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They lost their sense in WSBK

The seniles at SBK commission lost it now completely.
http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/2016...ations+Defined
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I think it is kind of cool. But then again I am not the one racing. Would you give up 3rd place in race one to finish 4th? Would mean you start on the pole in race 2 instead of 7th.
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I don't think any racer would give up a sure podium just to start a new race from the pole, to hope for a podium position. I don't like it though, superpole decides where you start, it should be that way throughout the weekend.
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I don't think any racer would give up a sure podium just to start a new race from the pole, to hope for a podium position. I don't like it though, superpole decides where you start, it should be that way throughout the weekend.
In MotoGP MM did not pass JL, just so JL could win the title last year.
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I think it's seriously lost its way. Have two races on the same day was a big draw for WSBK back in the day. Now the format is spread over two days it's just not the same. Now this grid reshuffle nonsense. It just makes it harder to understand. The racing over the last few years has been so dull .
I really don't know what the answer is . Also wss is in trouble with several manufacturers stopping to make 600cc supersport bikes.
Perhaps the moto GP money machine will finally kill the series off.

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Artificial nonsense... This is not racing.

What a beast of a motorcycle!
It growls and rages and flies across the tarmac like a wild animal that has escaped the confinement of a cage and after merely waiting restlessly until the release, will not endure being locked up ever again.


Skye I miss you. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
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In MotoGP MM did not pass JL, just so JL could win the title last year.
I know, team orders and personal favors to their buddies or fellow countrymen are not something under anyone's control. I'm just saying a racer who is sitting in 3rd place on the last lap, isn't likely to drop one position simply to get a better run down to the first corner of the 2nd race.
He will 9.9 times out of 10 take the for sure podium, knowing he has one more shot at changing his bike for race 2, and making a better run at it on Sunday.
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I know, team orders and personal favors to their buddies or fellow countrymen are not something under anyone's control. I'm just saying a racer who is sitting in 3rd place on the last lap, isn't likely to drop one position simply to get a better run down to the first corner of the 2nd race.
He will 9.9 times out of 10 take the for sure podium, knowing he has one more shot at changing his bike for race 2, and making a better run at it on Sunday.
Agree. I have never liked team orders.
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I like the change. It will make the racing more challenging for the top riders and more interesting for the fans
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