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May 09, 2012 9:48 AM
Last Edited 1206 days ago

WSBK » Haslam or Melandri for first BMW win?

Despite his relatively young age Leon has more experience than most on the grid. He is still the youngest ever points scorer in the top flight MotoGP class ( Then 500cc 2 strokes) on a highly uncompetative unreliable bike that was lucky to finish the race without breaking down. Not just because I am a brit but because for too long Leon has been under estimated I would like to see the first BMW win by Leon & I agree with the earlier comment that Leon seems to have more than the measure of Melandri. Add on to this that Leon is tipped to fill in for Colin Edwards on the BMW Suter CRT bike & the question should really be if Leon gets the first BMW win & puts in a strong showing on the CRT will BMW be able to keep Leon on their bikes next season?


May 08, 2012 12:27 AM

WSBK » Furious Effenbert Liberty team slams WSBK

Just to play Devils advocate I don't know how long this has been the case or even if it is now standard for all international races but in WSBK it is not the rider that is in the lead who decides if a race should be stopped on safety grounds. The system used in WSBK is that by a random lottery a number of riders ( I think it is 4 ) are nominated as safety representatives.This happens every race and not for the whole season. If the majority of these nominated riders put their hands up to signal the race is then red flagged. If the majority of these nominated riders object before the race is underway it does not start.


May 07, 2012 5:43 PM

WSBK » Pirelli: Teams completely ignored advice

Pirelli's contract for tyre supply states that they should provide tyres that are fit for purpose and the same quality tyre should be provided to all participants. As soon as there was a known Problem Pirelli should have acted on it and if they could not provide a suitable solution they should have put their hands up & admitted it. Look at Michelin in the 2005 Indy F1 race who as soon as they confirmed a problem with their tyres advised teams they could not provide an alternative or guarantee tyre safety instructed all their teams not to race. Instead of saying that teams should instead use a tyre that was not appropriate for the conditions Pirelli should have either arranged an alternative, Forget not that Pirelli also own Metzeler amongst others so are not without alternatives if needs be.


May 06, 2012 6:39 PM

WSBK » Pirelli: Teams completely ignored advice

Pirelli can say whatever they want but the facts are that the wet tyre was unsafe for the circuit. Essentially what Pirelli are saying is that riders should use an intermediate tyre that could not cope with the amount of water that was falling & laying on track so that it could cope with the straights without falling apart. Tyre demands at Monza are the same as the NW200, pirelli make a dual compound tyre for the NW200 so anyone with half a brain can work out that if demands on the tyre are the same you should use the same tyre. Shame on pirelli at trying to deflect attention onto the riders for their failures.


April 14, 2012 1:28 PM
Last Edited 1231 days ago

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi 'suffering' but won’t leave Ducati

The pressure is on Ducati from all sides. Rossi has broken his silence to say how unhappy he is, DORNA have said that Ducati must not ne responsible for Rossi leaving MotoGP because of uncompetitive machinery and the CEO of VW /AUDI has said he thinks it is embarrassing that the bike is not good enough & in his opinion the bike needs scrapping and redesigning from the ground up by someone with experience of aluminium race bikes. Considering the announcement is expected on Wednesday that VW has completed its buyout of Ducat I would expect things to change soon

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