WSBK » Kyalami to leave WSBK calendar

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JB75 - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 5:51 PM

...but it had only just joined the calendar. Seriously, an event in Africa was good for the profile of the series, which had become a little heavy with European rounds in recent years. In order to maintain its appeal as a world championship, the series needs to get out of Europe at least three times each year. It'll be interesting to see what emerges in its place, though: Brands Hatch, Laguna Seca, Suzuka and, in particular, Istanbul Park would all be welcome from my perspective.

Gixxer - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 6:09 PM

Wsbk without brands, is like f1 without monaco. The biggest round of the year needs it's place back.

I don't know why they go to the current us track, the racing has been dull. Other tracks in the us a far better. Laguna, road America etc and the racing would be good.

Why don't these people look at what the fans want? Afterall have you seen the crowds at brands? Says it all. Now we have silverstone this year, can't remember a good race at the place even when I've marshalled there.

Bring back brands, it the jewel of sbk


March 17, 2010 6:54 PM

WSBK always did well at Laguna.

If they go back to Japan (which they should immediately) I wouldn't mind them going back to Sugo.

Istanbul in Turkey was a pretty cool track with the most awesome corner but the crowds were low (imagine that).

mikel - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 7:27 PM

words out of my Mouth. I really want sbk to go back to Sugo.

here is a proposal

1.Phillip island (AUS)
2.New Zealand
9.Great Brittan
10.Assen (Holand)
12.South Africa

in no random order.

pp916 - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 8:15 PM

Bummer if your a South African looking forward to some international racing....I guess that's what happens when local government run a venue.....shame, the tracks got character and made for good racing.

cruachan - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 9:01 PM

Very disappointing, it's a good track and has had some fun races in the past.

SBK really can't legitimately add another European round in it's place though, my vote would be for Sugo to return (Suzuka is out, the 8 hours is it's premier event) and also to add another event. Heard rumours of Hampton Downs in NZ (It was on

3 Italian events is excessive too, but that's political and unlikely to change. A return to Laguna Seca would also be cool.


March 17, 2010 9:02 PM

@ Doughnuts Anyone

The Turkish automobile sports federation and the Turkish motorcycle federations have allegedly struck a deal to run the Istanbul Park circuit instead of Ecclestone 2011 onwards.

Since Kenan Sofuoglu is racing in Wss, there is a possibility that a round of the WSBK championship could be held at Istanbul Park next season if he doesn't move to Moto2.

Just a heads up.

Tom24 - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 10:31 PM

I think the series needs more rounds and should have a race in Scandinavia somewhere there are a lot of bike sport fans there. I know it's another European destination but I think it's a viable proposition race. Also the new Hampton Downs track in New Zealand would be good I understand it's built to FIM standards have either before or after Philip Island.

Losing Kyalami and an African round in general is bad for the series.

Why not have two US rounds as well

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