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World Superbike announces rule amendments

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slider - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 6:09 PM

The cynical would say that the Wsbk championship is decided by Flamini/Pirelli before each season starts, if you look at the last few seasons, whichever manufacturer kicks up the biggest fuss/threatens to leave has the Bar slid in their direction the following season.

Plus all the Ducati's were flying earlier in this season, suddenly the effenberg dukes disappeared,from the front which stopped any drastic revisions of the rules. :)

ppparkinson9 - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 6:24 PM

You need two machines of the same type getting good results to trigger weight adjustments. Which neatly allowed Bayliss to run off with the title in the first year of 1200's and Checa this year.

v4 Power - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 6:27 PM

I take nothing away from Checa & Althea, nor do I suggest the twins don't have an advantege but the other teams gave the title away this year. None of them had any respectable consistency and it has been a real detriment to the series. Moto2 has been the class to watch.
They shouldn't be penalising 2 cyclinder bikes in this instance, the others need to get their acts together.

DaniLow - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 6:46 PM

The duc is already slow in top speed. adding weight will slow it down further, and doesn't change anything else. Checa beat the crowd handsomely. Something tells me that he will open another can of whoopass next year.

They should also ban drive by wire, because that made Johnny Rea faster... cheating!!!!

Geoff - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 7:11 PM

The biggest shake up here will be in the STK classes. Will the new Ducati do a series on 3 gearboxes, let alone engine refresh? Doubt it when they do a gearbox a race currently. All the top teams are putting engines in every 5 minutes because a fast STK bike is probably running under more stress/tighter tolerances than half the SSP/SBK field. Eurosport like to say they are essentially road bikes. Um, don't think so guys...It should be interesting as Honda, Kawa might have a chance now.

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