WSBK » PTR considering World Superbike move

'This is something we are interested in and looking to see if there are sponsors or riders interested in joining us in WSB in 2014' - Simon Buckmaster

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July 10, 2013 3:03 PM

We are going to talk bad about Dorna. There is alredy a STK1000 wich is going to die because of the rule changes that Dorna is making. Now the new riders have to do the jump from 600 to 1000 in "top" series and they can not go trough STK1000 to WSBK. It will be harder for young talent to show their pace as there is going to be a lot of older, fast riders for the wsbk when STK is killed...


July 10, 2013 5:50 PM
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get rid of TC and control tires in WSBK, limit slicks to production (not custom run) class, and let the best tire manufacturer, bike maker, and pilot win.

Control tires and TC cost teams bank, why are they still in play?? why are they still in play when they make things so god awfully predictable.

... WSBK with out TC would be 5x better, might not be as fast, but the guys with real talent would start moving forward, and the manufacturers propping up the guys who need TC would start to show a little worse with respect to their race & one lap pace.


July 10, 2013 7:23 PM

With PTR being the best Honda team in WSS for the past few seasons it makes sense for them to make the move into the premier class.
Over the past four seasons Ten Kate have not been able to put together a championship winning super bike despite having Honda support denied to other teams.
Honda should spread their support to include PTR next season and let battle commence.


July 10, 2013 8:59 PM

What about regaining the good form of old on wss, before switching to wsbk?

I agree with reduction of use of some performance parts, wich increase costs drastically.

At the same time, manufacturers want to do some R&D on their race bikes, wich are to be included on production bikes, wich is good for the general public, who buys these motorcycles.

If dorna want to keep Motogp at the pinnacle of the sport, they will have to figure out another way, because trying to destroy sbk racing, simply isnt the way to go.

They cant convince manufacturers to invest in MGP, because they cant profit from their success with prototypes.
Instead, with production based, they can turn it into sales after the weekends.

It just doesnt make sense to mess with sbk, to get motogp at the peak again.


July 11, 2013 1:01 AM

re: "get rid of TC and control tires in WSBK"

honestly, I think you have a better chance of doing away with control tyres in MotoGP. and at this point, if it ever gets repealed anywhere...? grandprix will be first. I think the teams are all pretty happy and have been for years now with the tyres in WORL'-SOUP.

MotoGP...? you almost can't throw a rock without hitting a team that has one gripe or another. not that that's bad, it's actually understandable since everything is scrutinized to the Nth degree and everybody wants so badly to be competitive in what they "see" as the pinnacle of racing. whether it is or not doesn't matter. that only thing that matters is what one believes at any given moment.


July 11, 2013 2:28 AM

I don't see how forcing riders to jump from WSS straight to WSBK without STK is a bad thing. If riders couldn't handle the jump from 600 to 1000 Moto2 and GP would be in a right mess now.

A lot of people may complain about Dorna, but at the end of the day they're the one's responsible for (a) putting on the show and (b) helping the manufacturers, who lets face it, are footing the entire bill for our entertainment.

Helping companies (that means teams, because that's what they are really, companies) stay in racing is a good thing. Limitless spending allowances does not make for fairer competition and a massive grid, it destroys it.


July 11, 2013 2:43 AM

I dont think superstock is gonna be killed off guys its a european championship anyway and guys from europe can afford to go stock racing with or without the broadcasts from wsbk that dont get aired most of the time anyway.
Superstock would have to be by far the cheapest way to go motorcycle racing so I dont see it being killed off anytime soon.
Its not a conspiracy anyway the best will always rise to the top whatever the championship whether that be rider, team, manufacturer or a combination of each.

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