Racing MotoGP, WSBK, BSB, AMA, F1, WRC, DTM, NASCAR, etc...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 224
 
Schumacher scores debut podium

Ex-F1 God puts in stunning performance in first-ever superbike race

SQUARE-jawed F1 uber-God Michael Schumacher bagged his first podium finish in a motorcycle race yesterday when he raced a Honda Fireblade to third place in the SKOOX Cup at the Pannoniaring circuit in Hungary.
Clocking a fastest-race lap time of 2m 1. 309 (2m flat in qualifying), Schumacher was third behind winner Martin Bauer and Andreas Meklau in the superstock-rules championship.

Schumacher was riding a bike usually campaigned by IDM champion Martin Farmer in the German championship, but according to race watchers was aggressive on track right from the start - earning him the incredible podium finish in a fraught race.

Team boss Mike Wohner said that it was impossible to talk to Schumacher immediately before the race, because he was so nervous, he said: I noticed that Schumi was extremely focused before the race. His tactics were pretty simple, he was going to ride the race completely on full attack. He also admitted to me that his nervousness level was high."







R1cky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14,712
  
I bet he'd do better on the GP8 than Melandri...
valerossi is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 09:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Slickpitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,198
 
Wow.. I knew he rode... didn't know he was that fast


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Knowledge will cure ignorance, but you can't fix stupid
Slickpitt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 11:17 AM
Advanced Member
 
rweezystunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Memphis, TN (crime capital of the South)
Posts: 1,077
 
i think it's great b/c nobody can say "oh but how could he do on a bike"..............guess we know
he's fast all around


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
rweezystunner is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,325
   
Hooray for having fun
ffwf is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 04:38 PM
250 cc pilota.
 
Gustav O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Posts: 2,223
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slickpitt View Post
Wow.. I knew he rode... didn't know he was that fast
Depends on what you call fast...
His 2.00 times are ok by most standards but not even close to World championship standards. Winner Andreas Meklau was a whooping five seconds faster than Schumi per lap as he did 1.55s....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gustav O is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 05:24 PM
7c Forever
 
Junior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: the business end of a CAD station.
Posts: 9,879
  
yea, I wouldn't go so far as to call him fast. Getting a podium in a backwater national series is cool, but it's not really setting the world on fire.

Good to see him still out there and slicing and dicing tho.

HAIL TO THE KING!!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Junior is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 412
 
pretty cool how these racers kind of cross train... rossi with rally, schumacher with bikes... pretty cool tallents
Hornetr1 is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14,712
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gustav O View Post
Depends on what you call fast...
His 2.00 times are ok by most standards but not even close to World championship standards. Winner Andreas Meklau was a whooping five seconds faster than Schumi per lap as he did 1.55s....
Was Andreas Meklau on a Ducati?
valerossi is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 11:13 AM
Advanced Member
 
rweezystunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Memphis, TN (crime capital of the South)
Posts: 1,077
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by valerossi View Post
Was Andreas Meklau on a Ducati?
Andreas- the next of the robots


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
rweezystunner is offline  
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 05:14 PM
Petronas Yamaha?
 
MotoGPracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 1,408
 
Hey, Thats pretty cool
MotoGPracing is offline  
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 11:46 AM
250 cc pilota.
 
Gustav O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Posts: 2,223
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by valerossi View Post
Was Andreas Meklau on a Ducati?

They raced for the same team on Honda CBRs

Quote:
Originally Posted by rweezystunner View Post
Andreas- the next of the robots
Hes to fucking old, older than me.

The older I get the faster I was.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Gustav O; 03-27-2008 at 11:46 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Gustav O is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 07:03 PM
Abusin' the scooter
 
Yamahuh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Karaoke Hell
Posts: 2,106
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Yamahuh
Check out all the C-F on that bike.

Its really hard to take an angry man seriously when hes wearing a bathrobe. - Carl Fogarty
Yamahuh is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 11:19 PM
Mummy Man
 
gsxcorey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 13,224
 
Send a message via MSN to gsxcorey
that guy has pure skill...no doubt about it. Be nice to see what he can do with a lot of seat time on a bike.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gsxcorey is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,749
  
Gimme a GP8 & a pair of steel toes... if i can't lap faster than him, I'll still kick his ass.
racerraul is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 05:29 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14,712
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by racerraul View Post
Gimme a GP8 & a pair of steel toes... if i can't lap faster than him, I'll still kick his ass.
You forgot about steel ballz...
valerossi is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,749
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by valerossi View Post
You forgot about steel ballz...
Steel ballz??? Excuse me but you need no ballz for GP8's... you forgot about the electronics didn't you?

Shame on you
racerraul is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14,712
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by racerraul View Post
Steel ballz??? Excuse me but you need no ballz for GP8's... you forgot about the electronics didn't you?

Shame on you
You still need ballz to fully "trust" the electronics, which is where Melandri is having trouble with...
valerossi is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-05-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,325
   
This thread is going to hell in a pink handbag.
ffwf is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sport Bike Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
**Contains Spoilers** MotoGP: Michael Schumacher stuns in Ducati 800 MotoGP ride ffwf Racing 17 11-10-2007 01:50 PM
Michael Schumacher to Retire by the end of the 2006 Season ffwf Racing 9 09-12-2006 03:03 PM
Villeneuve criticises Schumacher! MotoGPracing Racing 10 08-23-2006 10:54 AM
Rossi and Edwards Look To Duplicate Double Podium Finish Again At Le Mans MotoGP R1biker Racing 3 05-17-2006 06:43 PM
Schumacher tests Ducati MotoGP bike !!! pugwash Racing 20 10-25-2005 08:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome