Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport - GOR­DON RITCHIE WSB REPORTER

There is a long his­tory of WSB rider bust-ups. The street fight­ers on street­bikes com­pared to Mo­togp’s up­per class cor­po­rate men who were of­ten above such vul­gar­ity.

Ob­vi­ously Assen is a good place for all this WSB ag­gro. Who can for­get Frankie Chili’s bathrobe fisticuffs in the press con­fer­ence with Foggy?

Of late peo­ple have crit­i­cised the fact that WSB is too cosy. Clearly there is no love lost be­tween Rea and Sykes, but Kawasaki have al­ways been keen to play that one down.

Some­thing changed at Assen, and this time there is no in­terteam har­mony to de­fend.

Davies has clearly lost all re­spect for Rea. And the nee­dle be­tween the two looks set to stay. As long as it does not get out of hand it will be wel­comed by those who miss the old days of peo­ple nam­ing pet pigs af­ter their ri­vals and pee­ing in each oth­ers crash hel­mets.

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