Hot damn! That Ducati is a screamer! 16k+ RPM out of a 1000cc engine!World Superbike: Starting Engine Rev Limits For 2020 Announced
WorldSBK Initial Rev-Limit (rpm)
Brand Rev Limit
BMW 2019 14,900
Ducati V2 12,400
Ducati V4 16,100
Honda (SC77) 15,050
Honda (SC82) 15,600
MV Agusta 14,950
You can thank Rea for that lol As long as he keeps winning, pretty soon they'll have a 10k limit for the ZX10 lol But don't worry, the Honda will still not win anything with that extra 1000 rpm.Lowest rev limit is the Kawasaki, Honda 1,000 RPM more????
Had to go back to like 2010ish when the last time WSBK raced at Valencia just to see how his lap time compared to WSBK. Looks like he was slightly faster than the race lap record, and about 1 second off the all-time record there for WSBK (1:33.2 set by Ben Spies in 2009). Not bad for a stock bike and him just riding at a track day! But then again it is 11 years newer technology lol I'm sure if WSBK was to race there now we'd be seeing 1:31s or 1:30s.
I was just laughing about this earlier when I saw testing results posted on RRW lol But funny that Haslam is way farther up the order on the same bike.You're exactly where you should be Bautista. Everyone knows better than to trust WSBK HRC lol. ?
SBK, Alvaro Bautista: "We're not in the position we should be in."
I had the same reaction. One thing that crossed my mind is if Bautista had ever raced an inline 4? Everything I recall from MotoGP was a V engine and then the Ducati last year. Maybe he's having issues with the engine configuration change? Haslam does seem to be making it work reasonably well.I was just laughing about this earlier when I saw testing results posted on RRW lol But funny that Haslam is way farther up the order on the same bike.
|1||Scott Redding||GBR||Aruba.it Racing Ducati||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1m 30.436s||30 laps|
|2||Toprak Razgatlioglu||TUR||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha YZF R1||1m 30.854s||24 laps|
|3||Michael van der Mark||NED||Pata Yamaha||Yamaha YZF R1||1m 30.905s||26 laps|
|4||Leon Haslam||GBR||Team HRC||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 30.936s||24 laps|
|5||Loris Baz||FRA||Ten Kate SBK Yamaha||Yamaha YZF R1||1m 30.973s||17 laps|
|6||Jonathan Rea||GBR||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 30.978s||22 laps|
|7||Tom Sykes||GBR||BMW WorldSBK Team||BMW S1000RR||1m 31.161s||23 laps|
|8||Alvaro Bautista||ESP||Team HRC||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 31.201s||23 laps|
|9||Michael Ruben Rinaldi||ITA||Team GoEleven||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1m 31.213s||14 laps|
|10||Xavi Fores||ESP||Puccetti Kawasaki||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 31.265s||21 laps|
|11||Alex Lowes||GBR||Kawasaki Racing Team||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 31.336s||19 laps|
|12||Sandro Cortese||GER||Pedercini Kawasaki||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 31.397s||18 laps|
|13||Chaz Davies||GBR||Aruba.it Racing Ducati||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1m 31.478s||24 laps|
|14||Eugene Laverty||IRL||BMW WorldSBK Team||BMW S1000RR||1m 31.747s||22 laps|
|15||Garrett Gerloff||USA||GRT Yamaha||Yamaha YZF R1||1m 31.898s||25 laps|
|16||Federico Caricasulo||ITA||GRT Yamaha||Yamaha YZF R1||1m 32.008s||23 laps|
|17||Maximilian Scheib||CHI||Orelac Racing Verdnatura||Kawasaki ZX-10RR||1m 32.030s||17 laps|
|18||Leon Camier||GBR||Barni Ducati||Ducati Panigale V4 R||1m 32.649s||13 laps|
|19||Takumi Takahashi||JPN||Mie Althea Honda||Honda CBR1000RR-R||1m 34.995s||19 laps|
I’m not surprised. Just like Bautista, he’s an ex GP rider. It seems like the v4 suits those guys better than everyone else. Which would make sense. It also just goes to show how fast the guys that usually end up at the back of the GP grid really are.I didn't expect to see Redding at the top this early on.
Phillip Island WorldSBK: FP2 Results
1 Scott Redding GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 30.436s 30 laps 2 Toprak Razgatlioglu TUR Pata Yamaha Yamaha YZF R1 1m 30.854s 24 laps 3 Michael van der Mark NED Pata Yamaha Yamaha YZF R1 1m 30.905s 26 laps 4 Leon Haslam GBR Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1m 30.936s 24 laps 5 Loris Baz FRA Ten Kate SBK Yamaha Yamaha YZF R1 1m 30.973s 17 laps 6 Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 30.978s 22 laps 7 Tom Sykes GBR BMW WorldSBK Team BMW S1000RR 1m 31.161s 23 laps 8 Alvaro Bautista ESP Team HRC Honda CBR1000RR-R 1m 31.201s 23 laps 9 Michael Ruben Rinaldi ITA Team GoEleven Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 31.213s 14 laps 10 Xavi Fores ESP Puccetti Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 31.265s 21 laps 11 Alex Lowes GBR Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 31.336s 19 laps 12 Sandro Cortese GER Pedercini Kawasaki Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 31.397s 18 laps 13 Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 31.478s 24 laps 14 Eugene Laverty IRL BMW WorldSBK Team BMW S1000RR 1m 31.747s 22 laps 15 Garrett Gerloff USA GRT Yamaha Yamaha YZF R1 1m 31.898s 25 laps 16 Federico Caricasulo ITA GRT Yamaha Yamaha YZF R1 1m 32.008s 23 laps 17 Maximilian Scheib CHI Orelac Racing Verdnatura Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1m 32.030s 17 laps 18 Leon Camier GBR Barni Ducati Ducati Panigale V4 R 1m 32.649s 13 laps 19 Takumi Takahashi JPN Mie Althea Honda Honda CBR1000RR-R 1m 34.995s 19 laps
Really?? lol I didn't see the podium celebration this time. Has he done that last year too?What an awesome race! Kinda hated that Sykes pushed Rea out. I loved how determined Lowes was to get on the podium which made for sun fun racing. Toprak is aight but his podium celebrations are weird. He runs away from the podium as soon as the champagne is sprayed.