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Yamahas in tandem. Kenny Roberts during the 1977 Daytona 200, with Steve Baker in hot pursuit.

Kenny Roberts in 1978 at the Nurburgring, where he finished third in the race on the way to the first of his three 500cc GP World Championships.

A close-up of Cecotto from Daytona in 1976, the year he won the 200. Later he went on to co-star in Welcome Back Kotter as 'Epstein'. Fine, he didn't.

The 1977 Daytona 200, and #27 right in the middle is former Yamaha factory rider Skip Aksland, who remains a close friend of Kenny Roberts.

Roberts competed in the F750 race at Laguna Seca in 1978. It was a time when Armco was well within arm's length.

Steve Baker leads KR during the F750 race at Laguna in '78. The original 'I don't care how they do it in California' Mike Baldwin in third.

17-year-old Randy Mamola competed as a Factory Yamaha TZ250 rider in the 1977 Daytona International Lightweight race.

Roberts is bookended by Akslands (Bud on left and Skip on right) just before the start of the 1977 Daytona 200.

WSBK: Suzuki's Lowes Fastest On First Day at Phillip Island
Friday, February 21, 2014

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
1 Alex T Lowes Voltcom Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:31.100
2 Marco Melandri Factory Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 1000 1:31.137
3 Davide Giugliano Ducati Superbike Team Ducati Panigale 1199R 1:31.205
4 Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:31.395
5 Jonathan Rea Pata Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1:31.436
6 Eugene Laverty Voltcom Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:31.448
7 Leon Haslam Pata Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1:31.533
8 Loris Baz Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:31.637
9 Chaz Davies Ducati Superbike Team Ducati Panigale 1199R 1:31.757
10 Sylvain Guintoli Factory Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 1000 1:31.759
11 Toni Elias Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 1000 1:32.073
12 Niccolo Canepa Althea Superbike Team Ducati Panigale 1199R 1:32.340
13 Fabien Foret Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.734
14 David Salom KRT Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.944
15 Greg Allerton   BMW S1000 RR 1:33.118
16 Claudio Corti Yakhnich Motorsport MV Agusta F4RR 1:33.119
17 Sheridan Morais Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:33.635
18 Alessandro Andreozzi Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:33.996
19 Jeremy Guarnoni Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:34.279
20 Geoff May Team Hero EBR EBR1190RX 1:34.640

Aaron Yates, 23rd 1:36.338

Suzukis Still Fast In Third WSBK Practice at Phillip Island

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
1 A. Tom Lowes Voltcom Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:30.566
2 Eugene Laverty Voltcom Crescent Suzuki Suzuki GSX-R1000 1:30.801
3 Davide Giugliano Ducati Superbike Team Ducati Panigale 1199R 1:30.864
4 Chaz Davies Ducati Superbike Team Ducati Panigale 1199R 1:30.962
5 Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:30.982
6 Niccolo Canepa Althea Superbike Team Ducati Panigale 1199R 1:31.065
7 Sylvain Guintoli Factory Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 1000 1:31.087
8 Jonathan Rea Pata Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1:31.091
9 Loris Baz Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:31.211
10 Marco Melandri Factory Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 1000 1:31.329
11 Toni Elias Red Devils Roma Aprilia RSV4 1000 1:31.412
12 Leon Haslam Pata Honda World Superbike Team Honda CBR1000RR 1:31.430
13 Greg Allerton BMW Italia BMW S1000 RR 1:31.962
14 David Salom KRT Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.382
15 Fabien Foret Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:32.615
16 Claudio Corti Yakhnich Motorsport MV Agusta F4RR 1:32.926
17 Sheridan Morais Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:33.096
18 Jeremy Guarnoni Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:33.722
19 Alessandro Andreozzi Team Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1:34.249
20 Imre Toth Team Toth BMW S1000 RR 1:34.453

22: Aaron Yates, 1:35.521
23: Geoff May 1:36.150

The talk of Phillip Island continues to be the newly found lap speed of the Suzuki WSBK machines and also the all-out speed of the Aprilias. Toni Elias' Red Devils RSV4 banged 196 mph in that session.

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