WSBK » India moved to 2013 WSBK season finale

India switches from round two to round 15 of the provisional 2013 World Superbike season.

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here we go - Unregistered

January 15, 2013 4:20 PM

Wow, what a mess, round 15 a month after round 14. This will run up the cost for all the teams gratly. Dorna just cannot make things happen they way In Front did. Can you imagine such a situation under Ciabatti? Six weeks till round 1 and 4 rounds still undecided. No way.

pp916 - Unregistered

January 15, 2013 4:21 PM

This smacks of its got more to do with the customs issues....this gives them 4 weeks lead-in after Jerez to get equipment on site. Hope its worth all the hassle they'll encounter.
Downside also is that it deprives most of the current spectators that have been travelling to the season finale when its been in Europe of that option....I can think of many that will be disappointed by this move.


January 15, 2013 4:31 PM

Ha here we go priceless. Just imagine if infront was stil in charge Australia would be the first and last race of the season, as the bikes and equipment would have gone anyway and probably be impounded with a price tag of 30m.


January 15, 2013 4:53 PM

Brno won't be on the calender until at least 2015, the other 2 rounds 50-50.
Good news though Motogp defineately going to Argentina in 14 with very likely Brazil and as Dorna will probably do it properley, India.

Jon M - Unregistered

January 15, 2013 5:02 PM

I don't agree with having a Micky Mouse race just for the sake of it but I do understand that if the sponsorship has dried up in the usual markets then you need to look elsewhere.

Everyone moans that Spain has so many rounds of MotoGP but they also have the top riders in the world and the oil giant Repsol.
It's also a great fly away destination for many foregin supporters. I've been to Le Mans once and Valencia three times, for instance. In Le Mans it rained non-stop and despite arriving early Saturday morning with my camping paid for, it was full up.

If motorsport is going to survive it either needs to become cheaper, find new sponsors or raise it's profile to the extent where it rivals F1 or football in the UK.

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