WSBK » Guintoli survives chaos for first WSBK win


Sylvain Guintoli takes his first World Superbike Championship victory at a rainy Assen after a breathless race full of drama and incident.

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John - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 12:27 PM

The rain couldn't have come at a better time for Max Biaggi, its clear his dry weather set-up wasn't good enough and he was set for a meagre 14th place but the rain came down and he finished just behind checa, good damage limitation.

It was obvious that Haslam and Rea were going to bin it in the second part of the race, so obvious.

Ben1

April 22, 2012 12:37 PM

There was so many action in this race as in 5-6 other together. Well done to Guintoli, Giugliano and those who could stay on the bike. Very sorry for Badovini, taking the BMW's first victory would have been fantastic. Hope he's alright.
Anyone knows Sykes' technical problem was in relation with the crash involving Melandri and the others?

To the first poster: why was it so obvious?

TD - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 12:39 PM

Poor Smrz...what a great performance from him finishing 7th after start from pit lane. But he deserved better. Looks like he finally grew a pair and fights for positions

Tool - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 12:42 PM

What a disappointing end to what was a great race. It's always a lottery in the rain, good job by Guintoli.

@John

You know nothing about racing.

Don-R

April 22, 2012 12:42 PM
Last Edited 859 days ago

@ Ben1

I believe it was a split water hose on Sykes' Kwak. AFAIK it had nothing to do with the other riders crashing, which was due to rain on that corner.

John - Unregistered

April 22, 2012 12:46 PM

Rea had been trying his best to throw it away in the dry which is nothing unusual, he's a crasher, I knew he wouldn't last the 9 laps in the wet.

Haslam was going way too fast despite having a huge lead, he's only got himself to blame.

RSMick

April 22, 2012 12:49 PM

In MY OPINION (Please Note) that was bad riding by Sykes after being indicated that something was wrong stayed on the racing line and had to be black flagged.
Its funny how he said he was controlling the race 4 seconds off the pace, then Haslam said it was spitting all race thats why they bunched up. Bit bad that the marshalls didn't signal rain, maybe they don't have rain flags in WSB.
Good ride by all who finished for being sensible and riding within the limits.

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