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World Superbike announces rule amendments

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kimey - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 7:51 PM

One bike rule is stupid because it isnt really one bike as they have another in the truck i9n 3 or 4 bits rathers than put together. Restriciting the number of engines is tupid because, as in Motogp it stifles young talent because either the bike is ridden by an old timer under orders not to go fast and waste an engine, or not at all. Testing ban - why? if funds are short don't go to the sunny climates stay at home and do it or don't go at all. Best way to stop costs rising is to cut all the hangers on and so called celebs sponging free entry etc.

Md Zane

October 27, 2011 8:56 PM

the extra weight on the Duc should even out any tyre issues.I don't think Checca had any advantage he just looked after his tyres unto later on in the race and played catch up while the rest struggled,Ginters proved that by running at the front from the start the Duc could also wreck tyres.

Moses - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 10:42 PM

i really dont know enough about engines ...but a twin 2 cilinder is not the same that a 4 in line or a V4...and i remember in 2010 change the weight restrictions 3 kgs per 2 times for 2twin cilinder bikes because its are very slow im the only who remember that? ...i dont remember any changes for air admision in 2010 somebody remember something about that? put only 1 bike per rider is an EPIC FAIL, two rounds and superpole ...i hope ducati still stay at the top ...


October 27, 2011 11:06 PM

Weight or Mass makes little difference to top speed. It effects acceleration, mainly up to about 100kph. After that, it's effect is negligible.

Totally agree with you, Checa even said it himself, sit back, look after his tyres, then pounce latter in the race. Sign of a mature racer.

The tyres are perfect and give everyone a chance and is providing good racing. Don't change.

stavros - Unregistered

October 27, 2011 11:41 PM

@ Percentage..

Of course mass effects top speed. Unless you have an unlimited runway the fact that Ducati's acceleration is being impaired by the extra weight means the top speed they are capable of reaching will be reduced in turn. 171KG is ridiculous. The standard 1198R weighs less than that off the showroom floor with all its lights and road gear attached! Ducati now have ZERO hope of the WSBK title next year. They may as well just skip Monza altogether.


October 28, 2011 3:43 AM
Last Edited 1652 days ago


Nope, the weight change is not cos Twins(Ducati) are slow. It's due to the stupid compare standard that if two factory Ducati rider lower than 2nd/4th position against rest of all those 4 cylinder riders they claim its a dis advantage to Ducati. How epic it is? There are at least six brands out there using 4 cylinder machine and Duc wanna be at least 2nd position or it's a disadvantage to them? Fucking nice racing spirit they have aren't they?


October 28, 2011 5:42 AM

@pcxmac. "Especially seeing as how the Ducati has 20% more displacement, but only 3.7% more weight."

....but it does have equal valve area, which is what the equivalence rules are based on. You can only fill up the bore size with X area of valves.

@stavros. I stand corrected on mass vs top speed, however all those bike tests with tracking equipment must be wrong. To think I thought top speed was limited by drag, aerodynamic frontal area and horsepower. :)

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