WSBK » Checa sets the early standard at Imola


The title-elect was a strong three tenths up on Leon Haslam in what was an otherwise close session amongst his rivals.

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JLo - Unregistered

September 23, 2011 12:51 PM

At least theres a chance someone can beat stoner.

If its dry and the circuit doesnt have a mile long straight checa wins. sort it out WSBK!!!!

pp916 - Unregistered

September 23, 2011 2:16 PM

JLo...

Or conversely, its up to the other manufacturers to build a bike that will go round corners?
But credit where its due, Charlie Checa is riding exceptionally well this season, its not just the bike.

JLo - Unregistered

September 23, 2011 3:33 PM

When you only have one bike that can go round corners the series is pretty **** imo

At least with stoner you're watching a great rider on a great biker. No one wants to see an 'average' rider in the twilight of his career waltzing off into the distance every weekend

pp916 - Unregistered

September 23, 2011 4:32 PM

Some stats to ponder viz @ viz Stoner & Checa..

Stoner 14 races, 8 wins, 57% success rate
Checa 20 races, 11 wins, 55% " "
Stoner 13 podiums, 93% success rate
Checa 16 podiums,80% " "
Stoner 9 poles, 64% " "
Checa 5 poles, 25% " "
Stoner 6 fastest laps, 43% " "
Checa 7 fastest laps, 35% " "

2nd in Motogp has 85% of Stoners points
2nd in WSB has 80% of Checa's points

The next Ducati is in 8th, 237 points behind Checa, the next Honda behind Stoner is 3rd & there are 3 Honda's in the top 4.
So Stoner/Honda is more dominant yet thats more acceptable? Or is it just prejudice against Ducati in WSB that's the problem?

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