1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WSBK 2024: Rea replaces Toprak?!

Discussion in 'General' started by HPPT, Sep 2, 2023.

  1. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Well-Known Member

    Racing doesn't lie, finishing up front matters, time matters, and eventually age matters
  2. Quick6RR

    Quick6RR Well-Known Member

    BSB would love to have him back.
  3. PMooney Jr.

    PMooney Jr. Chasing the Old Man

    I think Reddings own words were something along the line of, "I'm dumb as dogshit, I've never learned anything else, racing bikes is all I know."
  4. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Yeah, it was something to that effect. Hopefully someone smart enough around him has helped him focus on paying off his home and a couple few rental properties so he can live decently for the rest of his life even if he can't hold a job.
  5. Used2befast

    Used2befast Well-Known Member

  6. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    I don't think you read that right....
  7. Used2befast

    Used2befast Well-Known Member

    Uh huh...different team same mfg (notice I didn't say team mate)
  8. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Anyone else thinking the 2nd "factory" BMW will frequently be finishing behind the two satellite BMWs next year? In any case, that is a pretty strong rider line up.
    koth442 and Circacee like this.
  9. Used2befast

    Used2befast Well-Known Member

    I may eat my words but I don't think Stoprak is gonna just jump on the bmw and run with Ducati/Kawasaki/Yamaha. Rea may just stuff him more on his Yamamissile...I think Jonny will go well on his new ride.
    ShadowBoxer likes this.
  10. Circacee

    Circacee Well-Known Member

    Baz got kicked, pretty shitty.

    Also, Gerloff and Redding have a history. I wonder if they'll sync up as teammates or will they have a rift like Irwin vs Bridewell in BSB.
    ShadowBoxer likes this.
  11. lopitt85

    lopitt85 Well-Known Member

    I'll take the opposite end on that. I think he is going to get on and immediately battle at the front and be a regular podium like he is now. I also think he'll be battling with the Ducati and will be able to beat him more than he was able to on the Yamaha.

    If you want to make it a friendly wager we could do something to the air fence fund.
  12. Rdrace42

    Rdrace42 Almost Cheddar

    Toprak's accomplice, kind of alludes to being teammates. VDM being an accomplice makes more sense to me.
    koth442 likes this.
  13. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    Why? It isn't like he is setting the WSBK world on fire with his current 16th in points. Maybe he should have stayed in MA.
    CRA_Fizzer likes this.
  14. YoshiHNS

    YoshiHNS Mr. Slowly

    Redding was 3rd in 2021. Wasnt all that far off from top seat. Can't really compare last year as he was sorta the only BMW. So I'm not really writing off his ability just yet.
  15. koth442

    koth442 Well-Known Member

    I'm looking forward to GG31 getting psuedo-factory support next year.
  16. prm

    prm Well-Known Member

    The BMW is still not there across the board. This last weekend showed that yet again. I really hope they get Guintoli riding the bike and he can get the chassis sorted in time to apply to the ‘24 model. I can’t imagine there is much time to do that.
  17. nlzmo400r

    nlzmo400r Well-Known Member

    I saw an interview video where several of Paul Bird's ex-riders paid him tribute, Redding was definitely one of them. I want to say he even used the words 'saved my career'. Just cause you don't see someone make a post on instagram with themselves crying into a camera doesn't mean they don't care.

    Also, time might be running out for Redding to win a championship, but he's been consistently one of the highest paid riders in the WSBK paddock for 4 years now. He's not doing badly at all.
    Boman Forklift likes this.
  18. koth442

    koth442 Well-Known Member

    I've heard that name in high regard but forgive my ignorance, who is he?
  19. Yama-saurus

    Yama-saurus Well-Known Member

    koth442 likes this.
  20. YoshiHNS

    YoshiHNS Mr. Slowly

    2014 WSBK champion. And a real cool dude. A few years ago he was doing a youtube series that was pretty alright.
    koth442 likes this.

Share This Page