WSBK » FIM confirms Superpole tweaks for 2011


Only 16 riders will qualify for Superpole next season as the FIM reveals changes to the World Superbike Championship qualifying format.

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I am a mug!!! - Unregistered

December 17, 2010 11:12 PM

well lady gaga, I guess I am a massive mug as I will be there from the Thursday night to the Monday morning, sat on the hill at Starkeys Bar and I will be just happy to have bike racing back at Donny.

rusjel - Unregistered

December 18, 2010 7:25 AM

You can call me a mug as well, I'll be there at Phillip Island and I daresay that 20 WSBK bikes will still put on a more entertaining race than 16 MotoGp machines.

The superpole change is good. Why don't they throw in a couple of points for pole?

Imagine this scenario: Max is 49 points in front leading into the final round of the season and has 9 wins. Johnny Rea is coming second in the championship but only has 5 wins. Max wins superpole, takes the extra point then bins it in race one, breaking his leg. Johnny goes on to win both races and finishes equal on points but misses the title. You can argue this backwards and forwards but that is not how you would want a title to play out. Points should be awarded for what happens on race day. Good grid positions are enough reward for Saturday

It ain't broke - Unregistered

December 18, 2010 5:45 PM

Keep WSB grids as they are I say. As in quali determines the grid for both races. If only for those moments when Haga hits the front by turn 1 from 17th, twice!
Honestly nothing is wrong with WSB races, BSB needed those tweeks because the racing was borked.

Bruce Joelson

December 20, 2010 6:25 AM

This might not be the place for this but....breaking news on South African TV last night(motor sport-bikes)'All Kawasaki ZX10R(2011 models)made so far have been re-called by the factory.....'I could not make out the reason why.Does anyone know why?

Ratty - Unregistered

December 20, 2010 7:48 AM

In answer to Bruce's comment I found this. Not much of an answer but interesting all the same!!!
ultimatemotorcycling.com/2011-kawasaki-zx-10r-recall
It would seem we are aren't allowed to post web addresses so just put www. in front of the above!!

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