BSB » New Panigale breaks cover at Brands Hatch

'The Panigale exceeded my expectations; the chassis is really nimble and the engine has a really nice punch to it' - Tom Tunstall

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March 22, 2012 1:42 PM

Got some pics of the rear end yesterday at Brands, carbon loveliness, exhaust coming out under the tail section and the rear of the belly pan.
Actually got some quite good pics of riders chilling too which made a change from just shooting bikes on track.
Lovely afternoon off in the sun...oh and also got a Tommy Hill lid pic exclusive which is rather nice too! All on FB to see (left it public)

Marc - Unregistered

March 22, 2012 3:16 PM

It will be interesting to see how the Panigale stacks up to the other Superbike brands in that series as well (if any) 1198's that might be in that series as well. Unfortunately in the States we don't get to see any of the BSB races but websites such as Crash will keep up informed.

It's likely that the Panigale in SB form won't be affected by the monocoque frameless design compared to its MotoGP counterpart did the last few seasons.

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

March 23, 2012 9:58 PM

The Ducati being ridden by Tunstall at Brands and Tunstall and Polita at Snetterton was running std Ducati electronics.
The Ducati will not run on the Motec electronic system properly without casing massive engine damage.
Motec are trying to rectify the problem but unless they sort it quickly the Panigale might not even make the grid.
If i recall Jentin had a similar problem with the BMW and Brogan in 2010 and used std BMW electrics for a few rounds but no way can this be allowed to happen now everyone is on the controlled ECU.

DUCATI1 - Unregistered

March 26, 2012 7:26 PM

Glad not to have heard anything negative as I have one on order. My only criticism is Ducati needs to get their new bikes to the dealers early like everybody else.

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