The debut Valencia round of the World Superbike Championship was just as I had predicted. The factory 999s would demolished the field in what should be renamed the Ducati Cup. The only saving grace of this round was that I got to see the new Foggy Petronas FP1 bikes piloted by Troy Corser and James Haydon.
The Foggy bikes were very impressive having Corser starting on the front of the grid in their debut race with only 6 months of track development time! And you gotta love the flames shooting out of the triple underseat exhausts at nearly every downshift/turn.
The Fila Ducatis were pretty nice in their race makeup, I must say, and what was equally impressive was the fact that they made the 999 chassis work brilliantly right out of the gate (albeit with years of development behind the scenes).
I'm not sure if I'll be able to get too excited about this double-cylinder-dominated championship unless they lax the rules governing quad-cylinder litre bikes. However, I don't think they will have a choice as race fans such as myself will be flocking toward MotoGP this season to witness what is supposedly one of the most highly-anticipated seasons ever with the likes of Hayden and Edwards thrown into the mix.