WSBK » Customs quandary to threaten India round?


The first World Superbike event to be held in India could be under threat due to the country's rigorous customs protocol.

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Marc - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 1:23 PM

who cares.
Any gov't that imposes sill rules like this (without special event clauses) do not deserve international competitions to be held there.

Bring the race somewhere that would appreciate it more.

Boo - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 2:49 PM

Getting a bit worried about WSBK - provisional calendars, small grids, impending change of direction. There seems very little chatter about it given the season is just 6 weeks away.

Then again, if this is a problem that occurred 2 years ago with F1, why has it become an issue for WSBK in 2013 when the contracts were all signed off about 6 months ago. Surely this would have been forseen... even if they'd delayed the race by one week it wouldn't be a problem.

shamarone

January 10, 2013 3:13 PM

re: "Then again, if this is a problem that occurred 2 years ago with F1, why has it become an issue for WSBK in 2013 when the contracts were all signed off about 6 months ago. Surely this would have been forseen"

exactly. this doesn't just happen. somebody, somewhere, is/was fully apprised of this situation and deliberately witheld information. perhaps the flammini's are trying to stick it to ezpelata...? a 2-fingered salute. :D

RSMick

January 10, 2013 3:29 PM
Last Edited 596 days ago

Contracts signed last April for virtually no money and nothing done until Mr Ezpeleta discovered it.
The predecessors also named a circuit that is in liquidation (in another series as well), just as they did with Donington leading up to the 2010 season, then had to go cap in hand to Silverstone.
The writing was on the wall 2 years ago, even though the economists on this site insisted that it was the leading light and taking over.
I am sure it would have been solved by dipping quietly into reserves and handing it to the right people. Does anybody really need more evidence as to why ISM wanted shut of IMS?

shamarone

January 10, 2013 3:47 PM

re: "So we're back to only 13 rounds just like years ago, so this championship is shrinking instead of growing?"

your ignorance of WSBK is showing. 13 rounds ='s 26 races...!!! that'd be a whopping 8 more than the MotoGP class (ahem). :) 8 races is more than some domestic series' whole seasons. welcome to the USP known as the 2 leg format. now you see more clearly why carmelo's been feeling threatened.

Jon M - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 5:31 PM

So RSMick, what's the solution? Having read many of your posts you obviously know a thing or two about this racing business, where do we go?

It's agreed we need to cut costs and boost entertainment value in both MotoGP and WSBK.
I support the devolution of SBK toward stock and would like to see a cap of support crew and vehicles to reduce logistics overheads.

In short, what's the answer?

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