MotoGP » Hayden behind WSBK duo, Dovizioso misses out

Ducati starts its final test of 2012, alongside WSBK teams at Jerez

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Johnny - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:22 AM

@ mike

At last...a reasoned understandable paragraph that makes some assumptions with the variables..Good post mike.

I agree to a point, however, there are road races that take in the same amount of mileage with way less tuning but are getting some massive laptime/reliability. Perhaps there is something to learn from the age old racers that the fine tuned superstars have never learnt? I ride daily and love the roads, I track and race aswell, but am at a loss to understand the logic of CRT as tbh the prototype is the reason we watch as a purist, the racing is the reason we watch WSB...

R69 - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 1:21 AM

This is just a test, not need say more about the result.

Maybe Nicky just set the time with hard tyre and try to find race pace not the fastest time, you can see the picture, if I'm not wrong Nicky use hard tyre :)

And they put some new part too, maybe the try to find the best setup for race pace...and for sure too improve development for nex Ducati Desmosedici GP13, maybe :)

WSBK AFAIK so far can't compete with MotoGP Bike, if that happen, they must be wasting lot of money then.

Killa - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 2:02 AM

The list of expensive jewelry on the prototypes is endless.

Just because of the carbon brakes, power advantage and super sticky tires they should pull 3 to 4 seconds clear from the superbikes regardless if the package is imperfect like the ducati.

The cost of a prototype is questionable taking into account that there's isn't a magic wind tunnel providing a perfect aerodynamic package a'la F1 since every race is a gamble depending on wind speed by race day. So once the power has reached a point where it is too much to make a difference there isn't much it can be done to go any faster without throwing the bank on electronics.

If a Superbike can provide so much speed and excitement on a shoestring budget comparing to motogp what's all the fuzz about the prototypes? The novelty? Or the fact that one can't buy it?

Dorna is probably going to end up castrating the superbikes to make their premier class look good.

chris - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 2:23 AM

Just go's to show how much the moto gp bikes are choked with the fuel and engine regs. Moto gp should be a no holes barred open class formular. At the moment due to regs the 2 classes are to close together to make prototype bikes racing viable something has got to give. The Superbikes class is working and working fine, leave that alone. Dorna for your own sake! Let the leash of the motogp bikes and lets see the real limits of engineering.

HAYDEN SAY - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 2:40 AM

Hayden said in an interview,the second part of the season,the was developed around his feedback.Im sorry nick,if i were you,i will save my face first rather made that suicide comment.

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