MotoGP » Italian broadcaster swaps MotoGP for WSBK


“We have decided to switch our target to a very competitive and spectacular championship, with bikes that enhance the battles between great riders and render the outcome of each race uncertain right until the very end”

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Whatalaugh - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 3:54 AM

A complete joke. Ducati is getting absolutely smoked and Valentino Rossi has completely lost his touch so like good Italians do, they jump ship to a series where they are almost garaunteed victory for their homeland. WSBK is a complete lark of a series. In one weekened Ducati satillite teams are running away from all the other factory teams when their own factory riders are down and out. What a joke.

Ausrossi

May 17, 2012 4:00 AM

The plot thickens, funny if I wasn't a mad Rossi supporter I would say the Italians have had enough of Stoner and decided to go elsewhere. However, it is not just stoner the racing is boring in MotoGp it is a precession and that is not entirely due to Stoner being some god Honda have returned to the old HRC days where it was them first and the rest second and it was pretty boring watching Doohan during those 5 years too. CRT is not look like such a bad idea.

ELNINO - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 5:01 AM

Let's be realistic, you can't sit here and say MotoGP the past 3-4 years has been amazing. Sure there have been some good races here and there, but in all honesty I don't get excited about MotoGP races anymore like I used to. I do get excited for Moto2 and WSBK though, as the racing is closer. I could get less of a **** that they aren't on the absolute best bikes in the world.

Dorna has to deal with this, and CRT bikes are not the answer. They are between a rock and a hard place though. The manufactures use motogp as a testing ground for the newest and best, and to promote their brand. Consumers watch it for the excitement of close racing. I don't think many people sit there in aww of how great the electronics are, or how great those new bridgestones break in.

If Dorna doesn't do anything, viewership will continue to decrease.

Bozgp - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 5:04 AM

Even thought the U.S. gets crappy gp coverage, at least we still get to watch all the races for free and moto gp and F1 is almost unheard of here. I feel for you guys in Europe, it seems like the F1 and Moto gp are doing their best to force you to stop watching, unbelievable!

The Italian network's move was obviously a part of this ppv movement, but they had to thriw a cheap shot at Moto gp because product is now absolete (the bike and the rider). I am seriously starting to resent Rossi. All the crying feom his fans and from the man himself is getting old. Moto gp gave you all of your life's auccess. Show some respect and,shut your mouth! Stop taking cheap shots at and motogp and other riders, you big baby! I cannot wait for this clown to,go away for good.

michelle golenya - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 5:08 AM

Sigghhhh I get so tired of the Rossi Bashing, if anyone on here actually knew anything of the inside politics of Dorna, they would just hush up! The world of bike racing is fed-up with Dorna in General! As all they do with their profits is promote, train and sponsor Spanish riders only, where do you guys think all the Spanish Riders on the grid all come from? And an Italian Broadcaster will of course want to rather broadcast where there is a more fair representation of world class riders! Dorna need to step up and be more fair!

Bozgp - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 5:10 AM

Holy crap, the racing is not that bad. The championship has been a lot closer than it was during Rossi's Honda years. Why,did you all watch then? No one even had a chance back then. We have three champions the past three years. Last year the two other contenders got hurt, otherwise it would have been closer. At,the moment Stoner leads from Lorenzo by,1 point! What are you guys,crying about?

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