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Published on February 27th, 2018 | by Boris

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2018 WSBK IMAGE GALLERY – FILLING THE FRAME AT PHILLIP ISLAND

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Phillip Island hosted the opening round of the 2018 World Superbike series, complete with Aussie wildcards, mad geese, some French people and the traditional grab-bag of weather.

The magnificent Nick Edards was on hand to capture some of the action, destroying some more of his failing knee-cartilage in the process, but carrying on in the finest English tradition.

If you want to read about what happened, we suggest you go to Trevor Hedge’s site HERE. 

But before you do that, might we respectfully suggest you look at these wonderful pictures Nick took.

Marco Melandri did quite well on the weekend. Clearly the design on his helmet proved inspirational.

 

The defending world champion, whatsisname…Roe, Reo, Rae…will certainly have some defending to do this year.

 

Chaz’s tech foot-pumps more telemetry into the Ducati as per the instructions of Lorenzo’s MotoGP team.

 

“Don’t tell me George is here. He mistook me for Crutchlow last year and tried to run me through with a spear.”

 

Michael Van Der Mark’s Yamaha gets the full sucking-Dyson up it to remove any evil demons it may have acquired during practice.

 

Aussie wildcards Toparis, Maxwell, Falzon and Herfross being briefed before the WSBK. “Don’t ride too fast, blokes. We’ll drown in Euro tears if you do.”

 

It’s traditional to shoot all the riders from the front. But when you’re a bum man…

 

“Can you see the octopus, Gino?”

 

“What does Suggest Mapping Eight mean?”

 

It’s time to Sykes them all out.

 

No point in sitting down.

 

Leon Camier has a Honda to ride this year. He still won’t win, but.

 

Lucas Mahias, World Supersport Champion, goes full Gopnik.

 

Lisa, the anti-rain girl, was on hand to provide much needed shelter from the storms with her OH&S umbrella.

 

Daniel Falzon raced everything over the weekend, ASBK and WSBK. He must have slept well on Sunday night.

It’s like Ducati has crammed three normal engines into that thing.

Melandri’s hamstrings are second to none.

It’s like a lolly shop, except with helmets. So it’s not like a lolly shop at all. More like a helmet shop.

“Which one does Chaz want to ride?”

 

Jodi Torres and the lovely MV Agusta.

It’s almost as if they’re produced on some factory production line that bolts on giant testicles, steely eyes, six-packs and working hamstrings.

Beats coming seventh in MotoGP.

THANKS ONCE AGAIN TO NICK EDARDS AND HALF LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHIC. YOU MAY VIEW HIS AMAZING WORK HERE, OR ENGAGE NICK TO SHOOT YOU RIDING YOUR BIKE AND HEAR HIS KNEES EXPLODING.

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is a writer who has contributed to many magazines and websites over the years, edited a couple of those things as well, and written a few books. But his most important contribution is pissing people off. He feels this is his calling in life and something he takes seriously. He also enjoys whiskey, whisky and the way girls dance on tables. And riding motorcycles. He's pretty keen on that, too.



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