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CliffEdge

November 04, 2014 11:59 AM

WSBK » Honda hails new double world champion line-up


MotoGPete: It's all well and good Honda 'hailing' these riders they now need to start looking to put a decent package together for them for next season. I'm afraid the bike they currently have isn't up to he job. It's not as if HRC don't have the resources to help the PATA team out over the winter.
It isn't anything to do with HRC providing the resources, it's simply that the bike is outdated (it was launched in 2007), and has reached the end of its development path. It was good for its time but has now been superseded by virtually everyone (except Suzuki). You can keep polishing a turd but it doesn't change what it is.

CliffEdge

November 04, 2014 10:52 AM

F1 » Horner: F1 teams not here to sponsor each other


The issue isn't so much about financial aid but rather making the sport more affordable so that 'lesser' teams can continue to participate. Whilst the major teams will continue to attract the big-money sponsors, other sponsors will be tempted to support the smaller teams where they can get prominence at a lower cost. The challenge for the smaller teams is to get sufficient of these 'second tier' sponsors to cover the costs. Yet the sport has gone the opposite direction - the hybrid motors have dramatically increased costs at a time when the World economy is still struggling and getting sponsorship money is a challenge. Essentially F1 has shot itself in the foot and the major teams are in denial as Caterham & Marussia disappear and Sauber, Force India & Lotus are looking vulnerable. Horner et al can bury their heads in the sand but we could be headed towards 10 car races if the trend is not reversed.


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