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#1 Tarzaan

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:13

2013 - MotoGP, WSB, Moto2, WSP, AMA, BSB Part II

http://forums.autosp...ma-bsb-part-ii/

http://forums.autosp...-7#entry6519106

 

 

***

 

Provisional 2014 MotoGP entry list revealed

http://www.crash.net...t_revealed.html

 

Provisional 2014 Moto2 entry list

http://www.crash.net...entry_list.html

 

Provisional 2014 Moto3 entry list

http://www.crash.net...entry_list.html

 

***

 

WSBK 2014 (based of the currently aviable confirmed informations and rumors)
 
 
Provec Kawasaki
Sykes
Baz
Salom (Evo)???
 
Aprilia
Guintoli 
Melandri
 
Feel Racing Ducati
Davies
Giugliano
 
Crescent Suzuki
Laverty
Alex Lowes
 
Yakhnich MV Agusta*
Corti
 
Ten Kate Honda
Rea
Haslam
TBA(Evo)**
 
Grillini Kawasaki(Evo)
Fabrizio
Morais
 
Mahi Kawasaki (Evo)
Foret
TBA?
 
Pedercini Kawasaki (Evo?)***
TBA
TBA
 
 
nor fully confirmed, highly predicted
 
 
unknown Ducati team (Evo) ****
Canepa
 
(Aprilia) Roma
TBA(Elias?)
 
Althea (Aprilia)
TBA
 
BMW Motorrad Italia (Evo)
Sylvain Barrier 
 
MRS Kawasaki (Evo)
Guarnoni
 
 
rumored/perhaps
 
 
Alstare (???)*****
TBA(Badovini?)
 
Eric Buell Racing
May
TBA
 
Jordan Suzuki
TBA
TBA
 
Team Toth******
Tóth jr.
TBA(?)
 
 
Team Lorini Honda(?)
 
 
 
 
* factory backed team with one rider
** must be an italian rider
*** predicted Pedercini riders: Scassa, Iddon, Aitchison and Andreozzi 
**** Canepa said in an interview some days ago he will ride an Evo Ducati in WSB.
***** It seems Alstare will race rather in BSB than WSB because of money issue
****** WSB is not sure, but they change manufaturer, BMW is most likely but they maybe choose Kawa.
 
note: Troy Corser's predicted BMW Evo team will not run in 2014, because they can't get enough money.
 
note 2: So in this moment we have 11 "normal" bikes in the filed - all factory backed, riders confirmed - and 6 confirmed Evo bikes (Pedercini is confirmed, Evo is strongly supposed) + high chance to 5 more bikes (at least 3 of them will be an Evo).
 
 
Some WSS (thy to antenn)

 

MAHI Kawasaki Sofuoglu

Ten Kate Honda van der Mark, Zanetti

Yakhnich MV Agusta Cluzel, Leonov

Intermoto Kawasaki Covena, Jacobsen, Marino

PTR Honda Kennedy, (TBA)

Com Plus SMS Honda Rogers

MRC Austria Honda Polzer (wild-card)

 

predicted:

 

Lorini Honda

Team Tóth Honda 

Goeleven Kawasaki (Gamarino?),

Puccetti Kawasaki


Edited by Tarzaan, 30 November 2013 - 09:24.


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#2 Tarzaan

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:24

WSBK » New EVO class beginning to take shape

 

http://www.crash.net...take_shape.html



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:34

Erik Buell Racing are intending to compete in WSB next year with Geoff May and another yet-to-be-named American rider. Michael Jordan Motorsports are also looking at either MotoGP or WSB instead of AMA Superbike for 2014.



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 12:26

Erik Buell Racing are intending to compete in WSB next year with Geoff May and another yet-to-be-named American rider. Michael Jordan Motorsports are also looking at either MotoGP or WSB instead of AMA Superbike for 2014.

 

Thx, I forgot this 2 news,  I edit te first post.

 

They both may need an european base.


