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  • Bimota back on the WSBK grid

    http://www.bikesales.com.au/news/bim...ref=sr-ed-news with a BB3 and the team been run by Alstare.
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  • #2
    Cool, always good to see more variety
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    • #3
      Maybe....

      They still need to meet minimum production requirements before they will be actually allowed on the grid, or alternatively require a waiver to be able to start racing at the beginning of the season.

      EBR have been under the pump for the last 2 months trying to turn out enough bikes to meet an end of Jan deadline to be allowed on the grid at the start of the season.

      I don't expect to see them (Bimota) at Phillip Island at this time.
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      • #4
        Yeah, good luck trying to build all those bikes! Then there's the problem of selling them all.
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        • #5
          Bimota WSBK bike needs more Tesi frame!

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          • #6
            So what are the rules on minimum volumes now?

            Say if Bimota wants to run a Tesi can they just add up all the Tesi’s made since 1990 or does it have to be current model/engine configuration?

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            • #7
              Says in the article =

              • The manufacturer must produce 500 units by June 30 (2014).
              • The "minimum quantity" of 1000 units must be reached by December 31 (2014).
              • A minimum quantity of 2000 units must be produced by Dec 31 2015.


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              • #8
                Taken from Speedweek

                SUPERBIKE WMـBERBLICKNEWSKALENDERWM - STATE RESULTS
                SUPERBIKE World Cup
                Scandal: Bimota allowed to drive without homologation
                From Ivo Schützbach - 26.02.2014-09:35
                Small-scale manufacturers Bimota will be at the European launch of the World Superbike Championship in mid-April in Aragَn there. Promoter Dorna and the FIM make an exception for the BB3 .
                This also smaller manufacturers can participate in the Superbike World Championship , were for this year and beyond changed the Homologationsregeln . Instead of the previous 2000 motorcycles within two years , must in future only be built in 1000 . In order to obtain approval for the races , a manufacturer must present 125 roadworthy motorcycle in the initial acceptance by the World Motorcycle Federation FIM Superbike World Championship marketers Dorna . Recent Activites at Erik Buell Racing the end of January 2014 , the EWC 1190RX .
                Not so Bimota . How now transpired , the Italian small producers at the European launch of the World Superbike Championship at Motorland Aragَn may 13 April 2014 ride , although by then the prescribed 125 Bimota BB3 will be produced not in the approach.
                This is due to an exception rule . Because Dorna and FIM absolutely want to have a ninth manufacturer and with Alstare also one of the most prestigious teams in World Superbike , Bimota gets from the date of Homologationsbeantragung a period of four months to produce the 125 motorcycles. Until the completion of the two drivers Ayrton Badovini and Christian Iddon start out of competition and received no championship points . As a driver on the track they will intervene in the course of the championship anyway, the opposing teams fear distortion of competition. Alstare Bimota does not follow the guidelines , they fly to the four months from the championship.
                Last Saturday at 13.30 clock said Dorna Superbike Manager Javier Alonso at a meeting at Phillip Iceland to SPEEDWEEK.com : "The new Homologationsregeln make it smaller manufacturers easier. We will strictly adhere to the regulations. Bimota is allowed to drive only if they build the prescribed amount of bikes. "
                Five hours later, Alonso met with representatives of the Manufacturers Association MSMA ( Motorcycle Sports Manufacturers Association ) to discuss the future technical direction of the championship. In said meeting, the Spaniard also informed that different standards apply to Bimota than for any other . The manufacturers are not amused by the press and so fans were sold for stupid.
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                • #9
                  The homologation regs are always going to favor the big boys in their current form - 1000 bikes for honda for example is bugger all compared to 1000 bikes for Bimota - or even worse, a new manufacturer (e.g., Britton) attempting to go racing to get his business off the ground.

                  I'm not sure what the best solution is, but some formula based on percentage of bikes sold on the open market makes more sense, as that will scale with the size of the manufacturer.
                  “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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                  • #10
                    ^^^ agree.

                    The requirement to build so many bikes is idiotic. It really should be about a percentage of some production metric, like x% of bikes over 1000cc or something. Along with a forecast of building however many bikes for those like Bimota or EBR or anyone else.
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                    • #11
                      Were they ever going to be denied?
                      WSBK would be nuts to knock back any genuine advances from a manufacture, no matter how small. They need the exposure it brings.
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