WSBK » WSS: Davies re-signs as Scassa joins Triumph


The Italian joins the factory team after a strong performance with the privateer Supersonic Ducati outfit in World Superbikes.

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Greener02 - Unregistered

September 17, 2010 3:33 PM

Luca Scassa is gunna be great to watch in WSS, he's a good rider but with the level of competition in WSB he dosen't get that much time on air but he will be top 5 rider next season for sure can't wait. And he and Davies will probably moove to WSB in 2012-2013 with Triumph, WSS and WSB just got more interesting.

desmotog

September 17, 2010 6:02 PM
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When I started reading the press release I thought....

...."surely Chas' has had better offers than this, he's done well this season with a underpowered bike, staying with Triumph at this stage smacks of a lack of ambition"

Then I read the bit about "developing a superbike for 2012"

So yes OK'ish....I still think were better opportunities out there (maybe Parklagar) and two years is a long time in racing to wait for a WSBK that isn't gonna' be a winnner 'straight out of the box'

They never are.

Foggy couldn't do it with a three cylinder bike, not even with all Petronas's money. So is the WSBK Triumph going to be a three or not ?



redlineracing - Unregistered

September 17, 2010 6:57 PM

@ex-racer...waited for what exactly?

Its clear there are not enough factory riders in WSB at the moment, so i think this is a very good, and very clever move by scassa.

It will be great to see the british manufacturer in WSB in 2012.

redlineracing - Unregistered

September 17, 2010 7:02 PM

desmotog, my thoughts exactly. I thought exactly the same, although ive known about this move in pipeline for a short while, i was actually unaware of this 'possible move to WSB for Triumph'. In this case it makes perfect sense for both scassa and davies. More riders thinking with their heads, thats great to see, and great for the sport, and of course great for the fans in the future.

redlineracing - Unregistered

September 17, 2010 7:05 PM

desmotog, good question on whether the 'triumph superbike' would be competitive. Of course it would take time like BMW, but they are getting there slowly but surely. The triple is competitive in WSS so theres no reason why it cant be competitive in WSB with the right development.

Dannyboy

September 17, 2010 7:24 PM

Davies learned his lesson a couple years ago when he waited to long then almost ended up without a ride, so maybe he's just happy to have a sure thing. plus he probably enjoys riding a british machine. I own several bikes one of wich is a 675 and they are just awsome to ride on track even if they arn't winning championships....yet.

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