BSB » Riders Ducati happy with Spanish tests

Martin Jessopp and Michael Rutter prepare for the start of the new BSB season following Spanish tests

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Paul - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 12:17 PM

I watched the the first 10 minutes of the F1 race then swithed it off. Yes i am looking forward to the season starting but wish they would use the full circuit.

It's like going to 3 Sisters, and if you have ever been their or race there (which i have) it's like a Go-Kart track.

But i am a big fan of Rutter, so fingers crossed.

kimey - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 1:11 PM

"I've been trying to get my head around being able to nail the throttle coming out of the corners and let the electronics take care of any big slides. After a career spent relying totally on feel" - a sad but true comment. Shame we cannot go back to no traction control but that is not possible


March 16, 2010 3:34 PM

I can see BSB becoming a hybrid of BSB Evo and Superstock. We have already have standard 1000cc road bikes with traction control, abs and 180bhp.

How much more do these bikes need to become superbike proddie racers?

Take a BMW 1000R, give it fibreglass body work (no carbon fibre), lighter wheels, new forks, new shock, titanium full system, programmable igntion, keep the frame and swinging arm standard and you have a 190bhp road race missile.
All for £25,000.

Cheap, fast, close, sustainable racing.

Keep the tuned road engine for when Moto GP starts using them in 2012!

Imagine 800cc race engines v proddie 1200 twins & 1000c 4's all in 145 kg GP chassis. Now we're talking

mike hunt - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 4:43 PM

I heard that this maybe well be the future of WSB (and WSS) - a more superstock orientated class.

It was pointed out that a WSS engine needs to be rebuilt every 500 km whereas the 600 engines used in Moto2 were lifed at 3 times that.

If the same is true for a WSB engine how much of a 'production' class is it?

A move closer to Superstock rules would bring the WSB (and WSS)back closer to a true production class.

If you want to run the highly tuned 1000cc engines which you have now in WSB then from 2012 you can run them in MotoGP

Cilantro - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 3:46 AM

WSS might need to make changes to the rules and advertising of the class to attract more entries.

WSBK on the other hand I wouldn't touch. Why try to fix what's not broken? Screw Ezpeleta. WSBK is most competitive championship in the world, period.

National championships are a whole different game budget wise. So they might have to cut drastically to stay afloat which I understand.

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