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February 24th, 2019, 04:01 PM   #21
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BTW Rea looked a bit pissed off after the race, guess he doesn't like competition.
He is not telling everyone Bautista is a moaner and it would take him 90 seconds to start winning on Ducati, is he?
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February 24th, 2019, 10:58 PM   #22
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I think he'd be pushing it at 32, Cal's been around since what 2011?
Had 3 wins 1st in 2016, so on that score Rea would be 37, hardly likely is it, even if he was offered another chance on a good bike.
That's what I mean, to have any chance of a really successful career in GP you need to be in Moto3 as a teenager.
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February 25th, 2019, 12:46 AM   #23
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After seeing Alvaro on less than stellar rides for a good part of his MotoGp career it was great to see him get a taste of absolute domination in his first taste of WSBK. I wouldn't be surprised if scrutineering finds a Motogp machine under WSBK livery by the looks of how convincing his pace was. Of course there is a lot more factors and track types to consider when thinking of domination of the whole season but I can't help but wonder how many other Motogp riders who arn't at the pointy end are considering the possible trade-off of switching to WSBK. I only wish Alvaro had done it on a Suzuki.
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After seeing Alvaro on less than stellar rides for a good part of his MotoGp career it was great to see him get a taste of absolute domination in his first taste of WSBK. I wouldn't be surprised if scrutineering finds a Motogp machine under WSBK livery by the looks of how convincing his pace was. Of course there is a lot more factors and track types to consider when thinking of domination of the whole season but I can't help but wonder how many other Motogp riders who arn't at the pointy end are considering the possible trade-off of switching to WSBK. I only wish Alvaro had done it on a Suzuki.
Doesn't sound like the motogp bike though.
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You are hinting three other Ducatis were different specs? Poor Davies was given a dud?
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February 25th, 2019, 05:07 AM   #26
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It will be interesting to see how the V4 Ducati will go in BSB this year, it does have the best rider currently in BSB on it in Josh Brookes but obviously a different spec as you aren't allowed any rider aids.
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February 25th, 2019, 05:39 AM   #27
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Tires.
For sprint race Pirelli provided tires that would last the whole race. Rea lost, but he managed to stay close.
Full race - one Ducati pulled away big time. Twice. Everybody was concerned about tire wear.

What would you conclude based on this information?

I'd say Bautista manages to get the power down better than anybody else with less tire wear. Electronics setup experience from MotoGP perhaps?
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February 25th, 2019, 07:35 AM   #28
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Rea`s thoughts after the race...

https://www.bikesportnews.com/news/n...a-gunfight-rea

...and Alex Lowes responded

https://i.redd.it/hlv02w78smi21.jpg
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One more time. How the heck all these speculations apply to only one of Ducati riders? Other three are proven fast racers, how comes all four Ducatis are not in the front if this is such a miracle bike?
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You are hinting three other Ducatis were different specs? Poor Davies was given a dud?
Davies is a dud, so why give him a proper bike.
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