WSBK » Althea: WSBK rules 'penalise' twin-cylinders

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The Word On The Street - Unregistered

April 26, 2010 10:10 AM

Rules are Rules. Ducati knew them when they tried to gain an advantage with the bigger cc engine, so they should not be bleating about it now they cannot keep up. I'm afraid it's come back and bitten them on the @rse. DEAL WITH IT !!!!!!!!!

binza - Unregistered

April 26, 2010 10:33 AM

Couldn't agree more with the first 2 postings, the rules have almost always favoured Ducati but now the other manufacturers are doing better Ducati blame the un-fair rules!

mike hunt - Unregistered

April 26, 2010 10:40 AM

I wondered how long it would take before some Ducati people started whinging.

I guess that as Chubby Checa is being paid by Ducati the job fell to him.

The only thing is that Smirtz bike didnt look that slow so I think that the other Ducati pilots just need to ride harder like him.

Cubikrube - Unregistered

April 26, 2010 10:48 AM

Well Althea can always use another brand of bike if thats how they feel or Ducati can stop pi$$ing about and develop that 4 cylinder engine and use that like everyone else does


April 26, 2010 11:10 AM

OH BOY!! it didnt take long for the Ducatis to bitch and moan about the rules. Just because theres fierce competition from all maunufacturers and it isnt a Ducati cup anymore. :)
Just wait the Xerox boys will threaten to leave unless the rules arent change to suit them :?

Pedro Correia

April 26, 2010 11:21 AM

The rules don't penalize V-twins. They have less maximum output but bigger torque. Last year's Monza Race is a perfect example that maximum power output isn't necessarily the most important thing even in a top speed track.

And Althea's bike is privateer machinery, compared with other privateer machinery, Ducatis are pretty fast.

And the V-twins have other advantages, as better rideability and tire consumption.

I've always wondered how a superstock Ducati can be faster in a straight line than all the Japanese & Italians four cylinder machines. When Xerox Ducati won the Superstock crown last year, Xavier Simeon's bike was at the top of the charts in the top speed stakes nine times out of ten. In fact, this supposedly "stock" machine wasn't much slower than the full factory WSB spec bikes! It makes you wonder, doesn't it? I normally blow standard 1098's into the weeds aboard my bog standard K6 GSXR1000. They stand no chance in a flat out run over several km...Even my 1997 750cc SRAD held onto their coat tails without any fuss or bother.

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