WSBK » Last gasp Melandri denies Sykes


Marco Melandri completes his second World Superbike win of the day at Brno after overtaking a determined Tom Sykes on the final lap of the race.

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Vilas - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 3:42 PM

Melandri is very good rider.. Sometimes a little bit crasy but he had one control that is amyzing..!! A little bit funny is also the Kawasaki, the atitud of the Ninja is preety similar to one Motogp bike on the corners.. The bike can old well the line and just go like that seams like a very rigid bike.. Sadly like many times happen on race Tom puts the defense line mode and just try to resiste.. He dont have the same agilaty that the Bmw have to explore more speed on the corners specially turn 1 where Melandri allways fund a little more speed.. Anyway great show

Terminator - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 3:59 PM

Finally Sykes has converted his qualifying pace into race pace. However, Marco was still too good, now he is 21 points behind Max, and the championship will be a great battle now. Checa was real quick on a track with a good amount of straights, I think be he and Tom can be the spoilers in the title battle.

rca - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 4:06 PM

carlos is still riding the SNAIL very well but cant even stay in the slipstream on the straight. there is only so much you can make up on the bends and thats only when there clear.doubt yery much he will not move to another team next year.

Shrieker

July 22, 2012 4:07 PM
Last Edited 772 days ago

I'm so gutted for Sykes. What a performance, and still not a win ? Really ?!? Had he decided to defend the inside line into the first corner (on the last lap) Marco would've tried round the outside and Tom could just simply push him wide, keep the lead and negate Marco's advantage into the next corner. With a little bit of tactic Tom could've defended his place until the line.(or so believes this armchair expert :) )

Roman EmpeRSV4 - Unregistered

July 22, 2012 4:37 PM
Last Edited 772 days ago

big balls effort from tom sykes, the performance i've been hoping to see from him for a while now. marco put in a fantastic race, but behaved like the disrespectful sulk he has a tendancy to be when he pushed haslam wide to the point he could have forced him off track. if marco was leon's older bro, the hand me down clothes he would give him would be a set of unwashed skid marked y-fronts. the aprila bikes did not look competitive this wknd, but max put in a class effort to get the best result he could.

EDIT by CRASH.NET - insults removed

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