WSBK » Pit stops planned for World Superbikes

"I think the biggest change will be the possibility to make pit stops to avoid stopping the race for the rain" - Paolo Flammini.

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skally - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 6:56 PM

As for fitting endurance style wheels dont forget that wsb has already announced a return to 17" standard type Wheels which with cush drive fitted are not easy to fit with quick change drive hubs. Dont f*ck around with a working formulae.

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 7:32 PM

lame. Pits work great during a rally/roadrace, but they have no place in bike racing on a track, on the world stage. bring back 2 bikes, and ban traction control.

why anyone would want traction control on a road bike is beyond me. Just one more thing you have to learn, and the majority of the time when you go down its because you cant control the direction of the bike (driving past your limits), not because you put down too much throttle, in which case its your fault for being too stupid.

pcxmac - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 7:48 PM

or they can admit the one bike rule is completely stupid and let the teams decide whether they field one or two bikes and how much they pay the crew to practice pit stops....

Rule makers are more important than the sport, whats the point?

TheDon - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 8:00 PM

They will merge the two championship in a matter of time, this is a business. WSBK could very well replace moto2 as the stepping stone to the MOTOGP class. It's not the matter of if, but when !.

Locky - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 8:24 PM

This is the beginning of the end for WSB, letting Dorna be in charge can only allow plonkers to screw the sport up as they have down with GP, go see a few live events next year cos it will all be downhill from now on.
The Flamminis will be paid to go away by Dorna, and a great era will be over.
Once the moneybags and bean counters take over, the sport will simply vanish up its own dark space like Formula 1, tennis, soccer, you name it.
BSB is the last bright light on the horizon.


October 09, 2012 9:50 PM

don't have problem with pit stops. McG does pit stops on the isle. like many have said, as long as it doesn't become part of race strategy. we run full sprints here. endurance already exists.

Mikey - Unregistered

October 09, 2012 11:21 PM

this idea was brought up ages ago by the officals its to improve racing and to keep the flow and stop restarts if the condidtions change during a race they can change there wheels and carry on instaed of having to restart or red flag becuase they would all drop like flies. as the one bike rule stands this allows them to improve the racing from a finacial and tactical point of view for teams when conditions change allowing the race to always finish the full distance unless ofcourse the conditions become dangerous or theirs a crash.
this idea seem like a perfectly good idea to me.

earnings calendar - Unregistered

October 10, 2012 2:00 AM

this won't work very well.

because of the time you lose to change tyres and the short distance of the race, most riders will remain out without pit stops even if the rain starts falling...

so you end up with a lot of random crashes, and they may end up giving a red flag anyway...

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