Road Racing in USA was ho-hum ... but starting to get better

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Road Racing in USA was ho-hum ... but starting to get better

Post by djalbin » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:16 am

The best road racing this year is the FIM World Superbike and Supersport races. Exciting racing and good TV coverage. MotoGP comes in second place. The first two MotoGP races have not provided the excitement of FIM. AMA racing? Forget about it. Race coverage is televised - at best - two weeks after the race and not all the races are covered in the broadcast of AMA Pro Primetime (should be renamed to AMA Pro Waste-of-Time). :hissy

If it was not for FIM World Superbike and Supersport racing I would be losing interest in the sport.
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Post by hotcam » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:29 am

how good was assen round 1?!?!?! :banana :banana :banana
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Post by stan » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:40 am

If we only got to see WSBK on free to air TV life would be great, at the moment i'm relying on Spook TV

As for Moto GP, 2 races, 2 different winners, (WSBK 3 rounds 2 winners!) and none of them Valentino Rossi, now that has to be good for the championship

Those of you who don't like Moto GP, go watch paint dry, and let the rest of it enjoy it for what it is

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Post by hotcam » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:16 am

If we only got to see WSBK on free to air TV life would be great,
Yeah, I could buy another FZR for the money that the cable TV company
want for a minimum 2-year contract...

I even tried to buy the WSBK race on pay-per-view internet, but WSBK
people won't sell it to Australia.

I'm watching it on a combination of download, friend/club member, and
the cable TV which is in an all-night taxi-depot cafe.
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Post by djalbin » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:02 pm

Stan wrote:Those of you who don't like Moto GP, go watch paint dry,
I love watching paint dry as it speeds by on two wheels at 200 MPH :P
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WSB racing

Post by chengsr » Fri May 01, 2009 8:44 am

Just got the WSB site to watch the race live, I go to racingunderground to watch all my MotoGP and WSB racing

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Post by djalbin » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:24 pm

I have to rescind my previous statement about AMA Road Racing.
Speed To Resume Same Day Coverage of AMA Races !!
(it only took them half the season to figure out nobody liked watching the race weeks after the event - duh)

SPEED will return to same-day coverage of Daytona SportBike and American Superbike racing beginning with action from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 4-5.

Broadcast schedule for final five AMA Pro Road Racing events on SPEED:

Laguna Seca (Sunday, July 5, midnight ET, 2 hours SDD)
Mid-Ohio (Sunday, July 19, 11 a.m. ET, 2 hours NDD)
Mid-Ohio (Sunday, July 19, midnight ET, 2 hours SDD)
Topeka (Saturday, Aug. 1, 10:30 p.m. ET, 2 hours SDD)
Topeka (Sunday, Aug. 2, midnight ET, 2 hours SDD)
Virginia (Saturday, Aug. 15, 8 p.m. ET, 2 hours SDD)
Virginia (Sunday, Aug. 16, midnight ET, 2 hours SDD)
New Jersey (Saturday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m. ET. 2 hours SDD)
New Jersey (Sunday, Sept. 6, midnight ET, 2 hours SDD)
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Post by hotcam » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:45 am

Sounds good for you all over there.

I am happy to merely get the MotoGP on free TV on the same day
as the race (usually around midnight though),
and to be able to get the WSBK from the RU website.

(WSBK official site refuses to let me watch it because I'm in Australia,
seems they must have a monopoly deal with the local cable company).

Props to R.U. ! :banana
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change your proxy to view the race live.

Post by chengsr » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:03 am

I use racing-underground.com to get my coverage but you can see it the same day of the race at http://www.worldsbk.com/en/home.html

Got this info from another forum and thought I share it with you guys (and girls).


1. Got to this website http://www.proxy4free.com/page1.html

2. Pick a IP address from a country that you don't think gets wsbk coverage (e.i. vietnam,)

3. Open up Internet Explorer. Click tools--internet options.

4. From the connections tab click on the Lan Setting Button

5. Check the box that says "Use Proxy Server for Lan"

6. Enter the IP address from the website and the port and click OK.


This will re-route your connection through a proxy server in another country. The WSBK website will "think" that you are in that country and allow you access to all the videos.

edit:
When you're done watching don't forget to uncheck "use proxy server for lan," Otherwise you will always be routed to the proxy server.

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Post by hotcam » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:45 pm

Aha! Thanks :)
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Post by YZFRob » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:41 am

Prelim from Road America..

No results...


But just a forewarning, pace car was out in MotoGT for half the race. Not due to a crash, but RAIN. :roll: Hell we've race in DOWNPOURS there without problems. Now that DMG (aka Nascar) runs AMA SBK they fucked it up. Pace cars (well Buell starting at Laguna) and rolling starts.
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