Edited by Tarzaan, 27 November 2013 - 12:31.


#5 GSiebert

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 13:16

Unofficial times from Jerez :

 

1. Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team 1m 40.3secs
2. Loris Baz Kawasaki Racing Team 1m 40.9secs
3. Marco Melandri Aprilia Racing 1m 41.2secs
4. Alex Lowes Voltcom Crescent Suzuki 1m 41.2secs
5. Jonathan Rea Pata Honda 1m 41.8secs
6. Leon Haslam Pata Honda 1m 42.2secs
7. David Salom Kawasaki Racing Team (EVO) 1m 42.6secs (EVO)
8. Sylvain Barrier BMW Italia 1m 42.6secs (EVO)
9. Eugene Laverty Voltcom Crescent Suzuki 1m 42.9secs
10. Claudio Corti MV Agusta Reparto Corse 1m 42.9secs
11. Alessandro Andreozzi Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 42.8secs (EVO)
12. Christian Iddon Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 43.0secs (EVO)
13. Luca Scassa Pedercini Kawasaki 1m 43.2secs (EVO)
14. Jeremy Guarnoni MRS Kawasaki 1m 43.5secs (EVO)

 

By the way, there is still no definitive WSBK schedule for 2014. And the first race is probably in 3 months. 



#6 Nova

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 14:25

Can I again voice my frustration towards Honda in WSBK? The CBR haven't been a competitor for several years already, and they start the next year with the old dog again. 1.5 s behind the Kawa?



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 15:01

They're concentrating on MotoGP? Hence no Yam, Honda, Ducati. 



#8 Tarzaan

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 16:07

Can anyone tell me please, what will be the main differences (if there will be differences) between the WSB Evo & current BSB Evo rules? 

 

both BSB & WSB are Dorna series ( :down:  ), so it would be smart and clear if the rules will be the same.

 

But based on what I'm read in the various sources, WSB Evo will be closer to stock than BSB Evo.

 

That would be a good news for Kawa, Ducati & BMW, who are strong in superstock, but bad news for Honda, Suzuki & Yamaha, who are strong in BSB Evo.

 

And the whole Evo is bad for Aprilia.*

 

* But they run RSV4 since 2009, so maybe it's time for update the model from 2015...



#9 DS27

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 18:57

The Lowes boys aren't taking long to adapt to different bikes are they!



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 19:27

Sam Lowes has broken his collarbone. 

If ever there was a good  time to break your collarbone this is it, plenty of recovery time. 



#11 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:20

More bad news for the AMA, they can't afford to rent tracks on Fridays. http://www.roadracin...venues-in-2014/

 

It's probably a good move given the situation but while it helps the small teams with their budget it also hurts the less experienced riders that they typically employ. 



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:28

both BSB & WSB are Dorna series ( :down:  )

 

BSB is owned by Jonathan Palmer's MSV organisation (which NASCAR-style also owns half the tracks).



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 13:06

More bad news for the AMA, they can't afford to rent tracks on Fridays. http://www.roadracin...venues-in-2014/
 
It's probably a good move given the situation but while it helps the small teams with their budget it also hurts the less experienced riders that they typically employ.

Correct me if I am wrong,NASCAR owns the AMA right,how come they can't afford to rent the tracks for a full weekend.

#14 Chubby_Deuce

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 17:00

Sort of. It's owned by Daytona Motorsports Group which is comprised of NASCAR people including Jim France, current CEO of Daytona International Speedway and executive vice president at NASCAR. NASCAR itself does not have any stake in AMA.

