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WELCOME TO 1991

As the cold war comes ever closer to its end, Maurizio Flammini could finally smile, for his World Superbike Championship finally made a profit. The sport is growing increasingly popular across the globe, with domestic series seeing significant growth and the models from the many manufacturers achieving record sales.

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Every year, the Daytona 200, america's premier motorcycle race, attracts riders, teams and spectators from around the world to bask in the florida sun and witness the best in the world duking it out. Ome of the hardest races to win, Daytona challenges a rider's entire skillset, and only the bravest can hope to win this majestic event.


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Meanwhile, WSBK are preparing themselves for its 4th year of existence. Almost everything is set, bar the calendar, for two dates are yet to be decided, while the round of Italy still doesn't have a long term host track for the next 3 years.

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On the teams and riders front, we can expect Kawasaki to continue their stupendous form into.the new year, with the rob muzzy team looking like the closest challengers for the fast by ferracci ducati team. The ZXR-750 is clearly the best bike outside the 851 Strada, but the bologna outfit might have a new trick up their sleeves, for rumour has it that they will unveil a new bike with an increased engine output to 888cc this year in order to help Raymond Roche keep his world title.

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Rob Muzzy and Kawasaki hopes to retain their constructors title winning line up of riders standings runner-up Doug Chandler and Carl Fogarty. However, the two young men have recently begun attracting interest from 500cc teams in the grand prix world!

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Team Rumi and Honda, meanwhile, are expected to retain their lineup of 1989 WSBK champion Fred Merkel and former multi-time grand prix champion Freddie Spencer for 1991. The latter especially stated in the latest issue of cycle world that he is not thinking about returning to 500cc anytime soon.

Honda, however, would have to do something about falling down the ladder, as the RC30, while still a potent machine, is losing significant ground on Ducati and Kawasaki, and with the other manufacturers most likely also upgrading, Honda might be in for a tough year...


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Suzuki and Yamaha comes into 1991 with the second and third biggest budgets in WSBK after Ducati. Hideo "Pops" Yoshimura and Steve Harris have said that they will invest "stupid money" into their bikes in order to move up the ladder. Doug Polen and Scott Russell are expected to return to yoshimura Suzuki, while the talented, but controversial Marty Bethridge looks to be the rider to lead yamaha forward.

Meanwhile, Massimo Tamburini has been hard at work to improve the disappointing Bimota Tesi 1/d. While it initally started 1990 with some woeful performances, crucial mid-season upgrades saw the bike be very competitive, with Davide Tardozzi and Alex Vieira putting it on the podium many times, the former even mamaging to score pole positions late in the season.

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Norton had a very good sophomore year in 1990, with Scot Rob McElnea bringing the crighton engineered contraption to top 5 finishes and almoat getting a win at the round of france. We expect Norton to continue their steady progress this year.

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At tbe end of year, the always entertaining Macau GP is held. Motorcycles has been a part of the event for as long as anyone can remember, with many of the top riders in the world going there to bask in the glory of winning this unique event.

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Finally, the increasing popularity of the superbike class has brought upon the motorcycling world discussions avout whether or mot to ressurect the legendary match race known as the Transatlantic trophy. The legendary series between the UK and the US saw many riders turn into superstars, such as Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Randy Mamola, Ron Haslam, Eddie Lawson and many others. Talks are already ongoing about Brands Hatch, in Kent, hosting the new iteration of the match race.

However, many people are wondering whether to continue in the tradition of having Britain and America fight for the trophy, or to expand the competion into a "North America vs Europe" format, similar to the Ryder Cup in Golf.



All this and more in Alt-WSBK 1991!



Phase 1: User confirmation


ALL PREVIOUS USERS, PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION INTO ALT-WSBK. TO ALL NEW USERS, PLEASE STATE IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE. YOU WILL BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST.




VOTES (FOR PARTICIPANTS ONLY)


1. What Country shall replace the Round of Hungary this year?

2. Which Track in Italy shall host the round of Italy (bar imola due to safety issues) ?

3. Shall we stay in Portugal for round 10, or shall we go to another country?

A. Stay in Portugal
B. Go to another Country, and specify which one.


4. What Format to use for the Transatlantic Trophy match race?

A. Traditional format, UK vs US
B. North America vs Europe, Ryder Cup style?

YOU HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 1ST TO CONFIRM YOUR PARTICIPATION.

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https://formularejects.com/wiki/1991_Al ... SBK_season
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Team Green Deutschland Kawasaki will continue, but will only participate in the German and Italian rounds.

2. Which Track in Italy shall host the round of Italy (bar imola due to safety issues) ?
Monza

Due to our non-participation, we will abstain from any other questions.
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Yoshimura Suzuki confirms its entry for 1991.


