WSBK » No Brno round for 2013?

The Czech round of the World Superbike Championship at Brno could be set to lose its place on the 2013 schedule.

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January 03, 2013 4:17 PM
Last Edited 912 days ago

Hahaha, blame Dorna. Another circuit that announced it was struggling to make this round pay under the previous regime. FGS (IMS) stopped releasing crowd figures a couple of years ago because they were so bad and they were always inflated guestimates before that anyway.
I am sure if Silverstone could get out of their contract they would, this years attendence was embarrassing as was Donington. There was never 120k in one day at Brands Palmer proved that, can you get 120k in Brands?
The next one to disapear wil be Portamao, the circuit is in administration for 350m owing Ecclestone 20m, IMS had to pay for the round this year, why would you schedule another? There is no rescue plan for the circuit.
You just have to look at the previous management and see why they handed over 93% of their company over for free and thought the parent company would bankrole their dream, but were wrong.

Raddie - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 5:20 PM

Believe me, it is not question of dorna, but internal Czech problem. We have two federations whichc clashes for FIM place. Nationall authorithy is still Autoklub CR, which fights against CAMS which president is Karel Abraham senior. He is not only Karel Abraham's father, but also owner of Brno circuit. Autoklub is the only authorithy which can get money help from government to save WSBK race, but they do not want this money. Why? Because the don't want to help Abraham. This may cause lost of MotoGP in 2014 too. Welcome in Czech Republic.

Buddy - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 7:52 PM

Latest FIM WSB calender just released now showing Imola as STC (subject to contract) same status as Portimao. Aragon moved to April 14 one week later probably to satisfy Italy TV channels which show GP and WSB


January 03, 2013 9:53 PM

re: "Weird, I thought Brno was one of the best attended rounds?"

attendance is down at all circuits. particularly on the grandprix side. the paltry 64k at mugello being the high water mark. or is that low water mark...?

quote: "Event attendance was down by 49,000 at Jerez, 22,000 at Aragon, 15,000 at Valencia and 5,300 this year at Catalunya.

quote: "That drop was a metaphor for the entire season. Overall MotoGP attendance dropped by more than 150,000 fans, as 2,215,543 people strolled through the gates at 18 races this season. That's the lowest attendance number for the five MotoGP (seasons) that have featured 18 races, in 2007-08 and 2010-12."

quote: "Sachsenring in Germany also was in financial trouble before securing a new deal with Dorna, and Estoril was dropped from the 2013 schedule after a 13-year run due to lack of euros."

and there you have the bigger picture on europe...


January 04, 2013 8:33 AM
Last Edited 911 days ago

Shamoron "attendance is down at all circuits. particularly on the grandprix side."

NOW GIVE US THE WSB FIGURES, admittedly dropping from 6000 to 5500 is hardly news.

Where do you get your quotes from? They are from the 3 day figures anyway.

Jerez GP Still had 184160 through the gate
Sachsenring GP 195685 through the gate
Valencia GP 119782 through the gate
Catalunya GP 141451 through the gate
Aragon GP 81158 through the gate (2nd lowest euro)
Estoril GP 87148 through the gate
GET THIS Brno GP 212303 through the gate

The Italian rounds did suffer badly so did the riders, again though do you have a comparible figure for WSB? We won't go into the rest of the world, and certainly won't mention the Miller round.

So as for "particularly on the grandprix side" there is a bit bigger picture in europe. As I say please provide the WSB figures as I was at 2 rounds which was more a gathering than a crowd.

jamie j - Unregistered

January 04, 2013 10:55 AM

I think Dorna is a disaster for WSBK, they had ruined MotoGP, small number of bikes, the CRTs and uncompetitive championship are the results of their work. And they will do it again with WSBK.

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