Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008 - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
International Motor Sport F1, Rally, Tourers, whatever...

 
Thread Tools
(Post Link) post #1 of 23 Old 05-02-08 Thread Starter
Status: The BSD says konnichiwa
Global Mod Team
 
BigFoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Japan
County: Tokyo
Posts: 114,689
Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Alfa renewed its sponsorship of the World Superbike Championship in 2008. The 159 will be the safety cars at the races and a 159 3.2 will be given away to the rider who bags most pole positions in the year.
BigFoot is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Status: BORED
 
David P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 85,186
Garage
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

At least there will be some Alfas on track this year
& one will be leading the field
David P is offline  
(Post Link) post #3 of 23 Old 06-02-08 Thread Starter
Status: The BSD says konnichiwa
Global Mod Team
 
BigFoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Japan
County: Tokyo
Posts: 114,689
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

That's a good way of looking at it
BigFoot is offline  
Status: -
AO Platinum Member
 
Kevin Slegg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Surrey
Posts: 15,298
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

I'd just wish they'd get back into BTCC and WTCC
Kevin Slegg is offline  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
fredzedex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Oxfordshire
Posts: 2,048
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

that'll mean more comp tickets for donnington and brands hatch from the cloverleaf club this year.had a couple for silverstone last year, would have been a great day out but it rained all day
fredzedex is offline  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
BIDET FITZAKAZI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
County: -
Posts: 3,332

Member car:

Gtv 2.0 ts

Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Quote:
Originally Posted by David P View Post
At least there will be some Alfas on track this year
& one will be leading the field

If i want that 159 i'll have to dust off my leather's and service the fizzie !
BIDET FITZAKAZI is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 518
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Fully agree with you Kevin, would prefer to have seen N-Tech receive budget to stick with Alfa 156 for one more year in WTCC. Disappointted 159 is not being raced, in particular, considering its torsionally rigid chassis. The Alfa 159 is the first mid-ranged Alfa saloon not to have been raced since the early 80's, the 75, 155 and 156 all hit the race track in their day. Shame
NordicI55 is offline  
ode
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
ode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: United Kingdom
County: Cheshire
Posts: 2,021

Member car:

A Fiat

Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Quote:
Originally Posted by fredzedex View Post
that'll mean more comp tickets for donnington and brands hatch from the cloverleaf club this year.had a couple for silverstone last year, would have been a great day out but it rained all day
It was a real shame about that, would've been a pretty amazing day but for the weather. I was there too! I got tickets for Donington as well, now that was a brilliant day out, especially with JT winning the first one Even got to invade the track after the first race at Schwantz curve

Good news that Alfa are continuing their sponsorship, it's got to be good exposure for the company. After all, bike riders are just as much petrolheads as those who just drive cars, possibly even more so, it's got to be a big market to crack into if they can convince the bikers that an Alfa isn't just a car...... it's like riding a bike...... something that gets under your skin and stays there forever
ode is offline  
Damien_C
Status: - Update
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Slegg View Post
I'd just wish they'd get back into BTCC and WTCC
Same here They are missing a trick not being in them that was/is the whole popint of Alfa's there crazy racing cars. And look how well the 156 did up to last year. Still winning races in a 9 year old car and even the mighty set up that BMW had couldn't catch the Alfa on the faster tracks.
 
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 1,124
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Who's broadcasting it in the UK this year??
Padders is offline  
Status: BORED
 
David P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 85,186
Garage
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

A season preview is on Motors Tv Ch. 413 @ 11.30 tonight
David P is offline  
ode
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
ode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: United Kingdom
County: Cheshire
Posts: 2,021

Member car:

A Fiat

Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

I don't know if it's on any terrestrial channels, but it's going to be on Eurosport again as usual
ode is offline  
Status: BORED
 
David P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 85,186
Garage
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

World SBK live Saturday morning 8.30am Eurosport.

SBK Qualifying
T. Corser 1st
R. Xaus 2nd
M. Biaggi 3rd
T. Bayliss 7th


WSS Qualifying
F.Foret 1st
C. Jones 2nd
J. Rae 4th
David P is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Geordie Cabbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 391
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Huge race fan mesell

Got me alarm set 4 the morning as i'm just in from work

Decent tv viewing season again

D
Geordie Cabbie is offline  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 1,124
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

It's a shame the Aprilia RSV-4 (unveiled today) isn't going to be racing until 2009 now.

I've said it before, but in terms of an overlapping client base, Aprilia/Alfa is a better tie up than Ducati/Alfa
Padders is offline  
Status: BORED
 
David P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 85,186
Garage
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Some good airtime for the 159 Ti safety cars today
David P is offline  
Status: BORED
 
David P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 85,186
Garage
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Just watching the 159 safetycars having a blast around Philip Island
David P is offline  
Status: BORED
 
David P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 85,186
Garage
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Troy Bayliss does the double at Phillip Island
David P is offline  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
fredzedex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Oxfordshire
Posts: 2,048
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

max took a big one,did you see the state of his bike after it smashed itself to bits?
got the zx6 back on the road yesterday so went for a spin after the racing,nice spring like morning for it.
fredzedex is offline  
Mark Alfa
Status: - Update
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Just seen two MiTo's at the San Marino round

Plenty of MiTo banners around the circuit too!!
 
Status: Pedalling like f**k
AO Silver Member
 
Der Teufel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: -
Posts: 3,107
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

I might be wrong here so extinguisher is at the ready but I think Ive just seen an advert for a 147 Ducati Corse special edition ? Anyone else ?
Der Teufel is offline  
Status: Pedalling like f**k
AO Silver Member
 
Der Teufel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: -
Posts: 3,107
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Alfa Romeo 147 Ducati Corse 170 Hp | Carscoop

No I wasn't dreaming....
Der Teufel is offline  
Nev
Status: - Update
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Alfa Romeo sponsors Superbikes in 2008

Saw one the other week:

Picasa Web Albums - Nev - JuanLesPins
 
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Misc Lounges > Community Discussions > International Motor Sport

Tags
2008 , alfa , romeo , sponsors , superbikes

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



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 Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

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