WSBK » Fabrizio: I thought I’d done enough!

Michel Fabrizio describes the moment he thought he'd won the first World Superbike race of the season at Phillip Island

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oldtimer - Unregistered

February 28, 2010 3:40 PM

Don't worry Michel, if it happens again the Dukes will be allowed another 200 cc "to level the playing field". On second thoughts, Charlie may scupper that plan.

hkp1 - Unregistered

February 28, 2010 5:34 PM

Maybe its about time all finish lines were set closer to the corner to stop riders just trying to draft for the win and sitting behind the leader letting him do the work!!!!!!

Hedgeholer - Unregistered

February 28, 2010 7:02 PM

@ hkp1

I see where you're going with that
Can't recall it actually working all that often.
And if they did maybe it increase the pressure on riders to make desperate passes into the final corner? (Not that some don't already).

pp916 - Unregistered

February 28, 2010 9:57 PM

Slipstreaming (drafting) is part of the art of bike racing, that's why the older tracks with long straights generally promote good close racing, it keeps a pack together.

DC - Unregistered

March 01, 2010 4:05 AM

Did you even watch the race? Fabrizio didn't sit behind Haslam coming off the last corner at all. He stayed outside while Haslam came to the inside of the track. It was pure drag race and if the track was 1' longer to the start Michel would have won.

It was simply a brilliant race.

sammysays - Unregistered

March 01, 2010 7:29 AM

@ Starlite

write off Haga at your own peril because if it had been Fab who had the collision with Xaus during warm ups, he wouldn't even had even been in contention for either race.

sean - Unregistered

March 01, 2010 11:36 AM

"with Haslam being shown to have held on to victory by little more than an inch."

Did you hear that at the pub?
Ashphalt & Rubber have an image showing the gap to be almost half a wheel.

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