WSBK » WSBK cost-cutting ‘framework’ agreed


A new cost-cutting framework has been agreed for the World Superbike Championship, with the first of three stages to be rolled out in 2014.

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V4Poweeeer

June 08, 2013 6:27 AM

@cyber0167
Great idea!!!!
Only problem with that is it would be boring as all hell to watch unless the Nitrocircus boys gave it a go with the wsbk guys but trwcks like Monza might get a bit tedious to watch.
However id be up for racing on one just for laughs...

RSMick

June 08, 2013 2:47 PM
Last Edited 447 days ago

Shamaron, you really need to get a grip and seperate what you think has happened and what really has happened.
FGS realised there was a problem in 2001 and devised a plan (the only one he ever did) 19k kitted standard , agreed and produced by all except Ducati. Dorna AT THE REQUEST OF THE MANUFACTURERS introduce 4 strokes and FGS not Dorna decides to start his little war and even allowed prototypes into his series, anyone ever seen an FP1 or a Bimoto TL engined bike? And what did happen to all those court actions from FGS?

RSMick

June 08, 2013 2:48 PM
Last Edited 447 days ago

Think when CVC were owners of Dorna, they aquired a major share of F1 and were told by the monopolies commission they could not own both, so Dorna was sold to Bridgepoint.
Bridgepoint aquire Infront, with its tiny free offshoot IMS, nobody in the monopolies commission gives a damn nor that Dorna have both.
The people in the suits don't know or care about motorcycle , they care that the business makes money for its investors, if it doesn't there won't be any motorcyle racing and WSB was hemorrhaging money.
Less crowds than national races, pathetic TV coverage, virtual free sanction fees, all resulting in no money for the teams.
You constantly bleat 'wobbling CRT 3 seconds back' look at the private teams in WSB.
These measures along with others like getting rid of Eurosport exclusivity contracts (only 3 years to go) will help get the 36 bikes it is supposed to have back on the grid.

TalentFan

June 12, 2013 1:22 PM
Last Edited 444 days ago

The conventional piston engine is fully developed. With the focus on reliability and fuel consumption Honda's own proven direction on the street is lowering pumping losses - and this is achieved by lowering revs.
Lower revs means that reliability and engine life is dramatically improved and the lower stresses mean that exotic materials aren't needed.
If Dorna really wanted to make the cheaper and more competive at the same time, then a simple and sensible rev-limit (a limit on absolute mean piston speed to safe limits for standard con-rod materials) will still allow very fast bikes that don't cost heaps.
If Dornas want innovation then allow MotoGP extra scope for engineers to use experimental engines (i.e. not piston engines). WSBK rules just need a rev limit and the rest sorts itself out.

Whapper

June 20, 2013 12:01 PM

The closer WSBK specs get to WSStock the better. For racing we need a class where the bikes are fast enough to be exciting to ride and also cheap enough so that more people can enter, a class where the rider can make the difference. I'm not against what DORNA are doing here, I'll wait to see what the detailed specs are and how it pans out. After all, the racing in BSB is better than in WSBK

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