 

Yes, they have the money but they're unwilling to invest. When the sale first happened there were promises of huge purses and money for all competitors but that quickly went away. Spec fuel and tires were brought in but not subsidized by the ownership or through payouts from the suppliers. Basically the series stayed the same but the factories left. That could have been a positive except that there was no help to the private teams to step up and fill the void. Instead Yamaha stayed and has dominated the series, driving more fans and competitors away. Add in the fact that the motorcycling industry her in the States still sucks and you end up with a series on life support. There are some rule changes this year geared towards taming Yamaha such as an electronics budget limit and bans on back up bikes but there needs to be a lot more done elsewhere to get fans in the gate and keep the series on television.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 18:32

 

 

Provisional 2014 Moto2 entry list

http://www.crash.net...entry_list.html

 


 
 
 

 

You can add Sebastián Porto who is supposed to do a partial season with TSR.



#16 Risil

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 18:48

Bit of a blast from the past. I take it the Argentinian GP promoters have dusted him off as their last racer of any note?



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 13:10

Provisional 2014 World Superbike calendar

23 February Australia Phillip Island GP Circuit

13 April Spain MotorLand Aragón

27 April The Netherlands TT Assen

11 May Italy Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola

25 May UK Donington Park

08 June Malaysia Sepang International Circuit (STC)

22 June Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

06 July Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

13 July USA Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (STC)

07 September Spain Circuito de Jerez

21 September Russia Moscow Raceway

05 October France Circuit de Magny-Cours

19 October South Africa Phakisa Freeway (STC)

02 November Overseas TBC

 

http://www.bikesport...ed&newsid=10999

 

Back to South Africa?? I hadn't even heard rumblings about this.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 14:04

Bit of a blast from the past. I take it the Argentinian GP promoters have dusted him off as their last racer of any note?

 

I'd rather say he has dusted himself off (haha). Surely the confirmation of a local GP has helped him, but he still wanted to return to motorcycle racing after being unable to raise a proper budget to race in Turismo Carretera. He has been immediately up to speed in the Spanish Moto2 championship. Curiously, Leandro Mercado, the 'most relevant' of the young Argentine moto drivers, is staying at the FIM SuperStock 1000 when everybody was expecting him to push for a Moto2 seat.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:23

Provisional 2014 World Superbike calendar

23 February Australia Phillip Island GP Circuit

13 April Spain MotorLand Aragón

27 April The Netherlands TT Assen

11 May Italy Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari di Imola

25 May UK Donington Park

08 June Malaysia Sepang International Circuit (STC)

22 June Italy Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

06 July Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

13 July USA Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (STC)

07 September Spain Circuito de Jerez

21 September Russia Moscow Raceway

05 October France Circuit de Magny-Cours

19 October South Africa Phakisa Freeway (STC)

02 November Overseas TBC

 

http://www.bikesport...ed&newsid=10999

 

Back to South Africa?? I hadn't even heard rumblings about this.

 

Where the factories - who paticipate in WSB - come from? Japan, Italy, Germay.

 

Japanese race? No

German Race? No.

Italian race? Yes, but 1 less than 2 years ago.

 

Smart?

 

Yes, but only if the dorna's aim to stay away the facory teams - and money - from the WSB.

 

PS: Alex Lowes is official in Crescent Suzuki.


Edited by Tarzaan, 30 November 2013 - 09:24.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:41

Where the factories - who paticipate in WSB - come from? Japan, Italy, Germay.
 
Japanese race? No
German Race? No.
Italian race? Yes, but 1 less than 2 years ago.
 
Smart?
 
Yes, but only if the dorna's aim to stay away the facory teams - and money - from the WSB.
 
PS: Alex Lowes is official in Crescent Suzuki.


I think that's what they are trying to do,make it like a B category to Motogp.

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 16:38

Julian Ryder ‏@MotoGPJules 3m
Some appalling news concerning Doriano Romboni coming out of the Super Sic Supermoto meeting in Italy. I'm afraid he's left us.
4:33 PM - 30 Nov 13


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 17:34

Oh my word

 

That is truly shocking news and possibly the worst thing that could ever happen at an event like this.

 

I cant believe the unkindness of the ways things happen sometimes.

 

Rambo was my favourite rider of the early 90's, so aggressive and always seemd to be getting more out of an NSR250 than was humanly possible

 

Great rider and a real leegnd for me in the prime of the 250 era.

