WSBK » Provisional 2012 WSBK grid

The 2012 World Superbike grid has twelve confirmed riders, with several more announcements set to follow in the coming weeks.

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October 25, 2011 5:28 PM

What is this Haga obsession???
The best rider in WSBK to have not won the championship, i think his time is well over.

His nickname may be Nitro but his riding is far from the flamboyant days of old.
WSBK doesn't NEED him- if he's riding, then great, but if not I don't think the series will suffer.

Plenty of other talent out there.

deanzaZZR - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 12:41 AM

The Kawi factory supported team ran 3 bikes this year (yes, Chris V. didn't make many appearances). Will they run 2 or 3 bikes this year? If it's 3, I'd love to see Haga in green. I would think it would be good for marketing in Japan too.

wsbk_is_the_real - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 5:30 AM

@phil price, Stop spreading rumors.

- Its speculated but Pedercini has not signed Aitchison yet. Even Pedercini is not 100% confirmed to participate.
- Ducati Roma not confirmed Canepa and hes not so great rider to be in WSBK.
- Smrz is not signed yet by Effenbert and is not sure since Smrz was just 14th in the Championship while his teammate was 7th.
- Barni will race 2 riders is speculated by Crash but not official.

Apart from that, I feel Kawasaki should drop Sykes and have Camier/Haga/Puniet/Elias join Lascorz. 2 riders but good ones are needed.

I speculate there would be around 19 full season riders on the grid which would be really interesting to watch. Shame on Yamaha if its not there.


October 26, 2011 7:28 AM

Once again I will kill myself laughing at Elias replacing Sykes...

Sorry, I could see a plus in Haga, Camier and dePuniet if they DID replace Sykes, but not Toni.
But again, I doubt many people would have done a better job in the bike's teething year than Sykes and Joan.

Good luck to them.

northern - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 9:34 AM

i think its a absolute joke elias is even being mentioned, every other season he is given rides that other riders can do really well with and he flops.
Just shows the power of that spanish money

Kiwi Bloke - Unregistered

October 26, 2011 11:01 AM

So northern, did Elias get his moto2 title out of a cornflakes box? I agree with everyones enthusiasm about Davies future with Park n Go Ducati, but Supersport champs usually run between 10th and 15th in a moto2 race if Sofuoglu's year is anything to go by, I think Elias would do very well in this championship, his results im Moto GP this year were comparable to Melandri's over the previous 2 seasons...

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