RANT: ’08 wsbk engine rule change a farce

as most of u know, there’s going to be a big change in world superbike for 2008.

ducati will be allowed to campaign a 1200cc twin while inline-4s stay at 1000cc. the reason: ducati threatened to pull out of wsbk. do u smell something??? i smell a whiny bitch! let’s see, ducati dominated wsbk winning 14/19 championships. now that they’re stuggling to find power with an engine that’s reached the peak of its development, they force an increase in engine capacity or they leave.

why doesn’t ducati use their v-4 found in the desmosedici rr? this engine was derived from their motogp program and is a great solution to their problem. an easy way to find power is to increase rpm. the v-4 has smaller pistons and less rotating mass yet the v-layout provides great torque characteristics.

i give ducati a wag of the finger. and i’m even more disappointed in the ruling bodies of wsbk for letting ducati run all over them.

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