BSB »

Rain stops play at Mondello.

The fifth round of the Bennetts British Superbike championship at Mondello Park in southern Ireland has been cancelled.

Persistent, heavy rain made the conditions too dangerous to race in with standing water and rivers of water running across the track. The riders felt the right decision had been made and although they were disappointed not to race they backed the organisers.

Stuart Higgs, Events Director said “Due to the constant heavy rain we were unable to prepare the circuit in a suitable manner for competition. We ran wet warm-up sessions in the morning for the Supersport, Superbikes and Superstock classes. At 2pm we consulted with Mondello and Dorna and made a joint decision to cancel the event. The Superbike races will not be rescheduled. The 125cc race will become a double-header at Mallory Park. We will make a decision concerning the Supersport and Superstock races over the next few days.”

The MD of Mondello Park, John Morris commented, “We are badly disappointed for the riders, teams and the fans who made the trip out to Ireland this weekend. Together with the MCRCB and EMS we tried our best to clear the track of standing water but to no avail. We tried our best efforts to put on a show but unfortunately we could not control the weather. I would like to urge fans to keep hold of their tickets so that hopefully we may be able to offer some form of discount should they wish to return next year.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
jonathan rea red bull honda bsb 2006 sunday morning wet practise 21/05/06 mondello park
race director stuart higgs on track checking conditions to see if the meeting can go ahead mondello park 21/05/06
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW
Michael Rutter, Patric Muff - Bathams BMW
Michael Rutter Bathams Honda - picture credit ihphotography.net
Michael Rutter Bathams Honda - picture credit ihphotography.net
Ryuichi Kiyonari Samsung Honda - picture credit IHPhotography.net
Ryuichi Kiyonari Samsung Honda - picture credit IHPhotography.net
Michael Rutter Bathams Honda - picture credit IHPhotography.net
Ryuichi Kiyonari Samsung Honda - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography
Ryuichi Kiyonari Samsung Honda - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography
Michael Rutter Bathams Honda - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography
Ryuichi Kiyonari Samsung Honda - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography
Ryuichi Kiyonari (Pic: Ian Hopgood)
Michael Rutter (Pic: Ian Hopgood)
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Samsung Honda
Michael Rutter Bathams Honda - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography
Ryuichi Kiyonari - picture credit Ian Hopgood Photography

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.