WSBK » Melandri leaves it late for Brno victory


Marco Melandri picks up a fourth World Superbike Championship win in damp-to-dry conditions at Brno, ahead of Kawasaki pair Tom Sykes and Loris Baz.

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Bizarre - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 1:09 PM

I just don't get the comments on here. When Haslam takes out a rider, which he's done many times, he's a hero, a racer, good on him for having a go but when anyone else does it they're idiots.

Morpheus - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 2:03 PM

Excellent race and awesome victory #33/MM! I will admit, at the start of the season I was a LH supporter but MM has clearly demonstrated he is the better S1000RR rider. Can it be BMWs championship after 4 years of failures in SBK? As a S1000rr owner I can smile with equally with pride to those bikes who have had a successful 25 plus years of success that BMW is on the way. What a fantastic season & this season might very well be decided at the last race!

RSMick

July 22, 2012 2:21 PM

Should a rider who makes a mistake cut back on the racing line without looking? Should a rider dive into a gap? its bike racing.
As for Motogp being a borefest, its clear none of these riders have the speed or the control to be there, washed up riders beating the field every race doesn't look good. Clearly all BMW ever needed was a semi fast rider.

Stavros - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 2:24 PM

Rea and Sykes collided because the lines they were taking converged, but the problem is Rea was BEHIND and making the pass so should be able to see and predict what is about to happen and at some stage maybe even roll off the throttle before he hits the guy in front of him.. this is the fourth time Ive seen Rea pull exactly the same stunt, he did it to Haga at Nurburgring (costing Haga the title), Haslam at Donington, somebody at Imola nearly every time he rides there and now Sykes at Brno. Rea is a loose cannon but at least this time he took himself out.. might teach him to be more circumspect.

Checa is bringing a spoon to a sword fight out there. Its literally impossible for him to pass anybody on the straight.

darren - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 3:35 PM

there seems to be a lot of anti johnny rea comments on here, tom took johnny out he went wide and cut back and by the way, donington was marco taking a big move on last lap on leon and johnny kept his line, johnny following on from joey dunlop, gary cowan, ray mccullogh, tom herron,etc norn iron has brought some of the best riders ever,so you idiots leave johnny alone, r we shall have to flex r muscles he he

darren - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 5:54 PM

sick cylinder, i cant believe you can see the keyboard you blind idiot., tom took out johnny.johnny would of won the race. but tom yet again cant seal the deal. can i just say tom is nicest rider ever, but this time you took johnny out and in the 2nd race. marco sold you another dummy,pity max had to come from 14th, but has kept the title alive

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