WSBK » Edwards, Capirossi plotting Superbike move?

The two-time WSBK champion singles out BMW, but insists it isn't his only option, while Capirossi is believed to be choosing between Ducati and retirement.

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jake - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 11:35 AM

am i the only one who thinks this growing trend is bad for WSBK? Why do they think taking GP's over the hill gang is a good thing? I want to see new talent in SBK not money seeking GP retires. This is just dumb

cpwmonkey - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 11:54 AM

Don't do it Colin. You've nothing to prove in WSBK. I understand it's not easy riding around knowing your very unlikely to be challenging for wins, but you've earnt your place on the most elite grid in the world, and that's where you belong.


August 22, 2011 12:04 PM

@jake, Who cares if its young or old. If the racing remains good and close then this trend is okay by me. Considering a 38 year old is putting the boots to the entire WSBK class, and the current champ is north of 35, the young talent seems to be doing jack. Yay, Laverty won a race or 2, whoopie. Top 3 riders are currently 29 or older. I guess you would be right tho. If we got rid of the old fogies in WSBK then the young guns would have a chance ...


August 22, 2011 12:09 PM

@ Robin, the 1000RR, or Fireblade as known in Europe hasn't been competitive for a while now. While I love Ruben, I don't think he is the right guy to develop the bike, and as for Mr. Rea, he seems to be struggling in an un characteristic manner. Honda is reducing MotoGP by 30% (HRC Budget), and it might seem that they are having trouble supporting the TK Honda Team. Its a shame to say the least. Hopefully next year the tables will turn but it looks like a long shot at best.


August 22, 2011 12:15 PM

"Why do they think taking GP's over the hill gang is a good thing?"


Have you looked at the standing lately?

The current group of "young" riders haven't proven they can beat the ex-GP guys. The job of a race team is to win races not "give a young rider a chance".


August 22, 2011 12:24 PM

I'd rather see Edwards on a Ducati than a BMW. But he doesn't come cheap, so I guess it's a question of who can afford him. Colin and JT both being on BMW's could be interesting though..!

I'm not honestly thrilled by the idea of Capirossi coming to WSBK, and he doesn't seem that keen himself, so I'm kind of hoping he just calls it a day.

Would love to see De Puniet on the Kwak. A MotoGP rider would really show where the bike is at in terms of its competitiveness

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