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If they went head to head using lap times? I think NASCAR was just at Loudon, but I hate NASCAR with a passion so I couldn't say for sure.
It's a different configuration though. So you can't really count that.Infineon Raceway qualifying lap record for NASCAR (Chevy Monte Carlo): 75.950 seconds (1.99 miles, 10 turns)
Average speed: 94.33 MPH
Infineon Raceway qualifying lap record for AMA (Suzuki Superbike): 95.893 seconds (2.22 miles, 11 turns)
Average speed: 83.34 MPH
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A. The difference is minor. Most of the course is the same, with an extra turn thrown in. That's why I provided average speeds for comparison, which takes the added length into account.It's a different configuration though. So you can't really count that.
There's a good 1098 vs GTR comparison on YouTube with qualified driver/riders. Both expected the bike to win, both were wrong. It's well done because they are doing lead-follow with alternate positions so you can see the relative areas of performance.It's a different configuration though. So you can't really count that.
Every bike-car comparison I seen on tv was either a really high performance car against a 600. Or the dude on the bike was showing off doing wheelies and shit. braking and turning soooo slowly.
a recent show ran a superbike on a road course, then ran a very high performance factory car
car won, because of all the corners. it was faster into and through the corners, due to better braking with 4 tires, and better cornering
bike ate it alive on the straights and out of the corners
they taped both, overlayed the tapes to simulate a race w/out actually racing
There's a good 1098 vs GTR comparison on YouTube with qualified driver/riders. Both expected the bike to win, both were wrong. It's well done because they are doing lead-follow with alternate positions so you can see the relative areas of performance.
well thats one way for the nascar to win!Yeah, but when the fender-banging starts, the NASCARs are gonna bunt 'em all into the wall and run all over those little speedbumps left.
Here's a direct comparison at Miller Motorsports on one of the fastest road courses in the U.S.:
Carlos Checha, best lap 1:48.193, 2008 FIM superbike series, Honda CBR1000RR, 3.08 mile outer course
Jason Bowles, best lap 1:56.095, 02 Aug 2008 NASCAR Camping World Series West, No. 22 Sunrise Ford Fusion, 3.08 mile outer course,
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Remember, that's against a FIM Superbike, not a stock one.