WSBK Philip Island 2008

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  1. Jabba

    Jabba New Member

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    What a great day it was!!
    The weather ... perfect! The crowd .... record size! The racing....fantastic!
    Oh and did I mention the girls??



    Well here we've arrived.

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    The track is just over there

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    Lots of bikes .. all free to ride around the perimeter

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    Our view of Siberia

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    Bayliss doing a parade lap ... last time he'll race in Australia.

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    Bayliss pit .... How can he relax?

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    Checa pit ... He can relax.


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    mmm

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    The photogenic Mr Bayliss at turn 4

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    Followed by Corser and co at Siberia

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    Bling

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    They're back

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    Usual grid confusion .... Super Sport

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    Off they go down Gardener straight into the ocean ... (Max replay on the screen)

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    A good time was had by all.

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    Glad to see these guys all putting plenty of rubber down on the track .... just in time for my up-comming track day there in a few weeks!!:biggrin:
     
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    Jabba,
    Looks like you had an excellent time!! I just finished watching both races. I recorded them as I went out for a quick ride this morning. Great racing! I would have loved to have been there, thanks for the Pic's.

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    Nice, just freaking nice. thank you for sharing. oh BTW in that second shot I'm not seeing any track, nice.. then did I read that right? you're doing a track day there Super nice, you lucky block you. LOL love that track.
     
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    Yep .. end of the month ... just hope the weather is at least half as good as yesterday
     
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    hi Jabba,
    ummm you suck j/k!
    good luck on the trackday!
    i have to wait till september when i get to see the motogp bikes at Indy!
     
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    Indy is a long way from Ontario and September is a long way away!

    This will be my 4th trackday at the Island
     
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    yeah i know the wait is long! do you live on the islang or do you travel from the mainland? 4th time- wow! what was the cost for the tickets etc.. for the race weekend?
     
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    I live in Melbourne ... about 1 1/2 hours ride away.

    Tickets for Sunday were $72! An increase from the year before.
    We knew a guy who was a corner marshall so got one free entry and split the fee for the other ticket, so in all not bad! :biggrin:
     
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    What a great way to spend a weekend, I just love the atmosphere on WSBK & MotoGP race days. I'm very envious of your track day with all the decreasing radius turns and the awesome Chicane that Philip Island is so well known for. Thanks for sharing :rockon:
     
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