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I know its a bit early... but what are the plans? Do you plan to go or skip it?

WSBK is going to suck, my only reason for being there is AMA superbike and the party scene afterwards :D
 

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how do you know wsbk is gonna suck?

spec tires, imo, will make things a lot more interesting...should be some good racing!
 

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Mmmmm Laguna....

I won't be able to go next year, as I have numerous things planned already. I'll be in California, but about two or three weeks after Laguna.

But for those of you that are or want to try..here's a little teaser from my trip to Laguna this year. :D
 

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And watch out for the Petronas Flamethrower.... :D
 

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Might be interesting to see what EBpz does on the Ducati with the WSBK boys.
 

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Gonna suck. I really want to see the AMA liter fours, but I'm not paying money to watch the WSB Ducati parade.

I'm going because I have this 23 year streak to keep up, but just Friday and maybe Saturday. I want to see the vendor exhibits, which are much better than the fall/winter motorcycle show displays. And from LA, javawhz, it's a great excuse for a ride, even if you just wave as you ride by the track and head back down Carmel Valley Road.

I was ticked in '03 because the Motard course wiped out the good motorcycle parking and forced us up the hill into the dirt and weeds. And the Jumbotron in turn 4 was like someone brought their rear-projection big screen from home.
 

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how much are the races typically? i might go if its not too much, as I just moved out west to tahoe, so i'm only like 3 to 4 hours from there..
 

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For the Fri/Sat/Sun tickets with paddock passes for all days was about $90 per person if I remember right.
 

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Reyndogg said:
how do you know wsbk is gonna suck?

spec tires, imo, will make things a lot more interesting...should be some good racing!

I disagree. Ducati is still allowed to use Michelin due to already established "contracts".
How much more can they skew the rules in ducatis favour?:shake
 

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I disagree. Ducati is still allowed to use Michelin due to already established "contracts".
How much more can they skew the rules in ducatis favour?:shake
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where did you see that? I can't find anything on that at all

Ductati will have a factory team b/c of contracts, or they would have pulled out like the other mfgrs who aren't running. I think you've got that confused, Karl.
 

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Reyndogg said:
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where did you see that? I can't find anything on that at all

Ductati will have a factory team b/c of contracts, or they would have pulled out like the other mfgrs who aren't running. I think you've got that confused, Karl.

http://www.amasuperbike.com/2003-Nov/031115a.htm

Consequently, the MSMA members have unanimously determined that unless these rules are adopted and the decision to restrict tires to a single make is rescinded, MSMA members will not compete in 2004 World Championship Superbike racing as factory teams, and furthermore, will not provide technical assistance on a factory basis. Ducati is exempted due to its pre-existing contractual commitments to sponsors.
 

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karl_1052 said:
http://www.amasuperbike.com/2003-Nov/031115a.htm

Consequently, the MSMA members have unanimously determined that unless these rules are adopted and the decision to restrict tires to a single make is rescinded, MSMA members will not compete in 2004 World Championship Superbike racing as factory teams, and furthermore, will not provide technical assistance on a factory basis. Ducati is exempted due to its pre-existing contractual commitments to sponsors.
That pre-existing obligation is with FILA, not Michelin. They'll be on Pirellis.
 

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That pre-existing obligation is with FILA, not Michelin. They'll be on Pirellis.
That's how I read it too. Exempt from the MSMA decision.
 

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karl_1052 said:
http://www.amasuperbike.com/2003-Nov/031115a.htm

Consequently, the MSMA members have unanimously determined that unless these rules are adopted and the decision to restrict tires to a single make is rescinded, MSMA members will not compete in 2004 World Championship Superbike racing as factory teams, and furthermore, will not provide technical assistance on a factory basis. Ducati is exempted due to its pre-existing contractual commitments to sponsors.
Meaning they can't pull put there factory team due to the fact they have a contract w/ Fila. That has nothing to do with tires...

if you make a rule saying everyone has to use they same tire... then everyone has to use the same tire..
 

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LS

I went with Gixster last year to LS, and it was awesome, even with the decline of WSB. It is worth going. Make sure if you go and can swing it, that you pitch in for the paddock passes as well, that was a really cool part of the whole deal.
 
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