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World Superbike announces rule amendments

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rca - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 9:16 AM

during 2010 the weights came down in increments of three kg.on what basis has it gone up by six? surely not on the last round performance of guintoli.this seems like a neejerk season opens up on tracks where carlos could do well but any potential for a good start to his season after 6 races will probably be eliminated in just 2 races at monza.surely a three kg increase to start and then reveiw.also to the idiot who posted that weight penalty is easily overcome perhaps someone could explain how!

Mick - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 10:55 AM

When is Flamini going to adress the costs problem correctly? 1 bike rule will change nothing except you will end up with lots of grid fillers who are lucky if they complete the first race. The works teams will have pre-aasembled units in the truck as BSB.
He has to addres the state of tune which is the real problem, but he is too scared to see slower bikes.
WSS engines to last 1.75 races, this is Supersport and the engines have to last less than moto2 and motogp, where is the developement in that?
Grid fillers don't make better racing, look at WSS for that, realistic budgets and sensible state of tune will aloow the guys with lower budgets to compete. When will he learn?
Good article on as, inview with Carmelo Ezpeleta about rising costs and how they are tackling it, long term plans rather than short term.
I remember 3 years ago when WSB started with 36 bikes Flamini said it was the plans they put in place in 2002 that will see full grids for 20 years, that will be when the factories d

Mad Phil - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 4:03 PM

I wouldn't mind a lowering of costs if we could have a few more rounds,the start of the season is a joke,first round end of february,then 4weeks before the 2nd round,then another 3 weeks before the 3rd ffs!

TLRJohnny - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 4:12 PM

I think the WSBK formula this year was fantastic. There were many practice sessions, qualifying sessions, and races where all 7 manufacturers were within the top 10 (and some where they were within the top 7!). Races were won by Aprilia, Honda, Yamaha, and Ducati (and Suzuki? I don't think in '11 but certainly in '10), which shows a very level playing field.

All that being said, I'm okay with a slight addition of weight to the twins as a fine-tuning measure. This series has best formula that it's ever had or that I've ever seen in any multi-manufacturer series. Oh, and the spec tires deserve much credit for that, too.

markyb69 - Unregistered

October 30, 2011 4:46 PM

The weight will affect the Ducs a bit obviously, but there are ways round it - i.e. adding heavier chassis parts that have higher performance but were previously too heavy, its not 6kg of lead they're adding...
Also Monza is probably the best track for increased weight, as its fast and flowing where slower acceleration affects them the least.

rasidi naem - Unregistered

November 26, 2011 5:17 AM

if i have a suzuki superbike 1200cc i just wan a ride in my country,,,,couse no body have a suzuki 1200cc in my place,,what is my comen my be it's my dream's,,,imposible forme,,TQ.

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