WSBK » Positive test for BMW riders at Jerez


Leon Haslam and Marco Melandri complete three days of testing for BMW at Jerez as they begin the countdown to the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

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. - Unregistered

November 27, 2011 12:23 PM

Lol I love the way this storey is tilted as in Haslam is developing anything. I suppose the ex motogp rider and ex World champion was just tagging along to learn the ropes lol from a rider who cant use the back brake.
He's had enough time to develop the bike, hence why BMW have put Marco on the otherside of the garage . You'll soon see the true potential of that bike, reality check for Haslam this year watch.

Boo - Unregistered

November 27, 2011 12:28 PM

"Melandri was also present on the bike, though his outgoing Yamaha contract means he cannot make comments about the BMW until January 1st."

That's why the article is angled towards Haslam, because Melandri can't say anything about development.

Moses - Unregistered

November 27, 2011 9:37 PM

"Meanwhile, GPOne.com is reporting that the test will be a chance for BMW to get acquainted with Magnetti Marelli electronics following the manufacturer's apparent decision to abandon its in-house programme, reputedly the source of the bike's issues over the last three years. "

is a note from another crash new...WHY NOW? i try to mean: why they dont change electronics to Magneti Marelli BEFORE, WHEN CORSER IS ONBOARD YET? Corser come back, i need to see the difference with the bike on your hands, you stay since the begginin...BMW, sometimes you kill me

somethingwrong - Unregistered

November 27, 2011 10:47 PM

maybe Marco was slower in the first day bat in the last he was 4 tenths faster than haslam, unufficial times:
Marco 1'42 Leon 1'42'4. So dont' worry Marco will show you how to ride BMW : )

shamarone

November 28, 2011 3:09 AM

re: "You'll soon see the true potential of that bike"

we're already there. all credit to bmw, they built a good bike, a REALLY good bike... just not a great one. a gsxr with even half the support will leave it for dead. why...? because the gsxr pedigree is second only to ducati's (no mean feat this). in '85 when hammamatsu was building the first gsxr750's, munich was building "flying bricks". fast forward a quarter century and both are successes, but in completely different missions.

re: "YOU'LL SEE"

we will see nothing and like it.

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