BSB » MSVR announces technical revisions for 2012

An effort to reduce costs and enhance grid numbers will see more standard parts introduced.

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Hunter - Unregistered

August 07, 2011 12:47 PM

Job job with these rules. No electronics but keeping the power and chassis upgrades so you dont make the Superstock class irrelevant.

WSB should follow suit.

Dont think it matters whether the road bikes have electronics or not.


August 07, 2011 7:19 PM

Sounds good so far.

To be honest from a spectator point of view all that matters is that the regulations give good close racing & if they can do that on a lower budget it means more teams can be challenging for the sharp end.

LeisureSuit Larry - Unregistered

August 07, 2011 8:20 PM

If they really want to bring costs down whilst encouraging factory participation, then they should be looking to produce a harmonised set of rules for BSB, WSB, AMA, DSB and other major series.
At least they are letting these new rules run for four years. There has been far too much chopping and changing over the past few years - the teams make significant investments and then they have to start all over again.

Ace - Unregistered

August 07, 2011 9:46 PM

BSB organisers always innovate, they did it in the past, withbthe intro of 1,000 cc 4 cylinder engines, evo class and one bike rule. Hopefully this will bring morevteams in and encourage factory teams to stay or return to BSB. I expect WSB to follow these rules if they are going to survive and WSB as a spectacle. I just hope that BSB doesn't turn into the debacle like AMA's have!

Smiler - Unregistered

August 08, 2011 9:22 AM

Was at Brands yesterday when they were talking about this. Assuming I understood correctly the thing missing from this story is the fact that they are intending to grant what are effectivly franchises to 16 2 rider teams. This will be the upper limit for the class. They said these entries would go firstly to exisitng teams and then be allocated at the organisers descretion.
If a new team wants to then join the series in the future they need to reach a deal with an exisitng team to buy their grid slot.
This means a maximum of 32 riders in the class and the fact that nobody can enter selected rounds. For example Paul Birds team would not have been at Brands yesterday under the new setup.


August 08, 2011 9:34 AM

Kawasaki WSB team will have no interest in entering as wild cards next year anyway as their bikes won't be eligable!

No more wild cards for BSB runners, no chance for young UK talent to learn how to set up electronics and slower bikes than the WBK series.

I am 100% for cost cutting, but we need to hope the WSBK series follows by 2013 or else the British series will no longer be effective prep for the world stage.

Gambalunga - Unregistered

August 08, 2011 11:47 AM

Instinctively I must say I don't like the idea of grid slots. Look where it has got MotoGp. Anyone should be able to submit an entry at any time and, at the organisers' discretion, take part in a meeting. Electronics should be dumbed down to a level where it is judged their continued application and development on race machines will have benefits for road bikes. Anything beyond that should be outlawed. Look at Lorenzo - wangs the throttle open at Laguna thinking his electronics will control the machine for him, but they're de-activated and the Yamaha fires him off. Says a lot.

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