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September 28th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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On another racing forum I visit a user keeps an up to date silly season list, which I always find interesting and useful. I couldn't find a World Superbike silly season list anywhere (and motogp has so few open rides it's not worth it) so decided to compile one I hope it's half-decent, if anyone has info or suggestions let me know

Also, I got most of my info from Krop's blog and gpone.



Factory/near factory teams first, then customer teams. Rumours/tbc riders in italics. Confirmed riders in regular font.



Aprilia factory

Max Biaggi

Leon Camier



BMW factory

Troy Corser

Leon Haslam



Honda Ten Kate

Jonny Rea

James Toseland?

Tom Sykes?




Kawasaki factory

Chris Vermulen

Juan Lascorz?

Tom Sykes?




Suzuki Alstare

Michel Fabrizio?

Sylvain Guintoli?



Yamaha Italia

Marco Melandri

Eugene Laverty



Althea Ducati

Carlos Checa



BMW Italia

Ayrton Badovini

James Toseland?



DFX corse Aprilia

Nori Haga?

Lorenzo Lanzi?



Liberty CZ Ducati

Jakub Smrz



Pedercini Kawasaki

Juan Lascorz?

Tom Sykes?

Roger Lee Hayden?





Unconfirmed entries for 2011



B&G Racing

Probably done without Smrz's $$$



Supersonic Racing Team

Scassa is going supersport so maybe Lanzi?



Yoshimura Suzuki

Probably part-time again with Japanese rider





I didn't bother with wildcard riders/teams just yet, but they'll probably be plenty for the rounds in Italy and Great Britain.
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I thought the DFX Course Aprilia team was going to be a one bike ride....and Haga has the seat.



Too bad Sykes is up in the air and might be a posibility on so many different teams. I think Kawasaki should keep him ...he kept the green in the limelight (pun intended) this season with 3 top 5 finishes and a pole. It could have been better but should have been worse!!
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September 28th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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I thought the DFX Course Aprilia team was going to be a one bike ride....and Haga has the seat.



Too bad Sykes is up in the air and might be a posibility on so many different teams. I think Kawasaki should keep him ...he kept the green in the limelight (pun intended) this season with 3 top 5 finishes and a pole. It could have been better but should have been worse!!


I should have said, the possible/rumour riders aren't limited to how many seats there will be on the team. For example Alstare Suzuki will only have one rider but I have two potential riders on the list.



And yeah, I hope Kawa keep Sykes, he deserves it.
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September 29th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #4
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I've not heard any mention of Sykes with Ten Kate, or with any team other than Kawasaki for that matter. I just hope he gets the decent ride he deserves
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September 29th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #5
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Here is another one





The World Superbike grid for 2011 is slowly beginning to take shape as the final round of the 2010 season looms.

A rush of announcements in recent weeks have served to firm up a few positions on the 2011 World Superbike Championship grid, though much is still to be decided.



The most obvious change to the list below is the absence of the factory Ducati team, which will withdraw from World Superbikes at the end of this weekend's event at Magny-Cours. Though their place will be assumed by privateer entries – Carlos Checa and Jakub Smrz so far -, the Italian firm's decision to quit will still be felt next year.



Elsewhere, Yamaha and BMW have firmed up their line-ups with the former luring MotoGP rider Marco Melandri and Supersport race winner Eugene Laverty, while the latter will be fronted by Troy Corser and Leon Haslam.



Haslam's defection came as a result of Suzuki's decision to limit its factory involvement, the Alstare team down to just one bike as a result, while Ten Kate Honda could be forced to follow suit with just a single machine for Jonathan Rea.



Aprilia will retain its champion Max Biaggi and British protégé Leon Camier, while Kawasaki finds itself in the unusual position of having too many talented riders disputing its two seats, with Tom Sykes's recent form creating a major headache for bosses who had originally plotted a Chris Vermeulen-Joan Lascorz line-up.



More will become clear as the weekend progresses no doubt as testing is due to start in earnest at Magny-Cours just a day after the races.



Aprilia Alitalia

Max Biaggi

Leon Camier



Suzuki Alstare

Michel Fabrizio

or

Sylvain Guintoli



Yamaha Sterilgarda

Marco Melandri

Eugene Laverty



Ten Kate Honda

Jonathan Rea

TBC



BMW Motorrad

Troy Corser

Leon Haslam



Kawasaki SRT

Chris Vermeulen

Tom Sykes

Joan Lascorz







I would go with new blood and who is hot= Sykes





Althea Ducati

Carlos Checa

2nd bike TBC



Liberty Ducati

Jakub Smrz



Pedercini Kawasaki

Tom Sykes



DFX Aprilia

Noriyuki Haga





That is just 14 bikes, wasnt it 2 years ago they had close to 30
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September 30th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #6
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That is just 14 bikes, wasnt it 2 years ago they had close to 30
That is worrying, but I suspect we'll get around 20 or 21 bikes for the full season. Money is still tight but unlike motogp it is easier to get the equipment and run sbk on a shoestring budget if necessary. Plus there will be wildcards throughout the year.



It's also worth mentioning the factories leaving wsbk (ducati, possibly suzuki soon) isn't nearly as a big deal as factories leaving gp.People often point to sbk being crap in 03 and 04 when the japanese got in a huff and left, officially speaking, but the grids were still full of privateer bikes in those days.
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Krop has posted some interesting news/rumours http://motomatters.com/news/2010/10/...ith_april.html
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Heard this on Sunday........Toseland to BMW `B` Team

Alex de Angelis with large euro`s to Ten Kate.
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October 5th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #9
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Updated list (Fabrizio confirmed at Suzuki, Haga confirmed at DFX Aprilia, and Guintoli at Liberty Ducati. Sykes confirmed to be riding a factory Kawasaki next year, but maybe with a satellite squad.



Factory/near factory teams first, then customer teams. Rumours/tbc riders with question marks after them. Confirmed riders in regular font.



Aprilia factory

Max Biaggi

Leon Camier



BMW factory

Troy Corser

Leon Haslam



Honda Ten Kate

Jonny Rea

Alex De Angelis?



Kawasaki factory

Chris Vermulen

Juan Lascorz

Tom Sykes?



Suzuki Alstare

Michel Fabrizio



Yamaha Italia

Marco Melandri

Eugene Laverty



Althea Ducati

Carlos Checa

2nd bike still possible



BMW Italia

Ayrton Badovini

James Toseland?



DFX corse Aprilia

Nori Haga



Liberty CZ Ducati

Jakub Smrz

Sylvain Guintoli



Pedercini Kawasaki

Tom Sykes?

Roger Lee Hayden?



Supersonic Racing Team Ducati

Ruben Xaus?

Maxime Berger?





Unconfirmed entries for 2011



Yoshimura Suzuki

Probably part-time again with a Japanese rider



Sources

http://gpone.com/index.php/en/news/3...i-liberty.html

http://gpone.com/index.php/en/news/3...-gia-2011.html
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So, Guintoli has signed for a privateer Ducati team. I think its a shame both he and Smrz are riders i think have potential and i'm not convinced a Ducati is going to be the way forward for them next year. Is there any word of Ten Kate running a second bike? I've heard Kiyo is desperate to get back to WSBK to give it another shot, it doesn't look good does it.



Also, i've seen some photos of the post season test but no times yet, has anyone got anything?
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