WSBK » Yakhnich confirms WSBK move without Lowes

New World Supersport champions Yakhnich Motorsport will step up to the World Superbikes in 2014... but will do so without its star rider Sam Lowes.

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October 06, 2013 9:36 PM
Last Edited 939 days ago

Its good for Sam, Moto2 is big oportunity on is carear!! He have the adrenaline and speed to race hard on Moto2.. lets see how he goes because the level is very high at Gp standarts... About Yakhnich i know that is not the best deal and they will have a lot of worck until they put one Mv Agusta competitive against bikes so well balance like Zx 10r and Rsv4 but would be nice to wach one Factory Mv Agusta racing.. They really need to learn somethingh about rider feedback for there bikes and Electronics also because is allways a Mess on Mv


October 07, 2013 6:28 AM

if they're going with the MV...? Yamaha must've told them flat out, there will be no support. guess what, despite what MV is telling you, the end result could very well be the same. hopefully, the modest success of the F3 sees them turning over a new leaf...? good luck Russkiis, ya done good.


October 07, 2013 11:40 AM

It's a shame that he couldn't have gone to WSB with Yakhnich and the new Yamaha R1 as was originally envisaged.
I don't blame him for looking elsewhere if Yakhnich are going with MV. MV has a recent history of bouncing in and bouncing back out again in rapid succession with a half-hearted effort. Under the circumstances a competitive Moto2 ride has to be preferable. Best of luck Sam.


October 07, 2013 10:57 PM

PCXMAC, your really make me laugh, 'passing up the better series'. Moto 2 has the one thing that you endlessly bleat on about that neither WSB or WSS has!!!!
NO RIDER AIDS, something that Sam will have to learn to live without, Sofoglu couldn't.

Imagine that your dream series


October 08, 2013 2:56 AM
Last Edited 938 days ago

Moto2 sucks, and its probably as manipulated as MotoGP, given the way Dunlop is playing with the tires.

Pirelli + WSBK is a far far better spectacle than Moto2 has been since the second year it came out.

as for bleating, i will leave that to you RSPom.


October 08, 2013 3:06 AM

man, no R1s in WSBK, what a shame, probably the best bike and its not being raced, for shame. Yamaha should be ashamed of itself for pretending to have a good bike in MotoGP and not fielding a dynamite bike in WSBK or a factory team in WSS.


October 08, 2013 9:03 AM

HAHA Dunlop make tyres to last race distance unlike Pirelli.
WSBK,WSS,and SSTK all have what you say should be banned TC, you know they make riders look better than they are, Kawasaki and Aprilia have the most advanced which I would imagine makes their riders look better.

No R1's simply because the Yamaha Italia bike was around 500k as was the last SP2, would imagine the Kwack is a lot more. Just think if Paul Bird wouldn't have paid personally for Tom Sykes to race in 2011 where would he be? because Kawasaki didn't want him.

WSBK has been dying since 2002, long live the new format, which is close to how it started, importers not manufacturers except for the Italian ones.

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