The Pit Walks: The very popular pit walks were on Saturday and Sunday and most teams had their garage doors 'open' allowing access for photography, posters etc. Of particular note was a far less oppressive Security Team organising and controlling Pit Walk participants, very welcome.

THE BMW 'TROY CORSER-RUBEN XAUS' TEAM: Once again, a very professional team, significantly enhanced in 2010 by the most experienced Team Manager in World Superbikes, Davide Tardozzi.

'11 TROY'

TROY'S S1000RR UMBILICALS

VERY NEAT

 

'111 RUBEN'

RUBEN'S S1000RR

RUBEN'S WHEELS & TYRES

DAVIDE TARDOZZI, NICE GESTURE!

THE DUCATI 'HAGA-FABRIZIO' TEAM: Two major changes for the works Ducati camp for 2010 will have a significant effect on their results, Ben Spies, (their main opposition in 2009) has moved over to MotoGP and Davide Tardozzi, (their Team Manager for many years) has moved over to BMW!

NORI'S BEAUTIFULLY ENGINEERED DUCATI 1198 F10

REBUILD AFTER A 'XAUS' INCIDENT

 

MICHEL FABRIZIO'S DUCATI 1198 F10, AGAIN BEAUTIFULLY ENGINEERED

THE DUCATI 'CHECA-BYRNE' ALTHEA RACING TEAM: Wow, Carlos Checa had instant success for the team taking the chequered in Race 2.

CARLOS CHECA'S DUCATI 1198R

SHANE BYRNE'S DUCATI 1198R

THE DUCATI 'LORENZO LANZI' DFX CORSE TEAM: The non works Ducati 1198R is obviously running a different swing arm and exhaust system to the works 1198 F10's and no doubt a great deal more differences in the engine department.

LORENZO LANZI'S DUCATI 1198R

THE APRILIA 'BIAGGI-CAMIER' TEAM: A new team mate for Max Biaggi, Leon Camier, and a new sponsor 'Alitalia'!

KEEPING #3: MAX COOL

MAX'S APRILIA RSV4

VERY STYLISH

 

LEON CAMIER'S APRILIA RSV4

NEAT REARSETS AND CARBON CLUTCH COVER

THE SUZUKI 'HASLAM-GUINTOLI' TEAM: Wow, a very competitive Team, fastest laps, pole position, winner in Race 1, it's all happening for Suzuki!  Leon Haslam moved over from Honda and this years Suzuki GSX-R 1000 appears to suit him perfectly.

LEON HASLAM'S SUZUKI GSX-R 1000, VERY BUSY AROUND THE INTAKES, A HUGE SWING ARM AND THOSE COLOR CODED CHAIN LINKS!

THE YAMAHA 'TOSELAND-CRUTCHLOW' TEAM: A very different set up compared to last years 'Spies/Sykes' Yamaha Team. The team will be hard pressed to match the overall performance of the Yamahas last year.

JAMES TOSELAND'S YAMAHA YZF R1

CAL CRUTCHLOW'S YAMAHA YZF R1

THE KAWASAKI 'VERMEULEN-SYKES' KAWASAKI RACING TEAM: Chris returns from MotoGP and Tom has moved from the super successful Yamaha Team of 2009. It's early days and Chris is already talking up the Kawasaki Factory Bike for 2011, hmm...

CHRIS VERMEULEN'S KAWASAKI ZX10-R

TOM SYKES' KAWASAKI ZX10-R

THE KAWASAKI 'HAYDEN-BAIOCCO' TEAM PEDERCINI: It will be interesting to see how Hayden performs in World Supers.

ROGER LEE HAYDEN'S KAWASAKI ZX10-R

MATTEO BAIOCCO'S KAWASAKI ZX10-R

THE HONDA 'REA-NEUKIRCHNER' HANNSPREE TEN KATE TEAM: Another new rider pairing, there's no question over the rider's abilities, however its up to Ten Kate to lift the performance of the CBR 1000RR throughout 2010.

JONATHAN REA'S HONDA CBR 1000RR

MAX NEUKIRCHNER'S HONDA CBR 1000RR

RANDOM IMAGES: A few 'atmosphere' images taken during my walks around the pits and superbike paddock areas...

JAMES, INJURED BUT SMILING!

TOM, ARM INJURY

THE VARIED EXPRESSIONS OF HANNSPREE TEN KATE!

 

SCOOP: BAYLISS IN BMW PITS!!

RON APPEARS HAPPY, LEON WELL.........

HAVE I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION?

 

#41: NORI HAGA'S DUCATI AFTER THE 'XAUS' INCIDENT

#67: SHANE BYRNE'S DUCATI AFTER AN OFF

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.