WSBK » First blood to Checa ahead of Russia debut

Carlos Checa tops both the morning and afternoon sessions at the Moscow Raceway to identify himself as the early man to beat in Russia.

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August 23, 2012 9:38 AM

Oh boohoo!!!

That is 1 long-ish straight. The rest of the circuit is basically combinations of corners. NO bike on the grid can hold corner speed AND conserve tyres like the Ducati, so EVERYONE else loses out there.

That said, good luck to EVERYONE! Bring us a great weekend of racing!
Hoping Sykes closes on the leaders.

Rca - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 11:22 AM

What would you have him say? We are gaining on the straight ? He says the bends suit his bike and he looses on the straight. Why dont you grow up nick?


August 23, 2012 11:38 AM
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It's not him, it's the general pointing out that the bike is slower on the straights.. YES, WE ALL KNOW THAT! Besides, his bike is still faster than Camier, Hopkins and Mcfadden's bikes. You don't hear Sykes, Melandr and Rea constantly going on that they lose out in the corners...

I respect Carlos and he is still way better than anyone on the Duc.

Rca - Unregistered

August 23, 2012 12:16 PM

Nick no your right they just go on and on about tyres or set up etc. what i think many dont appreciate is its easy to pull out and overtake down the straight with a faster bike where as although carlos and the duc may have an advantage through the bends on a CLEAR lap he is often behind a rider only slightly slower so any advantage is often negated. Aragon a prime example


August 23, 2012 5:26 PM

re: "We are losing a lot on the straight, which is uphill, so it is not easy to manage that."

crawl under the paint. as a percentage of overall lap, the time spent on the straight WTFO is less than the time spent in the turns where you're gaining (for now). ross won 6 titles basically losing on the straights, but murdering everybody in the turns. now head down tail up, remember the rest of the season is just "the old man on the old bike" having fun.

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