BSB » POLL: Who will win the BSB title?

Josh Brookes, Shane Byrne, Tommy Hill, John Hopkins, Ryuichi Kiyonari or Michael Laverty? Who will win the 2011 MCE British Superbike title?

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pp916 - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 10:27 AM

Regardless of this idiotic scoring system in my world the champion will be the rider who amasses the most points over the entire season......simple.


September 07, 2011 10:58 AM

The thing I like about the question "Who will win 2011 BSB?" is that it is genuinely difficult to say. As a Shakey fan, I'm hoping for the Shakester, but there are 3 genuine contenders (Shakey, Tommy and Hopper) with 3 more who could nick it, it's very open and tense - the end of the season's gonna be exciting!
I'm not so sure that the new scoring system is as bad as people make out. - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 11:08 AM

Might sound crazy but i'd have a pound on Kiyo. If he finds his form he's unstoppable. Lavertys now in contention with his Cadwell form. Hopper is world class, Shakey has the pedigree. Tommy must be fans favourite, Brookes is an also ran.

Wish people would stop moaning about the points system, it is what it is and made absolutely no difference to last years championship. Do your homework!

John - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 12:15 PM

So if it made no difference to the result last year, then why bother having it ?
How many times does it need to be said... Levelling 6 peoples points with 3 rounds to go at 500 each, where previously their race results had some of them up to 150 points ahead of the bloke in 6th place is COMPLETE AND UTTER B0LL0CKS....
It has nothing to do with whether last years result would have been the same (with or without the shootout) or not...
This is a long standing national motorcycle race series and a feeder class for various World Championships , so the scoring system should be the same. No other race series runs this ridiculous system.
The riders that have an issue with this stupid scoring concept have an issue for a good reason. It is poorly conceived, favours riders who do next to sod all for 9 rounds, penalises riders who achieve top results for those 9 rounds, and makes a mockery of the accepted and established scoring regulations found in all other national and international motorcycle

John - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 12:24 PM

Typical of this immoral, shallow and capitalist society we live in today - Higgs and Palmer being perfect advocates of that - screw around with anything, with no regard for the need for alignment with the international race series whom which BSB clearly emulates, all to make more money... for Palmer !!
If Brookes, Kiyonari or even Laverty are awarded the so-called 'title' at the end of all this nonsense, then it will demonstrate what a fabricated and meaningless championship BSB has become.
I'd actually rather see Shakey Byrne in either WSS or WSBK on a privateer machine again, where at least his results over the course of the season are representative of how he performed.

John - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 12:38 PM

If Palmer claims he has made the rule changes purely because of the way Camier romped away with the series after 6 or 7 rounds in 2009, and ticket sales dropped as a result (which is the real reason), well one swallow doesn't make a summer Mr Palmer. 2009 was pretty much the first time for years that someone romped away with the title so early in the series. Well maybe that was because Camier was the best rider left in the series in 2009 - Shakey, Sykes, Crutchlow, Haslam and Rea had all naffed off to WSS/WSBK and Hill had no permanent ride.
Camier was also riding, as we understand it, as near as damn it WSBK spec Yamaha Cross-plane crank R1's, which also happened to romp away with the WSBK title in 2009 as well (in the hands of a rider who could make it work). Even James Ellison was second on the same bike as Camier in BSB in 2009.
Spot the pattern at all ?
Changing the scoring system for BSB was a knee-jerk reaction to a one-off situation by a clown that clearly doesn't understand th

John - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 12:41 PM

understand the balance of motorcyle racing and was totally the wrong thing to do.
Hill is on the current version of Camiers 2009 bike, but he isn't romping away with the title is he ? And that has nothing to do with having b0ll0cksed around with the points either. The bikes are now much more evenly matched, and so are the riders. Blips like 2009 will happen every now and

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