 

but what a truly awful thing to happen at Marco's special day



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 18:17

Hard to get yout head round how cruel life can be sometimes.

#24 MuZzer

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:18

Pedrosa has split with Puig

 

http://www.bikesport...ge&newsid=11008

 

 

Puig is a fruitcake anyway, so DP will be better off without him, IMO.  :stoned:



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:46

LIke Rossi will be after dropping JB then eh!

 

This os nothign to do with Dani, and everything to do with Suppo hating Puig!

 

I am not afan, but you cant argue he was write about making Dani drop Michelin all those years ago. That is what made people vilify him really



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 21:39

Well Rossi did win a couple of Moto GP titles with Burgess, so you could argue that he'll miss him more than Dani will miss Puig.

At least will see if Puig has been holding him back all these years, no?



#27 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:35

Feeel sorry for Romboni and his family :(



#28 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:44

WSBK » Red Devils Roma out of WSBK, Elias to Kawasaki?
08 December 2013

 

Financial woes could force Red Devils Roma to exit the World Superbike Championship, leaving Toni Elias seeking alternative options for 2014.
 

http://www.crash.net...-quit-wsbk.html

 

Meanwhile, Alstare's future in World Superbikes also remains very much in doubt following its divorce from running Ducati's factory effort after just a single season. Though Alstare were said to be keen to enter a privateer Aprilia in 2014, the two operations have thus far failed to reach a deal, while latest speculation suggests the team could swap from two to four-wheels in 2014 by joining the re-launched 'SuperTouringSeries' entering a pair of Jaguars. The series, formerly known as Superstars International Series, was previously headed up by Maurizio Flammini, whose FG Group ran the World Superbike Championship until Dorna's takeover.

Althea Racing, on the other hand, look set to return to the Ducati fold in 2014 with a factory-assisted 1199 Panigale for Niccolo Canepa, while Erik Buell Racing – now with significant backing from Indian motorcycling manufacturer Hero MotorCorp - is close to confirming it will increase the number of represented manufacturers to eight with a pair of 1190RXs run under the 'Team Hero' banner.

 

 
 

+

 

Two WSBK Teams Vanish

 

http://www.superbike.../131206alst.htm

 

Alstare, one of the cornerstone teams of the championship, will not field a team in WSBK in 2014 after negotiations between team boss Francis Batta and Aprilia were fruitless. Alstare, long associated with Suzuki, ended its affiliation with Ducati after one disappointing, acrimony-filled season in 2013.

 

The team also had talks with MV Agusta, which instead paired with the standout World Supersport team Yakhnich. Various reports also indicated Batta had negotiated with Italian manufacturer Bimota about a return to WSBK with the BB3 machine debuted at the Milan bike show. But that was a pipe dream, as Bimota doesn't produce enough BB3's to meet FIM homologation requirements for WSBK.

 

 

 

 

 

so updated WSBK 2014 (based of the currently aviable confirmed informations and rumors)


 
 
Provec Kawasaki
Sykes
Baz
Salom (Evo)
Elias (Evo)
 
 
Aprilia
Guintoli 
Melandri
 
 
Feel Racing Ducati
Davies
Giugliano
 
 
Crescent Suzuki
Laverty
Alex Lowes
 
 
Yakhnich MV Agusta*
Corti
 
 
Ten Kate Honda
Rea
Haslam
TBA(Evo)**
 
 
Grillini Kawasaki(Evo)
Fabrizio
Morais
 
 
Mahi Kawasaki (Evo)
Foret
TBA?
 
 
MRS Kawasaki (Evo)
Guarnoni
 
 
Pedercini Kawasaki (Evo?)***
TBA
TBA
 
 
nor fully confirmed, highly predicted
 
 
Althea Ducati (Evo)
Canepa
 

BMW Motorrad Italia (Evo)
Sylvain Barrier 
 
 
Team Hero Buell
May
Yates
 
 
rumored/perhaps
 
Mesaroli Ducati or Aprilia
Lanzi
 
Jordan Suzuki
TBA
TBA
 
Team Toth Kawasaki(Evo) or BMW (Evo)
Tóth jr.
TBA(?)
 
