WSBK » Brignola set to make WSBK comeback

Former Italian Superbike champion Norino Brignola is provisionally listed as Grillini BMW's latest recruit.

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 22, 2012 2:21 PM

I suppose this provides publicity for the team, but the bike is not a good one so even a great effort from the rider may not be visible.

However it does make me think that a team could operate a guest bike which gives a chance to a different local wild card rider at each round. Preferably a better bike than this one. Finance could come from the organisers and it could provide good publicity and an opportunity for a rider to showcase their talents - this system is sometimes used in car racing although not at world championship level to my knowledge.

S1200RR - Unregistered

June 22, 2012 11:25 PM

wouldnt it be wiser from the grillini team to switch manufacturers?

Im just saying... I mean, BMW use their latest updates on the factory team, and only when they master all the tweaks they pass it to the Motorrad Italia Goldbet team, so Grillini as a second sattelite team, should be receiving updates later than that. The aprilia non-factory version is clearly not an option, Ducati the same, Suzuki isnt competitive even with yoshimura's help, so I reckon they could try and run a Honda Fireblade, because they only have one team (with a downbeat rider in Aoyama), and the rumour is Honda is eagger to have a second team running the Blade in WSBK, in order to have more data to make comparisons, so they can speed up the development. It wouldnt be a dream in the early stages, but in time, they could benefit from such a strategy, bcause HRC has the reputation to reward loyalty. Sorry for my English.

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