WSBK » WSBK Portimao: Checa praises progress as Panigale cracks top six

Carlos Checa takes the new Ducati 1199 Panigale into the top six for the first time as the new bike shows flashes of promise in Portugal.

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June 10, 2013 11:47 AM

Good news.
It'd be great to have Ducati in the mix, too. We had 4 manufacturers in the top 4 at points yesterday (Aprilia, Honda, Kawaski and BMW) and it add some spice to the championship if the Panigale could bridge the gap to the lead 4 cylinder bikes.

Aprilia seem to be on top, with Kawasaki and BMW the next tier down and then Suzuki, Honda and Ducati another rung below.
Kudos to Jonny Rea for being able to get the Fireblade up in the mix with the quicker tools!


June 13, 2013 4:53 PM

lets look at the facts Ducati cracks the top six?
well race one he was 9th fair play top ten second race No Sykes No camier who both beat him in the first race and so on the grounds of probability he might have finished 8th? one place improvement that's really cracking it! still if you say it long enough you believe it! Lets wait and see where they are next round then maybe crowing could be on the cards but personally cant see it!!

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