WSBK » Althea boss dismisses rivals’ Ducati advantage claims

Genesio Bevilacqua: I think that our rivals should clarify their declarations as they continue to insist that they believe us to be at an advantage when the opposite is in fact true.

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July 31, 2011 9:55 PM

Yeah right. How come they are faster than last year's factory team with one of the oldest riders still riding who has done **** before on factory machinery.

WSBK is rapidly becoming crap with their ever changing different rules for different bikes (Italian bikes) and looks like a heaven for failed MotoGP pensioners instead of young talent fighting their way up. Can't even get decent coverage anymore and why are trackside ticket prices higher than GP's (why not the same price)?

GIXXER - Unregistered

July 31, 2011 10:08 PM


Go attend a gp race, you cant see anything at the races ive been to, as they put barriers in the way so you have to buy a expensive grandstand ticket e.g. catalunya you had two places to watch (pit straight either side of grandstand or turn 4) on the whole track and they put massive red sheeting up all the way round the rest of the track, you could not see anything.
I will never attend another GP race after the way I treated at Catalunya.

At least superbike you can see all the track and get treated well (well atleast in a civilised country like the UK)

Gixxer - Unregistered

July 31, 2011 10:10 PM

If anyone thinks Ducati have an unfair advantage.

a. they have not read the parity rules.

b. they have no understanding of general engineering pricipals.

c. they are fanboys of another rider.

d. they dont have a clue & dont knwo the history of WSBK.

GIXXER - Unregistered

July 31, 2011 10:13 PM


Saha, look at the show you get treated to at worldsbk
and compare it to motogp. at a grandprix you go home after 3 hours at superbikes you are there all day as there is lots going on with the volume of races.


July 31, 2011 10:26 PM

Well if the Ducati has an advantage it sure isn't helping out Ginters, the next Ducati in the title, down in 9th place.

Fact of the matter is that Checa is riding better than the other riders who just aren't as good as him. He's managing the race and managing the tires better then the others so he's on top.


July 31, 2011 10:45 PM

you just have to watch motogp to see ducatis ability at making competitive race bikes on a level playing field...its an embarrasment really...
last year ducati were crying so much about the fact that they couldn't win every second race so they got given a weight that they are winning just about every second race the weight has never been spoken about again....everyone always keeps going on about how slow that tractor was at monza, it was only one race!! but the flaminis took care of that one by giving Biaggi the most unfair penalty of all time...
their 'victories' in this class will always be tainted to a lot of people...anyone who can't see that the rules are bent in their favour needs to go back to school...if a 1200cc twin is not competitive without a weight or capacity advantage then they should consider different designs...that brings me back to their motogp effort...what a joke, the laughing stock...massively over-hyped just like their road bikes...

KRUSTY THE KLOWN - Unregistered

July 31, 2011 11:23 PM

The Ducati is the slowest bike out there. It's advantage is in the sweet handling steel frame and the torque of the L twin. But don't worry Ducati haters, next years bike will have a "frame" similar to their MotoGp bikes and possibly lose it's handling advantage. Ducati has yet to name it's factory riders or reassemble the support crews. In other words, they may continue to self-desruct as in MotoGP.

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