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March 16th, 2019, 10:49 AM   #1
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This Ducati must be stopped!

Really, reading all these remarks makes my stomach turn.
When Kawasaki dominates with two riders then it is OK.
If just one Ducati rider keeps winning then it has unfair advantage and restrictions should be imposed!
Basically, lets say it out loud. If anything else wins than Kawasaki and Rea then it is illegal, unfair and bad in every regard.
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March 16th, 2019, 11:22 AM   #2
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It's not so much the Ducati winning or even Bautista winning which bothers me, it's the comments on various platforms going "this is why GP is superior" or "Rea is crap" which get's my back up.

Let me put it this way, if Cal Crutchlow can get wins and podiums in MotoGP then Rea is perfectly capable of it too.

Secondly if Grand Prix racing is so superior to any other form of racing why did it take Max Biaggi 4 years to win a title? Why has John Hopkins never won a title in BSB? Why did Troy Bayliss rock up at Valencia in 2006 and blow all the GP lads away.

I'm happy Rea has some competition for a change and I quite like Bautista but some of these people need to get some perspective when criticising other sports.
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March 17th, 2019, 06:03 AM   #3
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I just read the results from Thailand. Incredible!

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About time someone apart from Rea won and the Duc isn't a cheat machine.
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About time someone apart from Rea won and the Duc isn't a cheat machine.

Yeah but not at the expense of somebody dominating even more lol

I can't believe how Kiyonari has ended up though, what a rider he was back in the day. Just seems a shadow of the rider who racing 10 years ago or so.
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Yeah but not at the expense of somebody dominating even more lol

I can't believe how Kiyonari has ended up though, what a rider he was back in the day. Just seems a shadow of the rider who racing 10 years ago or so.
Well the other teams better play catch up then, Rea was far to dominant for far too long and always teamed with a poorer quality team mate. Mind you Bautista's team mate isn't very good it seems.
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March 20th, 2019, 12:38 PM   #8
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Ducati played the system and somehow gained a 1700 rpm advantage over the next fastest bike on the grid. Considering the increments in raising or lowering the rpms is 300 in the performance indexing, 1700 is a fucking huge deficit. If you take out the Kwak which is 7-8 mph down , the rest are well over 10mph down. Ducati will get a 300 rpm decrease after the 3rd event and that will make little difference. Here is where the performance indexing can be manipulated by simply losing a few races and not get another decrease after the 6 th event. They can play this out for the rest of the season with the lead they will have. This is why performance indexing is basically fake racing and has backfired in dramatic fashion considering it was supposed to create close racing.
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March 20th, 2019, 05:09 PM   #9
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I reckon they've given Davies a rubbish bike so that Bautista doesn't get docked. In WSBK, the performance of both Dukes affects the indexing for each other...
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According to Peter Hickman in an interview the other night the BMW's that are being used in World Superbikes are still running pretty much stock motors and the new racing engine should be ready soon
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