1. What Country shall replace the Round of Hungary this year?
Netherlands (Assen)

2. Which Track in Italy shall host the round of Italy (bar imola due to safety issues) ?
Monza

3. Shall we stay in Portugal for round 10, or shall we go to another country?
Stay in Portugal

4. What Format to use for the Transatlantic Trophy match race?
NA vs EU
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Rob Muzzy is back and ready for the championship.

1. What Country shall replace the Round of Hungary this year? Well, why not the USA?

2. Which Track in Italy shall host the round of Italy (bar imola due to safety issues) ? Mugello

3. Shall we stay in Portugal for round 10, or shall we go to another country? I hear it's hot there. Portugal it be.


4. What Format to use for the Transatlantic Trophy match race?

A. Traditional format, UK vs US
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Petronas Yamaha Tech 3 will continue riding on for 1991.

1) Head over to Assen?
2) Let's head to Mugello, pls.
3)
4) We shall abstain
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Crighton Engineering will keep on running the Norton works team for 1991. However, Norton has hinted at reevaluating their participation in the World Superbike Championship pending the results in the upcoming season.

1. What Country shall replace the Round of Hungary this year? Belgium (Spa Francorchamps)
2. Which Track in Italy shall host the round of Italy (bar imola due to safety issues)? Misano
3. Shall we stay in Portugal for round 10, or shall we go to another country? Stay in Portugal
4. What Format to use for the Transatlantic Trophy match race? UK vs US
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VOTE RESULTS

1. What Country shall replace the Round of Hungary this year?

Netherlands (Assen) 2
Belgium (Spa) 1
Second US race 1

2. Which Track in Italy shall host the round of Italy (bar imola due to safety issues) ?
Mugello 2
Monza 2
Misano 1

Coin toss between mugello and monza

Heads: monza
Tails: mugello

Results: tails


3. Shall we stay in Portugal for round 10, or shall we go to another country?

Results: stay in portugal


4. What Format to use for the Transatlantic Trophy match race?

Results: traditional format, UK vs US

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https://formularejects.com/wiki/1991_Al ... n#Calendar
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Alt-WSBK 1991 Rules

Chassis Building
Manufacturer entries are in control of the building and selling of the current year specification of chassis. In this case, manufacturers control the production of 1991 spec bikes.
NEW: The cost of the upgrades into a 1991 spec bike for a manufacturer entry, is of £50,000.
NEW: Building an entire new manufacturer bike costs the manufacturer team £200,000.
Building a new chassis costs £10,000 to the manufacturer.
NEW: Privateer efforts can now build their own version of a chassis as well. To do that, a privateer must have upgraded its bike to be different than the one they got from the manufacturer team. For example, Moriwaki Engineering building its own chassis out of the privateer Honda RC30 they received.
NEW: Teams on negative budget can build chassis and sell them
NEW: Teams cannot enter different vehicles in the same race (e.g., if a team owns a Kawasaki ZXR-750 and a Honda RC30, they can’t enter both. They can only enter one or the other).
NEW: Teams cannot own more than 4 different bikes. This applies to both privateers and manufacturers.

Chassis Market
The selling cost of the bike is determined by builder of the bike and only the builder of the bike.
NEW: You can't sell a bike with a value that is above its original price.
Teams can decide if the bike sent to the buyer is a detuned version or not. Detuning a chassis can happen in the following manners:
Engine: bikes sold comes at a 2-point deficit compared to its original counterpart.
Chassis: bike sold comes with 2-point deficit
Both: Both above are applied.
None: Privateers get the same version as manufacturer.

Used Bike Garage
NEW: Teams can sell their Bikes to a used bike garage for 50% of its original market price.
NEW: Privateer teams can buy bikes from the Used bike Garage from its listed price.
NEW: Unclaimed bikes (with no owner) will get placed directly into the Used bike Garage.
NEW: Bikes owned by manufacturers do not require to be placed into the Used bike Garage. They can be sold as museum pieces by £20,000, sold to privateers for a money that the manufacturer agrees or sold to the Used bike Garage for 50% of its original market price.
NEW: Inactive teams from a previous season (e.g. who are not entered in any single race) will get their bikes placed automatically into the Used bike Garage and will be disbanded from the alt-WSBK universe.


UPGRADES

Upgrades can be requested by both manufacturer and privateers.
NEW: Privateers can not sell their upgrades to any other team. That includes both other privateers and manufacturers. For example, Moriwaki Engineering cannot sell their custom-made chassis to, say, Hardwick Racing.
NEW: Manufacturers can only sell vehicle upgrades to privateers if they have the exact same Parameters . In other words, any manufacturer who does not provide a factory bike or that applies a penalty to its privateers can not sell their upgrades to them under any circumstances.
NEW: There will be three specific upgrade windows: after Germany, after Austria and after Portugal
Teams can only request a maximum of one upgrade (of each chassis and Engine) during an upgrade window.
Upgrade results are determined by RNG on a 1-10 scale. The higher the current stat number is, the higher the RNG number needs to be for a successful upgrade.


