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Blake Young to WSBK at Donnington

It appears that Blake will be taking the place of Fonsi Nieto on the Zook.

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2009/...blakeyoung.htm

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blake young? im not bashing his skill, but there has to be someone better than him from the USA?


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I hope he does well. I'm not sure he'd be my first choice but he does have some skills.

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blake young? im not bashing his skill, but there has to be someone better than him from the USA?


Matt Mladin perhaps...




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Matt Mladin perhaps...




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^^^yeah Or Tommy Hayden I think hes got more talent than blake, plus is this Blakes first year on a Factory SBK ??? If I were Tommy Hayden Id be pissed thats for sure, tommys been running up front for almost the whole season...

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^^^yeah Or Tommy Hayden I think hes got more talent than blake, plus is this Blakes first year on a Factory SBK ??? If I were Tommy Hayden Id be pissed thats for sure, tommys been running up front for almost the whole season...
While I agree tommy's got some talent, but the fact is he's ridden many factory superbikes and has never gotten it done. While this is blake's 1st year and he's already beating up on tommy. Yeah he's young but has lots of potential and I think he's the best choice as far as current suzuki riders are concerned due to his likelyhood of progression in the future. If he could go over and impress it may help for a near future ride in wsbk. If Mat goes, he'd obviously impress, but he doesn't even want a wsbk ride and likely no team would even be able to hire him for his salary requirements or his age.
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yeah for sure who ever rides, blake or someone else, it dont matter as long as we got some more people from the USA over there showing their skills on the world level... makes it even better..

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Makes you wonder about next year, I bet we have 4 americans over there, Spies, Hackin, Zemke and Young. Since Spies showed up on the scene, WSBK is giving the AMA a second look.
I wish that I could see how Mat would fare over there even if its a one off race, but we can bench race and assume he would be right there with what Spies is doing assuming they had the same equipment.
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While I agree tommy's got some talent, but the fact is he's ridden many factory superbikes and has never gotten it done. While this is blake's 1st year and he's already beating up on tommy. Yeah he's young but has lots of potential and I think he's the best choice as far as current suzuki riders are concerned due to his likelyhood of progression in the future. If he could go over and impress it may help for a near future ride in wsbk. If Mat goes, he'd obviously impress, but he doesn't even want a wsbk ride and likely no team would even be able to hire him for his salary requirements or his age.
exactly....i think blake has great potential and once he can get a grip on his emotions on the track he will get even better...i admire his fight and his aggressive riding style but he looses his cool to often on the track...remember when hayes got to do his one off world supersport race and sofuoglu through his arm up at him and said he was frustrated with the crazy lines hayes was taking...i think if he did something like that to blake he would have re-passed sofuoglu back and give him the finger....i think it is a good decision..
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