WSBK » Muggeridge switches to IDM series

Karl Muggeridge heads to the German-based IDM Superbike series after signing for Holzhauer Honda.

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Skip - Unregistered

November 06, 2009 5:18 PM

absolute not true mr Past it, Muggas make a good choice after difficult times with not really correct Italian teams. The wsbk paddock is without the topteams from Honda, BMW, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Ducati and Suzuki very unsure, it will not wunder me when the wsbk races next will start with 20 riders or less because of financial issues. The IDM series are very popular and you will not know how many big names asking for a ride in that series. Every round theyre are around 40000 - 50000 spectators and the topteams from Honda, BMW, Yamaha, Ducati and KTM are factory supported. Also Pirelli and Dunlop used the IDM series for developing theyre tyres. The Honda team is fully supported by Honda North E

Paul Buckland

November 06, 2009 5:44 PM

Skip, are you Muggeridge's agent ? It does seem you have used every excuse in the book. If he can't get on the podium on one of the better bikes of this last year, and hasn't managed it is 113 races all told, then I think he does need to consider whether he should concentrate on a different aspect of the sport.

Skip - Unregistered

November 06, 2009 6:10 PM

Agent? no i am only a racing fan and knows the IDM competition very well, you true with 113 races but I think Karl is smart to choose quick to go to another championship instead of looking after a B ride in the WSBK, this will give him for shore the oppurtunity to win again a championship in a professional team in a competative competition without political and financial issues from teams they only want to be in the wsbk padock only to be there. I already say now Muggas is riding for the best team in the IDM with full Honda back up, why this is a wrong choice?, probbely he is smarter than the other riders they still looking to be in the wsbk paddock without a good ride...

jimmy - Unregistered

November 06, 2009 10:20 PM

Good choice, IDM is not bad at all and it will be only better. But I suppose that Muggas will dominate there - comparison: when Martin Bauer, IDM (double?)champion raced in WSBK, he was totally out of pace. On the other hand, Matej Smrz (Jakub's younger brother), totally bland in WSS this year, raced there few last races and he was one of the best... :)

Skip - Unregistered

November 06, 2009 10:32 PM

Yeah thats true from Bauer, but what you think happended there last year in Magny Cours. Honda promised Bauer a ride in the WSBK when he won the IDM Title, but you think TKR will give him the even fast "blow bike" as the other permanent riders that already fight the hole yaer for the best results/points, no of course not,Bauer gets a bike thats set up ok with not making big changes to let it run well for him, thats what I mean with political issues in the WSBK, Bauer now riding for KTM Factory team with over 1 million budget, sponsored by KTM, Kastle and Red Bull, IDM isnt a poor championship

ben - Unregistered

November 07, 2009 5:16 AM

crowds are between 10000 and 20000, not 50000. some nice tracks like schleiz dreieck. some old codgers still winning like meklau and t-shirt, but like any domestic series, they are hard to beat on the tracks they know


November 07, 2009 7:31 AM

The IDM is definitely a great series!! Jeremy McWilliams, Jorg Tuechert, Dario Guisipetti (MotoGP 125), and the list goes on. Don't be surprised if he's got his work cut out for him. He'll be lucky to see the podium too often. Those guys are as crazy as the BSB guys......minus the frequent rain races!! :p Good luck Muggers!!

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