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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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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

gp's will fall

wsbk should be left alone simple as...............................foggy rules.

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

@dozyhonda

what a load of crap, you say the last motogp was a 4 bike race , yet the last wsbk wasnt any better in that case.

 

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djjonnibgood

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djjonnibgood says:

MotoGP to run crt rules/production based engines throughout the field, and wsbk to stay as a similar format to what it is, with limits on the number of engines to help cut costs would be my vote

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dozyhonda

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dozyhonda says:

@sheene Fan7

Yes I agree the last WSB race was the same and that is why they have to merge or they will become the same as F1, heaven forbid, and become another boring processional motorsport.  A processional race does not attract viewers and, if what is said was true, Stonor only lost the race due to arm pump and would have one the race by a country mile. I want to see racing through the race right up to the last corner with maybe 7 or 8 bikes involved, and not all from the same manufacturer either. Both events have to act now as when the recession ends and money becomes more available other promotors or indeed other sports will steam in steal the limelight and the floating fan base and be gone. What will be left? The hard core Motogp and WSB fans who turm up anyway but the tv franchises will have left the sport and the money as well. Biking is under threat per se and the sports end of it  has to adapt/merge or, as I said before, die.

 

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FLATTRACKER

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FLATTRACKER says:

WSBK has gone too far, ignore for a minute engine spec and what have you got left of the original road bike ? The frame, but thats modified. Wheels, forks, brakes, swingarm,rear shock, under seat and repositioned fuel cell, electronics, bodywork and almost everything else has never seen the production line. Should go back to homogolated production bikes anyone can buy.

MotoGP is for prototypes, end of.

My two bobs worth.

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dozyhonda

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dozyhonda says:

@flattracker

Now if WSB had the courage to do that then I can see them surviving. It would make more sense in the long run.

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vtwinmark

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vtwinmark says:

Would be the last thing Rossi needs now.......another half dozen Ducatis finishing ahead of him.

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Westymr2

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Westymr2 says:

No

Moto GP should stay seperate but run WSB spec engines in a prototype chassis.

Think, Moto 2 on steroids! Who wouldn't wanna see that? More on the grid due to lower cost and closer racing! Win,win

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bolland27

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bolland27 says:

No

Totally agree with Westymr2 Gp with WSB engines/prototype chassis and WSB going back to its roots. No way can/should they merge  Must admit prefer WSB over MotoGP any day but wouldnt want to see either disappear.

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Chilliesauce69

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Don't be silly. You would ruin WSBK and GP would become a thing of the past.

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