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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trent - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 2:25 AM

one word of advise to the clowns that run wsbk and the joke tyre company . your big push in asia isn't going to last long - so be warned IT RAINS IN INDONESIA - A LOT .
maybe schedule 10 races of 2 laps each to be safe - award 10% of the points for each race .
well done effenbert - give these jokers hell . they deserve it .

raicho - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 8:24 AM

Effenbert hit the nail - this was a shocking weekend for WSBK. Some of these riders need to man up a bit and realise that the sport is what matters, not petty ideas about what is or isn't advantageous to their championship standings.

Piefrancesco Chili made the reasonable comment that electronics could be used to reduce power and manage those situations quite easily, and I recall the 2008 Indianapolis MotoGP round held in a hurricane for all intents and purposes - nobody complained about starting that race.

oddymob - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 11:20 AM

some idiots on here. the reason the wets failed is because if you have a high speed circuit, with straights dry (ish) you shred wets out.

And hands up who wants to ride around a wet parabolica on slicks.

The delay to race too was the issue, and that alone, as it effected Fabrizio too, and winner Sykes wasnt happy with the faffing either.

marikson - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 2:14 PM

@ RSMick & Sasha
Thanks for your comments. I was not sure about the spare bike rule (i.e. the 1 bike rule). In this case it's pretty clear that applying the MotoGP rule is not possible, but still, I think that the WSBK organisers should look for a decent solution to this kind of problems. Extraordinary conditions require extraordinary solution, isn't it?!


May 09, 2012 1:43 AM

re: "Some of these riders need to man up a bit and realise that the sport is what matters, not petty ideas about what is or isn't advantageous to their championship standings."

"man-up"...? yeah, i'm sure this is what lascorz, hopkins, and edwards are all thinking right now.

legionairre - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 3:05 AM

shamarone - hopkins and edwards are injury prone old men who don't know when to quit despite losing their reflex's and nerve . they are both accidents waiting to happen. the point here is that these wsbk riders and their teams are proffessionals . people pay at the track and tv copmpanies pay big fees to broadcast races . the teams should adapt and apply the formula to the circumstances . like every other proffession , you work around problems . ride the bike to get home - NOT bleat and cry because you are unhappy. to see checa behaving like he did at the weekend and all those other old boys waving their hands about shamed wsbk as a spectacle . if the moto gp rejects don't want to race then drive into the pits and go home and leave it the real men . shame shame shame . one final suggestion - when checa is sitting on pole at miller everybody should start waving on the grid that the air is to thin to race as they have a headache . see how the wimp spainard likes that .

pcxmac - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 5:04 AM

those people calling for people to risk their lives needlessly need to have their keyboard warrior poser a$$'s handed to them. The closest to manning up they will ever do is having someone bend them over and man up on them.

If you want to watch people throw away their lives join up with the armed services and serve abroad in some sh!t hole of a country.

If you want to watch some fine racing, keep an eye on the pros who know better than to race around at speeds slower than bicycle while risking injury and damage to machinery.

Pirelli owes those fans either a partial refund or 1/2 of next year's admission.


May 09, 2012 11:43 AM

Effenbert have the right to be upset but the rest of their rant is BS. Theyre not constant race winners, just new ones and if they leave, we wont miss them. Goto MotoGP if you dont like it.

"At the end it is clear that the WSBK is in the hands of a little number of team and riders."
Congratulations, you just discovered the greatest economic secret of the modern era!

Jonesey 2 - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 11:44 AM

Quote: hopkins and edwards are injury prone old men who don't know when to quit despite losing their reflex's and nerve . they are both accidents waiting to happen.

You should do a little more research before making retarded statements like that!. John Hopkins was 2nd in last years British Superbike Championship(regarded by many as the hardest domestic series to win) by a single point even though he missed 2 or 3 rounds with the hand injury he still suffers from as we speak, which incidentally was caused by someone else's accident he got caught up in. So none of your comments apply to John as he obviously fell for the same reason the "Young,not over the hill, not injury prone" riders fell & there your sweeping statement falls apart like a cheap Chinese watch......

PS:What have you ever won?

aussie1 - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 1:39 PM

good on them for having the balls to say what most were thinking. to cancel especially the 2nd race was the biggest over reaction in history. they should not listen to a select bunch of 4 or 5 riders. the rider who should make the decision to stop is the rider in 1st place as he is the first one to come across wet sections of track or excess standing water etc. if they keep doing this bull**** no one will watch.

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