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Colin Wright answers your questions! (Pt.1)

You spoke, he answered. Discussing all things British Superbike, speculating about 2009 and revealing his favourite cheese, Airwaves Ducati manager Colin Wright answers each of the questions posed by our most probing interviewer yet – you!

With 32 years experience in the motorcycle racing industry, Colin Wright has been the team manager for GSE Racing since 1998, helping to steer the team to three BSB titles and numerous BSB and WSBK victories. His list of past and present riders reads like a who's who of motorcycle racing.

Hugely passionate about the sport, with this passion comes strongly held views and opinions, which he accepts not everyone will agree with. Colin kindly took time out to read all of your questions and we think you'll find his answers make for very interesting reading…

This is Part 1 of our Colin Wright Q&A, the second part will follow shortly – once again, thank you for your contributions.


Q - Boo
If Airwaves Ducati/GSE Racing make the switch to World Superbikes next season, will you maintain a BSB project? Maybe a junior project?

Colin Wright
We have considered running a second team in the past however we have always concluded that it would be impractical. GSE Racing runs a relatively small team and therefore focuses our efforts on the one project.

Q – Tom
Colin, With WSS arguably as popular as WSB and the loss of 250GP do you see yourself dangling your toes in the new 600 development class?

Colin Wright
I would say that this is very unlikely. We have identified that development and racing at the same time leads to too many uncertain situations and therefore makes it difficult to focus on the championship.

Q - Bentley Mtafu
Colin-why didn't Shakey ride at Brands?

Colin Wright
Airwaves Ducati and GSE Racing would have loved to have competed as a wild card in the World Superbike Championship round at Brands Hatch however this was impossible. First, we didn't have the sufficient parts available and second, we would not have been ready in time for Knockhill as it would have meant us stripping and rebuilding the engines three times in as many weeks.

Q - Macbeth


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Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]

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