ENGINE UPGRADE: $150,000

CHASSIS UPGRADE: $120,000




Therefore, it is time to move into the next section of the preparation of the season, which is chassis wheeling and dealing!

For this section, teams from 1990 can choose what to do with their bikes from last year.

Therefore, 1990 teams must inform what they plan to do with their 1990 bikes. A full list of bike stats and built bikes can be found in the bike allocations and bike stats tab here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... p=drivesdk


CODE: SELECT ALL

For Manufacturers:
Team Name:
Bike in possesion:
Operation (museum/used bike/available to purchase for agreed price):

For Privateers:
Team Name:
Bike in possesion:
Operation (used Bike/available to purchase for agreed price/keep them):



An example:

Team Name: Fast by Ferracci
Bike in possession: Ducati 851 Strada 90 x2
Operation: for sale: $40,000 each.


1991 manufacturers have to fullfill this form as well:


Manufacturer team name:
Bike: (your vehicle, its shown on bold in the bike Stats page)
Cost: (cost for privateers)
Detuning: Engine/Chassis/Both/None (information in Chassis Market in second post)


An example, again:

Manufacturer team name: Fast by Ferracci
Bike: Ducati 888
Price for privateers: TBD cause we keep it for ourselves :Ocon:
Detuning: TBD

Or, if you upgrade a pre-existing bike to 91 spec:

Manufacturer team name: Rob Muzzy Racing
Bike: Kawasaki ZXR-750 91
Price for privateers: $37,000
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Chrighton Engineering chooses to upgrade the Norton RCW 588 to 1991 spec.
2 new chassis will be built, the 1990-spec bikes will be put for sale.

Manufacturer team name: Chrighton Engineering
Bike: (your vehicle, its shown on bold in the bike Stats page) 2x Norton RCW 588 90
Cost: (cost for privateers) For sale at $40000 each. Price is reduced to $30000 for UK-based teams.
Detuning: None
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Rob Muzzy decisions

With our lack of a huge 91 budget, we will upgrade our 1990 Kawasaki's to 91-spec and keep things level for now. We may add specific upgrades to what we have, but with a focus on keeping both our star riders, we will for now reserve some of our cash for that.

Because we're keeping both our bikes for the new year, we have no bikes to sell on to others.
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Yoshimura Suzuki will use some of the budget investments they have at hand.
The team will therefore upgrade their existing bikes into 1991-spec ones, and upgrade both the engine and chassis.

Team Name: Yoshimura Suzuki
Bike in possession: Suzuki GSX-R750 '91
Price for privateers: $45,000 ($35,000 for detuned version) - $35,000 ($25,000) for Pennanen Racing if they wish to come back
Detuning: None ($45,000) - Chassis ($35,000)
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AI-Controlled factory teams wheeling and dealings operations.


DUCATI

Ducati will build a new bike, the Ducati 888, for the 1991 season. We will give two bikes to our works team, Fast by Ferracci, as well as two bikes to Squadra Lucchinelli corse as part of our new working relationship. We will also sell the 851 strada to privateers.


Team Name: Fast by Ferracci
Bike: Ducati 851 Strada
Operation: sell to privateers
Price for privateers: $40,000, $25,000 for italian teams.

HONDA
Honda will upgrade the RC30 into 91-spec.

Team name: Team Rumi RCM
Bike: Honda RC30 91
Price for privateers: $37,000

YAMAHA

Harris Performance products will upgrade the Yamaha FZR-OW01 to 91 spec.

Team Name: BP Harris Racing
Bike: Yamaha FZR-OW01
Price for privateers: $42,000, $33,000 (detuned), $20,000 for Petronas Tech 3.
Detuning: Engine.

BIMOTA

Bimota will upgrade the Tesi 1/D to 91-spec.

Team name: Bimota Corse
Bike: Bimota YB4
Operation: sell to Museum.

Now, it's the privateers turn to wheel and deal!
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AI-controlled privateers wheeling and dealing

Uponor Pennanen
Bike: 2x suzuki GSX-R750 90
Operation: sell to used bike garage
Buy two 91-spec Suzuki GSX-R750.

Squadra Luchinelli Corse
Bike: Ducati 851 Strada
Op: Sell to used bike garage
Obtains free 2x Ducati 888 from Fast by Ferracci thanks to our new partnership.

