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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zxr - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 6:49 PM

what ever happens with new regulations and customs people no one can say its not a shambles. six weeks to go and no fixed calender for 2013, we have normally booked our ferry and camp site by now. i find i am telling my wife that i can not book our annual holiday until i know all the defo dates for wsbk.

MJ - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 6:54 PM

Don't wory at the last moment a little payola in the righ palms wink wink nudge nudge and all is fixed. In one of the most populated countries in the world the stands will be empty. It will be like that other opner afew years ago where a single camel was the only spectator.

RaceFan - Unregistered

January 10, 2013 8:26 PM

You can blame us British for the red tape, we took it with us on our world tour.

And Customs? I know a guy who was in Bombay waiting for a delivery of books for a high-profile conference with a government minister in attendance. The customs people didn't give a toss and demanded a hat full of money in duty!

I am not suggesting they are bent, but there is a problem there, one which will hold back the growth one of the world's fastest growing countries. Should WSB be going there? Of course. Should Customs changes their MO for a bike racing series? That's a question only a Minister can answer.

stalker fan - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 11:26 AM

Re-schedule it at Cadwell!!! :-)

P.S. .. for those on this site who don't understand irony, this is a 'tongue-in-cheek' comment!! .. I know it won't happen for all sorts of reasons but it would be nice .. I just put it to enter a bit of light heartedness to the thread.

So those with an endemic sense of humour failure very apparent on this site, please note!!


January 12, 2013 11:44 AM

Yes thats the answer, or maybe Malaysia don't want a round becuase they already tried to organise one there.
Love how people think its just a case of ringing up saying "Hi Sepang? where bringing WSB to you in 8 weeks, so get it sorted, oh and it will cost you 200k"
Dorna have a lot of influence, but not that much.

pukka - Unregistered

January 12, 2013 4:37 PM

BS. Bottom line is if you are visiting any country they have customs rules not dissimilar to these. There are always bonds to be placed on good of this type of value (millions) imported. This is nothing new and should have been addressed had the governing bodies taken the time to address it properly.

Pizdoff - Unregistered

January 12, 2013 9:51 PM

Yes & no Pukka

Sure every country has its customs & import controls.

But its the difference between reasonable for a sensible purpose systems and pointless obstructive bureaucracy with the mixed purpose of providing employment & serving as a gravy train for the elite.

India could almost make the Eurocrats look good :p (Well,if it wasn't for Brussels' mindless meddling in bike related things they just don't understand).

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