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Forward Racing boss reveals Kawasaki 'contact'

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Grumpy ol' Man - Unregistered

March 06, 2013 9:39 PM

I don't really believe all the manufacturers WANT to return to MotoGP. Lets start with the basics...

MotoGP = prototypes, these days dumbed down prototypes, but prototypes none the less.
WSBK = modified production based bikes.

Up until Dorna's take over of WSBK, WSBK has repeatedly provided the superior product when factors such as spectator and customer involvement re taken into consideration. Additionally from a manufacturers point of view " what wins on Sunday, sells on Monday"

With Dorna's takeover of WSBK the writing is already on the wall...WSBK will be dumbed down to ensure it becomes a 2nd tier competition.

As a manufacturer with a racing 'budget', I'm tipping the budget doesn't extend to being able, financially, to compete in both categories at the same time, so said manufacturer's need to prioritize or choose 1 series over another.

Sadly WSBK seems to be the looser......fcuk Dorna / Espalata

andrew2k

March 06, 2013 10:23 PM

pinch me, but I must be dreaming, but it would be awesome seeing Kawasaki back.

To be quite honest, Team Green and ZX-RR has always been underrated and to see them back would be incredible.

Justin - Unregistered

March 07, 2013 12:23 AM

Why do we keep being told about not enough grid slots. More bikes makes better racing better racing makes more people take a interest which in turn helps the sport just look at moto 2 & 3 they have become the show piece of the race weekend in the last two years grids full of bikes with lots of different sponsors and great racing. Moto gp need to move on. The rule makers are killing it week by week.

Nick636

March 07, 2013 5:34 AM

YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!

THANK YA JEBERS!

This is what I have been scouring the google universe for for the past 3 years!!!! PLEEEASE RETURN!

Imagine a surprise return with TOM SYKES AT THE HELM and maybe a CS27 Kawasaki i n a few years... ONE CAN DREAM!

Nick636

March 07, 2013 5:38 AM

@ REALIST

Underrated in the sense that the 2009 ZX-RR was actually a stellar bike. I reckon if they had stayed in the game and could afford to develop it and give factory backing it would've been a very fruitful year.

Even the 2007/2008 bike wasn't terrible. They just needed the budget to get some top riders on it. I think if RDP had a little more time and maybe joined Melandri in 2009 and they had Factory support it would've been a much different history.

Nick636

March 07, 2013 5:41 AM

@ The Bad Guy

Dead right. It was a STUNNING looking bike!

@ Slow n Low

It is TECHNICALLY the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, yet DORNAA are killing it. I would love Aprilia, Kawasaki, BMW, Suzuki and even KTM to get in there and really get some extreme bikes going!

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