WSBK » ParkinGO boss wants Yamaha WSBK role

BE1 Racing/ParkinGO riders Chaz Davies and Luca Scassa have won seven of the nine races, while Davies is close to the WSS title.

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September 07, 2011 1:57 PM

It's partially down to having a good bike but Chaz is a great racer. Just remember how regularly he was up the sharp end with the Triumph last year and that bike wasn't a patch on the Yam's, Honda or Kawasaki.

If it's so great, where's Scassa gone?


September 07, 2011 4:17 PM

Davies and Laverty (who knows the bike) would be a good comb if available. Melandri, would he be too expensive. Or what about as an outside chance Camier? Leon Camier also knows the Yamaha (BSB) and has been quick but also struggled on a bike too small for him, yet he has been the only person other than Biaggi to get the Aprilia to work and some might say his bike isn't as trick.

roadrunner - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 4:29 PM

@ Jon

The Yamaha that Cal rode is not the same bike that Davis/Scassa are riding. They have completely different suspension. The Yamaha R6 has always run with Ohlins but for this year they have Bitubo which is what the team ran last year on the Triumph. So any data previously from Cal or anyone else means nothing this year


September 07, 2011 4:34 PM

@ roadrunner

Yes the suspension is the only difference in the bikes between 09 and 11, and the team only went with Bitubo as they had a good relationship with them and Ohlins charge an arm and a leg.

Engine, electronics etc is exactly the same as 09.

ZeR0 Kun

September 07, 2011 4:49 PM

yamaha would certainly want to have a competitive team to run their wsb effort... yet it does not mean that other teams that run yamahas without official can't be competitive.

just look at ten kate. honda and/or hrc offers so little support to them from the start (even though they have delivered 2 titles) until now. yet they still can remain competitive.

bmw italia - arguably - is the better of the bmw teams this year, even though machine support is less than the factory team.

so should parkingo do get the chance, does it mean they will be the best yamaha team? one have to wonder should swan yamaha of bsb steps up to wsb without such support and yet can beat them next year.

road runner - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 6:19 PM

@ Nucci

I see your point regarding the electronics etc. but what I was trying to say was the bikes Davis & Scassa are currently on are NOT the same bikes as Cal Cruthlow was on in 2009 as @ Jon intimated.

The suspension is a huge part of setting up a racing bike & whilst Yamaha had all the data for Ohlins thanks to Cal & others gone before him the Parkingo team had no data apart from their year with Triumph & Bitubo which I would imagine wouldn't of helped them too much with setting up the Yamaha.

My point being that a lot of posters on here keep saying Davis & earlier in the year Scassa are doing the best because they have Cals championship winning bike & all the data that went with it. This is simply not true javascript:insertTextCursor('comment',%20':rolleyes:')

Fred - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 6:25 PM

Camier to Yamaha might be a good idea, the Aprilia just doesn't seem to suit him and with them being so Biaggi orientated he's not going to win on the privateer bike if that's where he ends up.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 7:07 PM

@Mart - Re Kawaski signing another rider to go with Lascorz - interview with Ichiro Yoda, Kawasaki WSB Project Manager in todays MCN "We are looking at some possibilities regarding the second rider. We are speaking with Tom and I have told him that he is our number one priority."

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 07, 2011 7:13 PM

Interview with Yamaha boss Laurens Klein-Koerkamp in todays MCN:

Yamaha will only let the bikes go to a team which agrees to retain certain key staff and which will be able to run at the front and which accepts a deal which will cost Yamaha nothing.

"Yamaha can be very generous in making existing assets available, but we are not looking for it to cost us any money."

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