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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haw haw haw - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 6:09 PM

@ firefly, i thought in 2009 all haga had to do was finish the race and he had the title in the bag,only he decided to chuck it up the road all by himself,handing the title to spies, what a numpty he musta felt, had fk all to do with rea,aint that why haga is struggling around in bsb ,without a wsbk ride

2slow4U - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 6:22 PM

Really funny how you Brits discuss a "race win" of a british rider in a british race

bet that if this had happened to Biaggi in Monza it would have bee quite clear who is to blame. But poor Jhonnyboy can't be the bad guy. For you.

For every viewer outside the UK he is the one who always makes the wrong choice dividing the ones who ride hard but fair such as crutchlow and Sykes and the ones who are always riding quicker than their brain can work :-)

but this is racing and I am sure he is making good friends in the Paddock and will be awarded with some answers some day...


May 13, 2012 6:26 PM

Jonny Rea used Leon as a berm. This ain't motox. As a professional racer he surely must have realised that Leon had been sent out on to a wider like which clearly would have led to led to a later apex. His pass was inevitably going to lead to a collision.

I would praise everyone of them, even if it ended in tears. At least most of them tried to win.

Biaggi was the one that made the least effort, but that is his style as he is not that good under brakes or heartful overtakes. Nothing to take way from almost desperate attempts from Melandri - races need riders with gut, ditto for Rea and Haslam, although I think Haslam was not the fastest this time, but had an intelligent race that almost paid off only to be denied by the mayhem of last bend ...

Full marks to everyone for an extremely exciting race. One of the best!!! Pity for the crashes, but that's racing... and, IMO, Rea was the one at fault but I wouldn't hold it against him. Kudos for a gutty win.

Luke - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 6:28 PM

After all the arguing over who's fault it was and everything it was certainly entertaining!as most Superbike races are! We all know and don't need reminding it is not MotoGP and it is not the ELITE! But it certainly is more ENTERTAINING!

im waiting - Unregistered

May 13, 2012 6:35 PM

@ zx10, rea made a split second decision,and he held his line never changed it,the two bmw s went wide,thats not reas fault,now you have had a pop at rea, lets hear what you think of melandris crazy lunge,that caused them both to go wide,was that good riding then?

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