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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rca - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 12:06 PM

checa had two wins on the honda and three on atwo year old ducati and very unlucky not to have two more at miller. so its no surprise he is doing well on the "factory" ducati. to compare guintolli and smrz to him in terms of class and experience is laughable.

. - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 12:18 PM

Funny how when the burnt out endurance no mark racer rode for Duc there was no mention of anadvantage

Ive said it a million times before, he has found out late he's a twin rider, its as simple as that, he's served his time,learnt his craft and deservs everthing he's getting. It wasn't alsorans he just beat ffs Biaggi and of cours the amazing Sykes (you all stupidly rave on about after every qualifying he does), riding a fckin missile who as i predicted on the other thread choked AGAIN

Give him the credit he deservs this is insane, Im sorry if this soouds arraogant because it isnt meant to but any1 who watched that race thinks he had a big machine advantage doesnt have a clue what their looking at

Scorpio46 - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 2:57 PM

I do not wish to discredit Carlos Checas skill and ability to race a bike he deserves his world class status and that's a fact but when people say what about the other Ducatis then I am sorry but Checas bike is a full blown works racing bike ( whatever the factory may say ) which may or may not be built within the rules, the other Ducs are customer bikes and are no where near the spec of Carlos's which is why they are not at the front so much. For me this will never be a level playing field but we have to accept the status quo while ever the Italians are running the show.

MM - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 3:28 PM

It's hard to say whether Checa's bike has much advantage over other Ducatis when you look at qualifying or warm up times. We'll have to wait to see how things go after a few more races. I'm not in favour of different formulas for twins and fours. Unfortunately, any such system is open to exploitation and if you're going to give twins extra capacity, (yet add on weight), why not have different weight limits or inlet tract restrictions for V4s or cross-plane crank inline fours as opposed to screamers? Stoner was usually way ahead of the next best Ducati but if Checa does the same, people say it's the bike not the rider. Unless we see Ducatis filling the top places, you have to give him some credit - more than just the presumed difference between his 'works' bike and the rest. After all, Guintoli did beat him in qualifying.

pp916 - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 3:46 PM

But Carlos was also winning on an elderly non-works Ducati a couple of years ago before Althea got the works bikes......
The current bike is at the end of its development cycle, carrying an extra 6kg this season + the usual air restrictors.....
I wish people would give the guy the credit he deserves, yes he used to crash in the past trying to get more out of the machinery than it was capable of, and he didn't get on well with the Fireblade (although he still won races on it), but at Ducati he has found a match to his wealth of experience and is reaping the rewards.

das boot

April 02, 2012 5:00 PM

I love how people are calling the Imola races boring, true by WSBK standards they were a bit lacking. But if anyone of the MotoGP races were like Imola's, they would be called exciting.

Extra weight on the Ducati, doesn't seem to matter as much as all the people crying foul had thought. WSBK looks to be great this year.

coleshere - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 5:32 PM

Most people seem fixated that the dukes have no horsepower advantage,why does no one mention the extra torque? That's why they attract the best riders and have won the Italian series,sorry WSB so often.Don't blame Carlos for winning. Good luck to him.

RawDawg

April 02, 2012 5:37 PM

Do you guys think the Pedercini bikes are the same as Sykes'? Or the Pro Ride Honda the same as Rea's? Or BMW Italia bikes the same as Haslam's? Or Chaz ParkinGO the same as Laverty's? No they aren't.

So what's all this bitchin' about that Checa's bike isn't the same as the other Ducatis?

RawDawg

April 02, 2012 5:50 PM

"Can anyone tell me why Ducati is not using 1000 cc in WSBK like others?"

Because a 1000cc I4 would kill a 1000cc twin.

An engine is a pump for air and fuel. A slow moving pump (twin) with the same piston surface area (1000cc) can not move air and fuel as fast as a fast moving pump with pistons of the same surface area (1000cc I4) therefore it cannot make the same power. If a twin could rev like an I4 then it would be ok to both have then at the same cc's.

And it's not the amount of torque that a twin makes that's any kind of advantage. It's were the twin makes it's power in the rev range and how the firing orders allows the power to be put to the ground without destroying the tires. But this is not an advantage on every track. And someone has to ride the thing - it's not automated.

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