BSB » Splitlath Redmond ‘temporarily retire’ from BSB

Co-owner John Dimbylow's ill health prompts Splitlath Redmond Aprilia to 'temporarily' withdraw from the British Superbike Championship.

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The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

March 02, 2013 11:44 AM

Tough on Kuba and Atcho but lets spare a thought for the team owner.
John must be seriously ill to pull out of BSB.Great little team who had just made their presence felt in the paddock with top world class riders and experienced world class staff and i had heard a whisper that Aprilia factory help was in place for 2013. I hope to see Splitlath back soon..
Surely another team will give Smrz a ride after the pace he showed last season.


March 02, 2013 12:22 PM

Shame really, this team has been given a lot of stick and seen many problems since they took the step up to BSB, but last season I feel they were really starting to get their act together. With these two riders I think they could have taken another step forward this season.

Hope they'll be back next year without losing too much infrastructure from taking a year on the sidelines, and really wishing Dimbylow a speedy recovery!

Who Cares - Unregistered

March 02, 2013 1:53 PM

Has any information been released as to John Dimbylow's health condition? I presume it must be very serious to drive the whole team into retirement rather than finding a way for John to work less, like hiring a team manager for instance, in order to stay true to the team's agreements with its riders, sponsors, suppliers...

I've heard so much bull**** from that team for years that I can't really trust anything they say now.

Sad for Smrz and Aitchison anyway, and for Mr Dimbylow in the first place of course

snell - Unregistered

March 02, 2013 2:24 PM

full of ass holes on this topic let you guys run a BSB race team not easy, stop slagging at least they have tried good luck to them what ever they decide hope J D gets better soon

jimmy - Unregistered

March 02, 2013 2:29 PM

Rob W: No he was in WSBK for some 6 years and the best he could do was 10th place overall. He's just not good enough for a world championship. Maybe a place in German IDM alongside his brother could be a good option now.


March 03, 2013 12:02 AM

Big big shame not just for teams, riders, and fans, but also BSB. Good team and this year with 2 former WSBK/GP names and added technical support from Aprilia, Hope to see them at some stage in 2013, they deserve it. Get will soon John.

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 10:39 AM

Who cares posted
I presume it must be very serious to drive the whole team into retirement rather than finding a way for John to work less, like hiring a team manager for instance,.
Well I see it like this,If
IF John Dimbylow's health is preventing him from going racing.which John obviously loves doing shown by his finacial commitment over the past 2 seasons WHY should he employ a team manager and then sit at home signing LARGE cheques for other people to go and enjoy the racing and his hard earned cash.
His team his money his choice..

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