WSBK » Question marks remain over 2013 WSBK calendar


According to the latest rumours, Silverstone is off the 2013 schedule to be replaced by Turkey, while the available 'TBA' slot will be dropped altogether.

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dp996 - Unregistered

March 04, 2013 6:34 PM

6 of us were going camping @ Silverstone, meeting up with another 6. We also go Donnington and was planning a Spanish excursion. Not bothering now, any of us. Not a lot of lost revenue but I can't imagine how many others will now have the same approach. Well stick to BSB in future as clearly SBK can't be too bothered, personally I'd rather give my hard warned cash to an organisation that appreciates it! Gutted though.....

pp916 - Unregistered

March 04, 2013 7:58 PM

This really is a joke.....orit would be if it were funny.

First I booked accomodation for Aragon WSB and they upped and moved it a week so we can't go, Portimao we've been 4 times already but its brilliant so happy to go again this year but daren't book cos you can see what's going to happen, then Silverstone gets cancelled, which is a bum*er but has an upside that a trip to Istanbul would be a great ride so start making plans....so of course they move it to Sept and it no longer works. Just finished booking Jerez for October...ferries, hotel, everything but race tickets.....if they cancel that I'm sending Ezpeleta a bill for wasting my f*cking time!

RonM - Unregistered

March 05, 2013 6:13 PM

to my way of thinking Dorna only took over WSBK with idea of eventually scrapping it ,so as to bolster more interest in MOTO GP( which I think is way behind for entertainment value,not including Moto 2 and 3 as there is some excellent racing in both those classes)but sadly the big class is mostly lacklustre .So as I said I feel WSBK days are going to be numbered (they have already started by scrapping the superstock race and as MOTO GP is considered the blue riband of motorcycle sport to their way of thinking WSBK has to go. I really hope I'm wrong but time will tell ,but by upping the price as they have done,shows no real commitment by them

03gsxr - Unregistered

March 05, 2013 8:11 PM

Way to go Dorna!Mess up the series before they even spin a wheel! Not that it matters much here in the US as our pitifull SPEEDTV wont even be airing WSBK this season. Wish we had racers and race fans running things as opposed to the almighty Dollar!

Roman - Unregistered

March 06, 2013 4:35 PM

SPEEDTV pitiful? Have you not seen their latest show?RU Faster than a redneck? It's a classic!

Ugh its killing me that motorsports coverage in the U.S is such sh!t. Unless of course you like to watch cars drive in circles for two hours then watch countless more hours of shows talking about the last lap pileup and ensuing fist fights and screaming matches. NASCAR and "reality" shows is what SPEEDTV is all about. FYI, Bein sports Channel 392 DISH TV has WSBK 4 hours worth, commercial free.

fan of motogp - Unregistered

March 07, 2013 1:01 AM

@ron
yep that's what big corporations do, buy out your competition and shut them down, tho Dorna will take its time, so they can squeeze every bit of money out it, like these fees. hopefully FIM, Or Bridgeport can step in and save it, I like silerstone and would hate to see it.

speed TV (another greedy corp) sees the writing on wall, and pulled out so they can sell more infomercial space like RU faster, totally stupid show, an Yamaha bought the time.

thankfully beIN picked it up, and we here in the states are truly greatful... way better coverage too...


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paul - Unregistered

March 07, 2013 2:36 AM

It had to happen, the dwindling grids of Moto GP and the larger manufacturers prefering SBK, Carmello must have been enjoying the thaught of having the power over both major classes. Now SBK will no doubt be downgraded to a point of who gives a dam. What happened to the "monopolies commission"

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