Fair enough, everyone has their dream bike, that being said if I had 85k€ to drop on a Moto2 bike I'd probably have a WSBK spec bike or two in the garage already... lol
Yeah that's a good point. I guess I was thinking if that's ALL that I had...but now that I think of it, even if I did I wouldn't blow all my play money on 1 bike. I'd have like 3 less expensive ones, a truckload of race tires and track days and race weekend like every other weekend
I did see that article with the lucky sob with the two Ducati GP bikes, but I thought one was Hayden's and one was Rossi's either way lucky guy.
I just like that the safety car system keeps things moving unless there is a serious crash.
Again yes I as well would watch Chaz in the lead all day, hell I'd watch him just doing practice laps for hours but like you I'm not the average fan that you were speaking of that WSBK is trying to attract. That fan needs quick fast paced action like football (real football not that American hand egg ball game lol) and I think that is what they are trying to achieve with the changes, to tell the truth I just got used to the Saturday race 1 business so I'll just wait and see how it goes before I make up my mind.
Hahaha...as I was reading the last paragraph and saw "quick fast paced action like FOOTBALL"...I was thinking "WTF is this guy smoking? He can't be serious if he thinks football is more fast paced and exciting than WSBK", but then I saw you meant the real football!
....you almost had me there. Good save though, good save! lol
I know that's what they're going for and I hope they achieve it, I just have my doubts right now. But maybe it's the diehard fan and the amateur racer inside me that's thinking that. I just can't see how a racer that's at the top would like that. Putting the fanbase aside, this rule only benefits the people that are fast, but not quite podium fast, so basically the 4th-9th guys, more or less.
I would be interested to see some statistics as far as viewers and spectators that go to races over the last 20-25 years. I just can't imagine the numbers being lower now than it was in the 90s with the internet and high quality broadcasts, and live onboard footage and all the things they have these days. I can see the number of spectators at the tracks declining though, but that's probably because of the better coverage you get on TV and online. Back in the day if you wanted to see some good racing you had to actually go to the track. Nowadays you see everything on TV, there isn't much to miss, but at the track you only see a small portion of it. The only pro race I ever saw directly was MotoGP at Indy in 2012 and although amazing to see and hear those bikes so close, the first thing I did when I got back home was rewatched it on the videopass online because I felt I missed a lot of the race and only saw the action from T1-T3. And this is just my personal speculation but I think there probably is an overall decline in number of people interested in motorsports that's caused by the auto industry going "green". More and more Prius-like panzy cars around now than have ever been and less and less badass fire-breathing, ozone killing machines out there. More and more people care about fuel efficiency and low emissions, which is exactly the opposite of motorsports in general. And I'm not saying all that is bad. It's certainly good for the environment...but I'm just thinking that has something to do with the decline of people interested in motorsports. I could be wrong and completely talking out of my ass though, so who knows