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August 02, 2011 10:51 AM

WSBK » Yamaha announces WSBK withdrawal

@apriliarsv - absolutely agree! To those who say that WSBK is not in trouble, please open your eyes and take a look what is happening. As an example, take WSS......the series was floundering with fewer and fewer entrants. The rules were changed and almost immediately the grids enlarged and the series improved. IMO WSBK has to change to survive with fewer trick parts, no carbon, etc, etc. However, that does not mean the racing spectacle will suffer. The absolute speed may well be reduced but the relative speeds will be just as close and, within limits, it's that that results in good close racing.


August 01, 2011 9:01 PM

WSBK » Yamaha announces WSBK withdrawal

This comes as no surprise and I agree with previous comments that the Yamahas will be on the grid next season with a privateer outfit(s) like the the other teams. What really needs to be addressed is the state of WSBK (and MotoGP of course). I understand that at last movements are afoot regarding the fundamentals of WSBK (one bike and maybe a move towards the EVO type rules) but what I can't understand is why it has taken so long! A blind man can see that the class is in trouble, irrespective of what has been said by some senior pundits. We need a lower cost basis, ideally coupled with a move back to the origins of a truly production based series. Many of the machines are allegedly illegal (if the rules are to be applied to the letter) but no-one dare say anything due to the threat of withdrawal. What a state to get in.


July 05, 2011 9:24 PM

MotoGP » 2012 Suter goes head-to-head with 800cc bikes

@Sick are so right. Both MGP and WSBK are currently on a hiding to nothing. I would love the CRT idea to fly but sadly I have my doubts. It was interesting viewing the MGP from Mugello and then the BSB from Snetterton...........guess which event provided the most exciting racing? By the way, get well soon to Simon Andrews and Steve Brogan even though they (just) failed to get two BSB bikes into low earth orbit!


June 24, 2011 11:02 AM

WSBK » ‘Tough’ centenary for hapless Haslam

As has been previously said, a race winner is in there somewhere but BMW need to swallow their pride and get some independant electronics guys who are truly 2-wheel aware. My fears are that BMW continue with their arrogant approach to racing as they do with everything else........and no I am not anti-BMW, I am just pro-good close racing and feel that Haslam and Corser need listening to.


June 13, 2011 9:32 PM

MotoGP » First 2011 satellite podium falls to 'hero' Edwards

@Cubikrube I agree with your comments. It IS a long way round at Silverstone and it was inevitable that after a few laps, we would be getting individuals passing with the proverbial country mile in between.....IoM style. Unfortunately, whatever the reasons, IMO the race was boring. The real fear I have is that we may return to the Doohanesque style, at least for this year. It's no criticism of Stoner (or Doohan for that matter) but most fans want to see close racing and I don't think we will be getting it in 2011.


March 29, 2011 8:29 PM

WSBK » HAVE YOUR SAY: Who shone at gloomy Donington?

@ Cubikrube I agree. I want Donington to succeed and will support it whenever possible but you/one/we have to face facts regarding the financial climate - it's tough out there. I don't know but I suspect thet Donington were offered the event and took it despite the fact that perhaps they weren't really ready for it. I also think Badovini will rise to the top given time. One additional point many starters are needed to make a race? I think there has to be some form of rationalisation regarding the WSBK regulations or they will be in trouble. It's all very well saying that anyone of, say, 6 riders can win the race - that may well be true but we still need more starters than we have. BSB evo regs perhaps.......?

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