WSBK » Checa: Another incredible day!


The Spaniard makes it five wins from the last six races to be held at Imola as he moves ahead of Max Biaggi in the standings.

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anyberg - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 10:23 PM

boring boring races make it fair again ban the 1200s and no doubt checa is riding well but only because of the cheat bike like every other champoin who has won on one !!!

RocketR1

April 01, 2012 10:33 PM
Last Edited 873 days ago

Checa could have taking the lead earlier i think,IMO he was Sand bagging trying to not make it look as bad as it really is(not dissing TOM)..The Ducati's are going to be unstoppable on the tighter tracks for sure

miki - Unregistered

April 01, 2012 11:08 PM

I wouldnt class checa as average in gp . He won a couple of times podium a lot on not so great machines. Crashed a lot.. often when in the lead. When watching I always thought of him as a contender for the win... just needed to stay on!

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 12:53 AM

@PatrickD - The Ducati already has air inlet restrictors - I presume you mean they should reduce the size of the restrictor?

The current size is 50mm and the rules allow for adjustment in 2mm increments, but to date only the weight has been adjusted.

TLS_MAN - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 12:55 AM

It is getting very old hearing that the only reason
Checa is winning is because of some advantage. The next Ducati was 10th place. The fact is the Ducati is very consistent with usable power and takes care of the tires. Most people look at the horsepower figures for new bikes and think tho one with the most is best. The WSB inline fours all are making at least 25+ more than the Ducati, but the power is not very usable. Anyone who has ridden a ZX10 on the street knows you don't get liter class power until about 50mph in first gear. That is the same problem they are seeing on the track. Maybe they should tune their motors for a wide tire friendly powerband and stop bitching about advantages.

shamarone

April 02, 2012 1:55 AM

re: "There is no substitute for CUBES."

but apparently there's an "antidote"...?

don't forget the inconsistency of that production (read crap) trellis, that goofy car-world SS rear (what is this F1?), in addition to the +6, all the weight of that mis-placed plumbing under the tail, and last but not least... the ruiner of all ruiners... the LONG ENGINE (oh the humanity). pfft, crank's not even remotely close to where it needs to be. so, with that positive comment out of martin regarding the front end of checa's bike, it's clear he has never raced anything in his life. :rolleyes:

RawDawg

April 02, 2012 4:01 AM
Last Edited 873 days ago

Will you guys just shut up with your sour grapes crying of extra cubes, boring race, and cheating. If *insert your favorite rider's name* had won the same as Checa you all would be saying how great of a race it was and how fabulous the ride was.

Where was this crying of cheating and boring races when Bayliss ran away with the title in 2008? Oh, that's right you guys like Bayliss. I don't recall anyone saying Ducati was cheating when Haga and Fabrizio was trying to beat Spies in 2009 and just trying to make the podium in 2010. But since it's Checa who you can't believe is better than your favorite rider (which he probably is) you want to bang on about cheating and it being a boring race.

Get over it. Checa ran a smart race today. He spent the first part of each race saving the tires for the right time to bang out the fast laps and drop the competition which he did. There will be more than a few races he won't win but he ran a very measured and calculated race today.

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