Whatever number of permanent WorldSBK entries Dorna had in mind for the 2019 season, you can bet it was not 18. Yet, to listen to some comments regarding this final number you might imagine that some global tragedy had occurred, rather than WorldSBK simply facing up to reality.
A reality created both by itself and the actions of others.
So why are there missing links in WorldSBK’s ideal drive chain length this year? Many reasons, but here are the biggies.