WSBK » Race one cancelled on safety grounds

Poor weather conditions and concerns over the state of Pirelli's treaded tyres have forced organisers to cancel the opening World Superbike race at Monza.

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trent - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 12:18 PM

pathetic . checa should be ashamed of himself for instigating this nonsense . these are supposed to be the hard men of racing . instead there's a geriatric has been instigating a boycott. superbike needs a long hard look at itself . the last race that attracts a half decent crowd has just shown complete disregard for its public . in goes the last nail in the coffin .


May 06, 2012 12:20 PM

Assen race 1 was far wetter, so it has to be possible to create tyres which could cope with these conditions. The whole thing's a farce and Pirelli have made themselves look ridiculous. I can't help suspect that Max Biaggi's input while being taken around the course in the safety car might have had a say in this, considering that he wasn't able to race anyway.


May 06, 2012 12:21 PM

Remember the picture of the back straight with the two safety cars? No bike can race in those conditions, not even with the best tyres in the world. Maybe the Pirelli tyres were bad, but not that was the ultimate reason for cancelling imo.

nickred - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 12:31 PM

Why are the tyres only lasting 3 to 4 laps, is this the best Pirelli can produce? I'm fairly sure if Dunlop or Michelin were present a better Pirelli wet would be available

rockingrodders - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 12:33 PM

@trent do you really want to see somebody killed just for your Sunday afternoon pleasure? Because that's what you seem to be saying! Think before you comment. These guys are professionals they would race if it was safe.

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