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Motorcycles Ducati: Bautista victories laminated the vulnerability of the Panigale V4R

12:40  12 october  2021
12:40  12 october  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

WSBK Assen: Gerloff clears RazgAlioglu in the first curve, Rea triumphed!

 WSBK Assen: Gerloff clears RazgAlioglu in the first curve, Rea triumphed! © Motorsport Images Garrett Gerloff (31) cleared Yamaha brand colleague Toprak Razgatlioglu (54) from the path Kawasaki pilot Jonathan Rea has secured the victory in the second asses race ( to the Race Result ). The world champion showed a strong catch-up after he lost some positions in curve 1. Responsible for this was Yamaha-Pilot Garrett Gerloff, who enthused to the brake completely enthusiasted and the World Cup candidate Toprak razguloglu out of the race.

WSBK 2019: Alvaro Bautista bildete mit der Ducati Panigale V4R eine schlagkräftige Verbindung © Motorsport Images WSBK 2019: Alvaro Bautista formed with the Ducati Panigale V4R a powerful connection

as Alvaro Bautista with eleven partially extremely sovereign victories started in the WSBK 2019 WSBK season, Indicated everything that the then brand new Ducati Panigale V4R is the new measure of things in the Superbike World Cup.

Two and a half years later, Ducati continues to be in vain for a World Cup success in the series where they have dominated for years. Ten years ago, the Italians took their last title in the Superbike World Cup.

In the current season, Ducati-Pilot Scott Redding still has outsider opportunities on the title. Currently, Redding is 54 points. The two finals WSBK events are still awarded 124 points. Thus, Ducati relies on the luck of the competition if it should work in the third year with the V4 Panigale with the title.

Honda moves in Most afterwards: Bautista experiences another "difficult day"

 Honda moves in Most afterwards: Bautista experiences another © Motorsport Images Alvaro Bautista experiences a disappointing second season with Honda Honda could not fight the Podium at the WSBK event in Most. HRC WerksPilot Alvaro Bautista finished the sixth weekend of the season with a tenth place in running two. The former MotoGP pilot lost more than 25 seconds in the 22-round race on winner Scott Redding - his successor at Ducati. "It was a difficult day for us," commented Bautista.

Alvaro Bautista and Ducati Dear 2019 The WSBK Competition

Why Ducati dominated at the first races and has been struggling with missing constancy? "At the beginning of the project, it was not clear what the weakness of the motorcycle could be", commented Ducati-Technikdirektor Marco Zambenedetti in conversation with 'Motorsport-Total.com' and admits: "Thanks to Alvaro's services, it looked like the motorcycle is very strong in all areas. "

"After three years you can stick that the engine is one of the biggest strengths. The engine in the Superbike World Cup is very similar to the engine of the serial machine. We are very proud of that," explains the Ducati engineer and adds: " We can provide our customers an incredibly good motorcycle. "

WSBK 2022: Scott Redding changes from Ducati to BMW

 WSBK 2022: Scott Redding changes from Ducati to BMW © Motorsport Images Scott Redding leaves Ducati and makes room for its predecessor Scott Redding will compete in the upcoming WSBK season for the BMW worksteam. Just in front of the racing weekend in Navarre, BMW confirmed that Redding in the season 2022 teammates of Michael Van will be the mark. is unclear as it continues with Tom Sykes. The Brit has been constantly BMW Pilot in recent years.

Complete focus on the rear of the Panigale V4R

at the chassis Ducati has made some changes over the past three years. "The frame and the front part of the chassis is not bad. Since last year we focus on the back part of the machine and work on the spring elements and stiffness," reveals Marco Zambenedetti.

"We want to find a way to find a better compromise for all riders, as far as the grip, performance and durability of the tires are concerned. It is important to bring about a complete RenDistance as much performance as possible to the ground. This is in my opinion the greatest area in the upcoming development, "said the Italian.

But what just sounds, is very complex in practice. "It can not be changed with a single component," commented Marco Zambenedetti. "It's about the right compromise in the deflection of the strut and stiffness of the tail. The heading of the driver in relation to the motorcycle is crucial. The weight distribution is a point where we work."

Alvaro Bautista returns to the red back - Ducati in the Superbike World Cup

 Alvaro Bautista returns to the red back - Ducati in the Superbike World Cup , which has long been colensioned in the paddock of the WSBK has been officially confirmed. Alvaro Bautista returns to the 2022 season in the Ducati plant team. © Ducati The Spaniard replaces the British Scott Redding in the Aruba team, which docks at BMW in the Superbike plant team in the coming season. Currently, the 37-year-old still drives for the Honda HRC team, but remains far behind the expectations of the Japanese and also their own back.

solve the problems alone when Alvaro Returns Bautista?

"The race dance is lighter. This influences the driving behavior of the motorcycle. At the beginning of the project we worn on the tank and pushed the position of the feed backwards. We still examine this area to find the best compromise" , explains the Ducati technical director.

The problem with the weight distribution could already solve 2022 by itself when Alvaro Bautista returns to the Ducati work team. Bautista is significantly smaller and lighter than redding. "Another driver changes pretty much in this scenario. We know that from the past," says Marco ZambenDetti.

"We know what Alvaros are strengthening," the Ducati technical director looks straightforward to the WSBK season 2022. "We only have to work with him. He now has a lot of experience with the Pirelli tires. We have more experience with The motorcycle. Our starting point will be better. "

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