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February 18th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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WEC 2008

Just watched - partially - WEC 2008 season preview on MotorsTV.

Will Ljunggren be in top 3, or even 1st in WEC E2 this year? Why am I so optimistic?
Ahola, Cervantes and Sagar (3rd in EJ last year?) are in E1, Merriman in E3, Guillaume, Aro, Tarkkala and Planet also in E3, Bourgeois still in EJ class ...

Main Ljunggren`s competitors in E2 ... Salminen, Aubert, Nambotin (2nd in EJ last year) ... ??

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February 18th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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RE: WEC 2008

if ljunggren can win in his first senior season that would be extra special but to do it on a bike is a tall order. let's hope he does it. husaberg have spent a lot of time nurturing him for this.

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February 18th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #3
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I doubt he will overall E2. I wouldnt be surprised if he got 2nd, but I bet he gets 3rd behind Salminen and Aubert.

I thought I read that Nambotin is riding E3 on a GG EC300?

Jocke is the "franchise" rider at HSB. Hopefully, they can convince him to stay with them for his career instead of going to the mothership at KTM.
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Re: RE: WEC 2008

Originally Posted by Taffy
husaberg have spent a lot of time nurturing him for this.

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Yes. That`s another reason why I`m so optimistic. And, when you take a second look at the starting lists, it seems like some riders "escaped" from E2! Large concentration of big names in E1!
Are the doors of E2 wide open?
Can we consider whole situation in lights of new Husaberg future? Or I`m going too far ?

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February 18th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Scott
I doubt he will overall E2. I wouldnt be surprised if he got 2nd, but I bet he gets 3rd behind Salminen and Aubert.

I thought I read that Nambotin is riding E3 on a GG EC300?

Jocke is the "franchise" rider at HSB. Hopefully, they can convince him to stay with them for his career instead of going to the mothership at KTM.
Doubts regarding rider or new bike?

According to WEC site, Nambotin is in E2. Look here.

Me thinks, there`s not about convincing ...

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February 18th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #6
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Re: RE: WEC 2008

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Originally Posted by Taffy
husaberg have spent a lot of time nurturing him for this.

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Yes. That`s another reason why I`m so optimistic. And, when you take a second look at the starting lists, it seems like some riders "escaped" from E2! Large concentration of big names in E1!
Are the doors of E2 wide open?
Can we consider whole situation in lights of new Husaberg future? Or I`m going too far ?

Cheers, Goran
sometimes circumstances fall right to help things along! i feel that all the 450s produce more than enough power and having DOHC isn't over necassary anymore. looks good when buying though!

handling and suspension will be at a premium plus of course rider skill and i feel ljungren is a real talent.

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February 19th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #7
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RE: Re: RE: WEC 2008

the most interesting class for '08 is going to be e3.
if anything e2 will probably be the easiest class to predict, e2 is going to be salminen followed by aubert and jocke, though which way round for these 2 i dont know.
e1 will be either cervantes or ahola.

from watching the motors tv preview i got the impression that everyone saw salminen going too e2 and decide that it might be easier to win a world championship in another class, hence so many going to e1 and e3
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February 20th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #8
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RE: Re: RE: WEC 2008

What about Bjorne and Salonen????
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Salonen in E2, Carlsson in E3.
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RE: Re: RE: WEC 2008

any speculation on their results
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