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Old 10-31-2013, 05:46 PM   #5281
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I would think any new teams would be preparing for 2015 and the EVO rules. It almost makes 2014 feel like a waiting year until that happens.
I think you're right. A bit like 2012 in MotoGP, with the CRT teams. Toe in the water stuff. It looks like WSBK has hit rock bottom, but the best thing about that is that the only way to go is up.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:27 PM   #5282
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I think you're right. A bit like 2012 in MotoGP, with the CRT teams. Toe in the water stuff. It looks like WSBK has hit rock bottom, but the best thing about that is that the only way to go is up.
I think they have a good plan in place.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:28 PM   #5283
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Who says only Marc rides close.

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:31 PM   #5284
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Who says only Marc rides close.

I can almost read Jorge's thoughts, "Effin' ankle biters..."
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #5285
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Because the brand new R1 won't be ready to race until 2015....
I think you mean R11?! (triple!)
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:50 PM   #5286
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I think you're right. A bit like 2012 in MotoGP, with the CRT teams. Toe in the water stuff. It looks like WSBK has hit rock bottom, but the best thing about that is that the only way to go is up.
They can't be at rock bottom, AMA is taking up that spot!?!?
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #5287
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They can't be at rock bottom, AMA is taking up that spot!?!?


I don't think WSBK could survive the position the AMA is currently in, though. Yikes.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:46 PM   #5288
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It looks like WSBK has hit rock bottom, but the best thing about that is that the only way to go is up.
Why do you say World SBK is at rock bottom? Teams seem to be recruiting riders. The racing and lap times are good. I don't get why they are at rock bottom... Are they not on TV?
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #5289
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Eugene Laverty to Suzuki WSBK in 2014, MotoGP in 2015...
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:03 PM   #5290
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:21 PM   #5291
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Absolutely!

and a little shout out for our big papi, john lackey and our dream bench player; jonny gomes...

gomes made two huge checks on his bucket list: be in the 'series', and then make a 'start'. He did, and let me say, he was a force!


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Old 11-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #5292
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Why do you say World SBK is at rock bottom? Teams seem to be recruiting riders. The racing and lap times are good. I don't get why they are at rock bottom... Are they not on TV?
I think I may have phrased this wrong. TV exposure and audiences have been dire for WSBK this year, but I think the downward trend is about to be reversed. Obviously, compared to the state of the AMA, WSBK is in very rude health indeed.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #5293
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I think I may have phrased this wrong. TV exposure and audiences have been dire for WSBK this year, but I think the downward trend is about to be reversed. Obviously, compared to the state of the AMA, WSBK is in very rude health indeed.
5 year ripple effect, of the crashed economy, finally cutting racing budgets for companies not selling as many motorcycles?
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #5294
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5 year ripple effect, of the crashed economy, finally cutting racing budgets for companies not selling as many motorcycles?
And the lack of truly engaging personalities. Great guys, all of them, but no heroes or villains to get behind.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #5295
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And the lack of truly engaging personalities. Great guys, all of them, but no heroes or villains to get behind.
Put Danny Eslick on a fast bike in WSBK. Personality issue solved.
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