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Morgan unconvinced new BSB rules are step forward

'I'm not sure that a 200bhp motorbike with no traction control or form of electronic control is the wisest move in the world, but we'll see at Brands Hatch I guess' - Nick Morgan

MSS Colchester Kawasaki boss Nick Morgan remains unconvinced the implementation of new regulations preventing teams from using electronic-aids such as traction control is a 'wise move'.

Morgan has completed the signings of two riders for this year's British Superbike Championship, but their identity won't be unveiled until the end of this month.

Analysing the changeover to the new rules, Morgan is less opposed to the decision that he was a year ago, but remains sceptical the move is a step in the right direction.

“Last year when we were going through the final stages of discussion regarding the new rules for BSB, to be honest I wasn't a fan - I really thought it was a backward step,” he told Crash.net.

“A lot of teams including ourselves had spent a lot of money on the Magneti Marelli electronics, so to take that system off and put it in a cupboard didn't make any sense. Looking at it now objectively, it's certainly better for new teams coming in.

“I guess in time, once things level out, it will be better for teams like ourselves, but I'm not sure that a 200bhp motorbike with no traction control or form of electronic control is the wisest move in the world, but we'll see at Brands Hatch I guess.”

The MSS chief faces a new rival this season in the form of Paul Bird's Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki squad, but Morgan is unfazed by the Cumbrian entrepreneur's return to the series.

“It's fantastic for the championship that Paul is coming back because he has a professional team, a very strong team that is obviously well funded. I'm not really fazed about Paul's team coming back, it's just another racing competitor, another team to beat for us.

“Unfortunately it has had a slightly adverse effect on us budget-wise, but we've just got to get on with it really and do what we have to do. It's no different to competing against the likes of HM Plant Honda or any of the other big teams.




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steffan - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 9:34 AM

@The Louth Looney having said that they were there in the early stages they never recovered after the loss of Stuart Easton because if wasn't injured they would have won a race or two he going so well

In the know - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 7:25 PM

Shakey is class and so are a few and yes they will adapt, but brookes will ping himself HIGH, infact i rekon he will do more air miles than road miles this year! 3 good ones with traction so god help him without.....



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