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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rca - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 12:37 PM

@ trent

can u really be so stupid. max had blown his engine and checa could have gained valuable points if the race went ahead. he is current world champion but only one voice.

If any would be so kind as to tell me what really happened to Max's bike and when (in the warm-up? in the warm-up lap? when?) I didn't see coz I was watching the Motogp races...

And how come Pirelli cannot do wet tyres? There must be something more to it as it is too incredible!!! Can someone try to explain this?

trent - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 12:52 PM

its a waste of a comment asking if i would want somebody killed . but these are sportsman and they are paid to race in all conditions . its ironic that the likes of foggerty , polen , corser and baylis were all at monza today . real men and real racers . not these bunch of motogp caste offs who now find there way onto superbike grids . to old with no balls . the sport just shot itself in the foot - the last decent track and decent crowd left on the schedule and let down by a bunch of frightened old men.

WSBKFan - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 1:14 PM

Trent, please use your eyes, if you had seen qualifing, you would have seen big cunks of tyre flying of the rear wheels after only 2 laps and the bikes were weaving all over the place on the start finish straight. So the reason it was canceled, is because the TYRES were not SAFE, as they couldn't stay on a straight line, let alone a bend.
Also it's easy to be brave, sitting in your armchair, if you'd have been out there, you would have been in the LOO!!!!!


May 06, 2012 1:14 PM

@trent u really are a small minded little troll, u dont seem to understand that no matter wot the weather is doing if a race tyre over heats and falls apart after 3 laps it would just be stupid to go ahead witht he race thses "old guys with no balls" as u say thank god have a brains as if they was to race on those tyres horrid things would happen they dont just have to think about there selves but other riders round them and fingers crossed it never happens again the people that have come to watch them in the past bikes have jumped then fencing and hurt people,how about u pick up ur toys put them back in ur pram and stop acting like a little kid if u was a real race fan u would no sometime things like this happen u need to get over it and just thank god all riders are well and safe so they can be then next race weekend to go at it again for all us real racing fans to enjoy,if it was up to me id ban u from ever watchin any form of motorssport ever again IF ONLY I COULD LOL

Jordan - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 1:48 PM

@rogerio.alves The reason pirelli can't make a good enough wet tyre is because they need to be of a soft compound to generate heat so as they have grip. If Pirelli made them harder they wouldn't heat up. This means while they wouldn't shred themselves on the straights, the bikes would go down in the corners cause of the lack of grip. The sheer heat generated by they rubber tread block moving around at 190mph+ even in the damp is immense. Watching the slow-mo of Laverty yesterday in quali down the back straight into Parabolica was scary, worryingly big chunks of rubber flying off the back tyre. The reason the tyres held up in Assen is because the heat generated is nowhere near what is generated at Monza.

I'd hazard a guess at saying that the riders' hearts want to go out, but their heads are saying not to. Imagine if someone's tyre blew coming down into either Parabolica or Turn 1? Tyre failure at near enough 200mph would be certainly fatal, and what if the offending pieces of tyre col

legionairre - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:01 PM

I for one support Trent . Superbikes looked totally pathetic today . Even if was an issue with tyres , watching those old has-beens begging not to have to do what they are paid very well to do looked very very poor. There is always excuses and reason in these circumstances but the fact is the old boys in superbikes were scarred. if the tyres fell apart at 200mph , adapt and ride slower but for pity's sake , don't treat the public with such disrespect and not ride at all. As for all these motogp stiffs , clear off and retire if you can't stand the racing.


May 06, 2012 2:15 PM

It's not the rain that's the issue it's the tyres not lasting 3 laps. Did you not see an onboard of Haslams rear tyre ripping itself apart on the straight yesterday. I hope it clears up for race 2.

Also 2nd comment... Pirelli haven't ruined F1 they've made it more exciting!


May 06, 2012 2:21 PM

Trent, you haven't been watching bike racing for long have you? if you had you would remember Phillip Island 2001 when Corser stood on the end of pit lane stopping people who wanted to ride in the rain go out on track. This is not the first time WSB have cancelled races due to weather.

Can anyone remember a Motogp race being cancelled due to weather? The last time was Misano 89 when the race wasn't cancelled but the factory riders would not race except Chilli, the only race he won and Buckamster came 2nd on Honda RS triple.
As I said earlier was the track any worse than Silverstone GP last year or Donny 2005?

If there was a reason for not going single bike in Motogp then watch the last couple of WSB rounds.

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