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August 05, 2013 10:01 AM

WSBK » EXCLUSIVE Andrea Buzzoni (BMW) - Q&A

As the guy says, WSB is not production based but prototype and this was not it's intended purpose. It should be much nearer to road bikes though reading his beliefs of the direction does not make happy reading: stock engine and electronics with open chassis! Surely, the first and foremost fundamental should be a standard chassis. With this standard electronics is a great idea as will please manufacturers (purpose to race for this new development area) and benefit customers (standard stuff will be great) and improve racing (no more GPS traction control etc...). Then I think the class needs some performance balancing (like bsb?) so all road bikes don't end up revvy idiotic machines- though, I'm not certain this part is essential. Then have any further homologated parts (therefore available to the general public, perhaps even for a set cost to stop silly money being spent) only permitted that are bolt-ons. With all this, any team (or individual for that matter) can buy and build a


August 11, 2014 3:24 AM

MotoGP » Leon Camier - Q&A

Interesting re Cresent and Paul Denning. It was not very long ago when, after a handshake on a deal, Sylvain Guintoli decided to drop Suzuki and join Aprilia at the last minute. Paul Denning was highly critical at the time, calling Sylvain dishonourable and sly. And yet, a year later he does exactly the same. Double standards from Mr Denning, I think!


January 27, 2014 12:46 PM

BSB » Josh Brookes - Q&A

4 points: 1) Why did JB leave Honda initially? (as he elludes to no seeing a point in returning as the reasons he left were valid and the set up is the same as then. 2) Why has the TT outlawed Yamaha's Marelli ECU so close to the season. 3) Why would JB NOT go to Kawasaki if, as he says, his main desire is to win the championship? The Kawasaki has been in contention more than the Yamaha of late. 4) I thought BSB had outlawed foreign testing. No?


August 02, 2013 2:53 PM
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WSBK » Davies seeking home boost after BMW blow

Cheers V4. My point was really everything I've read is about the factory pulling out therefore the team folds but didn't know rider contracts were to BMW not Feel. I think the team can survive though I would've thought Feel could never pay anywhere near BMW. Talent fan- you are dreaming. The very first thing that will disappear from WSB will be HRC (et al) electronics. Spec ECU without doubt. Also, don't underestimate Leon Haslam. I think he's on more or less the same level as Rea. Is Yannich any relation to the Parkin Go team that ran the R6 or do they simply have their bikes? Either way, I suspect Chaz is a likely bet on a Yamaha. I think Aprilia could do worse than getting shot of too inconsistent Laverty for Chaz (he did win before Eugene after all AND on much lesser machinery. Alternatively, maybe they'll have a second factory team with Chaz and Nicky Hayden.


August 02, 2013 12:01 PM

WSBK » Davies seeking home boost after BMW blow

I don't see why the team could not continue next year even without BMW support. They are a talented, professional outfit with a staff whom have successful histories in other guises. If they cannot due to the bike 'needing' factory support then there is an underlying problem we've yet to hear about. Otherwise, although perhaps they wont be able to afford the wages BMW can but I'd like to see them continue.


July 31, 2013 5:27 AM

WSBK » Melandri: I’m used to such situations…

The main reason the Yamaha was competitive when it was, was because it bore no resemblance to the road machine's in fact shared absolutely no parts with it's road going counterpart, it simply kind of looked like it. For example, the frames were specially made unlike Kawasaki, Suzuki and Honda (and no doubt others) all start with a frame 'from the dealer's showroom floor'. Another example is despite the twin under seat exhausts, the WSB machine only needed or used one but the rules state it must share the out line of the road machine so twin exhaust it is. To claim it could win as easily as you suggest is not only unfair to other manufacturers but also without foundation's are you seriously suggesting that all the development over the last few years is worthless? Insanity.

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