'Purveyor of mediocre results and doing just good enough to keep going since 1976'
2010 British Clubman Supermoto Champion.
2012 German Supermoto Meisterschaft
Taunus Moto Husqvarna
most of us so called anti YS guys on the forum have been asking for exactly what you have said.
Reduced costs all around which the majority YS is ultimately responsible for whichever way you look at it. Promotor, travel, entry fees are all directly driven by youth stream. Their job as a promotor is to produce the best they can but surely it also take into consideration with what they have and not what they can get. A promotor with such a long contract with the FIM should be safe guarding the teams/riders more. When the worlds economy does eventually recover (3 years at best from now which is being very optimistic) then the series should start pushing towards a more elitist model (if the finances allow it). Right now and for the past 4-5 years that has not been the case.
YS have tested the waters for the past few years with the current model and not exactly brought the money in for the teams (or they would be trying to step up to GP level from domestic). Now is the time to reduce costs, introduce some caps on the bikes, logistically move around the series a little smarter to minimise travel. Bring back better racing, push the younger riders to the top and reap the benefits of that effort when the time comes financially.
But I doubt very much we will see that happen. Share holders to greedy to see the forrest for the trees.
Your only as fast as the last person you pass!!!
In direct response to some of the comments above, YS yesterday laid out their various social media platforms-
So in future if you have an issue with YS you can tell them direct via their facebook page etc. How long criticism will be tolerated has yet to be seen.
Roger Harvey (honda europe): most fantastic thing about the qatar and thailand gp ... 40 riders behind the gate in the superfinal, it was awesome. Sad thing abouth the superfinal ... mix between mx1 and mx2
steve dixon and the superfinal