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Old 05-17-2010, 07:06 AM   #1
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Angry Ducati WSBK get further weight advantage

The Ducati twins will have their base weight reduced from the Miller Motorsports Park round onwards following a troublesome first-half of the 2010 season.

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The FIM has confirmed that the twin-cylinder machines will be given a new minimum weight from the Miller Motorsports Park round onwards following a review of the regulations.

The new weight rules were introduced at the start of 2008 due to Ducati's decision to bring the larger capacity 1200cc 1098/1198 to the championship.

However, while Ducati emerged manufacturer champions in 2008 and 2009, they have struggled for pace at times in 2010 and, following a review that showed the 'average value of event favours the 1000cc 4-cylinder', the following steps have been taken.

“From the next SBK event at Miller Motorsports Park (USA) on 29-30-31 May, the new minimum weight for 1200cc 2-cylinder motorcycles is decreased to 165 Kg, a reduction of 3 Kg as stipulated in Article 2.4.4.2 of the FIM rulebook.

“The minimum weight for 1000cc 4-cylinder motorcycles will remain unchanged (162 Kg).”

So far this season, the average value of events has shown the 4-cylinder bikes is more than five points per round.
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total BS imo,
give it to Kawasaki if you really need to hand out something but Ducati need nothing apart from giving Haga a kick up the
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It is a little strange coming off of Fabi'z win.
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It is a little strange coming off of Fabi'z win.
and the bike in 2nd place
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Hasn't Checa on a privateer bike finished higher than both the factory bikes on more than one occasion? This whole "continually handing the championship to ducati" thing has got to stop....
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i will let them ride the desmo instead of giving this change. the desmo is a 4 cylinder and based on sales it can be run as a legit homologated bike.
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i will let them ride the desmo instead of giving this change. the desmo is a 4 cylinder and based on sales it can be run as a legit homologated bike.
so Ducati should do it and maybe the Flamini Group would quit demeaning the series by constantly changing the rules in Ducati's favour
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so Ducati should do it and maybe the Flamini Group would quit demeaning the series by constantly changing the rules in Ducati's favour

Right there is your answer.
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i guess 200cc extra is not enuff.
haga is broken,mentally.
Ben did that..........LOL
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i guess 200cc extra is not enuff.
haga is broken,mentally.
Ben did that..........LOL


Last year was hyped up to be Haga's year, with him finally being on the Ducati. Who would've guessed the rookie from Texas would storm the field and scortch the competition like he did?

Plus, with all the get-offs and having to constantly be in a state of recovery, it takes a toll on a man both mentally and physically, especially with their busy schedules.

Haga may go down as one of the most deserving WSBK champions of all time, who never won one.
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Last year was hyped up to be Haga's year, with him finally being on the Ducati. Who would've guessed the rookie from Texas would storm the field and scortch the competition like he did?

Plus, with all the get-offs and having to constantly be in a state of recovery, it takes a toll on a man both mentally and physically, especially with their busy schedules.

Haga may go down as one of the most deserving WSBK champions of all time, who never won one.
along with Aaron Slight
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along with Aaron Slight
This would be an interesting list to create.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #13
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I don't understand why a ducati loses a race or two and back to the rule book with the white out. Where are the rule changes for kawisaki? lets knock a couple pounds off that one too why they are at it.
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