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January 16th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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WSBK

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I just thought it was interesting to show the CONTRAST between two stories anticipating the start of each series for 2009.

If I was a MotoGP executive, I'd be frantically working on having a Hollywood ending to this season so that we don't have a repeat in such a dire contrast of media coverage between tales of the tape.

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE <div class='quotemain'>WSBK: 'In a moment of global economic difficulty Superbike can look to the future with serenity and optimism.'

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE <div class='quotemain'>MotoGP: ' looks at cost cutting proposals to help teams and manufacturers in the face of the global economic crisis... here are the possible negative implications of some of the proposed rule changes which could come into effect...It should also not be forgotten that 'cost cutting' almost always means 'job cutting'...

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Wow...that is a pretty sad contrast. WSBK just seems so second-rate though. I don't understand. Maybe I'll have to start keeping track of it though. Seriously, is it possible for MotoGP to go tits up? That would be horrible! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cry.gif[/img]
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January 16th, 2009, 01:50 PM   #3
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tremulant @ Jan 16 2009, 02:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Wow...that is a pretty sad contrast. WSBK just seems so second-rate though.

Seriously, is it possible for MotoGP to go tits up?
I remember you said you were new to GP, but have you seen WSBK the past few years? NOT 2nd rate my friend. I doubt its the call for MotoGP extinction, but they are definitely on the self-imposed endangered species list.
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Moto Gp sounds too much like F1 for me rules/cost cutting etc.
Back in the 500/990 days they had a great product

(the old saying if its not broken. don't try and fix it)

so they went with 800's. and now say 250's being replaced with 600's
too much bullshit to me. Dorna lost the plot. i love bike racing its in my blood
sisters hubby raced for years. so to me Moto Gp are in trouble.at this time
as a Main steam product.

Wsbk
well its always looked good to me there was concerns about Pirelli 1 tyre rule.Chit
but its worked out and got to say i think this class it looking top dog
Think i'll get my old VHS Foggy stuff out and watch it
No complaints about WSBK lets see how 2009 pans out


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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Jan 16 2009, 10:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I remember you said you were new to GP, but have you seen WSBK the past few years? NOT 2nd rate my friend.

Cool. I guess I'll have to check them out this year. They actually come to the Miller speedway (near my hometown), so I'll have a chance to see for myself. Any motorcycle that can hit 200mph is worth watching, but I sure hope MotoGP sticks around...
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^With 36 bikes on the grid, I'd say that WSBK would definitely be worth watching on the track...
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tremulant @ Jan 16 2009, 11:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Cool. I guess I'll have to check them out this year. They actually come to the Miller speedway (near my hometown), so I'll have a chance to see for myself. Any motorcycle that can hit 200mph is worth watching, but I sure hope MotoGP sticks around...

WSBK and the WSS series that goes with it is great fun to watch. This year is looking to be one of the best. I was at Miller last year, outstanding weekend that also had AMA racing as well. I will be going again for sure, we should definitely have a forum meet up this year.

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Moto gp was premiere for a very long time just because they always had the biggest names in racing,
but due to all the bullshit rules its become a circus. WSBK doent get enough credit a lot of people look at it as a minor leagues of racing. In my opinion its a very entertaining form of racing Because its more realistic because they use bikes that are available to the public (even though theyre way more suphisticated) and they use a spec tire which is why they have differnt winners and closer races most of the time. Its not like moto gp where its Rossi and Stoner all the time and the winner not even being cought most of the time, or guys getting on the podium just because they have the better tires(ex. Laguna 08). In the end I love watching both of them and this year with spies, BMW and, aprilia in the mix its going to be awsome a bayliss come back would be icing on the cake. The only thing im looking foward to in Moto gp is Nicky on the Ducati and possibly the death of pedrosa at any track would be fine. So for me Moto gp going under wouldnt be that bad because eventually there would be a series of true elite level world racing.
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Given the entertainment value given by each series in 2008, it's not surprising that WSBK is getting more positive coverage. & Who would be so bold as to suggest that 2009 is going to be any different before a wheel has turned? If I was sure what was going to happen I wouldn't want to watch.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Jan 16 2009, 10:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I remember you said you were new to GP, but have you seen WSBK the past few years? NOT 2nd rate my friend. I doubt its the call for MotoGP extinction, but they are definitely on the self-imposed endangered species list.
really is looking like doom and gloom for motogp but wsb was looking shaky a little while back when they switched to pirelli and ducati were threatening to pull out if nthey didn't get there way.
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