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So you think the spend on winning races & a production title is the same value as a similar spend to roll around in MotoGP for a whole season hoping for others to drop out & give you a shot at 1 or 2 podiums at best?
I'll guarantee that Aprilia got many times more return for spending that money in WSBK, so the ROI makes the spend a smart business decision.
& that is crux of the issue. A $5mil spend can be a bargain for a factory that can generate $50mil worth of return. However, the WSBK rules allow a privateer team to race on a bike they've developed themselves - for $1-2mil & still be more competitive than Gresini is in MotoGP.
Compare these WSBK budgets to F1 where $50mil a back of the grid spend. It's all relative to the return, & WSBK isnt broke, so it doesnt need to be fixed.
MotoGP on the other hand ...