WSBK at Imola
I don't think that it's necessary to wrap this in spoiler tags since the race was almost a week ago now and the next round is under way, so I'll leave it be. Mods - feel free to correct me and this post if I'm wrong about that.
It was nice to see Sykes lead the race for awhile, but DAYUM that Honda was fast! Being a former (and future) Kawi owner, I was kind of bummed to see Haga on the Aprilia pass Tom with ease after that, but being a current Aprilia owner I wasn't THAT bummed or surprised. And then Checa passing Tom toward the end, well...that's to be expected.
Is it just me, or did Tom's bike seem slow down the straights? We know that a Duc and Ape will both outcorner pretty much anything with the proper setup, but it just didn't seem like Tom's 10R had the balls we've come to expect. Maybe mechanical issues?
In race 2, it sounded like Tom's bike could have used Checa's brake set up.
I'd like to see Tom and the ZX10R on the podium this week for at least one dry race, but it just seems like he's got at most the 4th best bike on the grid. I know everybody else has more development time into their bikes, as the 10R is the only new bike on the grid. I'm just hoping to get a green bike on the podium for once when it's not raining cats and dogs.