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Simon Patterson  says:

WSB Phillip Island: Checa answers critics with Superpole victory

Alstare Ducati rider Carlos Checa went some way to answering the critics of the new Panigale superbike by putting it on pole for the opening round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship. The UK riders showed their form earlier in Superpole, with Tom Sykes topping Superpole 1 and Eugene topping SP2, before Laverty eventually finished second to the veteran Spaniard as...

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Jan 04

Posts: 130

dessp2 says:

Fingers crossed

It will go race distance and not totally shred its tyres. Remember the foggy patronas used to get the top slot on super pole now and then only to be useless in the race. I sincerely hope the Panigale will cut it.

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Mar 11

Posts: 477

So many wishing failure on this......

machine, absolutely disgusting and no fans of the sport imo, yes you know who you are hugelean, wosi and co, scum, filthy yellow scum, the excrement of the paddock portaloos.

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Aug 11

Posts: 53

Flipslats says:


2013 Phillip Island SBK Pole = 1'30.234 (Checa - Ducati Panigale 1190)

2012 Phillip Island MotoGP 3rd Pole = 1'30.575 (Pedrosa - HRC Honda)

2012 Phillip Island MotoGP best poled Ducati = 1'31.661 (Rossi)


Checa's time today, would have put him 3rd in last year's MotoGP grid, just behind Lorenzo, and in front of Pedrosa. It also put him nearly 1.5secs in front of Rossi!!!

Unbelievable really!!

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Sep 06

Posts: 310

gixercarl says:

over rated crapigale

yes i am wishing failure to

unlikely in WSB though they have had the foot on the rules for years

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Nov 03

Posts: 2273

saturn392 says:

Nothing new here

I remember Mick Doohan complaining way back in the 90's that Corser's time on a (Ducati 916) a ''street bike'' as he liked to call them was almost on the pace of the GP prototypes.  That was at Donington (can't remember the date but around '97/'98.


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Jan 13

Posts: 204

DogBert says:


You don't wish anyone to fail though do you princess?

Pompous fcking hypocrite.

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Jul 12

Posts: 3290

wosihound says:

Woe is me..

The priceofrippedhole has lost the plot now Stoner has done a runner, illustrating the complete lack of depth in a once proud racing nations talent.

Shameless Spanish rent boy antics can't hide the pain I'm afraid.

No praise for your own boy Stauffer you fkin turncoat..?

Fk Ducati and the middle aged born agains who cling to the marque hoping their dicks grow a bit bigger..Carmelo will soon sort the cheating bastards out..or perhaps Honda will make a 1200 twin just to ram home a point like they did with Edwards 10 years ago.

Take pity on dog slow Australian riders too, next time you pass one wobbling around in the gutter?..hahaha


PS. was Hislop outright lap record on a 996, 2002 in BSB qualifying I think you're referring to.


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Jun 11

Posts: 568

ratchetman says:

Eggs in one basket

Looks like Ducati have done the right  thing and put all their eggs in one basket and gone for spending most of their race budgett on WSB. They know that WSB bikes are basically road bikes and as such doing well in WSB sells road bikes. If WSB was on bbc or ITV it would become the premier series to the general public. Already WSB has shown how competitive and exciting it is going to be this season. To me MOTOGP is good but if you want to watch real racing watch WSB   Good luck to Checa for having the skill and motivation to put the Duke on pole 

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Mar 03

Posts: 253

Sheene Fan7 says:


they have resurfaced the track in December though

so you cant compare times 

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May 12

Posts: 1007

cornbowl says:

Tom's gift

Tom sat in the garage, when he'd got pole, and watched it slip away, he'd got time for a couple more fast laps, now he's on the 2nd row, I'm sure he'd got more pace to come, hope he does well tomorrow.

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