Originally posted by picblanc
Changing the subject back to racing, did anyone notice in the link Ton posted, that in BSB, HM Plant Honda are laying off their mechanics/engineers, some of them anyway, indicating a one rider team or even no team at all!!
If you were a manufacturer and running in both MotoGP and WSB you would have to think very carefully about which series you continued to support. I know which I would do. WSB. As a manufacturer you already make the bike, it's production based, not a one off. You probably get more sales from WSB than MotoGP anyway. Now apply this logic to all teams in MotoGP/WSB, WSB/AMA, BSB/Superstock, etc, etc.
Makes you wonder what will happen to 125's/250's. After all you can continue to run cheap strokers or change to a new bike with a "diesel", my name for a 4 stroke, production engine. At least they are cheaper than the strokers anyway.