WSBK » Furious Effenbert Liberty team slams WSBK

Effenbert Liberty releases an extraordinary statement in which it slams the World Superbike Championship and its organisers.

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May 06, 2012 8:42 PM

Bam bam, I was reffering to the first race, which is the only bit I saw. If I remember rightly (maybe wrong) Sykes and Guintoli were out front and it was Haslam and Laverty that started waving for the race to be stopped.

empower - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 8:43 PM

Italian run championship that favours its own brands over others. plus a italian tire supplier. the only reason pirelli did not have a correct tire for a italian round when rain was forcast, was to easy the pain ducati felt. this championship is geared towards the italians.

lowstar - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 9:05 PM

i think there best chance would of been in these conditions. if it was full wet then the bmws etc would of been able get the most from the top speed. i no the rain is a leveller but the ducati's had no change. if the two races finished were wet ducati would of lost so many more points then over just one half point race. something really stank about today for me. and it was my first race weekend watching live, why have monza so earlier in the season why more chance of this weather

jock - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 9:27 PM

eejits ! how can you run a wet race when the tyres delaminate after three laps ?
Safety is the number one consideration and WSBK were quite right accepting the view of the people who know best i.e. the riders.


May 06, 2012 9:42 PM

A very lot of rider show ther hand on the grid to delay the start.

Not just italian riders, Checa, Rea, Laverty, Haslam & Camier too. Half of the grid.

I'm sure, they have good reason to do that. Monza is the fastest track of the WSB, and the conditions was ban. The track seems too wet for a slick and too dry for a wt tyre. IMHO the delay was the right decission.

In this situation Liberty seems a very bad loser for me...

TLRJohnny - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 10:29 PM

Everyone is so quick to dump on WSBK for their decision today, and while in hindsight it may not have been perfect, those were SERIOUSLY unstable and tricky conditions for them to deal with. Think what they had to consider: fan and TV pressure to get the races run, half dry half wet track conditions, threatening skies, the fastest track in the series, feedback from multiple riders that they weren't comfortable and from several others that they were fine. If they had ignored the riders' protests and flown the green flag only to have someone crash and get hurt, they would have been roasted just as badly from the other side. Perhaps they're erring on the side of safety with the rash of big injuries this year (Lascorz and McCormick for instance) and that's not a horrible thing. I think it's unprofessional (though perhaps somewhat understandable, given Guintoli's unfortunate mechanical) for Effenbert to be so vitrolic. It's not like WSBK had easy decisions to make.

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