WSBK » Bevilacqua hits out at weight hike again

'We've seen that the extra 6kg are difficult to manage and limit us particularly when it comes to braking and manageability' - Genesio Bevilacqua

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Bridgestone - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 12:36 PM

again the cheating moaning factory is moaning while still cheating.
took more then half of wsbk crowns, threatning to leave wsbk if they could not ride with the extra 200cc.
and now again moaning. whats up with the italian factory??
lose the 200cc and lose the 6 kilo instant

TLRJohnny - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 12:59 PM

Yeah, that complaint kind of falls on deaf ears when Checa has been 1st or 2nd the whole off-season. How does he have the nerve to complain at a time like this?? It obviously seems that the Duck is still highly competitive. One interesting thing he brought up is how the weight will affect tire wear - I hadn't thought about that, but I'm sure Checa can just back it off a touch to keep that under control, which means that he'll be battling evenly with everyone else for wins! Perfect!

bazx7r - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 1:19 PM

With the racing season about to start, thats what i've been missing, the dull drone of a Ducati....... official whinging about being disadvantaged! if you want to race on a level field build a 1000cc 4 cylinder, oh wait you have and thats not competative either. As for but we make v twins honda had raced v twin v4 and inline 4's to find the best configuration whats the problem?

MAC - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 1:38 PM

Those of you saying that Ducati should make an IL4 are missing the point. WSB is about production racing and should be open to all manufacturers and all the various engine configurations out there.

The organisers have the job of using the rules to ensure that the different configurations are competitive with each other.

Its the job of the teams to get the best they can out of those rules and that includes challenging them as and when they change.

It all adds to the great spectacle that is WSB

190mph - Unregistered

February 21, 2012 2:27 PM

MAC, we're not telling Ducati to build an IL4, they're more than welcome to build a V4 and i'm happy for them to continue using the V-twin so long as it's on equal terms with the 4 cyclinder bikes.

If the V-twin configuration is such a good format to use for racing then it shouldn't need any advantage over it's multi cyclinder rivals - whether that advantage is achieved via concessions on tuning as in the past or via extra cc.


February 21, 2012 5:00 PM

re: "if you want to race on a level field build a 1000cc 4 cylinder, oh wait you have and thats not competative either."

easy easy. it won a title. in fact, it handed the japanese their a$$es effectively reigniting an "arms race". a race they were hoping to de-escalate.


February 21, 2012 5:01 PM

If the V-twin configuration is such a good format to use for racing then it shouldn't need any advantage over it's multi cyclinder rivals

it doesn't, they won 4 titles 4 years in a row while “even stevens”. but as mac wisely points out, this is production racing so other issues have to be weighed in the balance. like #1, selling product to consumers hell bent on devaluing everything they come in contact with :rolleyes: and #2, the grandprix like costs it takes to successfully campaign a twin against an I4 of like displacement. afterall this is WSBK, no factory (italian or japanese) should be burning through cash just to race production...? that's what grandprix is for...! LOL if it helps, try and resist the urge to oversimplify with your thinking and it'll start making sense. i promise.


February 21, 2012 5:27 PM

re: "It all adds to the great spectacle that is WSB"

exactly, and engine character/diversity you can actually go out and BUY (omg!) is what makes the great spectacle that is motorcycling. :)

i mean if "homogenization" is what one seeks...? hell, it'd be easier just to stay over on car-side. there a consumer can have a field day.

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