BSB » Lowes doubles up as Byrne takes charge

A determined last corner pass earns Alex Lowes a magnificent second MCE British Superbike win of the day at Silverstone, but it is Shane Byrne who has inched closest to the 2012 title.

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dave from the don - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 12:29 AM

ironic how the showdown was brought in because Camier b basically pissed all over it in 2009 - ever since then it would probably have never been necessary - far more competitive at the front.

BSB overreactive? just like the no remounting rule perhaps!

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 1:24 PM

I'm with @Al on this one - I follow BSB to watch good racing.

It does concern me slightly that because the important thing is getting into the top six, riders may take it relatively easy in order to creep into that top six, meaning that we wont get the intensity of fight that we used to in the pre-shootout races.


October 01, 2012 10:38 PM

"If you don't like the showdown then don't follow BSB. There is always Moto GP to bore yourselves rigid with."

No one is saying they don't want to follow BSB, but personally I just watch it for the individual races, not the title race (at the end of the day it makes f**k all difference to my life who wins the title).

fasf - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 6:19 PM

Exactly Sandbag poor old PP916 ties him or herself up in knots -Hates it but but cant stop burbling on about it wich is probably half the point it was introduced to keep bsb in the media spotlight


October 01, 2012 5:27 PM


err no, I'd prefer to have a sensible system that doesn't f**k anyone over and actually gives the best rider over the course of the WHOLE SEASON the title.. and it might be that that's not going to happen this year same as it didn't last year.

Worst case in some ways would be for Alex to win the title, that really would make the whole system look stupid (not that I don't want to see Alex win it, it's just he was over 200 points off the lead going into the showdown and now having scored 3 less points than Shakey over the last two rounds, he's only 24 down)

pp916 - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 4:44 PM

@ Tetley.....yes 'rules are rules' but it doesn't make them right. They were invented to artificially bolster the 'show' at seasons end if someone happened to have fared so much better than the oposition over the season and had deservingly built up a points the same token the existing system was also 'the same for everyone', and it seems to be working just fine still in world championships....I don't see a clamour there to replicate.
The hysterical hype that surrounds this 'show' is nauseating, the only saving grace is the quality of the racing but that is down to the teams and riders, and it would have been the same regardless because at the moment there is no machinery advantage and a good mix of competitive riders. Artificial interference was never necessary, its not the f*cking X factor..


October 01, 2012 1:53 PM

Predictably, at the start of the Showdown we hear the usual "It's not fair" comments.
The previous scoring system was arbitrary- who says 25 points for a win is right and 24 or 26 points would be wrong? Would a bigger or smaller points gap between winner and second be fairer? Would dropping the points from the two worse finishes be better ? Would a return to 10 points for a win be a good move ?
As the pub landlord says "Rules is rules". They all knew the rules when they entered the series, and none of the riders or teams are complaining so it is silly for posters to make fruitless comparisons, and even sillier to argue about it.

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