WorldSBK | 2019 | Round 2 | Pirelli Thai | Mar 15 - 17

Discussion in 'General' started by ljuice26, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. ljuice26

    ljuice26 Well-Known Member

    So far, Bautista is the fastest in both free practice sessions.
     
  2. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Also of note is Cortese beating the official Pata Yamahas on the GRT Yamaha bike.

    Sadly Chaz back in 11th place over a second off the pace of his teammate.
     
  3. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    Honders in 12th and 19th...what happened to making a difference in the results once they dumped their old, under achieving team?
     
  4. Chango

    Chango Something clever!

    Depends on your expectations. If you expected Honda to come in and dominate without studying exactly where and why their bike falls behind everywhere, then your dreams will be shattered. I don't expect much progress from HRC until next year at the earliest.
     
  5. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    Well when HRC pulled the rug out from under Ten Kate I do believe they said it was due to the lack of results that Ten Kate was producing.
     
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  6. Prospect

    Prospect Hayai

    While I don't condone what HRC did to Ten Kate, it's still way too early to judge the results of their actions after 1 round. You have to give it a full season at least to evaluate their progress.
     
  7. turbulence

    turbulence Well-Known Member


    so phillip island may not be an anomaly? interesting.
     
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  8. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    That's not how things are done here :crackup:
     
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  9. rob linders

    rob linders Well-Known Member

    Wow, if they didn't have Bautista riding the Ducati, everyone would be thinking the new bike was a bust.
     
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  10. Prospect

    Prospect Hayai

    Oh, you mean beeb standards :crackup:

    Those idiots at HRC didn't accomplish shit by booting Ten Kate, the CBRs still suck balls.
    What a bunch of dipshits.

    There you go.
     
  11. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    That's better. Don't forget that all their womens are ugly too
     
  12. Prospect

    Prospect Hayai

    The Dutch or the Japanese?

    Either way, I wouldn't say that; they both have a decent share of bombshells.
     
  13. Prospect

    Prospect Hayai

    It could be the similarity between the Ducati Bautista rode in GP and the V4 that's making him gel with the bike this quick. Put anyone else on the bike from the WSBK grid and they would at the very least suffer like Chaz, if not more so.
     
  14. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    Isn't the V4's chassis closer to a GP bike than a production superbike? Thought I read that in an article a while back. Could have something to do with Bautista's quick adaptation, vs Chaz's. Or could be the fact that AB is a fast and talented rider?.
     
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  15. ljuice26

    ljuice26 Well-Known Member

    The chasis is the same on the street and WSBK bike, except the swingarm, I believe. Look at Redding in BSB. I think he was top of the time sheets yesterday and today, 1 sec over the rest of the field. Ex Ducati GP rider on a GP inspired WSBK bike.
     
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  16. dieterly

    dieterly Well-Known Member

    Chaz did about half the laps compared to Bautista during testing due to his injuries... The other Ducati’s also did very little testing due to mainly mileage restrictions on the engines, also they are not using Öhlins...
     
  17. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

  18. ljuice26

    ljuice26 Well-Known Member

    Um, Chaz had a technical issue, thats why he did a smaller amount of laps. Also, The factory bikes are using Ohlins. Barni is using Showa and Laverty is using Ohlins as well.
     
  19. dieterly

    dieterly Well-Known Member

    Ummm, Laverty is using Bitubo suspension, at least according to the Goeleven website...
     
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  20. ljuice26

    ljuice26 Well-Known Member

    You are correct about Laverty. The rest of what I say was on point.
     

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