WSBK » Melandri under investigation after Aprilia protest

Aprilia submit an official protest claiming BMW were working on Marco Melandri's bike after the deadline, with a decision due after the second race.

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pukka - Unregistered

August 05, 2012 4:28 PM

Sour grapes. Doubtful Aprilia would have protested if Biaggi had won. I'm a Biaggi and Melandri fan and would like to see this battle close up. Hopefully there will not be some inane penalty assigned since there is nothing in the rules books on the penalty.

stepanik - Unregistered

August 05, 2012 4:29 PM

When the race condition is declared the racers have to run what tires they have chosen and no alterations to the bike can be made during the three minutes time before the race warm up commences. Melandri's crew began the tire swap during this three minute period which was against the rules. Its unfortunate that the WSBK GM during the interview danced around the appeal posed by Aprilia citing that "other teams were also making changes during the 3 minutes". Well the OTHER teams were not cited in Aprilia's appeal sir. It would clearly appear that there are some forces at work to try and help Melandri win this years title which is unfortunate because a rider of Melandri's caliber shouldnt need help from the sports head official.

BRIDGESTONE - Unregistered

August 05, 2012 4:36 PM

Apri just scared as hell they lose the title, apri didn't have a tyre fit, so that means they should ride the next race on the rims!!!!
Stop whining Apri.
No other team is whining!
Seems biaggi has the shivvers and apri is scared.

Apri: quicky do something we must protest oh nooooo oh noooo, what if we lose. we never cheated befor(uh the engine wasn't right!!!valve train etc) quickly quickly WERE GONNA LOSE.

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