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Poll: Should MotoGP and WSB be merged?

MotoGP and WSB are now owned by the same company, and althought WSB is a production-based class historically cheaper that MotoGP, Biaggi used 28 engines throughout 2011. Some of the top factory WSB bikes are more powerful and have many more trick parts on them than their CRT cousins. Vote in the poll below and don't forget to post a comment. The...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (11 April 2012 10:51)

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Aug 11

Posts: 7

gpmatt says:

Easy awnswer.. if it was to be all one we would only see half the amount of racing!!

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Apr 06

Posts: 57

jimsmimm says:

at least in wsb british riders get a decent chance of a factory ride unlike motogp where your either spanish/italian or no one....

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Aug 02

Posts: 858

neilf says:


If MotoGP and WSB were to be combined into the same class then obviously no, but if they were to be held at the venue on the same race weekend then maybe. If the latter were to happen then the superbikes should run stock engines (blueprinting allowed), spec ECU, stock frames, after market suspension and slicks, plus a limit on the number of engines used per year and 1 race per meeting... that reduce costs and performance. Would WSS, 1000SS and 600SS be included? Would there be room for everyone in the paddock if this was to happen, what about decent track time for free practice and qualifying, is WSS too close to Moto2 and would the former need to be "dumbed down"? There are more questions to this than just merging MotoGP and WSB.

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Sep 11

Posts: 2284

YamahaGYTR says:

In many ways MotoGP should be kept clear of WSBK but some of the rules need scraping like the engine regulations.

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Oct 07

Posts: 1302

hugelean says:

No!!! Next they'll merge moto2 with wss then find no need for moto3 then it'll be one 1000 race.. Tell the accountants to fuck off.. If anything they should do their best to make sure they are not held on the same weekend that way combined with bsb you've got racing on every weekend throught the season. 3 week breaks then all on at the same time would be a night mare but for sky anytime even with it it can be a ball ache..

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Feb 10

Posts: 196

wesley01 says:

Dont do it

Please leave WSB as its the best racing and manufacturers out there, MOTO GP is a joke as its the honda and yamaha show.

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Jun 11

Posts: 563

ratchetman says:

completly different classes

Moto Gp has Historicaly been the protype class Where new inovations for bikes are tried out with very trick parts making it extremly expensive. WSB has historicaly been the road based class which has made it a lot cheaper. Both classes are now far to expensive. wouldnt it a better idea to have motogp bikes using the CRT rules and WSB going the way of BSB. That way the racing would be cheaper and you would still get the chassis inovations ect from MOTOGP. The other thing i think is getting silly and expensive on  road bikes is traction control and anti wheely systems. If BSB riders can do with out them at the speeds that they ride. Why do we need them on road bikes? . I thought are right hand was supposed to cotrol the throttle?  

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Mar 08

Posts: 127

gryczon says:

even opposite way: leave motogp and wsbk and extend wsbk (maybe when economic will get the upturn momentum) to 3 classes: 1000, 750, 600. If there is anything to merge it would be 2 races in 1000 class merged to one but twice longer (they can even add pitstops if there is a necessity) anyway it's a stupid idea to merge into one class couse it would just cut the money and sponsorship everywhere.

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Feb 08

Posts: 159

davdamos says:


i don't think they should merge, but maybe one or two races a year together would be pretty sweet

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Jun 06

Posts: 35

dozyhonda says:

merge or die

They have to merge and the sooner the better. Motogp has tried another rule change and has only succeeded in having four bikes at the front (given that Spies was having an off day and would have been in fourth) with the remainder again trailing in their wake. I would like to see a field like the moto2 and 3 where you have close racing with seven or more bikes for the top spot. WSB  looks like Ducati will be running away again with maybe Kawasaki able to find the speed to stay in touch. Lump them all together, have a 1000cc rule (sorry Ducati but having and extra 200cc just aint fair!) and then we will see proper racing. This argument about Motogp being for prototypes is a farce as WSB bikes are almost at the same level, or even beyond in some cases, with the amount of trickery they bring wuth them. They could even have two Motogp races per weekend, on Saturday and Sunday!  Let them use up to 12 engines per year and cut back the electronics to just the traction control element.

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