 
Team Lorini Honda (Evo)
TBA

Edited by Tarzaan, 12 December 2013 - 10:43.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:42

Erik Buell Racing's second rider is Aaron Yates, according to Michael Hill Promotions.



#30 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 14:11

Erik Buell Racing's second rider is Aaron Yates, according to Michael Hill Promotions.

 

Thx, corrected with this info + I forget the Mesaroli-Lanzi rumors.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 15:06

No shock to see smaller teams running away from WSB, you could probably run a decent CRT campaign for the same price as running a top 10 WSB team, so you would be stupid to run a team in WSB unless you have decent bikes.

 

Call it what you may CRT, but at least the CRT guys get a bit coverage, far more at least than the lower teams in WSB, I really don't know what the worlds worst tv director is going to do now Dalligna has gone, but at least we won't have to suffer endless shots of an ugly bloke looking at a tv monitor. I guess we will have more rather awkward scenes of Melandri;s missus and a rather annoyed looking Marco with her fussing like some sort of two bit mother hen.

 

When will these cretins learn that if you don't get a reaction they are very aware that you are there and they just want to do what we want you to do and watch the damned race you stupid idiot.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 15:53

Call it what you may CRT, but at least the CRT guys get a bit coverage, far more at least than the lower teams in WSB

 

Hopefully this will change now that WSB has adopted the MotoGP qualifying format (although I'd still prefer one-lap Superpole to come back).



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:28

No shock to see smaller teams running away from WSB, you could probably run a decent CRT campaign for the same price as running a top 10 WSB team, so you would be stupid to run a team in WSB unless you have decent bikes.

 

Call it what you may CRT, but at least the CRT guys get a bit coverage, far more at least than the lower teams in WSB, I really don't know what the worlds worst tv director is going to do now Dalligna has gone, but at least we won't have to suffer endless shots of an ugly bloke looking at a tv monitor. I guess we will have more rather awkward scenes of Melandri;s missus and a rather annoyed looking Marco with her fussing like some sort of two bit mother hen.

 

When will these cretins learn that if you don't get a reaction they are very aware that you are there and they just want to do what we want you to do and watch the damned race you stupid idiot.

 

With a CRT bike you have no chance to fight for a race lead and finish a podium  + according to my infos Dorna give some money to CRT teams to race.

 

CRT guys get some coverage just because the "lead battle" usually boring in the GP.
 



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 22:31

Exactly all

 

CRT is maybe not that great, but least you were able to see footage of guys like Corti, Puniet, the Ioda guys etc.

 

In WSB you see so little of the other teams its embarassing, as the director is so far up some teams behinds he really does a poor job for the championship that employs him.

 

I dont particularly like CRT, but fair play to Ezpeleta, he is trying his hardest to grab the initiative off of Yamaha, Honda and Ducati in letting them tiotally ruin the show in MotoGP

 

UNless of course you enjoy watching technology and electronics win races and championships



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:37

MRS Kawasaki & Guarnoni confirmed:

 

http://www.p1race.hu...14-ben_20131211



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 13:00

Broc Parkes joins Michael Laverty at PBM MotoGP team

 

http://www.crash.net...otogp-team.html

 

Updated 2014 MotoGP rider line-up

 

http://www.crash.net...er-line-up.html

 

+

 

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki ready to regain title crown by confirming Byrne and Easton

 

http://www.britishsu...and-easton.aspx


Edited by Tarzaan, 12 December 2013 - 16:46.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 16:23

Eric Buell's Team Hero EBR also official:

 

http://www.crash.net...wsbk-entry.html

 

http://www.p1race.hu...14-ben_20131212

 

so updated WSBK 2014 (based of the currently aviable confirmed informations and rumors)


