WSBK » Laverty signs off in style as future remains uncertain

If Eugene Laverty is still seeking a ride for 2014, his double victory from pole position at Jerez will no doubt help his cause...

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October 21, 2013 11:28 AM

EL is a big player in world superbikes, but, in motogp he,
as a previous poster has said would be mid pack unless
he is with a good team.
I would like him to stay in world superbikes, but, with a team
capable of wining the championship and that rules out honda.


October 21, 2013 12:14 PM

That pass on Melandri alone should net this guy a contract! Probably been the fastest rider all year really in SBK just inconsistent with too many DNF (although some were not his fault). I think he deserves a shot at GP but no point going until the playing field has been levelled a bit, stick around and win WSB next year!


October 21, 2013 1:56 PM

The big worry is that Dorna's inept or frankly criminally biased rules will turn WSBK into another version of MotoGP, with certain teams getting an unfair advantage, and a multi-tiered grid where most haven't a hope in hell of a podium.

Dorna COULD have taken control and cut back on the tech and the costs, introduced sensible changes that would encourage close racing and true competition - the model (BSB) is there for all to see. But no - they allow the manufacturer's a forum to decide rules by committee, and use MotoGP as the model even though that has resulted in a dismal joke.

I fear for WSBK. I am very thankful that Dorna isn't in charge of BSB - the best televised racing series by FAR and likely to be better while Dorna's meddling screws up WSBK & GP's.


October 21, 2013 4:50 PM

@ RSMick

Either you are hiding under a rock somewhere with a keyboard, have the IQ of a sandwich, or lord knows what.

But if you think that Ezpeleta & Dorna are managing MotoGP effectively then one has to hope you never get to be (or are in) a position to run anything in Sport.

Who knows what your angle is, and why you defend the indefensible - but you do. We aren't going to agree, your arguments have no substance and you take a stance that has zero credibility.

Dorna have made Grand Prix into a JOKE. Now they have their hands on the only other televised International Circuit Racing Series.

As a motorcycle racing fan, then damn right that gives me cause for concern - there is NOTHING about what they have done to instil confidence that GP's nor WSBK will be nurtured. Exploited and corrupted more like.

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