WSBK » Checa 'positive' as 1199 makes public bow


The much anticipated Ducati 1199 Panigale goes up against its rivals for the first time with Carlos Checa lapping less than a second off the ultimate pace.

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BOND - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 10:23 AM

I hope Ducati do not loose face with the Panigale next year in WSB. I know its very early days, but it might not be what Checa was hoping for.

This bike has been developed all year by test riders and superstock racing, so to be a second off the pace, with less weight than the 1198 and for an engine to blow.......mmmmmmm

dooberydoo - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 10:30 AM

Quote from article: "Checa suffered a set-back when bike locked up on the home straight and deposited oil on the circuit" - dat motah gone done a broke. This isn't unusual for a panigale, I understand.

professor-x - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 10:30 AM

cant say I really dig the tail or look of the swing arm/rear wheel/rear brake. I think the RSV4's tail is too short too.I like something that offers a little more range of movement, dont really dig the ergo. Would like to see this tested at Monza.

ex-loko.tkc.exe - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 10:43 AM

not easy to see how it go yet,
hope they can do it works...
less 1 sec not bad, Giugliano is a good rider, but not between the best yet...
does he deserve an (next supossed?) official ride?
i think not

shamarone

October 19, 2012 2:04 PM

re: "Carlos Checa says he has reason to be pleased with the Ducati 1199 Panigales performance during testing at Motorland Aragon as the all new machine went head to head with its prospective rivals for the first time."

see chubbs, i told ya. no worries, you can thank me later.

re: "We are at the start of the journey, were still in the first phase and still have a lot of work ahead of us."

yeah ya do... and courtesy of one VR46 you guys are behind schedule, now GET THE LEAD OUT...! oh wait, that's right... preziosi DID get the lead out. :) carry on.

987097 - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 3:12 PM

@dooberydoo

You say bad engines are common for the Panigale - do you know how many RSV4s and S1000RRs were recalled for engine issues when they first came out? A lot more than the number of Panigales, I can tell you that.

Nothing new here, but of course since it's Ducati it must be made into a bigger issue than it actually is.

Personally, I'm quite happy they finally have something new. Makes things interesting.

jumbobet - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 3:46 PM

Guintoli will end up with a satellite Ducati, as always.
Hopefully for him it rains a couple of times next year...

I really don't know how he could refuse Suzuki offer... since Biaggi always said he doesn't want to retire

I'm curious to see what happens

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