 
 
Provec Kawasaki
Sykes
Baz
Salom (Evo)
Elias (Evo)
 
 
Aprilia
Guintoli 
Melandri
 
 
Feel Racing Ducati
Davies
Giugliano
 
 
Crescent Suzuki
Laverty
Alex Lowes
 
 
Yakhnich MV Agusta*
Corti
 
 
Ten Kate Honda
Rea
Haslam
TBA(Evo)**
 
 
Team Hero EBR Buell
May
Yates
 
 
Grillini Kawasaki(Evo)
Fabrizio
Morais
 
 
Mahi Kawasaki (Evo)
Foret
TBA?
 
 
MRS Kawasaki (Evo)
Guarnoni
 
 
Pedercini Kawasaki (Evo?)***
TBA
TBA
 
 
nor fully confirmed, highly predicted
 
 
Althea Ducati (Evo)
Canepa
 

BMW Motorrad Italia (Evo)
Sylvain Barrier 
(Reiterberger)?
 
 
rumored/perhaps
 
 
Mesaroli Ducati or Aprilia
Lanzi
 
 
Jordan Suzuki
TBA
TBA
 
 
Team Toth Kawasaki(Evo) or BMW (Evo)
Tóth jr.
TBA(?)
 
 
Team Lorini Honda (Evo)
TBA

Edited by Tarzaan, 13 December 2013 - 13:06.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 18:49

Cool news  :up:



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 21:17

Honda have withdrawn from BSB next year. They've cited financial reasons following the withdrawal of title sponsor Samsung.

 

I guess that means that Jenny Tinmouth is likely the only Honda we'll see on the grid next year.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:58

I find that announcemnt staggering I really do.

 

They won the champioship for goodness sake, how on earth can they not find a backer!

 

Yet they are quite happy to do endurance races!  Who on earth cares about that!!!! Is it on tv No, does anyone watch it no, does it have the same impact as BSB, no!

 

Very odd and seems a huge miss for the marketing dept not to find a backer.

 

But then again they had no riders and Lowes was off, so nothing to sell.

 

Might aswell give Byrne the trophy now then I guess



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:00

Endurance races probably are on the whole better bang for buck (equipment maybe not being so on the edge critical) and you probably get some development knowledge out of them.

 

fact is companies don't want to be sponsoring motorsport. It's not green and it's not fashionable. Dark days ahead.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 13:05

Honda have withdrawn from BSB next year. They've cited financial reasons following the withdrawal of title sponsor Samsung.

 

I guess that means that Jenny Tinmouth is likely the only Honda we'll see on the grid next year.

 

Honda Racing British Superbike Team Outlines Plans for 2014

 

http://www.britishsu...s-for-2014.aspx

 

 

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Alessio Piana @AlessioPiana1302h

Altra news vicina all'ufficialità: impegno diretto Ducati nell'IDM Superbike con Neukirchner e Fores con il 3C-Racing Team (più 3 wild card)

 

So I think it means Neukirchner and Fores wil race in the IDM and will have 3 wild-card weekends in WSB. More than nothing.



#43 GSiebert

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 13:36

I find that announcemnt staggering I really do.

 

They won the champioship for goodness sake, how on earth can they not find a backer!

 

Yet they are quite happy to do endurance races!  Who on earth cares about that!!!! Is it on tv No, does anyone watch it no, does it have the same impact as BSB, no!

 

Very odd and seems a huge miss for the marketing dept not to find a backer.

 

But then again they had no riders and Lowes was off, so nothing to sell.

 

Might aswell give Byrne the trophy now then I guess

 

Endurance racing is very cheap compared to other categories, and it's quite easy to get good results if you throw a bit of money to it. Even if most races are not showed live on TV, they get very decent attendance and good results in endurance have a very good marketing value for "hardcore" bikers. Open a bike magazine, there are tons of adverts about endurance.



