WSBK » Rea wins after last corner chaos


Jonathan Rea wins at Donington Park, but is involved in a clash with Leon Haslam and Marco Melandri at the final corner that eliminates both BMW riders.

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WC Bogs - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 7:31 PM

"Haslam was riding like a chimp, why did he not do the smart thing and take defensive lines?"

Haslam was about to, but this crazy out of control Italian stuffed it up the inside, making Haslam sit up and Rea to go for the gap. It was all caused by Melandri. THAT is the inconvenient truth!

Nigel - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 7:35 PM

As Neil Hodgson said after the races on British Eurosport 2.The SBK races today had more drama,excitement and overtaking than you will in a season of Motogp and it's predictable 1st,2nd and 3rd places (Moto2,3 not included)

tom - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 7:46 PM

JUST LOOK AT THE PICTURE! It may be Melandri's fault Leon went wide, but who clobbered into Leon and made him drop it? JR. If JR Hadn't done that it would have been Leon, Melandr, Jr on the podium. It's in the picture. Melandri going wide and bringing Leon with him did not make Leon drop the bike. JR barging through did. HENSE JR fault. FACT!

Mad Phil - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 7:54 PM

JR went for a nice big gap,Leon-off the throttle to try to slow down to get the bike turned to the apex because he has been forcecd wide by an optimistic lunge is now carrying no speed,tries to get back to the apex-too late,Jr was already there,and as Jr wud have been carrying more speed there was only going to be one outcome-BANG-a racing incident.

CML-VR46 - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 8:06 PM

Just want to point a few fecking obvious things out... Melandri & Haslam were racing and did there own thing... Rea then comes hurtling up the inside and clouts into Haslam... so pleas one question how is it Melandri's fault or for that matter Haslams it can only be Rea's for smacking into Haslam!!! either way if Haslam was slower in the corner it is the rider behinds responsibility to avoid an accident like this which was.. UNAVOIDABLE!

Lethal Rog - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 8:11 PM

I'll turn your argument around-Rea was doing his own thing on the racing line,leon should have known if he kept turning in,that there was a good chance someone could now be in that space...capice..

inconvenience

May 13, 2012 8:13 PM

"Haslam was about to, but this crazy out of control Italian stuffed it up the inside, making Haslam sit up and Rea to go for the gap. It was all caused by Melandri. THAT is the inconvenient truth! "

So in other words, Haslam's brain was in chimp mode, because he 'tried' to close the door when it was too late? lol Haslam only has himself to blame if he didn't want anyone overtaking him.

Maybe next time Haslam won't CHOKE.

CML-VR46 - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 8:16 PM

Fecking phone deciding i wanted to put unavoidable i meant avoidable! But in this circumstance i dont think anyone will have a full idea as we dont know the revs etc of haslam as he turned in etc it was an iffy one i think racing incident is best but i do think rea was at blame aswell!

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