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Had there been greater emphasis on the final three rounds of the season, Cal Crutchlow or Carlos Checa would have come very close to snatching the 2010 WSBK title...

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pp916 - Unregistered

December 15, 2010 11:02 AM

Interesting exercise Crash!

What it does do is highlight what a stupid system BSB now runs under.....when a rider like Biaggi dominates in the way he did and intelligently manages his season it would be a travesty if all that came to nothing thro' ill fortune in the last 3 rounds due to a contrived points system.

Its unneccessary, the BSB finale would have been just as close without it, leave this sort of gimmic to the car bods.

Richard Mushet - Unregistered

December 15, 2010 11:07 AM

Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

What a pointless article, just showing how bl00dy stupid MSVR's short attention-spanned scoring system is.

Slow day for news, Crash? I can sleep now, knowing this info(!)

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

December 15, 2010 11:07 AM

Well said pp916 - this shows how utterly ridiculous the new BSB system is.

Hopefully the organisers will be man enough to admit their mistake and go back to the previous system.

Green Monster

December 15, 2010 11:10 AM

The whole system is based on NASCAR's Chase for the sprint Cup, in which the top 12 drivers (I think)fight for the title. It's ridiculous as PP916 said.

Lets face it Seeley had no hope of winning the championship after silverstone being 74 points back with 75 up for grabs, Rutter would have been lucky after 2 DNF's in the 1st 4 races of the shootout and Michael Laverty would have also been extremely lucky. It was always going to be between the top 3!

In fact it probably made the championship worse as JLAV might have been able to catch and pass Seeley in the final 3 rounds. What about the Swan Honda boys, Ellison and Ratboy they could have made it to 5th or 6th in the title too!!!

Jake - Unregistered

December 15, 2010 11:53 AM

this type of fake PR driven excitement is only needed with the on track action is boring. Perfect example is this years F1 title "fight". They say it was the most exciting season of all time, but you would have never guessed that from the actual on track racing where there was little action. But it was "exciting" the title chase was close....well if that's exciting, why bother racing at all? Why not just drawn cards, straws, skip stones or something?

I personally would rather see one rider run away with a title by going head to head with another rider each week than see a "close exciting" title fight with no on track action but PR generate thrills.....

Phil - Unregistered

December 15, 2010 12:26 PM

The BSB shootout system is designed to exploit the fans. MSVR stated that attendance numbers were down during the races held after the championship had been decided. So they concoct a plan to generate more ticket sales. This is a fact, even posted the article.

That's the problem with business, it can't do enough to squeeze money from the public and it doesn't care what or who it treads on while it does so.


Phil - Unregistered

December 15, 2010 12:28 PM


Like Jake said, this 'most exciting F1 championship in years' has been manipulated in being. It was bloody boring from what I saw.

This shootout system IMO is degrading to the riders and the teams and the championship. Under this system we would be hailing a close championship when infact it wasn't. Biaggi ruled!

Thanks but no thanks, WSBK and MotoGP are still pure, that's why I like them.

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