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March 16, 2012 4:13 AM

re: "The two race per meeting format seems to work better for the spectator"

AND the sponsors. ADVANTAGE WSBK.

re: "What it lacked was EXCITEMENT! The whole series needs seriously overhauling."

or a merging with production racing. did you know infront's just started broadcasting the states in HD...!? :-o ADVANTAGE WSBK.

re: "once Rossi decides to retire I can see the whole circus losing heaps of viewing figures and therefore sponsorship money through lack of personality/excitement for the average TV audience."

capi's retired, rossi's retiring, and simo's dead (sorry). the manufacturers know this. we know this. everbody knows this EXCEPT ezpelata. ADVANTAGE WSBK.

Grendlehop - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 4:13 AM

Like Raw said about Schwantz & Kenny Jr. being the only exception in the last so may years regarding titles on an inferior machine. Recently, we've eye witnessed how important the bike is to the man/machine total package. Vale is proven to be extremely skilled rider with legendary statistics to show for, and look what the Duc did to him, & Melandri don't forget! Both were 1 & 2 a couple seasons if I remember correctly. Also, many riders have seen the top step by means of an RC. Then you can see that only two riders pulled that of on an 800cc Ducati. One of them retired at the end of '11. The bike is clearly the bigger factor than the rider, especially when you consider the whole grid usually qualifies within 107% & the aliens are good for only that little extra over the average GP rider. We need an alien to test a CRT.

Mal - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 8:23 AM

Dorna is the problem: it see the MotoGP business as a high speed motorised billboards.
Dorna needs to be run by people who are passionate about the sporting side of the equation. Then Dorna may start to see the the motorcycle sales are not centered around Spain. The ultimate audience is the people who ride motorcycles not the one who eat snack foods, by oil or french cars...

some1 - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 8:37 AM

1. None all of the above.
2. Allows Tobacco sponsors display livery with full colors and logo.
3. 80% Marketing and 20% profiting for Dorna.
4. Spec tire rules must change/rotate providers every season to cover all three classes.

oldbiker - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 10:16 AM

Looking at the results after voting it is already clear that there are no surprises, apart from maybe the 80%-20% bike to rider question If people still naively think that 80% is rider why did'nt Rossi win last year?

These polls are interesting and it is probable that Dorna will see the feelings of the knowledgeable spectator. Will this alter their thinking? No way.

As in F1,Premier League etc. the keen and loyal fan is the last person they take any notice of. Our loyalty is taken for granted, whatever s**t is served up as entertainment/competition.


March 16, 2012 1:00 PM
Last Edited 1352 days ago

You didn't mention the only rider to win a WC on a Norton Duke, and in that statement I am wrong Eric Oliver won several sidecar championships on a Norton before the total domination of BMW.

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