Originally Posted by LowPSI
Increased attendance is not the stated goal.
Did you read the FIM Press Release?
What do you think pays the bills? See what I mean about ignorance? Can't see the forest for the trees. Attendance is required to make it affordable for teams and participants. Attendance turns into bike sales. It's simple economics.
MotoGP is floundering too. So they come up with the CRT rule to try to reduce team costs and increase the grid. It's a disaster, but hey, knobs are being turned like crazy. Why isn't it working? Because we want to see aliens ride factory machines, not machines that get lapped by the 10 factory bikes and are 3 to 4 seconds off the pace. That formula works in moto 3 and 2 because the grid is filled with near equal bikes, and its exciting racing, but... everyone really pays the big bucks to watch the aliens ride factory machines. The other two classes are alien training camps.