WSBK » Guintoli 'frustrated' by Haslam collision

Sylvain Guintoli will be fit to ride at Assen, but the Frenchman remains frustrated to be taken out on race day at Imola.

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WSBK - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 12:16 PM

This was a desperate move by Leon... essentially a block pass which forced both riders off track. However that's racing and there was no contact.

The most unfortunate rider was Chaz who got collected by Sylvain's Ducati!

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 12:19 PM

The crash was started by Haslam's mistake, true- But come on, these guys are racing, not riding on a public road.
I can hardly think of a single rider in supers or GPs that hasn't caused a prang at some point.

Guintoli avoids blaming Haslam, he obviously looks on it as a racing incident (albeit a frustrating one).

Poor Guintoli always seems to cop it through no fault of his own though.

Dinofrog - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 12:20 PM

His ambition far outweighed his talent as some Australian once said. . Was lucky it wasnt motogp otherwise he might have had to have a ride through for scratching the paint on guinters fairing. Once commited to the lunge its difficult to brake any harder . Next time Leon take out riders that are.nt in my mcn fantasy league team :)

Chriszx6r - Unregistered

April 05, 2012 1:03 PM

A few digs heading in Leon's direction I see. Leon has and will receive his fair share of fairing bashing.

It was a standard move. Leon heading on the inside trying to outbrake Guinters.

Leon was committed but looked like Guinters was responding by trying to close the door/braking deeper - result was both riders trying to out brake each other and both went off track.

Its standard WSBK racing, I love it and am disappointed by people pointing fingers. If you don't like these moves then go watch F1 - stewards reviews after each overtake will suit you. The rest of us will continue to appreciate the uncensored spectacle of WSBK racing!


April 05, 2012 1:37 PM

Now that tarmac-ed run off areas are being installed at most circuits it is a mystery why this over-run hotspot was still gravel. On tarmac Sylvain could have continued braking and rejoined without drama. There was also an incident when the end of a barrier tore a bike in two. The finger is pointing that the circuit urgently needs some alterations in safety critical areas.

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