WSBK » WSBK Monza: Melandri prevails in three-way Monza thriller

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one reason why WSBK have far closer racing compared to MotoGP - despite the obvious disparity in the bike performance and configuration, plus the use of advanced electronics similar to the latter - is because the use of metal brakes instead of carbon brakes. the use of metal brakes extends the braking distance, which in turn making the useful speeding length between corners shorter. this shifts the emphasis from outright power, to acceleration and under braking stability. ducati have shown in many years that despite their twins are a few horsepower down compared to the fours, the use of metal brakes offset their lack of power and allows them to fully utilised their advantage in handling. metal brakes are also more road-relevant when it comes to product development in R&D. MotoGP should go for metal brakes. face facts - advanced electronics in MotoGP have found its way to the production bikes. but carbon brakes? after more than 20 years and still not even commercialised.

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