WSBK » Gregorio Lavilla takes on key role in WSBK


'It will be important to find a formula that allows all the teams, riders and manufacturers to be competitive' - Gregorio Lavilla

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rod99 - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 8:18 PM

Bazx7r

Lol fcking right, welcome to the championship. 1st time at the track/championship/bike etc, made the so called front men look stupid. I think a lot changed in BSB after that, the "old guard" couldnt fake it anymore, now BSB is an example to the world for production based racing, Renolds lol move slug

All the years watching him on all sorts of bikes, remember Alstar suzuki monza, smoking it up to keep with the twins. When he got on that duke he seriously clicked. He is a full on duc rider shame he never got the shot Carlos did.

Ben1

January 22, 2013 9:06 PM

@ YZFR1

It's sure WSBK needs more teams, but Lavilla talked about the 'sporting side'. He said: “It will be important to find a formula that allows all the teams, riders and manufacturers to be competitive.” Last year there were 9 race winners and a lot of fantastic battles like Donington, Assen etc. If Dorna wants to make it better so stubbornly, it's possible they will make more damage than help.

Wolfy35

January 22, 2013 11:32 PM

@ Ben1

" Why change something what is working well? "

Problem is it's not working well, 18 riders with several rounds either still to be confirmed or already have agreements but they have the option to break if a minimum number of riders are not confirmed.

Sad fact is that in its current form WSBK is simply pricing its self out of the reach of many teams budgets.

Look at CRT MotoGP. Use the same engine as WSBK but slightly detuned to prolong lifespan in a prototype or custom built chassis, Maximum of 8 engines per season.
WSBK, Same engine, in theory in a production chassis but thats a theory almost all teams now run custom or heavily modified chassis. The only limits on engine numbers being imposed by team budget. Some top teams have been known to use 4 or 5 engines PER RACE MEETING.

Get costs back in control & return WSBK to its roots of production racers instead of todays prototypes in all but name & the series has a bright future but if not it will die & sooner than many exp

OldTabby - Unregistered

January 23, 2013 12:34 AM

I'm sure Gregorio would love to race again but it isn't likely to happen. May 2010, riding for GMT94 in the Albacete 8 hours endurance race, he broke his pelvis again in the same place as before. He didn't need surgery but it was slow to heal & he hasn't raced since.

Sillius Soddus - Unregistered

January 23, 2013 1:38 PM

In a later press confrence Dorna confirmed Mr Lavilla's job title will be 'Official Fall Guy'.

I'm sorry. I rate Greg Lavilla and thought he got fairly shoddy recognition for some great riding in BSB.

But this looks like a PR scramble to paper over the massive cracks which are developing. I don't see how the role Lavilla's taking up can fix profound structural problems and the over-whelming aim of crippling WSB to make an already lame Moto GP look good by comparison.

wise man - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 2:14 AM

Puppet.... he's the guy that's gota explain in person to the teams 'why' why the new rule, why only 6 tires per race, why only 12 engines per season,, an more to the point.. why CEO Carmelo Ezpeletail wants to destroy wsbk...

yes changes need to be made, but currently sbk is the most exciting n competitive motorcycle racing there is!
maybe they should leave well enough alone.

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