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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nom nom - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 11:57 PM

I guess the basic jist is don't let engineers make the rules. As all you will get is a series made interesting to other engineers. (ala Nakamoto "I am not interested in this (sic) the "show")

In the end it's the fans who will dictate what is exciting or not, by watching, or not...

Matt - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 9:25 AM

The problem with dumming-down the rules and bikes is that it will scare away manufacturer teams and their funding. These rules are not gonna do basicly anything to "satellite" teams but to save money, but for manufacturers there is no point in showing you money to sport where you get nothing out of it. These series are platform for them to do some publicity, but more and bicker, to test and RD the bikes for consumers in the peoples market. WSBK is great series as it is, they need to find a way cut down the cost in MotoGP and keep it prototype racing and get Suzuki, Kawasaki, BMW and Aprilia to join. Ditch the CRT...

Grendlehop

November 03, 2012 10:37 AM

Hope I can buy a online video pass for SBK sometime in the near future, similar to GP season pass!! I'll never pay $70+ a month for the Speed Channel. Cable TV has so much garbage I can do without.

Also, SBK being forced to go "production" racing will force the manufacturers to build great "production" bikes for the showroom/masses. Currently, SBK teams create wanna-be GP bikes spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. SBK should stick with production bikes & aftermarket kits widely available to everyone, including you & me. Budgets must be scrutinized & no factory backed teams. Ducati have been major manipulators since the 90's.

Matt - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 10:47 AM

@ Grendlehop

There is alredy serie for that and it is Superstock. How are you gonna make any inventions if only thing you are able to change is suspension and other couple things?

Tarzaan

November 03, 2012 10:53 AM

@ Grendlehop

As Matt wrote there is alredy serie for that and it is Superstock.

In GP there are full prototype bikes (except CRT), and WSB run very developed production based bikes/or production based prototypes. The keyword is production based.

Fireblade - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 12:36 PM

MotoGP is boring. Even Rossi said it himself. Zero overtakes, winner is ether Lorenzo or Stoner. FFS Soccer is more exciting to watch lol. That's why WSBK is the best motorcycle championship today!

Trossachs Trundler - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 4:40 PM

SBK is for sure more entertaining to watch, but it's still a 2nd division championship. Everyone of those guys in supers wishes he could be a top gp rider. I doubt that Stoner & lorenzo dream of racing supers.

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