WSBK » Checa rebuilds confidence at Misano test

“After Imola it was essential for Carlos to get back the confidence that he'd lost on the bike and, comforted by the times recorded, I'd say that we're on the right track,” - Ernesto Marinelli.

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July 05, 2013 5:25 AM
Last Edited 16 days ago

re: "Checa finished just 11th and 12th in Sunday's Imola races, held at a circuit where he had won five of the last six races as a Ducati rider..."

...and got these dismal results without any weight penalty or air restriction.

and with that, the cry of "twins have a 200cc displacement advantage (whaah)" just got sent to hell on a shutter...!

see, i told ya bologna's advantage is/was not in the displacement difference. s1 has spoken.

Dare to Live

July 06, 2013 12:18 PM

Can you immagine the Panigale with a 1000cc Twin? it would have to race with the 600s stocks or rookie class

Ducati is a large enough factory, favours must stop now and either they build a 1000cc Motor or FIM must open a new class with twins of sace capacities only...


July 06, 2013 2:56 PM

I remember reading a year or two ago one Ducati CEO stating that they do not need motorcycle racing to sell there motorcycles. I think this attitude has come full circle and now they are in one of the worst positions they have ever been in when it comes to racing their GP effort is floundering and their mainstay in WSBK is barely of the ground and no light at the end of the tunnel is to be seen.

I fear they maybe to overstretched in there racing efforts at the moment and are going to have to figure out what their priorities are if the gp effort doesn't turn around then a hiatus would be best and focus on rebuilding their brand in WSBK.


July 09, 2013 5:27 PM

I can understand the fustration of fans with past regs to help Ducati stay competitive however their competitiveness helped them sell bikes but also made things interesting. With the current competitiveness of Kawi, Aprilia and BMW having Suzuki, Honda and Ducati also competitive can only help make series even more interesting.


July 12, 2013 11:20 AM
Last Edited 1023 days ago

Yestarday i was having some fun with one Old game for Pc, its one good simulation of cars call GTR 2, on that game we have several classes of cars but there is one in particulary where they put 2 cars that show us a good exemple of true talente and quality enginner stuff.. Just take this exemple.. between the Porche 911 Gt3 RSR and the Ferrari 360 GTC.. Now take a loock at this Ducati complain that they can t do nothingh more with one Vtwin engine that have less 2 Cil compared to Jap Bikes, they say they need More CC in order to creat one Realiable engine.. Now wach Porche 911, they use one 6 Cil Boxer engine that is one layoyt well know for not beeing that good for Power compared to V engines or inline engines, the 911 use 3.6 liter naturally aspired engine with 4 valves per Cil, this give to Porche 457 HP and 438 NM.. other point where Porche enginers show there talente again is that they put this engine on the rear of the car wish that will be very TUFF car to Balance properly


July 12, 2013 11:21 AM

normaly the best layout is Mid engines cars.. Now take a loock at Ferrari, they use one 3.6 Liter V8 with 5 Valves per Cil and is one Mid engine car, same has F1 and is the best layout possible for one race track, now has we see Ferrari have 2 more Cil then the Porche, the Porche use 24 valves the Ferrari use 40 Valves, the Ferrari make 460 Hp and 410 NM.. Now who was the car that Win most times? yeh sir was Porche 911 Gt3 rsr, how it is possible to Win with less 16 Valves, Less 2 Cilinders, and with the physical of the car completly wrong with one rear engine?? Well only Porche know that but they are not Pussys they just build one car using the most dificult ways to build that Car and end up beating the Ferrari that is complety well build in terms of physics to be the fastest car.. Ducati should learn with Porche that with a lot less make a lot more.. This is just to give one exemple of good engeniring

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