Simon Says: Meeting with Dorna

“In BSS and even MotoGP we have seen the organisers working with the teams to place sponsors and this has been lacking in WSB so this would be another way to benefit all parties.

“Engine rules for me are good as they are as they allow all makes to be competitive and in the case of Supersport is only really cylinder head tuning so not an expensive part of racing.

“In Superbike you will hear teams saying that standard parts are less reliable; but it works well in Supersport and with a control ECU we can restrict revs as high revs are a major part of shorter engine life.

“Pirelli have done a great job as control tyre supplier but restricting the amount of tyres we all use per event I believe would not affect the results at all but could reduce the tyre fee for the season.

“In fact it would force teams to work more on race set up which would be a good thing. We all like the one fast lap achieved in qualifying by throwing new tyres at it but at the end of the day there are no points for this.

“We all are wary of change but as we have seen with the one bike rule, it reduced the cost of racing and made it possible for teams like us to run more riders out of one truck and allowed more teams in and rejuvenated the grid in Supersport.

“As you all know now we have a completely new rider line up for 2013. It will be hard to repeat the fantastic job we all did as a team with Cluzel and Lowes but I sincerely believe that Sheridan Morais will be a major player and young matt Davies will go from strength to strength.

“Luca Marconi will take a big step forward in our team and David Linortner after his impressive wild card 8th at the Nurburgring will be working hard to carry that type of performance to all the circuits this year.

“Nacho Perez was running very well in Stock 600 last year until injury set him back and we will all be right behind him as he makes his debut in WSS. There will be no pressure on him so we will target points to start with and build form there.”

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Lord MuZ - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 9:16 PM

"The biggest cost is actually the logistics of racing, I.E. freight, staff and travel." Dorna have been addressing this issue for years by increasing the amount of races in Spain!! Will soon be WSB's turn.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

January 03, 2013 7:42 PM

Yes - sensible, informed comments from Simon - I hope Dorna are listening. I also hope that Dorna are carrying out a proper consultation with the teams and haven't already decided everythingfor themselves and to suit themselves.

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