WSBK » Cool Checa heads Ducati podium sweep

Ducati scores its first WSBK 1-2-3 of the year with Checa ahead of Smrz and Guintoli, while Biaggi crashes on the opening lap.

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anon - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 9:47 PM

I think the 'getting the bike back under it's own power' rule you're thinking of applies to restarting a red flagged race where you have to get it back in under 5 mins or so to be allowed to restart.

Loads of points scoring riders through the years have got back without their bike or getting a tow from someone. Never recall them losing the points for it.

Don't quote me on that tho....

alol - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 10:16 PM

Ref rca

I own an R1 but i'm not paticularly bothered who wins as long as Ducati don't basically. The average points ruling is flawed anyway because of the fact there are more 1000cc bikes than Ducati's out there anyway. It's just convenient that Checa only up until now has been winning so the weight handicap hasn't been scrutinised. Didn't Ducati bleat on about Aprilia last season with "spirit of the rules" which is just hypocritical when they have always had the rules skewed to suit them. For far too long the tail has wagged the dog in WSB. Nothing against Checa per se but about 10 wins in 17 international racing seasons makes him average imho

BillAce - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 10:28 PM

But Ducati is willing with what you call an average rider on the same bike from last year so it is obviously a superior machine? Where are the other 3 Ducati's. When they start finishing well, like they are today at a "handling track" the weight will go back on.

Right now we have a bunch of manufacturers playing up front and Checa is having a career year. Both Yamaha riders made it on top of the box, maybe hte crossplane crankshaft is an unfair advantage and the bike is just better and some weight should be thrown on them...

slammy - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 11:04 PM

If the races were held in spain or italy on a monday coinciding with a national holiday. I would accept that out of respect for the host nation. Apparently respect is an often forgotten word for most "children" in this day and age.

Mark - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 11:20 PM

lol slammy

I do agree with your point but you are one of the most disrespectul posters on this site.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

BillAce - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 11:27 PM

Only an idiot would believe that ducati is the same bike as last year.

That is a full blown factory developed cheating bike.

Perhaps you've only been following the sport for a few months, do some reading about Ducati, some lanky guy named Rossi and the factory plans.

There is a single rider on the grid that owns this track. Did you ever think for a minute that Ducati has the teams sharing data to try to take some points from Melandri and Biaggi at a track that they know they can go well at? Did you look at the speed charts after that long straight? Where were the Aprilia's when the conditions improved and they had more setup data from race !. Only an idiot wouldn't pay attention to these things and spout off about cheating on the internet...

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