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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andyberg - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 10:16 PM

come on series organisers lets get real !!! ducati do have a unfair advantage and they always have thats why they have won so much but either make them go back to a 1000 or seriously restrict them . if you dont i can see other manufactures pulling out because of the cost in trying to complete with a 1200 as ducati did a few years ago when they said it could not go on anymore because of the cost of running a 1000 but they allowed the 1200 to keep them in the series .if they wont make a 1000 let them go and then we can have a good close racing series like bsb .what is going to happen when the pinnagale is let loose no one then stands a chance and how much cash have they ploughed in to making that bike competetive ????

bringbacktwostrokes - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 10:49 PM

I think that any team run by the "Butler from Downton Abbey" has an unfair advantage! I've not laughed so much in years - Fantastic racing, especially Tom and Leon but Jack was the icing on the cake today

Liam48 - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 11:31 PM

@bringbacktwostrokes I completely agree, when Jack got angry with Jamie in commentary and he had a go at him I burst out laughing then Jamie felt bad and tried to make it all better, the soon kissed and made up, it's never boring with those two!

This Ducati argument is getting silly now! I'm only 19 years old but I feel like I know more than a lot of people on here at times because they make silly arguments. The Ducati are V twins which produce less power but have great torque and if they were 1000 unlike the in line 4's they wouldn't keep up. The twins are much narrower as they're pistons are in a v so are more nimble compared to the 4's which at tracks like Imola more than likely will produce a quicker lap time. What I'm pretty much trying to say is Ducati are 1200cc because they are twins!


April 02, 2012 2:08 AM

funny how quickly crash posters turn from a kneejerk love affair with the emporer last round, to banging on about ducati's 200cc's when max suddenly shows the same streak of "chronic inconsistency" that's plagued his riding for more than a decade. but wait, i spoke about this and the priller's the superior bike innit...?


April 02, 2012 2:26 AM

re: "Why should they have a big engine size advantage when they only lack in one area? This is not drag racing. It is not oval track... It is not top end only."

but it IS production racing. unlike motogp who's stock and trade is selling personalities (personalities that can be extinguished in an eye blink i might add), wsbk has the burden of manufacturing and selling tangible kit to the public. kit that will endure for time indefinite. how many times i have i answered this now...? how many...?


April 02, 2012 3:01 AM


Fundamentally you wrote
The Twins have a torque advantage. The I4's get no compensation.
The I4's have top end advantage. The Twins get displacement compensation.

So ..... Twins compensated. I4's not compensated.

The primary manufacturer that is the beneficiary of the tweaking rule also has the most Titles and Manufacturer Titles.

Agreed, it's quite silly indeed.


April 02, 2012 3:14 AM


It is Production racing and the bragging rights to boast about race series wins and sell those bikes.

Like you, I agree, about the 'why' and 'how many times' do I have to write that it's complete and utter BS to try and equate two different designs and pretend we can compensate. There are far too many variables.

The 1098R (cough cough 1198) plus some added weight and then less air flow, and whatever, just muddies the water.

Do you really believe that's statistically possible that the race series is fair if 1 predominant manufacturer is subject to a changing tweaking rule and just so happens to have the most Titles?


Dario - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 7:33 AM

I have always believed that motorcycle racing was all cornering and braking, I see here that people is complaining about a bike that is doing better corner and braking.

xxx - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 10:26 AM

From twitter - Steve Martin (ex WSBK & Ducati rider) to David Emmett -

Steve Martin ? @stevemartin68 @motomatters
... I am not against Ducati but Im against domination. I feel the twin 1200 rules have too much advantage.

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