Rule change - Battle of the twins

Discussion in 'Rule Book Proposals' started by bsa_414, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. bsa_414

    bsa_414 WMRC Formula Classic Rep

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    At the risk of not getting a trophy next year....

    I propose that we delete the line 'Ducati 748 and ...' from section 7.7

    rational: It's a twin and we all could use a carrot at the end of a stick. Plus, on a rain day I'm sick and tired of finding a grid filler for the class...

    cheers
    alex
     
  2. Dean

    Dean Just a beer league racer

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    That line is only in there for clarification. We can delete it, but since a 748 is still above 700cc, it's not valid for middleweight twins, which is where you needed the fillers. This year, there were only really 2 heavyweight twins anyways, with Bez's 848 and Niko's 748. Next year, I can see that Patrick might also add his heavyweight 1000, at which point, they'll still need another bike to score.
     
  3. Ryan Whittle

    Ryan Whittle Rider of Orange V-Twins

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    not a fan of having a 748 in MWT or a 749 in MWSBK
     
  4. bsa_414

    bsa_414 WMRC Formula Classic Rep

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    Ok,

    Then what about having middleweight twins as a 700cc supersport class? Alternatively, we could limit the 748 to supersport rules, and maybe include up to 900cc aircooleds in a supersport build?

    cheers
    alex
     
  5. Andrew Marles

    Andrew Marles Moderator

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    If the new yamaha 700 comes over here, then I think it makes a huge amount of sense to make middleweight twins a 700cc supersport class. We might want to allow some exceptions for SVs and 650Rs for performance balancing if there is a big power difference.

    I sure don't want to single anyone out, but it doesn't make sense to me to have the 748/749 in MWT/MWSBK when those bikes would normally be placed in 600 supersport (and they are competitive with 600s from the same year).
     

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