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04-03-2005 06:39 AM
Silva Bullet Hey Paul,
Thanks for that. Give your Mum my regards.
Keep her on the gin I say!!!
I need all the support I can get. At least I can tell BigPhil that I have more than only my girlfriend amongst my supporters.
03-31-2005 10:20 PM
tls boy good work nils old boy, told me mam about it and she went all moony eyed and said things like ' OOOh he's lovely him' etc etc, must keep her off the gin
03-31-2005 04:57 PM
Silva Bullet Not me riding on this pic, but this is the bike.
03-31-2005 04:17 PM
Gixxer_Dave Top effort Nils....

Was a big ask to step up not only to the 1000cc but also a twin You have any pics of this beast??

The series changes sounds like simple progression, not much you can do about that.
03-29-2005 08:58 PM
Tug
Try out

Well done on the try out Nills, nothing ventured nothing gained and you dont know what else might crop up.

I think it is inevitable that importer supported teams join in and donít see it as a bad thing. Eventually you should end out with a privateer trophy and a supported team trophy. The idea wasnít to have an old boys race series in the long term but a proper Malaysian national championship. The Johor series could still play a part if it becomes more of a sport bike series.
03-29-2005 08:31 PM
bigphil
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Originally posted by Silva Bullet
Yes and no.
Aprilia is not doing too much with the bike except what is already there as standard. That is they are doing the standard conversions like race-fairing, exhaust, power commander and so on. They are not doing anything with the engine internally, so if you buy any of the Japanese 1000cc bikes you will be up on power by about 20-25hp at least. Also, the riders they are employing are amateurs. The only thing the riders get is a free ride. The Malaysian importers of Ducati (Naza) are sponsoring 2 riders with 999S's also this year on similar basis. As far as I know, the riders will be Jeffrey Wong and Nageb.

At least for this year it is highly unlikely that you will see anymore "teams" appearing. Personally, I think there will still be some years before you see professional riders in the MSS SBK. As for the SS international class, I doubt it will get serious interest from any international riders outside SE.Asia. You are probably more likely to see some guest appearances. However, no full season efforts...

Sepang has also on several occasions said that they will try to keep the amateur interest as high as possible in order to get new people to join. They don't want to scare people away by making the entry level too high. Hence all the different classes. This year they are adding even 2 more classes (SS international, and 250 2-stroke/400cc 4-stroke).
And so another farkin good amateur race series gets farked up !
And mark my words. When nobody but the sponsored teams will turn up for the race ..you'll al get the blame for not supporting the race series.
03-29-2005 05:35 PM
bbqq021
Wat Bike???

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Maybe I should get that enduro!! What bike was it?
R1, swing the length of.........err.......? A long one!
03-29-2005 06:56 AM
Silva Bullet
Re: Blade

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Originally posted by bbqq021
Mate, Would thoroughly recomend a blade, had a wicked time this weekend on it, really easy to ride. Almost as good as the towers!

Just one guy on an enduro bike that could out drag me down the straight. even the 10's were very evenly matched
Maybe I should get that enduro!!
What bike was it??!
03-29-2005 05:21 AM
bbqq021
Blade

Mate, Would thoroughly recomend a blade, had a wicked time this weekend on it, really easy to ride. Almost as good as the towers!

Just one guy on an enduro bike that could out drag me down the straight. even the 10's were very evenly matched
03-29-2005 04:08 AM
Silva Bullet
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Originally posted by classicracing
Outstanding laptimes, Nils.

I must say they made an iffy choice going with just the fastest lap. They should have looked for consistency instead. I'd look at whether the rider has had a history of being a 'crasher' as well (which you aren't).
Thanks mate!
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