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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Deano - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 4:17 PM

Surely the European Commission should be looking at the Bridgepoint deal again, as when they first ok'd it their was no mention of both championships being run by one organisation.
Having the top two World motorcycle championships under the control of Dorna is surely against monopoly laws, and also anti-competiton.
And look what a mess Dorna are making of MotoGP!

shamarone

November 02, 2012 4:29 PM

re: "its now cheaper for a team to run a CRT in MotoGP."

ooops, you meant to say "backmark" not "run". you get what you pay for with CRT. nothing of value is supposed to be cheap. once you turn the corner in your mind regarding this, it'll all become clear.

RSMick

November 02, 2012 4:29 PM

Bridgepoint have already been to the monoplies commision and it has been ok'd. Unlike CVC who were not allowed to own F1 and Motogp which is how Bridgepoint ended up owning it.

How are Dorna making a mess of GP? they have huge tv coverage and big crowds, what does WSB have.
If you judge IMS as being succesful because the racing is good but little tv coverage, empty tracks, no sponsors and losing money hand over fist, then fine.

Nealio - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 6:35 PM

Laverty could be right, there are many possibilities but his is very plausible. One thing for sure, both series are going to be different from what they are now.

bliz - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 7:23 PM

My guess is that WSBK will be pushed closer to AMA spec which has been--for the most part--successful.
I wonder why Laverty feels the top riders from WSBK will be moved up to MotoGP. I'm not following his logic but maybe he knows something I don't.

hello moto - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 9:24 PM

Yes, dumb riders will go to MotoGP on 2nd-tier or 3rd-tier equipment. Smart talented riders will realize that making equipment available for sale (production racing) means that the riders can become their own team owners, like NASCAR.

When the riders are partial owners, they'll think cost-effectiveness and true production racing are good ideas. Selling race parts and race engines will seem like genius rather than dumbing-down.

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