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 10:58 PM

Please stop complaining about "200 extra cc's" and "Ducati's cheating'. The only you are accomplishing is show how ignorant you are to the differences of V-twins and in-line 4's and the way combustion engines work.


February 24, 2013 12:47 AM

the track has been resurfaced since last year so comparing time to motogp is pointless
the pole lap is over 1.5s faster than baggi's lap record last year.
also saying run a panigale as a crt wouldn't happen as they would have to turn the power down to make the engine last in motogp , that is the reason the aprilia engine crt arent as fast as the wsbk aprillia


February 24, 2013 6:03 AM
Last Edited 1081 days ago

re: "So a V-twin, 1200cc future for all? Because clearly that is the way to go judging by the history."

who's history...? ducatis...? history demonstrates quite clearly what the other mfg's have chosen. WSBK has had twins, triples, I4's, and crossplanes. i see the future and by the power vested in me declare it good.

btw, hope you guys see by carlos's untimely get off that your fears of V12 dominance are unfounded. like i said, these bikes aren't sorted. with all the lost time in pre-season testing, the lost time in Pi testing, and now both bikes out of both races, they are very much still behind the 8-ball. maybe even moreso if checa's injured.


February 24, 2013 7:34 AM
Last Edited 1081 days ago

I never said or thought that the Ducati V-twin's were going to dominate. What I meant is that the rules are always changing to accommodate the Ducati's. The WSBK rules don't just stipulate that if you have a 4 cylinder 1000cc or a 2 cylinder 1200cc then you can race! The rules keep changing (not necessarily in Ducati's favor either) regarding weight and electronics. The fact that this is always changing to keep it equal clearly means that a 4 cylinder bike is not in direct competition to a 2 cylinder unless there is more weight placed on the 2 cylinder and less modifications allowed.

I myself don't have a problem with it because it looks really complicated. If Ducati are storming in to the front place too often then it's the bike that is penalized with more weight and not the rider who is given the credit.

Then there are the posters on here who like to get personal. If you don't like someone else's opinion just "unlike" it on the post. Don't get personal. Keep it clean.

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