WSBK » 'Amazing' win reignites Melandri title hopes


Marco Melandri leads the chase for Max Biaggi in the World Superbike Championship standings after scoring a third win of the year for BMW at Motorland Aragon.

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Gazza1JB

July 01, 2012 7:58 PM

Really disappointed with my fav rider Haslam last few weekends, since he bin'd it from massive lead at Assen & got wiped out from lead in last corner in Donnington Race 2, he seems to have lost all confidance.
Come on Haslam sort it out

tucker - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 8:13 PM

Say what you like about Melandri, but he's doing what he has to do to win races and potentially a World Championship. Ok he's making hard passes and he isn't making any friends, but he's not there to make friends! Making friends dosen't win you a Championship, winning races does! And that's exactly what Melandri is doing at the moment. And lets be honest as much as a fan of Haslam I am, he is kinda been put in his place by Melandri this season, not saying that things can't change, but at BMW, Melandri is number 1 and Haslam number 2 atm.

Keefypee - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 8:55 PM

What a brilliant 2nd race! Who'd have had money on Biaggi coming at the back of the four? Well done to Eugene & Chaz, but Marco got the win in the end! Maybe if the MotoGP guys watched a few of these WSBK races, they might pick up on the idea that it is a race, not a procession.

RaceFan - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 11:01 PM

Melandri's block passes must be getting up people's noses and they may bite back, they need to! This is a man's sport, but where Kenny Roberts, Mick Doohan and John Kocinski of this world would slap someone who had pissed them off, it's nowadays all about being a robot and maintaining control.
Riders can be mentally castrated by different types of loss. Sete Gibernau never rediscovered his mojo (b*lls) after being nerfed off the track in the last corner of Jerez 2006 and consequently beaten, by The Doctor. He should have taken him outside rather than be 'professional and controlled' like a corporate robot.
And Leon seems not to have been the same since Melandri took BMW's first win and then knocked him off to prevent him from winning the next one! I am probably wrong, but it's all about being dominant, and Leon has let Melandri dominate his mind. Leon's a tough lad and whilst I do not condone any rough stuff, believe he should have taken hold of Marco's collar straight after race 2 at

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