WSBK » Davies set for WSBK with ParkinGO Ducati

ParkinGO is on the verge of confirming its switch to the World Superbike Championship in 2012, with Chaz Davies riding a Ducati.

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whynot - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 10:02 AM

well chuffed at this

finally he was given a bike he could challenge on and he showed his true class and ability by win the championship, he can def do a laverty and graduate and be competitive next year lets hope the bike is competitive. good luck next year chaz, you deserve it

ZeR0 Kun

October 17, 2011 2:53 PM

Why Ducati?

while Yamaha may not support them, it does not mean they can't develop the R1 independently without or minimal factory support. Ten Kate and Alstare have showed how it can be done.

wsbk_is_the_real - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 2:55 PM

Absoloutely correct. Congrats to fast Davies. This 200cc illegal advantage has seen many team taking undue benefit of it and lots of ducatis on the grid. WSBK should limit it to 100cc for 2 cylinders. Really shame for Yamaha not getting parkingo Superbike Team. And even more shame if there is no Yamaha on the most important racing in the world. R1s gonna suffer alot. Learn from Honda. They are offering factory support and have 2 solid riders for 2012. cbr1000rr good days seem to be back :)

Davide T - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 3:16 PM

With the new Panigale no-one will get a look in anyway,certainly not TK Honda,even if they had a "new" bike for next year it would at best maybe a match for the old Ducati when all the planets were aligned,but with this new Duc-No chance...Game over...Wsb should be a 1000cc championship but with a championship within for twins,like how there is/was a privateer championship within BSB.

Its fn ridiculous,and becoming a laughing stock

ZeR0 Kun

October 17, 2011 3:54 PM
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Ten Kate has so little factory support from Honda, and in fact a bulk of the development workis done by themselves. HRC only provide spares and basic tuning kit for them to work with, the rest (including electronics and suspension) is done independently from Honda.

as for Alstare, indeed they have huge backing from Suzuki during their winning days. but they still can remain competitive even though Suzuki minimise their support (as shown by Haslam last year).

given that, why ParkinGO can't follow the same path?

DM52 - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 4:09 PM

It's not all doom and gloom, since the 1200 twin configuration has been allowed to race from 2008 it has been honours even in the twin vs 4cyl battle. What we have seen with Checa is an exceptional season where it has all clicked, if the twin cylinder bike advantage is so great as it is made out to be why have we not seen the other Ducatis up front on a more regular basis? It's funny, I was thinking why did ParkinGO have to choose Ducati, I think next year will be all about the Aprilia's, Hondas and maybe BMW's.

rca - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 5:39 PM

note the comments from melandri haslam and laverty on carlos well deserved title and no doubt many others in the paddock. there is nothing illegal about the 200cc.rules are rules.high time some posters grew up.

oldtimerMKII - Unregistered

October 17, 2011 8:13 PM

Well done Chaz & good luck for 2012.
Much talk again about Ducati's 200cc advantage. The rules are there so why don't the Japs try to make a 1200 cc twin? Maybe it's because 99.9% of bikers prefer to ride reliable sensibly priced 4 cylinder road bikes even if they can't beat the Dukes. Speaking of WSBK rules. Was Max's poor showing (if 3rd can be poor) due to Aprilia having to change their semi legal valve gear this season?

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