WSBK » Kawasaki sees the light with 'new-look' bike

Kawasaki will race with headlamp stickers on the ZX-10R for the remainder of the 2012 season, ahead of what will become full-scale introduction for 2013.

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June 30, 2012 7:22 AM

OK for the manufacturers that don't have or need sponsorship, but for the private teams taking up valuable sponsorship space.
How about making some proper regulations that actually bring the bikes closer to the real ones and where the regs were in 1988.


June 30, 2012 8:14 AM

And Kawasaki, you didn't quit Motogp because you thought this would be better marketing, you quit Motogp because you were embarrassing and not doing a fantastic job with your GP bike in WSB.

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June 30, 2012 9:04 AM

did this stem from the company that owns MotoGP buying wsbk?. and trying to make MotoGP look better. looks alright but the gsxr and cbr will look pretty stupid. won't change the r1 much tho.


June 30, 2012 9:14 AM

The company that owns Motogp didn't buy WSBK, they bought Infront Sports and Media, Infront Motor Sports are about 1% of Infronts portfolio.
I doubt that during Bridgepoints procurement of Infront WSBK ever entered their minds, the monoplies commision were not interested, yet they were when CVC owned Motogp and F1, which is why Bridgepoint now own Dorna.

Bridgepoints interest in Infront was simply down to the contracts they have in football, seeing as the CEO is Phillipe Blatta son of Sepp, which is why they have so many lucrative football deals. The question is how long will Infront partner WSB, becuase thats all it is between IMS and FGS.

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