
  4. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    Let's hope they all know how to count to 10....
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  5. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    Marky mark knew how to count to 10 but the red mist clouded his judgement. Mandatory pit stops will make this a very interesting weekend, basically two full bore sprint races now.
  6. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    Tires are not to be used more than 11 laps (10 for WSSP!). Wow.
  7. bullockcm

    bullockcm Well-Known Member

    Isn’t it going to be more like 5 sprint races?
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  8. opinion914

    opinion914 Well-Known Member

    Supersport FP live now.
    Season has begun!
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  9. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson BREAD_RACING

    @HPPT are you still rockin with the gmt94 team? if so, good luck this season!
  10. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    GG has been on the struggle bus down under.
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  11. ajcjr

    ajcjr Well-Known Member

    first session was a write off for most.
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  12. Circacee

    Circacee Well-Known Member

    Alex and Sam Lowes look great out there. Locatitties with the new lap record.
  13. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    I read something on RRW & MT about all racers having 'a fixed time in the pit lane.' Can someone explain what this means? Do they all get a couple minutes to change their tires, perhaps?

    · Pit-stop window: in both classes the riders will have a three-lap window in which to change tyres, with a fixed time in the pit lane. In WorldSBK the window will be between laps 9 and 11 while in WorldSSP between laps 8 and 10. It is mandatory for all riders to change the rear tyre while they will be able to decide whether or not to replace the front tyre also based on the tyres each rider has remaining.

    From: https://www.roadracingworld.com/new...tops-added-races-shortened-at-phillip-island/
  14. grapemustard

    grapemustard Well-Known Member

    i mean, they did break the all time lap record. it was a fast session and GG is way down the order. he was down the order in the test too. it's a fast bunch he's up against. hoping he finds some pace and doesn't end up in a situation that'll knock his confidence and set him back.
  15. Once a Wanker..

    Once a Wanker.. Always a Wanker!

    Good thing Garrett and Toprak aren't on those slow Yamaha's anymore.
    :Pop: :beer:
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  16. thrak410

    thrak410 My member is well known

    This is shaping up to be an amazing opening weekend!! :D
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  17. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    This isn't endurance racing, so they want the rider's speed to be the determining factor, not how fast the team can change the tires. For that reason and for safety, they have a minimum pit intervention time that will allow all the teams to safely change the tires in that amount of time. Someone on the team will start a stopwatch when the bike comes to a stop. The team will change the tires. The rider will be held there until X seconds elapse to level the playing field and make sure the tire changes are not rushed which could result in not getting something right and a rider crashing.
  18. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    I think Garrett and his teammate both blew motors early in the test day. Think that's why he had so few laps and is still behind.
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  19. prospected

    prospected Well-Known Member

    Sam Lowes gonna throw down some shockers if he’s not in the gravel. FP2 was interesting to say the least with A Lowes wheeling that turd into 1st. Remy actually might end up being the top Yam rider this year. Crazy times indeed.
  20. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Yeah, I'm afraid I'm a lifer. Even when I lie to myself and decide to take a step back because I'm not in agreement with the strategy, I answer when they call. It's hard to say no to your friends.
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