WSBK » BMW restructures, slims to one team for 2013

BMW announces it is reducing its involvement in the 2013 World Superbike Championship by switching allegiance to BMW Italia and running just two factory-assisted bikes.

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July 17, 2012 2:51 PM

I agree, but at some point, outsourcing leads to unemployment of the masses that buy your product. The US is a great example...

Anyway, glad I just bought a KTM instead of a S1000RR. KTM still has passion, even though they are still too dominated by their MX roots to build a competitive superbike. But, they're trying to grow and develop. Once they make it to WSBK I bet they'll stay, because their engineer's passion for racing is greater than the voice of their bean counters.


July 17, 2012 3:54 PM

I didn't quite see this coming . But i thought there would be some big changes at the end of the season.
I almost posted after the last race that Haslam will be riding for Alstare if they return next season. But as someone suggested on here Kawasaki is a big possibility . I couldn't understand why Haslam all of a sudden couldn't ride the BMW quick. And Melandri was kicking his **** . Well now its all crystal clear.Again like others have stated this is a typical BMW move. I'm not a Biaggi fan but i will be hoping he takes the title and denies Melandri. Some might call my comments sour grapes but it stinks at BMW.

Chris - Unregistered

July 17, 2012 7:12 PM

Just Read Spies linked to WSBK BMW at This surely will ruffle some feathers. Glad to hear it,I Would like to see him and Hayden both WSBK. It can only add to the strength of the series.

WSBK is far more entertaining with great riders and fierce battles and I can do without the politics of MotoGp.


If Haslam goes, I hope he lands on his feet with a solid ride a rate him highly. I think it's a situation where the BMW dosen't suit him.


July 18, 2012 10:35 AM
Last Edited 1144 days ago

I'm not a Biaggi fan but i will be hoping he takes the title and denies Melandri. Some might call my comments sour grapes but it stinks at BMW.

What's that load of garbage about? Biaggi is a short, spoilt brat and triple worth the crap thrown at Rossi by stoner fans refavouritism, I wish every success on Melandri regardless of who he rides for, yes I know BMW and pig riders don't acknowledge the rest of us on the roads, if you ride a harley you probably aren't game to take one hand of the bars to wave at another rider & if on a bmw your head is already dealing with being deeply in a dark smelly place so you probably hadn't noticed...

BUT to wish Biaggi success just because you hate the thing Melandri (the best thing to have happened in WSBK in ages) happens to be sitting on is just not acceptable, but maybe you ride a bmw...


July 20, 2012 5:44 AM
Last Edited 1142 days ago

Is that suposed to be a personel comment aimed at me or a general comment in the context of WSB and Motorcycle racing. Myself Motorcycles have taken my attention for the last 57 years and i am not swayed by which companies logo it carries. I go back to guys like Derek Minter etc. So i don't regard myself as what some people call a fanboy i have many riders i admire and some riders i think could conduct themselves better on the track. Thats all i will say in reply to your post i have said all i feel needs saying. Hope we have some good racing this weekend.

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