WSBK » Checa seizes series lead with Imola double

The Spaniard shrugs off an early delay to complete his second win of the day at Imola, ahead of Sykes and Haslam.

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Boring comments - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 4:56 PM

Always the same story regarding the 200cc all the other manufacturer can easily make a 1200 twin and win. The day that Ducati make 1000 4 desmo will destroy all the competitor and the reason is technically obvious, the type of distribution that is absorbing much less power and going straight to the wheel.

Vince - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 5:09 PM

Problem for Checa is Max Biaggi had him in his pocket over many years in motogp so its hard for people like me to accept that his bike isnt superior given that Max Biaggi proved on numerous occasions he is a better rider in motogp

Ridgeracer - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 5:10 PM

there is something seriously wrong in a championship where the full blown factory efforts of BMW, Kawasaki and Aprilia are being easily beaten by a bike that is at the end of its development cycle...and by beaten i mean trounced.

Ich - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 5:16 PM

This makes me think, the only reason why Biaggi won the last GP is because Checa crashed? Hadn't he crashed, maybe he would have won also that first race?

But maybe not, the gap stayed more or less the same and Biaggi actually seemed faster during race2.

Anyway, I would say, it's still so early. Just a couple of weeks ago everyone complained about Aprilia being too fast, now it's back to Ducati.
Thing is, we're only at the second GP, I'm sure there'll be many tracks where Ducati won't seem so dominant.

rca - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 5:58 PM

one things for sure the ducati didnt suit max.but it obviously does carlos.why stop at 12kgs why not add a sidecar and shopping trolley!

jimmy - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 6:13 PM

I was quite concerned about some riders cutting the track - going off kerbs - in the final chicane. There should be some clear rule where a rider is allowed to go and where he'll be penalized. IMO it's quite an advantage to have a good corner exit. I don't like these tight chicanes in bike racing at all btw. It's maybe good for cars but it just doesn't suit the bikes. By far the most crashes occured in the chicanes too.


April 01, 2012 6:32 PM

@Boring and rca

The fundamental baseline rule (Rule 1)for WSBK is 1000cc displacement.
It's not right to expect all the other manufacturers change their designs to suit 1 manufacturer's twin design that doesn't meet rule 1 and isn't competitive without rule tweaking considerations.

Note that the rule tweaking (Ducati Rule) is based on their performance or standings.
How is that even remotely fair?

Just last week 6Kgs was considered too much. The sky was falling. This week it's acceptable.

Why? Because based on the Ducati Rule, they're doing just fine in the standings. No tweaks required, for now.

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