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Wolfy35

November 02, 2012 3:45 PM

WSBK » Laverty: 2013 last big year for WSBK?


I agree with @Cubikrube So called "dumbing down" of the bikes has not affected the racing in BSB, far from it the racing this year has possibly been the best in the history of the championship. Lets face facts. Costs in WSBK have spiralled up to the point its now cheaper for a team to run a CRT in MotoGP. Add this on to the fact that sponsors are feeling the pinch and therefore are not willing to pay as much and you have a recipe for teams to find either they can no longer compete or no longer want to compete, This has been proved by withdrawal of teams in last couple of years. BSB however now has a list of teams waiting for grid slots. It even has manufacturers entering the series again (MV) Lower spec does not mean poor racing, Just more affordable.

Wolfy35

October 29, 2012 11:56 PM

WSBK » Ducati confirms Althea split, Checa stays on


There is every possibility that next year in WSB the Panigale could be competative from the word go. Think about it for a minute! This year privateer national superbike & superstock teams from several countries have run the Panigale, Do you really think that Ducati has just sold the bikes and had no feedback? More likely they have looked at this years racing with the Panigale as one long test session gaining mountains of feedback & data to allow the official factory bike to come out of the box almost fully ready to go, Something that is supported by the fact that Checa was almost on the pace in the close of season test despite using only race tyres and "development electronic mapping" Lets wait to see what happens but it should be interesting.

Wolfy35

October 29, 2012 7:03 PM

WSBK » Althea, Ducati 'split', future plans uncertain


@ wotan Altea have not walked out on Ducati far from it they had already re-signed Giuliano on the basis of providing him with a works supported Ducati again like this year. Ducati have chosen to end supply to Altea although if Altea wish they can purchase a customer spec bike just like any other team. Carlos Checa is contracted directly to Ducati but was placed in Altea in the same way Simoncelli was contracted directly to HRC but placed in Gresini. To clear up one area before people bring it up. The homologation for the 1098/1198 Ducati has run out now it is no longer in production so any team that chooses to use it next year would have ro renew it at their own expense and that is one hell of a lot of money.

Wolfy35

October 29, 2012 11:57 AM

WSBK » Althea, Ducati 'split', future plans uncertain


In the article it says Ducati will continue in WSB with Checa but not with Altea. It was said on twitter a while ago by someone who has contacts with Ducati UK that Ducati would be back as an official works team with 2 bikes in 2013 plus 2 factory supported bikes for a satellite team, Ducati have already announced a customer spec bike that any team can purchase. It is no secret that the relationship between Ducati and Bevilacqua have been strained, Bevilacqua has long had a reputation for going to the press to complain and threatening to quit WSB if he does not get his own way so maybe Ducati have simply grown tired of this and chosen to end working with him.

Wolfy35

October 15, 2012 11:48 PM

WSBK » Denning blasts Guintoli as deal falls through


It is being reported on gpone that Guintoli had only signed a contract of intent subject to conditions & ratification by both sides. If this is the case it is not a binding contract merely an agreement from both sides that subject to no other factors ( such as say other offers to a rider or other riders becoming available ) a full contract would be signed. If no full contract was signed either party, Guinters or Denning can simply choose not to go ahead with no fault or penalty.

Wolfy35

October 15, 2012 11:00 PM

WSBK » Denning blasts Guintoli as deal falls through


@ Sick Cylinder It was announced a couple of weeks ago that the Panigale will not be subject to the 6kg weight penalty. It has also been announced that Checa will ride a Ducati next season, However it has not been officially said what team he will ride for or if it will be a Panigale. Considering the homologation for the 1098/1198 has now expired any team who choose to stay with it will have to do so at their own expense. Ducati have confirmed they will be back as a works team in 2013 with 2 bikes + 2 works bikes for Althea.


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