MotoGP » Assen: MotoGP v WSBK

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June 27, 2010 4:38 PM
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These are the spanish riders. I think they all stand on their own reps. Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Espargaro, Barbera, Bautista.

Italians......hmmmmm...LMAO.....Valentino Rossi, Dovi, Simoncelli, Loris Capirossi.

Should we put Scott Redding, Danny Webb, Kevin Coghlan, Deane Brown, James Toseland, Cal, Crutchlow, replace them above.

DW - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 4:49 PM

Ever wondered why it's only Spanish & Italian riders that ever succeed & win championships in the feeder series, & therefore only them that progress up to MotoGP through the ranks?

Simple, not all Aprilia's were created equal.

So, certain Italian's won the support of the Italian manufacturer, & certain Spaniards were given special machines at the request of Spanish series promoter.

The ONLY time that changed, was when KTM were competitive, & all of a sudden there were Fin's & other nations that had fast riders too.
There are riders in WSBK & WSS that would embarrass Espargaro, Barbera & Bautista.

python - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 4:53 PM

Not sure why you think I'd care what the Brits do, I'm American. Long term, I'd like to see one unified series--WSBK. Unless MotoGP returned to 500cc, but with NO restrictions--2strokes, 4strokes,rotary, v8, turbo, superchargers, whatever. Then GP machinery would be interesting again. The current fools running GP will eventually kill it.

DW - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 5:04 PM

@ Dray

I also dont know what you're on about the Brit riders for?
Im a half Dutch, half Scot who's family migrated to the US, & I've since ended up in South Africa.

However, I'd hire Cal & Eugene Laverty before the 3 Spaniards I mentioned.


June 27, 2010 5:13 PM


"NO restrictions--2strokes, 4strokes,rotary, v8, turbo, superchargers, whatever. Then GP machinery would be interesting again."

Then all the entrants would be garage mechanics. What manufacturer would enter this type of event? Yes BMW had a supercharger at one time and MotoGuzzi a V8, but how long did they last? The 500cc class is over. Can't turn back the clock. We saw what happened to Kenny Roberts and his 3 cylinder 2 stroke. Serious money is needed to field a competitive bike and that lets out experiments that have no commercial end. Dorna will have to struggle with this one to find a formula.

kwikkwak - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 5:18 PM

So on average the Motogp bike is 2 secs a lap quicker.Over the course of a race it is more noticable.I think the gap is acceptable(excluding the Suzuki's).I am more of a fan of WSBK because of the type of racing.But with the changes to Motogp on their way i am a little concerned for the future of WSBK.

kwikkwak - Unregistered

June 27, 2010 5:49 PM

As long as they just increase capacity to 1000cc and not a control style engine as in Moto2.To cut back costs one thing they need to get rid of is electronics but as WSBK's also have a sophisticated electronics package can the elite class be seen as less sophisticated?At the moment i can only see the two getting ever closer and one killing the other.

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