#44 Rob

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 15:06

11 out of 17 announced riders will be riding Kawasakis in BSB next year. It's getting a bit Kawasaki heavy,



#45 Tarzaan

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:33

Canepa - Althea Ducati Evo is official

http://www.crash.net...epa-ducati.html

 

 

 

so updated WSBK 2014 (based of the currently aviable confirmed informations and rumors)


 
Provec Kawasaki
Sykes
Baz


Aprilia
Guintoli 
Melandri
 
 
Feel Racing Ducati
Davies
Giugliano
 
 
Crescent Suzuki
Laverty
Alex Lowes
 
 
Ten Kate Honda
Rea
Haslam
 
 
Team Hero EBR Buell
May
Yates
 
 
Yakhnich MV Agusta
Corti
 
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Grillini Kawasaki(Evo)
Fabrizio
Morais
 
 
Mahi Kawasaki (Evo)
Foret
 
 
MRS Kawasaki (Evo)
Guarnoni
 
 
Althea Ducati (Evo)
Canepa
 
 
Pedercini Kawasaki (Evo?)
TBA
TBA
 
 
 
nor fully confirmed, highly predicted
 
 

BMW Motorrad Italia (Evo)
Sylvain Barrier 
(Reiterberger)?
 
 
Provec Kawasaki (Evo) - maybe with a different team naming
Salom
Elias
 
 
Ten Kate Honda (Evo) - maybe with a different team naming
TBA - surely an italian rider (Badovini?)
 
 
rumored/perhaps
 
Mesaroli Ducati or Aprilia
Lanzi
 
 
Jordan Suzuki
TBA
TBA
 
 
Team Toth Kawasaki(Evo) or BMW (Evo)
Tóth jr.
TBA(?)
 
 
Team Lorini Honda (Evo)
TBA

 

*****

So that is 20 bikes till now, 13 "normal" bikes (all factory) and 7 Evos (5 riders confirmed) + a high chance to  4 more Evo bikes and maybe some other Evos (Lanzi's rumored bike might be a normal bike). Not that bad, but Alstare is a big loss + I'm worried abut 2015 because the full Evo grid (factory teams, especially Aprilia, Honda and Suzuki)...



#46 GSiebert

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:15

Alex Lowes finally announced at Crescent Suzuki, no big surpise.



#47 Rob

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 22:20

Alex Lowes finally announced at Crescent Suzuki, no big surpise.

 

And in other news, the Pope is Catholic :)



#48 Risil

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 22:35

And in other news, the Pope is Catholic :)

 

Apparently it was due to his contract with Honda lasting till the end of 2013, although I didn't know such things can stop teams from announcing their riders for 2014. Like the avatar by the way. Good to see you kept the Camel branding.  ;)


Edited by Risil, 05 January 2014 - 22:35.


#49 chunder27

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 23:44

News like this happens a lot, it would be so Hinda UK can use his name and image in PR campaigns and the like.

 

Which is a bit rich considering they are quitting!

 

But it has happened a lot in the past, Yamaha wouldnt let Valetino ride the Ducati until the beginning of the year rather than the post Valencia test and this sort of thing happens a lot, usually only with main factory riders, I cant see a problem with someone like Hayden or Bautista, but if Lorenzo or Marquez moved, they would likely not be allowed to ride a new manufacturer at the Valencia post last GP test and would  probably have a part of ther contract that stated they would not be allowed to ride another bike until December or January.

 

Bit stupid really, but its about protecting image and secrets as a main factory rider will leave that bike likely knowing whats coming, but its not like you can delet his brain and what he already knows!!



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 22:53

Apparently it was due to his contract with Honda lasting till the end of 2013, although I didn't know such things can stop teams from announcing their riders for 2014. Like the avatar by the way. Good to see you kept the Camel branding.  ;)

 

I figured everyone was going to go with Ferrari, so I thought I'd pick something different. :)