WSBK » Provisional 2013 WSBK grid

We looks ahead to the 2013 World Superbike Championship season by checking how the grid is shaping up...

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Gaucho - Unregistered

January 02, 2013 9:56 AM

Not looking to good so far. Maybe I could get a ride :)
I'm sure it will be at least 20 + riders by the time we head down to The Island in Feb. who's coming ?


January 02, 2013 11:08 AM
Last Edited 1135 days ago

Yes and with a track temperature less than half of the WSB boys the CRT's were as quick if not quicker, so that wouldn't be very good would it?
For the championship that so many on here bleated on about being better for fuller grids and more manufacturers, the legacy of Flamini is not looking good.
22 in WSS really bad, yes it may fill out a bit but with less than 2 months to go, they won't be significant.

Effenbert and Pro-ride, good stable teams, the oly time pro-ride were stable was when MZ were paying the bills in Moto2.

Boo - Unregistered

January 02, 2013 11:13 AM

Can't see Effenbert coming back, but the general consensus is that the grid will plateau at about 19, with two Pedercini Kawasakis and a BMW ridden by Ivan Clementi still to be confirmed.

Seems a shame that a championship which enjoyed its most competitive season in a decade last year is shrinking before our eyes.

Then again, I still rate a 16-strong WSBK grid over a three-tier MotoGP championship.

DreadUK - Unregistered

January 04, 2013 11:35 AM

As depleted as the grid may seem at the moment, it looks pretty competetive, at least between team mates. Laverty and Guintoli should be interesting, none of Biaggi's skulduggery so both should have equal kit - Melandri should be a shoe in for the championship but if last year is anything to judge by Chas Davies could chuck several spanners in the works at BMW - Never write off Rea, if he can stop on the bike for a while he'll be quick and Haslam went well with the last Honda he was on, and Rea has attracted the attention of the good and great at Honda so no lack of funds or kit there - Checa & Badovini, dark horses at the moment but with Checa's experience they will never be far away - Tom Sykes?....obviously good enough to do it without a team mate but has his surprise advantage of last year evaporated now - I'm concerned for Leon Camier, he had some flashes last year but there seems to be little support from Suzuki, methinks his last chance in WSBK.

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