Yes,Have you seen the number of fans that attend a World Superbike race?
Last time I checked, Fox dropped all Superbike racing from their US broadcasts (except for a poorly done Daytona).
Agreed, mostly. Also, the original DMG team did tremendous damage the way they took over. The economy was showing signs of taking a dump which only made matters worse. The factories were basically footing the bill, there were few big sponsors beyond them. The series hadn't had a title sponsor for years (since Chevy walked). I know of at least one team that walked away because of the financial damage done in the first weeks of DMG and they haven't come back. AFAIK, they have no plans on returning.Sorry, most of that is bollocks. Blame the economy, stupid? Have you seen the current economies of Europe? Where WSBK resides? Somehow, they manage to put on a full season, with full factory and factory support teams, and real competition, and they offer an actual TV package for fans to watch every race. I could go on...
Meanwhile, we get to cool off for three months until the next AMA race.
Step 1: Legalize CannabisThe Daytona class has some of the best racing in the world, too bad we won't see it. Let's really be honest here, what has fucked up motorcycle racing the most is the loss of tobacco sponsorship. Look back a few years ago, everyone had a cigarette company on their leathers.
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The days of fifteen factory bikes were gone LONG before the DMG came along. Kinda like how there was only a factory Ducati team in World Superbike for awhile, but no one complained about it.Where has the racing gotten better? DSB? Ok... Can most people name 5 DSB riders off the top of their heads?
AMA Superbike is a one factory rider show, Daytona notwithstanding.
The article is not written by anyone employed by the DMG or AMA. Unfortunately, it appears your last chance to see how good things are these days has slipped away.I'm sick of the whole "qiut bashing the sport" mantra. Unfortunately for DMG, having knowledgeable, passionate fans is a double-edged sword. A true fan is going to know when something sucks, and is going to let his opinions be known. The answer is to stop sucking, not shut the fans up.
I can name every rider in every series, if I look it up. My question was, can MOST people name 5 DSB riders off the top of their heads. You're not most people. But here's a :cookieThe days of fifteen factory bikes were gone LONG before the DMG came along. Kinda like how there was only a factory Ducati team in World Superbike for awhile, but no one complained about it.
If Superbike is a one factory rider show, how does Hayes have a teammate? Or are you calling Cardenas the only factory rider? Or is it May? Yates? Could you be talking about Hayden, because you know even though the Jordan team has won some races, it isn't a factory team, right? Come to think of it, so has Chris Ulrich's team...
Over the last four years, there probably as many different AMA Superbike winners as there are MotoGP winners.
I think Pegram and Mladin are in that four-year window, but I don't know for sure. I can't remember if Dovi won a race yet.
And just for shits and giggles, here's five more FRONT-running DSB guys...
Here's a bonus, Supercamp prodigy, JD Beach
Finally, does anyone know how superbikeplanet got its name? It used to be amasuperbike.com. I would love to read the story some time...