WSBK » Provisional WSBK entry list revealed


The FIM publishes the provisional entry list for the 2014 World Superbike Championship season, with 27 entries - including Bimota, Toni Elias and 12 EVO bikes...

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LastOfTheLateBreakers

January 30, 2014 10:59 AM

Could be the closest championship to date, who's your money on??
- Sykes took advantage and since when are Kwackers competitive bikes?
- Laverty & Lowes are lightning fast but on Suzukis unfortunately.. Nuff said.
- Guintoli is consistent but soft, can't ride hard & battle for race wins.
- Melandri is always a favourite and highly talented but a drama queen.
- Davies has smarts but may take a year on Duke to be a real competitor
- Giugliano could take a podium or end up in hale bales
- Rea is a head case, Honda is outdated
- Haslam is broke and bummy
- Baz is only competitive in the wet
- All the others are essentially wild cards
Enjoy the season!! Looking fwd to a different race winner each meeting

JedPB67

January 30, 2014 11:09 AM

LastOfTheLateBreakers - Are you for real?

"Since when are Kawasaki competitive bike" All you have to do is look at ANY 1000cc road bike based category to see that Kawasaki is the bike of choice.
"Laverty & Lowes are lightning fast but on Suzukis unfortunately.. Nuff said" with the new engine limitations brought in this year there will be no more 30-engines-a-year for the likes of the factory Kawasaki's and Aprilia's therefore the gap between those two manufacturers and Suzuki has been closed significantly.

I could go on...

BikeWatch

January 30, 2014 11:16 AM

I was pretty annoyed that I wouldn't be able to follow MotoGP as closely this year due to BT Sport, but now I'm really not too fussed.

WSBK is shaping up to be a mega season. Say what you will about Dorna, what they've done to WSBK is fantastic in my opinion. It is at the end of the day a production series, and the WSBK bikes of recent times were, admittedly by team principles, so far off the bikes in showrooms they may as well be GP machines, but now we will have a truely awesome production world championship. Even more so when all bikes are EVO class.

9 manufacturers, close racing, full grids, whats not to like?

Bye bye MotoGP.

LastOfTheLateBreakers

January 30, 2014 11:23 AM

"So get your money how you want to friend
But when it's time to count the chips only the real will win
The game of life is only fake and true
But it's all about the dollars when the day is through"

So money where your mouth is, pick your wsbk champ 2014!!

Nick636

January 30, 2014 11:41 AM

@ Latofthelatebrakers

Tom Sykes - For The Double.

@ Bikewatch

Are you serious? At least the WSBK bikes, for a large part, are technically attainable... Noone wants to watch stock, off the showroom floor bikes race. I want records, I want super speed. And I want serious adrenalin pumping racing which WSBK already has.

I don't want to watch an accountant derived race series.

tallaghan

January 30, 2014 12:54 PM

I could be wrong but having a baby has to affect how close to the limit these guys will ride. It could be a tenth of a second here and there but over a season that will make a difference.

Thus my prediction for the season

1. Melandri
2. Sykes
3. Laverty

BikeWatch

January 30, 2014 1:07 PM

@Nick636

Don't be fooled into thinking WSBK spec bikes are technically attainable, they're absolutely nothing like the production machines, and this is something that has been stated by multiple team principles. Even the chassis is heavily modified. They are basically prototype machines wearing production bike-styled bodywork and headlight stickers.

Vilas46

January 30, 2014 1:13 PM

I bet on Tom Sykes to Win again!! But offcorse the Competicion from Melandri will be tuff.. Aim also expecting some good results form Laverty, people say Oh the Suzuki, but the Suzuki is one extremly good bike to ride, the Chassi is incredible good, wille the chassi in Aprilia still generates more troubles to Tune.. The bike that chanllage the Aprilia in 2010 was the Suzuki with Leon haslam if they get a decente package of eletronics and good engine we can wach a big sesson... I also whant to wach the Buell because its other Vtwin for we wach..=) will be nice... Many bikes many chances

Tetley

January 30, 2014 1:16 PM

Who'll be Champion ?
A field of real class and potential.
So many favourites it is impossible to choose just one.
So much talent. So many possibilities.
But also so many variables.
One thing is sure - the racing will be all out from the off.
I think 2014 may well be one of WSBK's finest seasons.

RSMick

January 30, 2014 2:48 PM

Nick636

"Noone wants to watch stock, off the showroom floor bikes race."

The old WSB motto, " A bike you can buy in a shop one day, and race it in a world championship the next"

" I want records, I want super speed. And I want serious adrenalin pumping racing"

Thats where the rider makes the difference, I am sure you are one of them who goes on about electronics. The idea was to show customers just how fast their bikes can go with the right rider.

Donnington 88 on the Saturday, road bikes were being wheeled around and adapted including one later world champions RC30. It was great.

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