WSBK » Checa on pole for Ducati 1199 debut

Carlos Checa proves the Ducati 1199 is already a force to be reckoned with as he cracks the lap record on the way to pole position, ahead of Laverty and Fabrizio.

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February 23, 2013 3:22 PM
Last Edited 1085 days ago

re: "In order for WSBK to survive, the Ducati farce must stop."

or KTM needs to bring their V12 to the party. see, other manufactures besides honda HAVE taken up the "zwei-zylinder" challenge. mechanical variety, it's a beautiful thing.


February 23, 2013 3:33 PM
Last Edited 1085 days ago

re: "I understand the reasoning behind it but I still don't like it either. If you want to compete in a 1000cc event, create a 1000cc bike."

or here's a crazy thought, just stick to watching the rossi show over in grandprix...? just sayin', you have options, so let us not feign like we don't.

and keep in mind guys, checa just likes Pi and always goes good here. like last year, it doesn't mean he's going to double up. the rest of his season could be a disaster. the pani is far from sorted. there's more highsides and a front end tuck or 2 in his future. the only thing bologna can do is enjoy this for what it is... a single pole. nothing more.


February 23, 2013 4:01 PM

re: "I have accepted the current situation however and I am glad not to be involved in deciding how much weight can or cannot be allowed."

no worries, newton has already decided. F = M x A. if you can measure arms and calculate moments for weight and balance, the laws of physics says "welcome". (AOL computer voice)

Rca - Unregistered

February 23, 2013 6:14 PM

A week ago checa spent two days in hospital. Yesterday he was flung up the road like a rag doll. Today clearly in pain his GUTS and SKILL puts his bike on pole. Yet hardly a mention from so called racing fans. WELL DONE CARLOS!

carlos the man - Unregistered

February 23, 2013 7:30 PM

yes and the dukes still up to 14 ks down on streightline speed!!!! some advantage!!!! the extra 200ccs is to help them with the reliability of the highly stressed heavy 2 cylinder engine internals without spending gazillions per race weekend on new bits 0utstandingly superhuman job carlos... ubber respect..


February 23, 2013 7:49 PM

The xtra 200cc n design philos0phy might equalize the playing field on paper..but n0t on race can lo0k at m0toGP 2002 when we had 500cc and 990cc..0n paper it's equal..but on the race track we can see the difference..

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