WSBK » Checa beats rivals, record on race tyres

The Spaniard is well placed to put the WSBK title out of Marco Melandri's reach should he convert his pole position into two race wins.

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Benny - Unregistered

September 24, 2011 8:12 PM

Jeez, I wish someone would ballast folk like you, preferably somewhere very wet and deep.
No other Ducati, anywhere else in the World in ANY championship, is anywhere near the pointy end.
When are pr@ts like you going to start giving this guy credit rather than carping on about the 200cc (& two less cylinders)?

Myke - Unregistered

September 24, 2011 9:48 PM

Yes, this title will be well deserved, he has ridden well all season. Pity some people cant remove their heads from their @rses and be realistic, 2cylinders is a much bigger handicap than 200cc....

SP3 - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 12:19 AM

@ racer50 - the Ducs have additional displacement to make up for their lack of valve area and revs relative to the fours. More valve area and/or revs = equals more power.


September 25, 2011 1:48 AM

re: "200cc is 20% of engine displacement and that's a lot."

racer50 isn't entirely wrong in his comment. and i do believe twins SHOULD have a displacement handicap. a 1000cc twin and a 1000cc 4 are simply not equal. they just aren't. so the answer lies somewhere in the middle. the old displacement difference was 250 so to drop it only 50cc after all the years of technological advancement by ducati does seem questionable...? now a twin made by any other company WOULD probably need the full 250, but a ducati twin, now refined over 20 years, thermodynamics and flow modeled on ferrari's F1 software, etc. probably only needs spotting by like 100cc's in SBK trim. a modern desmo head is a peek into F1 technology of just a few years ago.

NumberXIII - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 1:58 AM

That picture looks funny and i can't explain why..Checa just clicked with the bike and they r both working in harmony,THAT'S IT..Maybe we should ballast Checa instead.

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