WSBK » Twin-cylinder bikes given weight parity


Twin-cylinder bikes get their second weight break in just four rounds after a second review of the points' standings.

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Lord Flashheart

July 11, 2010 5:14 PM
Last Edited 1542 days ago

WTF... already ? are they just gonna keep changing it on a race by race basis or what ?

I agree they should keep an eye on it for the sake of parity, but im not sure the FIM should change things just by looking at the standings at certain points in the season as there are many many other factors as to the reason for their performances.

The term Knee jerk comes to mind.

Call me old fashioned but i don't think that it is the best way to determine which type of machine has an advantage

Lord Flashheart

July 11, 2010 5:17 PM

Especially considering how the ducati was the bike to be on last year and now its suddenly become a shed in the off season. I know the other manufacturers have stepped their game up, But come on its not night and day

bomber-h - Unregistered

July 11, 2010 5:38 PM

well its going back to the ducati cup days for years its been in there favour the last couple its been pretty level they just need better riders hagas past it and fabrizios not great so forget ducti theres bmw and aprilia and ktm to fill the grid

wosideg

July 11, 2010 5:47 PM

Is the day coming when Ducati have to call time on the V-twin for racing purposes?..they already have a 1000cc Motogp bike with lights on in the Desmosedici, why not homologate a few more and race it in WSBK against the other factory fours?..in fact get Rossi on it!

123 - Unregistered

July 11, 2010 6:01 PM

ducati will want rules changed again soon to maybe 1300 twins or supercharge the 1200. the championship needs as many manufacturers as possible so it might be time to go to a 4 cylinder engine and wsbk to have just one set of rules not two!.

aeolus

July 11, 2010 6:06 PM

This isn't going to help Ducati I don't think. If they had Bayless things would be different but they just don't have the quality of riders the 4s do and no amount of jiggering is going to help that as the best talent now goes to the multies. time to retire the twin.

Hobbes

July 11, 2010 6:26 PM
Last Edited 1542 days ago

The current rules essentially say: Irrespective of how many 4-cylinder manufacturers there are, the twins (Ducati) must win half the races. Ducati merely has to threaten to withdraw, and Flamini gives them what they want. This was maybe justifiable when there were few manufactures - now it smacks of favouritism. This sucks.

race1 - Unregistered

July 11, 2010 6:28 PM

Don't worry, when MotoGP goes to it's 1000cc engine production engine with prototype chassis rule. WSBK will be dead and buried. It will become the Italian national series. Aprillia and Ducati only

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