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WSBK Phillip Island - February 2010: BMW increasing their commitment to WSBK, that was more than enough enticement to ensure my return to 'PI' for the first WSBK event of 2010. Troy Corser, Ruben Xaus, Andrew Pitt and Roland Resch piloted the BMW S1000RR's with promising results. After four years in MotoGP, Chris Vermeulen moved across to Superbikes and rode a Factory Kawasaki ZX10R with new team mate Tom Sykes.

Leon Haslam moved to Suzuki, Carlos Checa to Ducati and James Toseland moved across to Superbikes, campaigning a Yamaha R1.

Please click on the heading or associated image to be taken to the dedicated page/s covering the event.....

THE PADDOCK SHOW:

Super Friday, a fantastic idea, the Paddock Show in the Yamaha Tent was open to all spectators and featured a nominally ten minute question and answer session from most of the WSBK Riders and a special appearance at the end by Troy Bayliss.

The 'clickable' image depicts an extremely relaxed Troy Corser fielding questions from both the media and spectators, tremendous stuff.

THE PIT WALKS:

The very popular pit walks were on again on both Saturday and Sunday and most teams had their garage doors 'open' allowing access for photography, posters etc.

The 'clickable' image depicts the rear of the Carlos Checa, Althea Racing Ducati 1198R, this was the view all the other competitors had at the conclusion of Race 2.

THE WSBK RACES:

Four one thousandths of a second, Race 1 set a new benchmark for close finishes in WSBK, on his first outing with the Team Suzuki Alstare Suzuki GSX-R 1000, Leon Haslam claimed his first victory in WSBK from Michel Fabrizio on the works Ducati 1198 F10 by the barest of margins.

The 'clickable' image depicts Leon Haslam exiting turn 10 on the GSX-R.

THE SUPERBIKE EXPO:

Another great show with many new motorcycles on display for the first time, including the Honda VFR1200F shaftie, the Yamaha 1200 Super Tenere and the Ducati Multistrada 1200.

The 'clickable' image depicts the new Honda VFR1200F fitted with the optional matching Panniers and Top Box.

I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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