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Michael Guy  says:

Superpole format tweaked for 2010

The all new WSB Superpole format introduced at the beginning of 2009 has been revised for 2010. Following consultation with teams and riders, Superpole one, which sees the fastest 20 riders after qualifying participate, now lasts 14 minutes, not 12 minutes. Superpole two stays the same with the fastest 16 men given 12 minutes to progress. Superpole one gives the fastest eight...

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Jul 04

Posts: 28

vee5 says:

I thought the organisers would have got rid of the qualifying tyres and just made the riders set there times on race tyres.Seems to make sense to me and reduces costs from Pirelli's point of view.

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Mar 09

Posts: 294

Mort77 says:

Could have done better

I agree that getting rid of the qualifying tyres would be more likely to ensure the fastest riders go through to Superpole 3. Equally they could have given the riders 1 qualifying tyre for each Superpole session though that would prove a lot more expensive for Pirelli.

Personally I've never been a fan of Superpole, though the new format is better than the old way, and would much rather see the riders given one qualifying tyre each and start the race from where they qualified. I know it's old school for WSB but it works fine in motogp (even without qualifying tyres) and the final 10 minutes are far more exciting to watch than Superpole.

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Dec 05

Posts: 29

Hondasixrr says:


I thought they only had 2 qualifying tyres?

So the slower riders use the in the 1st & 2nd qualifying session.

 I agree with vee5. It would be better to use just race tyres & get rid of qualifyers all together.

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Oct 09

Posts: 32

Make It Simple

Wouldn't it level the playing field to just give all riders an allocation of tyres for the weekend, and then let the riders and teams choose from the available compounds supplied by Pirelli.

Get rid of the rubbish that is knock out (in my opinion trying to contrive a spectacle) and then have a session that everyone goes hell for leather and the quickest riders end up at the front?

I've never seen the sense in trying to CREATE a spectacle, when race watchers just want to see the best riders going for pole??

Am I being too old school??

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Jan 09

Posts: 99

intense thought

Mind staggering how the powers that be came up with such an idea. I wonder how many hours were spent in meetings before the idea of  adding 2 minutes to the first session, then taking them off the last session was agreed. Like it will really make any difference. ARSEHOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nov 09

Posts: 2


future of W.S.B.

Rossi signed for Ducati for 2011, to race in both Motogp and Wsb ,could he race in both series ?(assuming race weekends do not clash)..........Flavio Briatore to run top W.S.B team,why not ?(he would not only bring massive sponsorship to the series,along with T.V rights to promote the series. Yes we all know he was banned from F1,for a racing incident, whitch occurs every race in F1) just imagine Rossi v Briatore ,definatly on each others christmas card list.

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