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January 08, 2013 11:31 AM

WSBK » Superstock class to be phased out?


Some great discussion on here lately. Makes a lovely change... :) @TalentFan I think you've fallen into the trap of wishing your preferred WSB championship to the pinnacle of world racing, while wishing MotoGP to simply wither and die. The truth is (whether you like it or not), MotoGP is the unassailable pinnacle of world racing. It is the number one, the dogs danglies. Not my opinion or my wish, just simply how it is. Now they're finally under the control of one body, it follows to set both championships not against each other (as has occurred), but to compliment... this news story is one of the cornerstones needed for this new era's coming into being. Whatever you think of Dorna, there' not daft. They're busy putting the finishing touches to a complimentary model of a sustainable two tier world championship series and crucially, their differences will be more distinct. While MotoGP will always remain the pinnacle, a complimentary production series marketed in conjunction with Mot

studs

January 07, 2013 9:58 PM
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WSBK » Superstock class to be phased out?


As an aside, given your reply to @sick, it seems you still haven't grasped the enormity of the global slump and its effect on capital expenditure (venture or otherwise) and the relative minority nature of our beloved sport. All I can say is you're going to wait an awful long time for the world wide economy to recover enough to allow unfettered technological racing again, and you'll wait until hell freezes over for Motorcycle Racing to garner mainstream interest and the massive revenues that only such interest could generate.

studs

January 07, 2013 9:44 PM

WSBK » Superstock class to be phased out?


@This is a World Championship after all A very good (and unexpected) answer... :) I also note with interest that your lack of a rebuttal suggests you reluctantly acknowledge the current financial constraints on top level racing. I actually agree that your vision of the future is not entirely without precedent! I suppose we just have to trust the powers that be to be circumspect, wise and flexible going forward. I already believe the manufacturers wish to make a new era work and hope their scruples, along with clever husbandry by the governing bodies, serve to make a fair and workable playing field for all. Oh, and homologation should be based on percentage of volume to keep the Hondas of this world in check. We should also stop pandering to manufacturers who spit the dummy over the rules. When Ducati find they can't run a twin and be competitive, they'll need to make a four or bu@@er off... trust me, there'll be plenty of great bikes and manufacturers left. If all interested partie

studs

January 07, 2013 7:42 PM

WSBK » Superstock class to be phased out?


...It also follows that such racing need not be dull just by virtue of working within their given framework... in fact, just why on earth should it? I mean, where else are the best riders in the world going to go? And why will the racing of bikes that are far quicker than race bikes of even ten years ago, be oh so boring, when there has been fabulous racing in virtually all technological eras since the invention of the motorcycle?

studs

January 07, 2013 7:41 PM

WSBK » Superstock class to be phased out?


@This is a World Championship after all Your contentions of risk/reward and of relatively low expenditure on hi-tech by teams is entirely specious. The elephant in the room you either miss or choose to ignore is the vast unseen cost of manufacturer investment in technology in both SB and GP. Truth is, that's why the belt tightening is occurring, and it's not by choice. It's by absolute necessity. This "dumbing down" is not ideal, but is a necessary evil for the survival of all top level world series racing. It requires the racing of prototypes to be carefully and strictly governed in respect of their technology to avoid an economic arms race the big manufacturers can't afford, while encouraging lesser manufacturers and privateer teams to participate because it is not an entirely hopeless task to do so. It follows and requires that production based racing remains just that... i.e. production based and with fairly and squarely production ethos. It also follows that such racing need no

studs

December 31, 2012 1:46 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Rider of the Year vote: Full Results


"@ Studs...thanks for being gentle with me :)" No worries :) Disagreement and its good natured and reasoned discussion is what it's all about. What I always very much dislike here is all the aggressive and illogical fanboyism, and I rarely post because of it... but seeing as it's quiet... "I really thought it was whether you thought they deserved a vote or not. Then again, I often get things wrong as Slide Rules will tell you." Not wrong as such... just you failed to appreciate that ranking ROTY takes a little thought about a numbers of parameters. Only then can it be reasonably decided if a rider deserved to be placed higher than another over the year. As it happened I legitimately (IMHO) found ten other riders to place above Rossi (in the same way I found five to place above Stoner). BTW, I'm not saying I'm right... but I do have a well reasoned argument to form my opinion... :)


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