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Old Apr 10th 2019, 06:32 AM   #1
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Ducati WSBK penalised 250 rpm

As expected, the V4R has had a rev limit reduction of 250rpm.. Doubt it will make much difference but might stop others complaining..

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Aruba Ducati have been penalised for their runaway WorldSBK success with a drop of 250rpm on the Panigale V4R’s rev limit at this weekend’s Assen round.

Alvaro Bautista has won all nine races so far at a canter so FIM technical director Scott Smart has fed all the information into his algorithm and the penalty has been served.

The Panigale V4R’s rev limit is now 16,100 but that also applies to Chaz Davies, Eugene Laverty and Michael Rinaldi.

At the other end of the scale, Honda’s performance has been so woeful, the HRC-backed Moriwaki team have been given a 500rpm increase in an effort to give Leon Camier at least a plastic pirate’s sword to take to the gunfight.

“At the conclusion of the third round, the concession points scores see the top two manufacturers Ducati and Kawasaki at the top of the table. Due to the gap of only seven points (20-13) neither will be allowed a concession parts upgrade during the season. The remaining manufacturers will all be allowed one upgrade,” said an FIM statement.

“Special consideration has been applied in the case of BMW after declaring their concession parts, chose to compete in the first two events using a standard engine.

“This is compliant with the regulations and therefore the weighting of the calculation has been biased towards their performance during the third event where the concession specification engine was used.”

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Aprilia 14700
BMW 14950
BMW 2019 14900
Ducati V2 12400
Ducati V4 16100
Honda 15050
Kawasaki 2018 14100
Kawasaki 2019 14600
MV Agusta 14950
Suzuki 14900
Yamaha 14700
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 06:57 AM   #2
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Ducati should put Bautista on a L2 panigale R just to see what happens .


seriously if you take AB out of the equation Ducati would have a few - 6th places a few 7th places and a two 3rd places

if they really want to slow Álvaro down they should put him on a honda and make him start in the back .
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 08:08 AM   #3
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Maybe Ducati need to "donate" more $ to the sanctioning body's favorite "charity's" to avoid being penalized for their one dominant bike and rider combo.
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 08:31 AM   #4
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250 Rpm won't even make a difference.. When the 2nd and 3rd place Ducati/Kawi started the straight away Ab wasn't even in sight!!!

What a joke... When nothing changes Wsbk will throw more Bullshit restrictions on VR4
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 08:33 AM   #5
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that's total BS!
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 11:58 AM   #6
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why dont they just bring in something stupid like standard RPM limit of say 12k or restrictor plates.
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Old Apr 10th 2019, 06:41 PM   #7
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Such BS!!! I hope Bautista wins bye 20 seconds the next Race... It’s gotta be the wings!! LOL... I’m actually enjoying seeing Rea get bear for once!!!
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Old Apr 11th 2019, 01:10 AM   #8
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Wont make a difference..

If it was 1000rpm.. Then start panicking...
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