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German WSB Results (Race 1)

Ducati’s Chaz Davies took his fifth race win of the year in Race 1 at the German WSB round earlier today. On the podium behind Davies were Kawasaki teammates Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes (Sykes started from pole).  During the second half of the race, Davies appeared to comfortably control the pace from the front, and was never challenged.

Despite Davies’ win, Rea extended his championship lead by finishing in front of Sykes.  You will find full Race 1 results here. For additional details and points, visit the official WSB site. Stay tuned for a report on Race 2 tomorrow.


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10 Comments

  1. mickey says:

    Oh the drama lol

  2. Norm G. says:

    2 CYLINDERS…!!!

    • Tom R says:

      Yes, 2 cylinders with a HUGE displacement advantage.

      • Rick says:

        Guess you don’t have a basic understanding of engine architecture.

        • Tom R says:

          Why don’t you ‘splain it to me, engine architecture genius?

          • Rick says:

            Um, you obviously wouldn’t understand it, anyways. So, not going to waste my time. Oh, and thanks for recognizing that I am a genius. Later PFAC.

          • Tom R says:

            That’s what I thought.

          • PatrickD says:

            Well, for one thing, that MotoGP regulations state (and have done so for 40+ years) the maximum number of cylinders in the various categories should be a clue that extra cylinders is an engineering/thermodynamic advantage.
            Also, all the manufacturers running the maximum number of cylinders that they can should tell you enough in layman’s terms that there’s something in this number-of-cylinders science. So incentives (weight/cc/air restrictors) have been necessary to encourage diversity.

      • Dave says:

        This is the same as saying that 4 strokes enjoy a displacement advantage over 2 strokes, despite the fact that 2-strokes fire twice as often. The displacement isn’t the one deciding factor. Obviously the twin has disadvantages like reciprocating weight, valve/cylinder area, combustion area, etc. Not to mention, the shape of the V-twin also presents packaging issues that the I-4’s don’t concern themselves with.

        The bigger picture is that WSBK is in need of another rules re-vamp. They are finding themselves in the same place that MotoGP was some years back, where only 3 guys have any chance of winning and the rest of the teams are pack-fodder and will not be able to attract adequate sponsorship to continue to participate. Since both WSBK and MotoGP are owned by the same entity, I cannot help but think that the current situation is by design..

    • Brinskee says:

      Not for long… (sad face)