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post #1 of 11 Old 12-10-2008, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Spies looks to be in the hunt !

2nd so far in the S. African test.


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He certainly looked good at Indy GP. Looks like another "contender" has been found.
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I think everyone can agree the kid can flat out ride! Even though it was just him an Mladin dukeing it out in AMA, thye had some pretty good duels over the last couple of years. As long as that Yamaha has the guts, he will contend for wins.


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I think everyone can agree the kid can flat out ride! Even though it was just him an Mladin dukeing it out in AMA, thye had some pretty good duels over the last couple of years. As long as that Yamaha has the guts, he will contend for wins.


Kind of makes you wonder if Mladin shouldn't suck it up and ride in WSBK. Not that anyone wants him...




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Kind of makes you wonder if Mladin shouldn't suck it up and ride in WSBK. Not that anyone wants him...




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He's under contract for Yoshimura Suzuki, if they don't race he won't race. He's to old now, to be honest, to learn another bike. You got to give him credit, like him or not (most don't) he's till a hell of a rider.


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Mladin can ride "BUT" he should of jumped to the next level when he was younger after a couple of championships...
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I'd love to see the Yosh team in WSB- now that would be awesome!!!!!
Let's see how Mladin stacks up against the WSB guys (I think he'd do well)

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I'd love to see the Yosh team in WSB- now that would be awesome!!!!!
Let's see how Mladin stacks up against the WSB guys (I think he'd do well)


Mladins consistency and ability to get his bikes set up correct was the reason for his success. IMO, Mladins only real competition in SBK would be Bayliss .


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1. Fabrizio (Ita-Ducati) 1'40"256 (44 laps); 2. Neukirchner (Ger-Suzuki) 1'40"688 (50); 3. Haga (Jpn-Ducati) 1'40"709 (53); 4. Rea (GB-Honda) 1'40"842 (40); 5. Kagayama (Jpn-Suzuki) 1'40"959 (52); 6. Nakano (Jpn-Aprilia) 1'40"968 (42); 7. Checa (Spa-Honda) 1'40"995 (31); 8. Spies (Usa-Yamaha) 1'41"049 (38); 9. Biaggi (Ita-Aprilia) 1'41"077 (56); 10. Kiyonari (Jpn-Honda) 1'41"412 (84); 11. Corser (Aus-Bmw) 1'41"986 (34); 12. Xaus (Spa-Bmw) 1'42"438 (40); 13. Sykes (GB-Yamaha) 1'42"933 (18).

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I'd love to see the Yosh team in WSB- now that would be awesome!!!!!
Let's see how Mladin stacks up against the WSB guys (I think he'd do well)
i couldnt agree more. in my opinion, he's the best the ama has ever seen. Spies and Nicky Hayden are a close second.
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Mladin can ride "BUT" he should of jumped to the next level when he was younger after a couple of championships...
...a lot more involved in "jumping to the next level" than just how fast you are. If sponsors or the bike companies don't like you it doesn't matter how fast you are. And Mladin isn't exactly the politically-correct butt kisser that most sponsors/teams want.

He's always at the top or close to it when the AMA and WSBK teams test together. Like SteveNYC1 said, it would've been sweet to see him and Yosh run the WSBK series.
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