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Pro Ride Honda skips its fourth event in a row as it continues its search for funding

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Juan Kerr - Unregistered

April 23, 2010 8:05 PM

Flamini must be absolutely crapping himself with the current trend in WSBK, because if Moto gp go to 1000cc as predicted you can see that WSBK will cease to function. The grids are already down in SS because of Moto 2, how much more can it take before the motorcycle racing public, start voting with their feet. I know many people who are now thinking that they may not go to the British round. I'm sure it will be the same elsewhere.

Martin - Unregistered

April 23, 2010 8:32 PM

Please tell me which of this year's Moto2 teams or constructors has ever been involved in Supersport, or had any intention of doing so before Moto2 began? The economy is making things tough for teams in every major series, only Formula One has seen an increase in grid sizes this year. Pro Ride failed to appear last year, and dropped out in mid 2008 udner their former guise as Alto Evolution.

If MotoGP goes back to 1000cc, WSB MIGHT lose factory teams, but that would play in the favour of private teams. The grid sizes didn't significantly drop in 2003 and 2004 despite all the factories going, and the racing was still great despite factory Ducatis dominating. Nothing to worry unduly over.

Hedgeholer - Unregistered

April 23, 2010 10:47 PM


Moto GP even with modified thous is still going to cost a *lot* more than WSB. The main reason teams have dropped out from WSB has been they can't afford to compete there. So those guys aren't going to go to Moto GP. The factory teams are already in both and if push came to shove Suzuki & Kawasaki would have/keep WSB as their priority.

Tamada's being jerked around pretty badly but the collapse of WSB is not just around the corner.

Juan Kerr - Unregistered

April 24, 2010 6:31 AM

@ Martin, kiwibob
There are many ways of losing teams as such. I'm sure you are aware that if the money goes then the team goes. Also teams have been set up for Moto2, so where have all the technicians, mechanics and support staff come from? Riders also have moved on, so rather than run teams have pulled out, so in my estimation they have lost out to Moto2.
And no Bob I don't get paid to post the same story, but due to Crash's inability to come up with anything original, I just thought I'd see what people thought about the current situation.
It is current because teams have not turned up at Assen and we are only in qualifying.

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