BMW'S director for motorcycle sport, Bernhard Gobmeier, believes that Honda and Yamaha's strive for technical dominance in MotoGP is killing the sport and making it unappealing for the Bavarian manufacturer. As a result, he says BMW will stay in WSBK until the situation changes.
He placed the blame directly at Honda and Yamaha for the current issues facing the series, "I believe that Honda and Yamaha are killing MotoGP," he added. "The Japanese have a different idea of racing. Their goal is to beat their rivals by leading through technology, if this war ruins the show, it doesn't matter."
According to Gobmeier, for BMW to enter MotoGP it needs to be more of a show, a business and an opportunity to entertain the crowds. BMW's only involvement in MotoGP so far has been powering the Suter machine ridden by Colin Edwards in the Forward Racing Team.—Paul DucheneBack to News