Flor Bath racing
Bike: 2x Honda RC30
Op: sell to used bike garage and fold :finbarr:

Neil Tuxworth Racing
Bike: 2x Ducati 851 Strada
Operation: sell to used bike Garage.
Buy two Honda RC30

Lucky Strike Fior
Bike:  Bimota YB4
Operation: sell to used bike garage
Buy 2 Yamaha FZR-OW01 detuned
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Phase 3:
Entries and Budgets

Manufacturer efforts and privateer efforts are allowed into the championship.
Each entry can enter a maximum of 2 cars per weekend, each with 1 driver.
A user can enter a maximum of one manufacturer entry, one full-time privateers and 2 part-time entries (including one-offs) per round.
NEW: Entries cannot be posted outside its specified times - start of the season and before the non-championship races.
NEW: Entries with negative budgets cannot perform monetary operations that involve the spending of money (e.g. updates, buying a new car, hiring drivers that aren’t pay-drivers, etc.). until they go back to being in the positive.
NEW: Bikes cannot be leased between teams - only sold.
Manufacturer Entries
New Manufacturer entries have a starting budget of £500,000.
Budgets from previous season carry on into 1991.
Each manufacturer entry must have two main riders under contract.
Manufacturer entries must enter 2 bikes in every race weekend of the season to be classified for the Manufacturer Championship.
NEW: If a manufacturer entry finishes the season with a negative budget, that manufacturer will leave the series for the next season, as it will deem the investment isn’t worth it given the obtained results. Treat your finances with care!

Privateer Entries
New Privateer entries budget will be calculated based on the following percentage of the schedule they enter:
>=75% - £250,000
50-75% - £125,000
25-50% - £75,000
<=25% - £25,000
Budgets from previous season carry on into 1991.


Riders
Both real life and canon riders can be used.
Performance for riders will be based both on canon results and real-life results.
In case a canon rider doesn’t have any previous background associated, he’ll get his performance determined by RNG.
Riders have a minimum wage of £5,000 per round.
Riders can be released of their contract, but the team will have to pay them their full contract worth in money.
Team owners don’t require a wage.

Pay-riders
Pay-riders do not require a minimum wage.
A rider can be classified as a pay-rider when it is associated with a certain sponsor.
Based on the sponsor, the rider will be determined to be a tier-1 or tier-2 pay-driver.
Tier-1 Pay-rider: Can bring a minimum of $40,000 a year and a maximum of $80,000 a year.
Tier-2 Pay-rider: Can bring a minimum of $10,000 a year and a maximum of $40,000 a year.
The amount of money each pay-rider brings to a team will be determined by RNG.
The amount of money each pay-rider brings is also calculated based on the percentage of races that he’ll run during the season.
If a pay-rider  gets released by a team while under contract, the team will have to pay them back their sponsorship plus 20% of that values for damages to sponsor trust

Entry forms:


For rider bids:

CODE: SELECT ALL
Team Name:
Bike:
Rider Name:
Rider Status (#1, #2, Equal):
Number:
Pay-Rider (yes/no and must name sponsors and if tier 1 or 2):
Rounds:
Wage (per round):


Entries for the non-championship races will come when their time comes.

Riders list here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... p=drivesdk
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Team Name: Chrigton Engineering JPS
Bike: Norton RCW-588 MY91

Rider Name: Rob McElnea
Rider Status (#1, #2, Equal): #1
Number: 5
Pay-Rider (yes/no and must name sponsors and if tier 1 or 2): No
Rounds: All
Wage (per race): 10000

Rider Name: Terry Rymer
Rider Status (#1, #2, Equal): #2
Number: 26
Pay-Rider (yes/no and must name sponsors and if tier 1 or 2): No
Rounds: All
Wage (per race): 8000

Rider Name: Darren Dixon
Rider Status (#1, #2, Equal): #2
Number: 19
Pay-Rider (yes/no and must name sponsors and if tier 1 or 2): No
Rounds: All
Wage (per race): 7500

Rider Name: Steve Hislop
Rider Status (#1, #2, Equal): #2
Number: 19
Pay-Rider (yes/no and must name sponsors and if tier 1 or 2): No
Rounds: All
Wage (per race): 6000
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I'd like to enter a new team into the sport, the Austrian based Auinger Racing. Team Boss is former 125ccm GP winner Gustl Auinger.

EDIT: With that, I'd like to purchase the two Hondas formerly owned by Flor Bath.

Riders:
Team Name: Auinger Racing
Bike: Honda RC30
Rider Name: Andreas Meklau
Rider Status (#1, #2, Equal): #1
Number: 13
Pay-Rider (yes/no and must name sponsors and if tier 1 or 2): yes, tier2, sponsor is Mayr-Menlhof
Rounds: all rounds pls
Wage (per round): minimum wage

Team Name: Auinger Racing
Bike: Honda RC30
Rider Name: Christian Zwedorn
Rider Status (#1, #2, Equal): #2
Number: 45
Pay-Rider (yes/no and must name sponsors and if tier 1 or 2): yes, tier2, sponsor is Memphis
Rounds: Germany, Austria and Italy
Wage (per round): minimum wage
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