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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fan - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 12:45 PM

If you cannot beat the old gaurd from Moto Gp you really have no business getting the promotion.

That is why I always liked having Mladin in AMA. If you couldn't beat him you had no business going across the pond. Same applies for the young and hungry in WSBK.

disco

August 22, 2011 1:05 PM

@JukkaX, I doubt Yammi's budget is larger then Honda/HRC. Honda is supplying 4 factory spec bikes and 2 sat bikes. Yammi has 2 factory bikes and 2 sat bikes. HRC is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at winning the last 800cc championship. The pay structure is also messed up, HRC pays Stoner, while Honda pays Pedrosa, Dovi. Yammi pays Lorenzo, Spies, and Edwards. Tech 3 and Dorna pay for Crutchlow. I think after this year when they drop Dovi from the factory team they should save some cash, although they still want to run 4 factory bikes, just not 3 out of the Repsol/Honda garage. The only reason Dovi is @ the factory is cause his contract stipulate that if he finished 4th or higher in the championship he would get a factory ride. He had to fight tooth and nail for that one.

fan - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 1:12 PM

HRC has already stated that there will be only 2 factory spec RC213V's next year.

They also stated that the only difference (which I do not believe) between the factory and satelite 212V's is the transmission.

It will be interesting to see exactly how Honda will let the money flow for next year, and how that will affect the satelite teams.

Matt - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 1:14 PM

Can see Edwards going to BMW to help them develop it, as long as they listen to him it might help sort out some niggles. Although there were rumours of Ducati a few years ago, maybe he has personal unfinsihed business there.

Wolfy35

August 22, 2011 1:54 PM

Would really enjoy seeing Colin back in WSBK but in the name of all things 2 wheeled PLEASE NOT on the BMW the bike is not good enough yet for the likes of Edwards / Haslam / Capirex etc it needs more development work until it can be truly competative

tardozzi - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 3:01 PM

hope he comes , ive been wanting to see him in wsbk for a while , but not bmw, a straight talkin texan, and a follow the rules german team, fk that just wont work, altho the witty comments on german practices made by edwards would be priceless lol

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