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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anthony Gobert joins Yamaha GMT94

Yamaha Press Release

Gobert joins Yamaha GMT94

20/2/2006

Yamaha GMT94 has signed Australian rider Anthony Gobert to ride its YZF-R6 in
the opening rounds of the Supersport World Championship.

The eight-time world superbike race winner will substitute for the injured David
Checa. Checa crashed in testing last week and broke his arm, forcing him out of
the opening races in Qatar and Australia. After undergoing a successful
operation on Friday the Spaniard is expected to return to the saddle by the end
of March, leaving the team needing a replacement rider for the opening two
races.

Gobert, who celebrates his 31st birthday on the day of the Phillip Island race,
rocketed onto the world superbike scene at the end of the 1994 campaign - taking
pole position and a win at the Australian round. After three years in the
championship 'The Go-Show' moved to 500cc Grands Prix before returning to the
world superbike series in which he made his name in 2000. His win on the
underpowered Bimota, again at Phillip Island, was as memorable as the race six
years earlier and showed his undoubted natural talent as he won by almost 30
seconds in a wet race. His last world championship outing came in October 2000
when he rode a Yamaha YZF-R7 at Brands Hatch.

In the intervening years he faced well-documented personal problems while racing
in American and Australian national championships, but Anthony says he is fit
and ready to race in what will be his debut world championship supersport races.

"I'm really happy to have the opportunity to get back into the world series with
a good team and bike," he said. "I took a few years out to work out what I
wanted to do and I've realized that it is to get back into racing. I raced in
Australia last year and it looked like I might be doing that again, until this
offer came to ride in the first few races. At first I was approached for the
Phillip Island race but I really wanted some time on the bike beforehand, so the
team invited me along to Qatar as well.

"The first race will really be a test for us. I raced supersport for Yamaha US
in 2001 and 2002 but the bikes have changed a lot since then. It's a new track,
team, tyres and bike for me and I haven't ridden for five months, so the goal in
Qatar to get a good set-up and hopefully a top ten. If we can get into the
groove in Qatar then there's no reason why we can't be aiming at the top five in
Phillip Island."

Round one of the Supersport World Championship takes place at the Losail circuit
in Qatar this Saturday with round two at Phillip Island taking place eight days
later.

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Great to Anthony is getting back on Supersport machine..Last i heard he was back on the Dirt racing....
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drug habit or not, I guess they figure if he can win races he's good to have.


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Team manager to Gobert

"ok mate it's been a while since you've last raced so wev'e got a secret weapon one of the team helpers has been out on the track overnight so just follow the white lines"...............................
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the go show is back, sa-weeeeet, man o man, I have never been so anxious for a WSB event!
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Gonna be interesting to see how competative he is with the hard drug use.:corn

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it's been awhile since he was on the drugs, still tho, you have a point, but the guy is/was SO talented. I think soup summed it up good when they said that seeing him come out of turn 11 at laguna it looked like he was dragging the brake rotors.
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Ihope he does well. I'd like to see him race again.

Here comes the GO-show!!

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Does Speed televise the WSS races?
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Does Speed televise the WSS races?
Sometimes is the only answer I can give with any certain guess. But WSS gets less coverage than the AMA. Speed is only broadcasting two (thats 2 damn it!) road races for the entire bike week coverage. Superbike, and FX cause of the 200, but no supersport or superstock. http://www.speedtv.com

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^That sucks! Didnt, up until this year, they used to show all the AMA events?
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Speeds coverage of most motorsports is steadily declining except for Nascar. The ODL channel wanted to buy the rights to the AMA TV spots, but Speed refused to sell.

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Does Speed televise the WSS races?
This sunday Race is on SpeedTV

12:00 pm FIM World Superbike Championship Qatar - Race 1 NR
1:00 pm FIM World Superbike Championship Qatar - Race 2
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This sunday Race is on SpeedTV

12:00 pm FIM World Superbike Championship Qatar - Race 1 NR
1:00 pm FIM World Superbike Championship Qatar - Race 2
Thanks for the info Mang!!!
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Thanks for trhe info Mang!!!
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This sunday Race is on SpeedTV

12:00 pm FIM World Superbike Championship Qatar - Race 1 NR
1:00 pm FIM World Superbike Championship Qatar - Race 2

is that WSS? or WSB?
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^wsb
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thx for the info r1biker...i'm gonna watch that sucker


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