WSBK » BMW boss positive despite missed opportunities

Bernhard Gobmeier is confident BMW's first World Superbike Championship win is around the corner after circumstances and errors prevent them from turning pace into prizes at Assen.

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April 24, 2012 12:49 PM

I agree, that first BMW win is looking ever nearer.
Compare this season with how Troy Corser was fairing a few seasons back... ..great improvement.
I think it also demonstrates how long it can take to fully develop a bike (even with the budget BMW have), something that the MotoGP CRT detractors seem to forget!


April 24, 2012 1:35 PM

i would love to see a post-season analysis article written by BMW that shares what they *learned* about their bike to make it successful in WSBK. what they learned new, and what they un-learned from 4-wheeled experience, what worked and didnt work, the evolution. like yamaha do in motogp.


April 24, 2012 1:54 PM
Last Edited 1382 days ago

With all this learning you think they might know what they should be doing to win a race.

4 years x 14 events x 2 heats = 112 races with NO wins.
(excellent to see 6x Disagrees so far, "I substitute your reality for my own", still 4 years winless, actually 116 races now without a win).


April 24, 2012 2:53 PM

re: "The spectators saw three different BMW riders leading the race but none of them winning it."

gotta give 'em credit, they were like a basketball team rotating in talent from the bench...! :)


April 24, 2012 4:32 PM
Last Edited 1383 days ago

One thing about BMW atleast they are getting there without bending the rules. Also if it wasn't for Super Hero Jonny Rea how many races would the biggest motorcycle manufacturers Honda of won in the same period. Also Wawasaki before this year with Tom Sykes where would they be . The fact that BMW are there trying is a welcome sight . And they will succeed.

jimmy - Unregistered

April 24, 2012 7:59 PM

@ Locks46+91+38&35

Sykes' been at Kawa since 2010. I believe that today's Kawa good results are a combination of his riding abilites, the new ZX-10R and the SPANISH Motorcard Provec team which replaced the BRITISH Paul Bird Motorsport :)

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