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After having tested the Ducati Panigale for the 2013 project I am convinced that the good of Carlos Checa wants to get even out of the bad streak that is taking him away from the leadership currently owned by the Roman Max biaggi, who has managed to widen the difference to sixty points of what is surely the most difficult pursuer.
It is not to detract from the others, none of them are precisely one-armed, but if Biaggi had to choose who he would want to be expelled from the house, he would surely not choose Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes, Marco Melandri, or Leon Haslam. Currently the title of champion is held by the bull of Sant Fruitós and by caste, bravery and pride he is the most fearsome of rivals.
You already want to see the Ducati's new project with the 1199 Panigale WSBK, because although the 1198 is a good motorcycle, very competitive, I doubt that a model that has already been discontinued, so to speak, is up to date. level of constantly evolving and latest batch jewels such as Kawasaki, Aprilia or BMW, especially in circuits like Motorland with very long and curved lines that require a step per millimeter curve.
Placing bets in this category is really difficult, the statistics give some really contradictory data. For instance Carlos Checa is the pilot with more wins, 5 in total in the 13 races that have been contested so far this season, and even so it is fifth in the general as we said before. Tom Sykes is the rider with the most poles, also 5 like Checa's victories, but the Briton has left the same poles for the others (one for Sylvain Guintoly) that he has awarded on his flying lettuce.
Everything is so even that six different riders have won races on five different bikes. Even so I would dare to bet on Carlos Checa, and is that if you want to be reborn like a phoenix and fight in this championship to revalidate the title, what better way than to put the turning point in one of the home circuits with all your people supporting you and winning in a field not too conducive to the mechanics used by the Althea Racing team.
Supersport: Will Kenan Sufuoglu start to dominate the category?
As to Supersport yes it seems that there is a clear dominator at the moment, the Turk Kenan Sofuoglu, who after his Moto2 adventure has returned by virtue of doing what he does best, winning races on a 600cc. It is who has won the most races and who has accumulated the most podiums in his locker showing himself as the most regular with his 106 points over 84 of Jules Cluzel and the 76 of the brave Sam lowes.
Like in SBK, here there is no dominating brand either, and I like that, especially because even though we are in times of crisis, companies develop really competitive products. Single Sling and Kawasaki They seem to be a step ahead of the others, leaving the period when Yamaha R6-Rs raced in droves around the starting grids far behind. And yes, I am also very happy, very much, to see in fifth place in the general classification the Triumph Daytona 675R by Alex Baldolini, a motorcycle (or rather brand) for which I have special affection which I think is not given a sufficient vote of confidence by the riders and teams.
But hey, what matters in the end that this day 1st of July we are going to have again a day of spectacular races at the circuit of Motorland Aragon.