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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Pizdoff - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:25 PM

The Censorship's running flat out here today again

I commented Pirelli had a problem and pointed out Eurosport player was letting subscribers down when they let their 'service' fall over.

I don't think they let the comment remain up for 10 minutes.

Whatever happened to frank and open discussion?

trent - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:29 PM

i am not going to get involved with who knows most about racing . I was at the last 3 monza rounds and have usually attended at least 3 wsbk rounds including philip island this year. fact is that i will not bother any more . the whole experience is a shadow of what it was . the crowd at assen was half usual . today at monza well down . people don't want to watch these old men that are now running around with crap tyres , no sponsors and no real interest from the media . and yes , the one bike rule is a disaster . merge it with motogp before they both die . at least they have a few riders under 40 !!!!

Sillius Sodus - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:34 PM

Can't argue about the tyres - What a fiasco.

Desperately unfair to the Ducatis too IF racing is now only going to take place in the dry.

But 'WSBK is lousy because the old men are winning'?
Come on Trent, if the old men weren't fastest they would be winning would they?
So why should they step down.
Or do you want to take it to the extreme and ban anyone above school age?
- And if not why the other youth obsession?

RSMick

May 06, 2012 2:43 PM

Trent it wasn't who knows more about racing, more about calling Corser a hardman for racing in the rain, he wasn't. Also the ex Motogp riders are not pansies as they ride in terrible conditions. WSB has been very lucky over the past few years with weather, although they introduced flag to flag, they never had to use it.

trent - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:50 PM

last question - do supersport bikes race with different tyres ? or is the fact the riders are mostly in the twenties and have a bit more between their legs relevant .

RSMick

May 06, 2012 3:22 PM
Last Edited 794 days ago

"last question - do supersport bikes race with different tyres ? or is the fact the riders are mostly in the twenties and have a bit more between their legs relevant"


The whole day is a farce if Toth can get near the podium

MartinJSUK

May 06, 2012 3:39 PM

To see tyres disintegrating to that extent after only 3 laps is a joke, and the cancellation of the race has to come down to Pirelli entirely. Frankly they should be issuing partial refunds to everybody who attended the meeting - it's no different to Indianapolis F1 2005. Companies have been producing perfectly fast, durable and safe tyres for wet racing for rather a long time now, why can't Pirelli? Every time they've had to produce tyres to race against anybody else, they've failed miserably, yet the trend for control tyres has given them undeserved publicity.

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