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Forward Racing boss reveals Kawasaki 'contact'

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March 07, 2013 8:21 PM
Last Edited 1070 days ago

re "In the current worldwide economic climate it is unlikely that any manufacturer could adequately fund teams capable of winning in both WSBK and MotoGP."

big money honda hasn't done it for 10 years, and yamaha cancelled christmas in 2011. anyone...? anyone...? bueller...?


March 08, 2013 5:58 AM

@ tetley

You are both right and wrong... Yes, a bigger grip will lead to good fights, but that doesn't mean we'll see them. How many times did we even SEE the CRT's last year? Yeah, very few. We hardly saw the Ducati's or the satellite Hondas once they fell out of the top 5/6.

The front still had few big BATTLES.

@ shamarone

I think people are realistic enough, they just hope MotoGP can get back to where it was with MANUFACTURERS running PROTOTYPES and maybe a few competitive PRIVATEERS instead of a whole gang of second tier competition.


March 08, 2013 12:44 PM

@Nick 636 - you are both right and wrong (smiley face)
You're right we didn't see much of the satelite bikes who dropped off the pace and the CRT bikes , but there wasn't much happening there, either. Your comment does, however, confirm my opinion that Dorna's claim that smaller grids give more exposure for sponsors is unfounded.
I still maintain that fuller grids will produce more fights and the cameras will be drawn to them. However, if there are fights at the front they will naturally get more coverage than fights mid-field.
My bottom line is that Dorna should welcome Kawa and Suzuki, and even Aprilia and BMW, rather than making it difficult for them to get a grid slot.
I also think there's nothing wrong with a one-year initial contract for non-current teams to evaluate how they compare with the top dogs and whether they wish to continue.

RawDude - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 2:47 PM


There were fuller grids once buddy but the cameras were pointing at 1 rider all the time. Any battles at the back were discovered in the riders' press releases.

There is more wrong to Motogp than empty grids and manufacturers ripping off the small teams.

Divyrzkumar - Unregistered

March 08, 2013 3:43 PM

I don't think Kawasaki will return in MotoGP for sure,because till now they don't tested any proto type...because if this things can happen,surely it will be exposed on net...just like some spied pics of 2014 inline 4 protype bike pics of Suzuki in the end of 2012...but congratulation to suzuki they were full on throttle,there bike specs are truely advance in shape just like DORNA's engineer also visit Magneti Marelli factory to gain some electronics are come around that 2014 suzuki uses their own software and ECU spec for whole season....i think Kawasaki should come in 2016 in MotoGP.

The Bad Guy - Unregistered

March 09, 2013 2:38 PM

There is Zero chance of ever seeing Tom Sykes or Leon Camier in MotoGP unless of course they want to ride a CRT bike..Too big and Moto2 is the new Proving ground for true ProtoType riders,plus their not Spanish so there really screwed.
Hopper is done period...Sad but true

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