WSBK » FIM agree twin-cylinder weight reduction


The Ducati twins will have their base weight reduced from the Miller Motorsports Park round onwards following a troublesome first-half of the 2010 season.

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fabbio - Unregistered

May 16, 2010 7:01 PM

in superbike they modify a little thing and this is corruption.... in motogp they create a whole champiomnship ( motogp 1000, motogp 800, moto 2 ) just because a manufacturer called honda wanted it.... so... what's worse ?

Joeski

May 16, 2010 7:18 PM

I am not into the conspiracy theories!! A ruling body makes its decision based on the statistics and I am sure that a huge technical perspective plays a role. I do not own a Ducati and don't care to either, but we must all admit that as technology changes so must the technical rules to maintain fair competition. Think about it guys WSBK has the best competitive racing!! with multiple manufacturers constantly occupying the top position...so in my opinion management are doing something right!! and I for one will be a supporter! I love WSBK!!!!

pablo - Unregistered

May 16, 2010 7:18 PM

What a load of tosh some of you folk utter.
What's up - can't afford a Ducati?
Fact is, since the twins went to 1200 they have been running with restrictors and a higher minimum weight. It was always the intention to review these conditions and alter accordingly. Remember in BSB in 2008 the twins weight went UP during the season?
It's clear that the fours now have a signifiant top speed advantage so it's only reasonable to reduce the twins' weight (& lose the restrictors) to re-establish the balance ... or up the fours weight to be the same as the twins.

Toon - Unregistered

May 16, 2010 7:22 PM

I agree with you Pablo.
Rules should be real simple ...
1000cc x four cylinders
1100cc x three cylinders
1200cc x two cylinders
No restrictors
Same minimum weight for all bikes
Let em get on with it.

Widz

May 16, 2010 7:35 PM

The Ducatis ARE competitive. Theyve won 3 races this season and had numerous other podiums. Suzuki have only won 3 races too.

The problem is not that the Ducatis are at a disadvantage, but that they are not dominating as usual.

I think its quite evenly balanced between the teams as it is.

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