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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    I've been following the 300s 'cause we could be watching history being made. Haven't been watching the STK1000, so other than that it is sad to lose a class, I won't miss them next year.
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    Without giving anything away - STK100 was madness at times. More action than a season of WSBK. SSP300 was edge of the seat stuff.
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    I thought WSB was heading more towards Prod 1000 but maybe that is not the case ?

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    It could well be. That would make sense of the dropping of the STK1000 class. The current WSBK class needs something done as it drags in crowds that sometimes look outnumbered by the competitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    I've been following the 300s 'cause we could be watching history being made. Haven't been watching the STK1000, so other than that it is sad to lose a class, I won't miss them next year.
    Well there you go. It ain't over 'til it's over :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonhed View Post
    Well there you go. It ain't over 'til it's over :-)
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    They need to drop the SBK class rather than the Super Stock class. Super stock is more interesting and the bikes are closer to what you and I ride. Having two more or less prototype classes (SBK and MotoGP) splits the audience and the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmik de Bris View Post
    They need to drop the SBK class rather than the Super Stock class. Super stock is more interesting and the bikes are closer to what you and I ride. Having two more or less prototype classes (SBK and MotoGP) splits the audience and the money.

    Cheers
    Or maybe merge SBK and STK. A fair degree of modification is fine IMHO but the difference between an "off the shelf" bike and a WSBK is insane! Even if you go back to the late 90's and early 2000's. I think that BSB has that balance pretty well sorted but it has been a while since I had a squizz at their Sup-regs
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    What is this madness? "We dropped one class so we will chuck in a sprint race with the usual suspects..."
    http://www.fim-live.com/en/article/t...duced-in-2019/

    Meanwhile - 8 AM races for WSBK this round. I will be on the edge of my seat .... or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadpole View Post
    What is this madness? "We dropped one class so we will chuck in a sprint race with the usual suspects..."
    http://www.fim-live.com/en/article/t...duced-in-2019/

    Meanwhile - 8 AM races for WSBK this round. I will be on the edge of my seat .... or not.
    Cheers dadpole, think I'd rather have the sprint race on Sat and the two Points races on the Sunday. But what ever, no ones gunna risk 110% racing if its not a Championship Points race.

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    Just saw that too, on WSBK, same release.
    Does not say anywhere that it is not for points.
    Seems a bit odd to me. I guess they are struggling with ideas to get more audience.
    IMO, they need to reduce the spec/cost of competing in order to attract larger entry numbers.
    I feel that the size of the field brings in spectators/audience and attracts more talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyb View Post
    Just saw that too, on WSBK, same release.
    Does not say anywhere that it is not for points.
    Seems a bit odd to me. I guess they are struggling with ideas to get more audience.
    IMO, they need to reduce the spec/cost of competing in order to attract larger entry numbers.
    I feel that the size of the field brings in spectators/audience and attracts more talent.
    You think there's a shortage of competitors?
    Polemic....look it up

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    My personal view is that the support classes (usually) offer much better racing than the premier class. The drawback is that if the 'glamour' class id dropped then no TV coverage and only friends and relatives will turn up. Perhaps we can go to BSB format and more bikini girls. As an aside, my wife says the black leather cap outfits make it look like a tranny festival.
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    Check TV times for viewing latest round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Check TV times for viewing latest round.
    I hadn't got around to checking that but it's Argentina isn't it? If I'm watching at wine o'clock an Argentinian Malbec might be appropriate.
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