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Shrimpling

December 10, 2014 1:55 PM

MotoGP » Ducati GP15 set for Sepang II debut?


mrlong: I'm sure I read something at the start of last season that they would have a new bike/ significant updates about 4/ 5 races in. If they're waiting till Sepang 2 its not leaving much time if it turnsout to be another dog.
The 4-5 races thing was when they would start making changes to the 2014 bikes. These changes resulted in the 14.1 and 14.2 bikes Dovi and Ianone were riding.

Shrimpling

December 04, 2014 9:29 AM
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MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


JedPB67: I've been to Donington the past 2 years helping my friends team out and it's noticeably worrying that a world championship series in 2014 that featured 22 riders (WSB and WSS combined) formerly from the MotoGP paddock can't attract a crowd 3/4 the size of a BSB crowd. There's something fundamentally wrong with that.
There are many reasons for WSB not attracting the visitor numbers of BSB... 2 I can think of from the top of my head are: Ticket Pricing... it is much cheaper to attend BSB at Donington than WSB and the racing is very similar imo. Fan Access: You don't need to pay extra to access the paddock or pit walk at BSB. The main advantage from this for me is that you can walk from the main stand to the melborne loop at a BSB meeting without needing a special ticket whereas at WSB you need to go under the track, walk along the inside and then back under the track at the Foggy Esses before finally getting to the loop.

Shrimpling

December 02, 2014 9:29 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


Jack Mordino: Only a tiny fraction of regular MotoGP fans aren't riders themselves. The thing is that apart from them there is also a considerable amount of people who watch it casually and perhaps not even bein riders themselves, and to those people through MotoGP motorcyclism is presented in a unique manner, perhaps enticing them to it.
There are probably more MotoGP fans that don't ride than you realise, they just aren't very vocal about it. I am a fan of watching motorcycles racing, I am not a rider myself and never will be. Of all my friends that watch MotoGP on BT (I can think of about 8 from the top of my head) only 1 currently owns a motorbike and only 2 others have licenses.

Shrimpling

December 02, 2014 10:24 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


Steve Rowe: Less viewers = less team sponsership money = less money for the teams. The works teams can afford to subsidise their own teams. But the smaller teams struggle, and are therefore uncompetitive. So, we are left with a small field and only 4 potential race winners. Why would I pay to watch that?
There has only been a small field and 4 potential race winners for a long time before everything went paid and the viewer numbers dropped.


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