WSS » PTR Honda announces latest WSS signing

Nacho Calero becomes the third rider to join PTR Honda for the 2013 World Supersport Championship.

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Simon Backmarcker - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 7:02 PM

"We welcome Nacho to the PTR Honda team and are excited with all the money he is bringing in. He is young and talented and this is a big opportunity for him to show what he can achieve on what we pretend to be a leading bike in a World Championship. In fact, the yamaha r6 is a much better bike, and we will get our ss's kicked, even by our former rider Sam Lowes. Thats why he switched teams."

Rick - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 8:25 PM

Why do some people keep hating on PTR for giving these riders opportunities to shine and go up on their careers?

Is Buckmaster putting a gun to their heads? Can they get a better ride without paying for it? Look how Cluzel got to WSBK after showing good results with PTR. Would he have the same results if he had gone to a free lower end team?

Dumby - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 10:47 PM

This is how it is people.

Fair play to Simon Buckmaster and PTR for going about things in a professional and transparent manner.

In world supersport you pretty much have to pay for a ride, end of. I'm not going to begrudge a team that is well run and gives its riders the service they pay for, though it seems that some will.

Racing is expensive and why should racers be subsidised to do their hobby? As Rick says, if you are good enough you can pay your dues at PTR and move up with your career. Or you could give your money to Rob Mac...

What's more, I am sure that PTR will invest money back into the sport by supporting a young rider for whom talent is the currency, just as they have always done in the past.

rod99 - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 9:00 AM

Click Agree if it annoyed you that crash wrote it in such a way that you had to click on the thread to find out. Even if you wearn't really that interested and knew it would be some rich no mark anyway.

rod99 - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 9:10 AM

No news every team wants money in every class with a few exceptions, ie, big t shirt sellers.

Stop be nieve going on about these teams giving riders a chance , total crap, these teams and the way motorsport is organised now is the reason it is dying and the reason that unless you are loaded the days of talented riders getting help on the way up by
shops, mechanics and a lot of begging are gone, the classes price that out of the equation.

All these teams/mechanics expect to do this for a good living, not pride or love for the sport. Their all jumped up money grabbers who if they had to just be in some garage week in week out would remember why they liked racing and the organisers especially BSB and naturing that culture.

Same as F1 whos the fastest millionare.

Steve - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 11:05 AM


Are you saying that mechanics in a world championship team shouldn't be paid then? Although it's a good job it's very demanding. Long hours, lots of traveling not a great wage for most. Not many teams make much money. Just enough to scrape through.

rod99 - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 2:32 PM

No I'm saying these classes need to be seriously reorganised and POLICED to make them affordable so the public gets to actually see talent make it. The big budget set ups would then be more to with the teams running themselfs as advertising companies and they can make as much as they want but because of class rules this has no benefit to the equipment. That the little guy with talent and his mate as mechanic is still able to show case themself with the aim to ride for one of the big teams as a career. You see that way eveyone would end up a winner, and all of the so called professional riders who also just happen to have lots of cash, would have a problem because they couldnt use it to buy results. And also nor could these so called team managers exploiting everybody be able to run in the same way, If they wanted to earn they would have to pay for the talent to get results and sell advertising. Who knows maybe then in an ideal world the organisers would have to put a bit back.

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