WSBK » Laverty: 2013 last big year for WSBK?

"Next year is an extremely important one for both WSBK and MotoGP riders as 2014 could see the strongest riders placed in the top class and the rest left behind" - Eugene Laverty.

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November 02, 2012 1:58 PM

Dumbing down in terms of technical relations hasn't hurt BSB has it? (Hate the phrase dumbing down but couldn't think of anything else)
Thing is, that if all the bikes are competitive then there shouldn't be a problem unless all of a sudden Moto GP has 10 bikes capable of winning....even then WSB could still end up being better viewing.
I'm not worried by i have said many times before, Bridgepoint wants both Gp and WSB to be successful otherwise they wouldn't have bought both series...makes no sense to kill something off when you've spent X amount of money to aquire it

zuzu - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 2:55 PM

The one rule I'd like to see gone is the single bike rule, I don't see it as a money saver. Also if they go to non-stop racing (pit stops) it would be safer to have another bike rather than switching tires.


November 02, 2012 3:45 PM

I agree with @Cubikrube

So called "dumbing down" of the bikes has not affected the racing in BSB, far from it the racing this year has possibly been the best in the history of the championship.

Lets face facts. Costs in WSBK have spiralled up to the point its now cheaper for a team to run a CRT in MotoGP. Add this on to the fact that sponsors are feeling the pinch and therefore are not willing to pay as much and you have a recipe for teams to find either they can no longer compete or no longer want to compete, This has been proved by withdrawal of teams in last couple of years.

BSB however now has a list of teams waiting for grid slots. It even has manufacturers entering the series again (MV)

Lower spec does not mean poor racing, Just more affordable.

TC - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 4:00 PM

Lin Jarvis in the press is calling for a unified set of rules for all superbike championships so the manufactures can make a universal race kit available at a lower cost. It makes sense to me, go with something like BSB then riders can try other series when the opportunity arises as the bikes would be the same.

The other BSB rule I like is setting the second race grid by using the fastest lap times from the first race, this is only spoilt by riders coming out of the pits on soft tyres for a one lap dash on some occasions.


November 02, 2012 4:06 PM

I can't see all the riders heading for GP, if they were wanted they would be there now.

Also as many have said dumbing down the crazy tuning state and GP parts will not affect the racing, it was great in its first few years.

Silver Bullet - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 4:07 PM

@ Wolfy

Where is your proof that WSBK costs have spiraled?

WSBK rules are pretty close to perfect at the moment.
No one manufacturer has any clear advantage over others.
Big money factory teams aren't able to simply outspend the others for wins. How many times this season didnt privateers beat the factory teams?
Customer bikes are also very capable of winning races, & even independent underdeveloped bikes like the Pedercini Kawa's were competitive in the right hands.

CRT's are racing in a class they have zero chance of winning. Their budget's could be $10 or $10 billion & it wouldnt change a thing.

The biggest difference between WSBK & BSB team budgets is travel, accommodation & logistics. The equipment & personnel costs are similar.

BSB is losing as many big teams as it is getting. It's no better off for "Evo" rules than it was before.

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