WSBK » Portimao - Qualifying times (2)

Full qualifying times (2) for the 13th round of the 2012 eni World Superbike Championship at Portimao, Portugal.

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September 22, 2012 12:11 PM

Not bad by McCormick, in the Superpole for the first time, altough a lot was expected from him, regularly he was last, now a lot of riders behind him. Altough, with the dropping of Guintoli, Smrz and now Berger he's clearly the no 1 at Liberty Racing.

Skiwi-1 - Unregistered

September 22, 2012 12:12 PM

A dog slow GSXR compounded by his awful hand injury made the early part of the season a tough one but I had expected to see a bit more since the bike had improved recently to. Can't say... Baz and McCormick looking good so far this weekend though :-)


September 22, 2012 12:29 PM

Max is on a mission and delivering on promise.He's not about to let Marco off the hook easily in superpole.
On the other hand Ducati? Ligature asphyxiation and abdominal mass gain may well persuade the heirarchy to abandon the series for 2013. Like GP,they should confine it to 1000cc 4's only.
Ducatista will buy Ducati's anyway. Judging by STK,even the oversquare is simply overslow.

Jonjo - Unregistered

September 22, 2012 12:54 PM

Apparently the Panigale is dead in the water. Surely they could develop a v-4 like the Desmo?

Ah well no doubt they'll get what they want from the rule makers until they win....

Great from Max, I hope he takes the crown this season.

ex-loko.tkc.exe - Unregistered

September 22, 2012 1:09 PM

im with Kawasaki and Suzuki, come on Sykes!
find the pace and do it!

mmm, not sure about Panigale...i think better see by ourselves next year...dont u think? just maybe a little adjust reduce weight...around 1-2 kg? have to find a middle normal point where no big advanteges or disavanteges...


September 22, 2012 1:11 PM

@ Jonjo its been Desmo since DrT's tenure in the late 60's.
But,I appreciate your angle. They put together a limited edition of L4's based on Capirossi's GP bike and right now I see no reason why with Audi backing,they cannot ressurect the project for the masses. Twin afficianado's will stay twin afficianado's. This is a loosely production based class and there exists a market for L twin and L four Desmo. They need look no further than Noale/Aprilia.

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