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 24, 2013 7:34 AM
Last Edited 1163 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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