WSBK » Provisional grid of 22 riders for 2012

SBK general manager Paolo Ciabatti says there is a provisional World Superbike grid of 22 riders for 2012, with Ducati heading up the entry list with seven bikes.

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. - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 10:56 PM

Bayliss cut his teeth in AMA???Dont think so. You Yanks just hate the fact you have a second rate championship of around the same level as National club championship in the UK.

Ive said it before stick to drag racing, indy, moonshine and turning left again and again and again.


There's ONE exception to the rule and thats SPIES

cool_town - Unregistered

November 28, 2011 11:27 PM

The AMA is a first rate domestic championship as far as the riders are concerned, not sure what drugs any of you are on.

The AMA has graduated both a MotoGP and 2 World SBK champion in the last ten years. Go back further and the pedigree becomes even more illustrious. The only issue right now is the sport is NOT big in America, therefore our young riders don't have the sponsorship dollars to make a run at the world stage unless they are beyond exceptional (Colin, Nicky, Ben).

If the AMA was spain or britain the likes of josh herrin, martin cardenas, danny eslick would have been in world supersport long ago. Instead they stayed here, and some like josh herrin have had their development stunted. Remember Josh Hayes ran top 10 in world SS, as did Jamie Hacking in SBK, and both were probably past their best years.

neil nicolson - Unregistered

November 29, 2011 12:12 AM

All this sucks ya boo rubbish is very tedious 'our riders are better than yours' 'no they are not our riders are best' is just such petty infantile nonsense.Some people should grow up, unless of course some of you really are small children then if you post your age sensible people can disregard such drivel.

spiesunderdog - Unregistered

November 29, 2011 1:51 AM

Damn guys! I didn't mean to turn this into an AMA vs. the world conversation. I honestly believe Haga deserves a solid WSB ride. But if he runs out of good options I'd love a chance to see him in America. Trust me, American fans know him and would be excited to see him up close for a season or two. Side note: Mladin was a huge fish in a tiny pond here and should have stepped up to the international scene. I never understood why he did't


November 29, 2011 7:35 AM

@ Davet

I thought that could possibly happen (They are Italian afterall.)
And have proved to be quick at times with Aitcho. I don't rate Rolfo. And Haga is a much better rider than both. Could be interesting to see him at Pedercini. Pity Kawasaki Racing Team won't run a third bike with him aboard, that would be power.

Gixxer - Unregistered

November 29, 2011 9:24 AM

Of course the riders in the AMA think its a great series, they have to as they are getting paid, no european will go to AMA unless they are getting a big paycheque or no decent rides are available, however they pritty much fall off the radar of any team of champuionship worth rating.


RAWDAWG you posting under loads of different names again!!!!

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