When BMW announced their withdrawal from the World Superbike Championship last week, people were genuinely shocked. When it was further rumoured that Aprilia could follow suit, debate started to emerge regarding the future of the production based series. If four factory (supported) bikes are removed from the grid, where does that leave us for 2014?Many seem shocked that new WSBK owners, Dorna, don’t seem to be doing much to prevent the manufacturers removing their factory teams from the series. However, what if this was all part of Dorna’s plan? What if Dorna were in fact deliberately looking to push factory teams out of World Superbikes?This is the case according to a certain paddock insider, who recently spoke to BikeSocial about the future of the championship.
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