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Wolfy35

October 15, 2012 11:48 PM

WSBK » Denning blasts Guintoli as deal falls through


It is being reported on gpone that Guintoli had only signed a contract of intent subject to conditions & ratification by both sides. If this is the case it is not a binding contract merely an agreement from both sides that subject to no other factors ( such as say other offers to a rider or other riders becoming available ) a full contract would be signed. If no full contract was signed either party, Guinters or Denning can simply choose not to go ahead with no fault or penalty.

Wolfy35

October 15, 2012 11:00 PM

WSBK » Denning blasts Guintoli as deal falls through


@ Sick Cylinder It was announced a couple of weeks ago that the Panigale will not be subject to the 6kg weight penalty. It has also been announced that Checa will ride a Ducati next season, However it has not been officially said what team he will ride for or if it will be a Panigale. Considering the homologation for the 1098/1198 has now expired any team who choose to stay with it will have to do so at their own expense. Ducati have confirmed they will be back as a works team in 2013 with 2 bikes + 2 works bikes for Althea.

Wolfy35

October 11, 2012 6:16 PM

MotoGP » Dorna boss talks MotoGP, WSBK


@ separated The change to 800cc was not because the manufacturers wanted it, it was because A MANUFACTURER wanted it. Honda threatened to quit and cease supplies to all satellite & customer teams unless it happened. Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati & Yamaha were not in favour of a switch to 800s stating that they did not make or sell an 800cc bike so they believed the engine size was not relevant to their business but it was imposed on them. I do find some degree of irony in the fact that the manufacturer who wanted 800s failed to win a constructors or riders title in the time they raced before a return to 1000s.

Wolfy35

October 11, 2012 3:30 PM

MotoGP » Dorna boss talks MotoGP, WSBK


@ me " WSBK does not appear to have a cost problem, the grid is healthy " How right you are there..... Oh hang on I am sure that at least one team who were fully funded at the begining of this season was not at the last round & forgive me if I am wrong but I seem to remember that Yamaha pulled out altogether + Honda & Suzuki pulled out as factory teams and only stayed as a supplier giving one team each "factory supported" status. To all you doomsayers that insist cost reduction & possible spec ECU etc will kill racing just take a look at BSB. A couple of years ago BSB was having the same problems as MGP/WSB with teams struggling financially & only 1 or 2 teams in for a win. Now with cost caps, No electronic aids & spec ECU grids have never been fuller with teams waiting for grid slots & the racing is better than ever.

Wolfy35

October 10, 2012 11:41 PM

MotoGP » POLL: What should Dorna's red line be?


I can see the argument from both sides. Honda don't want spec ECU, they say Ducati & Yam are in agreement but less than a week ago Ducati & Yam said they had no problems if one was introduced ( Probably because Duc & Yam already use an ECU from Marelli who DORNA have just signed a contract with to supply a spec for the CRT teams. Honda say it will make MGP pointless for them because they use it to drive development of road bike tech. On the other hand we have to be honest and say that MGP is deep in the brown smelly stuff. Astronomical costs mean Kawasaki & Suzuki have already pulled out and others ( BMW, Aprilia, MV, Bimota + Kawasaki & Suzuki ) say that costs have to be reduces & controlled before they would consider returning. What we want is close racing,PERIOD. Frankly I think Honda's argument that they use MGP to develop road bike tech is a bit hollow MGP bikes are supposed to be prototypes let road bikes & their associated tech stay in WSB. Whatever happens if costs in MGP &

Wolfy35

October 10, 2012 2:23 PM

BSB » 2013 BSB calendar announced


For those that don't already know it is not that Croft is not offered a BSB round. Croft, thanks to noise regs, has a very limited amount of days where racing at the noise levels created by BSB can happen. Sad fact is that for the circuit it is expensive hosting BSB, Other circuits can make their money back and get into profit because of concession stands ( fast food etc ) but Croft does not have any of its own facilities for this so has to allow others in to do it for a fixed fee. Truth of the matter is at best Croft can only break even hosting BSB where they can make a profit from using their allowed racing days for trackdays, corporate events etc. Boils down to if Croft had BSB very soon the land & circuit would make a loss and end up being sold to developers.

Wolfy35

October 02, 2012 11:24 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP and World Superbikes brought together


@ there there now "Superbikes are faster than CRT & cheaper"?? Faster yes, Cheaper HELL NO!!! A CRT MotoGP bike is slower because MotoGP has engine limitations, even with an extra engine allowance meaning CRT's get 12 engines for a year they are slower because they have to be de-tuned to a degree to make them last that long. WSB engines last 1 race MAXIMUM. On a race weekend top teams will use up to 4 engines depending on how much track time they get. A brand new engine is used for qualifying and another one for the race. Even lower ranked teams will use at least 2 new engines with the qualifying engine from the previous race used during free practice. Sad fact is that for a top team WSB is significantly more expensive than a MotoGP CRT.


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