MotoGP » MotoGP and World Superbikes brought together


"We're very excited to have the two top motorcycle road racing series under one roof" - Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna.

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RSMick

October 03, 2012 11:32 AM
Last Edited 645 days ago

Tamil Tiger, where do you get that FGS sold WSB for 90m? They have never sold it, just like they never sold it to Octagen. They simply joined forces with Infront to get more coverage and their media expertese. Trouble was this time they handed over the controlling share, the only thing they may have got is shares, which because of the downhill turn of IMS against ISM is a loss.

ISM will have no say in either championship, when they talk about marketing both series it is simply using their clout with the football to get the series promoted on new channels, however something they failed to do with WSB.

For those of ou who really believe that WSB is in good shape need to go to a round. Attendance and TV figures falling, the paddock looks like a club race. If you really think that Bridgepoint had any interest in WSB when they aquired ISM really are off their trolley.

MOTOGPLEAKS - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 1:14 PM

The resulting championship classes are:

MotoGP: World Superbike machines, no more prototypes. Of course, CRT bikes are no longer needed for grid filling.

Moto2: World Supersport machines.

Moto3: Continues the same.

Stoner was right, he just wanted to continue riding prototype machinery.

It all started when 500cc bikes where outlined because of the 4stroke bikes arrival. I was waiting for this chapter to arrive. It was a matter of time that Dorna, helped by the FOM, sorry, FIM, converted MotoGP in the one and only premier motorcycling championship, just as F1 is in car racing.

MOTOGPLEAKS

andrew - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 1:25 PM

Wow, why is there so much negative thought about this.

The "owners" of Moto GP and WSB have 2 successful businesses. Both generate independent income streams that they will want to maximise.... by making the classes more popular with manufacturers, teams and fans..... through closer, cheaper racing! They will not want to merge the classes and lose half their revenues.

But Moto GP definitely needs help. Whilst it should always be the pinnacle of bike racing, it may need to dumb down for a few years to survive..... when the economy picks up, let the arms race start again! But now they need to make it cheaper because it is close to boring at times.

Superbikes does not need help. The racing and involvement from the teams is great. But as part of the big picture, perhaps it needs more differentiation from the prototypes. Slower Superbikes will still give awesome racing and potentially the racing could be closer if slightly lower speeds reduces teh fields spreading out.

So I am not goin

seeyadad - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 1:31 PM

PERSONALLY I THINK WSB WILL BE TONED DOWN TO THE STREET LEVEL BIKES THEY ARE BASED ON JUST SO MOTOGP CAN BE SEEN AS THE BEST IN THE WORLD,BUT IN REALITY THEY ARE PANTS & OVERRATED & OVER PRICED.
THE GOOD THING IS, IF WSB IS TONED DOWN TO STREET LEVEL THEN WE WILL HAVE MEGA RACING BECAUSE YOU ONLY HAVE TO LOOK AT BSB,NO ELECTRONICS OR RIDER AIDS WITH SOLID RULES. HOPEFULLY MOTOGP WILL FADE FURTHER INTO THE WILDERNESS THAN IT ALREADY HAS AND DISAPPEAR FOR GOOD.

Blazin - Unregistered

October 03, 2012 5:42 PM

Oh dear, not yet another monopoly.

Bad news for race fans.

Just as Honda were signalling their move to WSBK and away from MGP as MGP rules and regs are killing it!

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