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Yamaha pulls out of WSB

Yamaha Motor Europe has decided to withdraw their official Yamaha World Superbike Team at the end of the current season from the FIM Superbike World Championship. This announcement follows a full strategic review of the Marketing Operations within Europe including all Motorsport activities and takes into account the continuing severe and rapidly changing Powered Two Wheeler market conditions throughout the region. Due...

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

Devastated.

Being honest to hear this news about Yamaha pulling out of WSBK but one thing I'll never forget is Ben winning on the R1 in 2009 that will always live long in my memory.

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Fomancu

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Fomancu says:

yamaha out

All at a time when it looks like Dorna will take over from Flammini--coincidence? or am I just been cynical?

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ameg2808

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ameg2808 says:

ouch

this is a real stinker, I love WSB and think it must sell more bikes for manufacturers than GP, you can buy an R1 not an M1! and 9 times out of 10 the racing is miles better than a MotoGP round

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kwakanuts

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kwakanuts says:

well what do they expect when they charge ducati money for an R1....... gutted for melandri and laverty, hopefully something comes up for them..

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

i agree

i think you have hit the nail on the head there, he now has a hand in wsbk, i think yamaha has done this to protect its future, more will follow for sure, can you imagine moto gp bikes running one manufacturer engine, i know its a big think but moto 2 AND 3 are now currupt with it and give good racing, maybe this is the big shake up, could we see a joint series in the near future like the old days??.mix it up i say.

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buelligan272

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buelligan272 says:

and some said

Moto GP is doomed!

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Elbowz11

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Elbowz11 says:

Big kick in the teeth.

For Melandri and Laverty who were having a season in their rookie campaign on the R1 I think I might get this seasons DVD as a rememberance of Yamaha in its final season of WSBK racing.

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Faster1

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Faster1 says:

look what it did to the AMA

,, the once proud AMA Superbike series has morphed onto the current joke that it is today. Without the factories,, why bother.

It is a dark day WSBK, and as posted earlier, the rest will follow. Suzuki is 99% out, (It didn't help that Hopper's indie team embarrased the Suzuki "factory" team. So Ducati (wink wink)is out,,  Suzuki is "like" out,, Yamaha is out,,, count the days before Kawasaki has had enough losing,,   Honda? who knows but I don't see them being the last of the Big 4 to be in WSBK. How thin do you think that they are stretching themselves with the moto2 motor effort. Next year it should be called the Aprilia / BMW cup.

this sucks

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kwakakid

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kwakakid says:

wsb value for money

never even gave a thought to yamaha pulling out.Attended both series, both abroad and here, and for me wsb is better value for money, and with super pole on the saturday more interesting over a weekend.Melandri and Laverty been made available will only have a knock on effect and 2 of the up and coming riders, like maybe Lowes and Davies, will have to wait longer for their chance.Mind you would love it if Melandri got Biaggis ride.Wonder if Max would give an interview then!!!!!!!! 

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colinS2R

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colinS2R says:

yamaha

have declining sportsbike sales caused this, no longer the need for unusable race reps?

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