kingrib wrote:well well, what a surprise, ducrapi throw their toys out of the pram when it dosnt go their way,
i was under the impression that there was a stipulation in this years rules that if the v twins were running away with it, they would review things and there would be some sort of weight penalty added (maybe this is just in wsb) but the fact remains that (yet again!!!!) Ducati make an arse of whatever race series they are competing in, "if we cant win,we're not playing"
the rules should be 1000cc, come and race, if your bike wont win (for whatever reason) either sod off and dont race or make a bike that will be competetive, dont mess about arguing you need extra cc's, or less weight, there should be one set of rules and thats it,
i for one am glad they are not racing at donnington, fed up watching them bending the rules etc etc in order to win stuff,
i'm sure some of you will be along to offer support to the vtwin argument, but in my book the racing will be better without them.
Try thinking out of the box.
Whilst you may be right about the rules (not according to Colin Wright btw), remember that the reason Ducati 'seems' to be running away with it is because all the other top riders keep falling off or blowing up. Not conclusively anything to do with the bike. For example, hgad Cal Crutchlow finished all his races, the difference would be only 4 points....hardly a runaway. More results are required to demonstrate any real advantage and even so, giving notice to Ducati immediately before a race weekend is not reasonable. Notably, where all the other teams demanded and ensured that Ducati use standard pistons for the season, some are now complainng that they want race pistons for themselves.
Other than Troy Bayliss, WSB is domineered by fours, not twins (5 out of the top six). This would suggest that the unfair advantage is Troy, not the bike.
As for controlling a series on cc 'just because that's the way it's always been', that's silly. Historically, the more cc's the more power. So that's where the idea comes from. However, it's quite obvious that more cylinders also offer more power. IMHO, the best racing comes from equally match power, not necessarily cc. A number of cylinders restriction has also been applied to GP racing for the same reason. Similarly for F1.
If we're going to have a cc limit, then there should equally be a cylinder limit to even out the power advantage. Otherwise it's uneven racing.