WSBK » Melandri: WSBK is the right choice for me

The Italian will be partnered by Eugene Laverty in the 2009 championship-winning team next year.

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Oli - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 1:09 PM

Will Melandri be a success in WSB?

Depends which one shows up doesn't it?

A head-case if ever there was one!

I hope he gets back to his best. Watching a hero look suicidal is never fun.


Matafuko - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 1:26 PM

I was gonna comment on Marco needing to sort his head out but it's gonna get messed up by Eugene Laverty next season anyway so I'll refrain from doing so. Laverty is the next big thing and I for one can't wait for 2011 to see how things pan out!


November 08, 2010 2:00 PM

I think he'll do well on the Yamaha, at least I hope he does.
I question their decision about the rider turnover though, 6 factory riders in 3 years? Common guys give them a chance to develop a bike! Spies was great no question, but that is rare, I think they should have kept Cal for another season.

Marcopolo - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 5:03 PM

I dont think he will do well on the R1 it seems to be a handful and Marco is not very adaptable.
Great shame he could not get the right ride in MotoGP
This guy is a true talent when the stars are aligned he can do magic.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 7:27 PM

Too early to say how he will do. Plus we don't know how much effort Yamaha are making to develop the bike - hopefully they are spending plenty so they have a competitive bike for 2011. I would presume that would be a big reason for signing Melandri - his wages are probably topped up by Infront and he probably brings extra money to the team.

It would be rash to predict too much for Laverty - he is a complete novice on a Superbike - he might adapt well, but turning a fast lap time in testing doesn't necessarily translate into race speed. (This time last year Crutchlow turned faster laps in testing than Spies)


November 08, 2010 8:21 PM

A bit early to say how either Laverty or Melandri will do. After the last couple of years I think it's best to reserve judgement to see what kind of bike Yamaha rolls onto the grid. It's been a mixed bag from year to year it seems.

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