WSBK » Denning: MotoGP, WSBK need more defined roles


Crescent Racing team principal Paul Denning reflects on the current similarities between the World Superbike Championship and MotoGP.

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Imran Khan - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 2:37 PM

As a rider and fan for years, this is how I see it right now....

WSBK WORKS WELL... Great racing, lots of different podium winners, its a great formula that has worked well for years. If people want cheaper bikes well then.... run a team in Superstock until you have the money and time available to put in the years and experience in WSBK.

Moto 3 and Moto 2 are always freaking awesome. I am a lifelong race fan, and this season especially, I have not been fussed to watch the MotoGP, but actually tune in to watch these races.

MotoGP has lost its enjoyment. They have the cream of riders Rossi, Stoner, Jorge, Pedrosa (All of whose lap times I'd love to see on WSBK machines), but the problem is that there are too many variables on the bike setup. This has resulted in a lack of consistency amongst the best riders. When either Stoner or Lorenzo win, they win clearly and convincingly from the next rider, as they are finding the 'sweet spot'of bike setup. Witness Stoner's performances in the

aeaventures - Unregistered

July 19, 2012 5:10 PM

Hi Jimmy,
In case you are not aware both series are now owned by the same people so something is going to give thats for sure,the whole situation at present hinges on money, or the lack of it to go racing if you are not a full factory team, The GP sereies seems destined to go down a route which may result in CRT being its future, if thats the case then run WSb to Superstock as it just makes complete sense, the grids would be loaded, non of the spectacle would be lost and the 30+ guys on the grid would be the 30 fastest, not a number of 'works' riders and then a gulf to the have nots, the racing at WSB level is awesome on the telly, go to a round and once the first 10 have passed its nothing special at all. If it has to shake out I reckon this is the way to go.

aeaventures - Unregistered

July 20, 2012 8:40 AM

Reference the spectacle that is moto 3, moto 2, and Moto Gp and the fact that moto GP is in many ways nothing like as 'exciting' I heard an interesting take on this last week,the quote was attributed I think to Julian Ryder, he said that the guys at Moto GP level are machines, they hardly miss a mark or make a mistake, , its a simple fact that if they are right on the asweet spot at the limit there is very little scope for making a pass and you have to say that watching lorenzo et'al, they are very obviously on the sweet spot, thankfully at bike racing level the riders is a huge part of the jigsaw stil and so variables are always a possibility, witness Stoner's last couple of races. This has been a terrific thread with some intersting opinions and suggestions, I wonder what Paul Dennings solution would be?

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