WSBK » Stauffer, Allerton to wild-card at WSBK opener

Local riders Jamie Stauffer and Glenn Allerton will bolster the grid during the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island.

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January 10, 2013 10:56 AM

It will be interesting, and hope there will be wildcard at other races too.

What is worrying that there are only European riders in the grid. At the start of last year there were Hopkins, Aoyama, Mercado, Aitchison, McCormick, from every part of the world. This year the races will be more global, but what kind of world championship this is, if the riders are from only one continent? Superstock only runs in Europe, but they have riders from everywhere, and even BSB have racers from Australia and America!


January 10, 2013 11:15 AM

Up to 18 then.
Crash still avoiding the big news about the mess of the Indian round, Dorna need to pull off a miracle to save it. If it does go ahead half the teams won't be going without a massive subsidy from Dorna.

TD - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 5:12 PM

WSBK needs to get to the same technical level as national series to enable more teams to get a wild card. Theese days it is almost impossible because teams would have to build a new bike just for one race.

LC - Unregistered

January 13, 2013 1:48 PM

If Wayne Maxwell was racing I'd be more interested. KevCurtain will go we'll though and despite being old is still an awesome SS pilot. Top 5 for him possible.

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