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MSS Discovery Kawasaki manager Nick Morgan has slammed the new British Superbike regulations, saying that it seems the rules are squarely aimed at the full factory teams.
A clearly angry Morgan said: "I am completely against this change for numerous reasons. We have only had the existing rules in place for six races and it appears, along with the one-make tyres to have bought the racing closer than ever across the whole class.
"I think this ruling is more for Suzuki,Ducati and Honda, with the latter two teams allegedly looking at WSBK for  2009.  Also some teams complained of not being able to enter WSB as wildcards, but they ran Dunlops for the last five years making the wildcard entry an impossibility, so why now is it so important to do?
"There also was a meeting at Donington where everyone was happy with rules and now a few weeks later they are bleating that it's all wrong.  You'll probably find next week they'll change to Superstock. Finally, I fail see how Supersport engine rules can more expensive than Superbike. Maybe Suzuki should have a long, hard look at their winter test programe and instead of going round in circles, they should have done some serious testing on motors. After all, they did more testing than any other manufacturer only to have component issues."
The rules have been welcomed with open arms by Airwaves Ducati's Colin Wright and Jack Valentine, Rizla Suzuki's team manager. “I think the proposed introduction of WSB rules for ’09 is an excellent idea and one that I, all BSB superbike teams and manufacturers fully support," said Wright.
"The move to WSBK rules is a good one as it stops the best domestic championship in the world becoming alienated and puts it back on a par with World Superbikes which runs to FIM regulations," added Valentine.
"I understand why they changed the rules, in theory stock parts should be cheaper, however if you ask any top engine builder they will tell you it can be the opposite because they need changing more often and are more prone to failure under the extremes of racing.
"Going back to FIM rules means the Championship will remain strong and attract the manufacturer’s interest which we need. It helps the manufacturers to develop their bikes and riders and that in turn allows them to move on to World level. The bikes and the racing will be at a much higher level for the British fans to enjoy." 

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