Because of Jonathan Rea being he fastest rider in WSBK most, including yours truly , most people thought the 2019 WSBK season was a contest for 2nd place. Philip Island practice times argue that Rea may actually have a fight on his hands in 2019 as Baustia? and he new Ducati V4R was the fastest the new BMW S1000RR 2nd fastest and Rea and the Kawasaki ZX10RR 3rd fastest . Being an avid race fan the news made my day even though I bet 100$ on Sykes ending the season 2nd assuming Rea was going to win the title yet again. I read the new Ducati V4R is brutally fast and can hold its own in the corners . I HOPE Dorna stays out of the regulations and do not hamper the new Ducati V4R for being a great race bike like they did to Aprilia .