WSBK » Smrz counts his luck after count-back podium

Jakub Smrz savours his first World Superbike Championship podium of the season, though it could have just as easily left with no points at all...

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 2:22 PM

Agreed ZX10Rob. I have never known it to be two laps before.

I think we need some consistency - especially at world level.

It will be interesting to hear an explanation for this departure from the rules.

JLC - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 3:09 PM

Apparently, not all riders had finished the 9th lap, hence it was taken back an extra one. Doesn't seem fair and many riders didn't make it back...
Anyone remember Xaus at Donington not getting a podium because his bike broke down on the slow-down lap?

wjam - Unregistered

August 07, 2012 3:52 PM

If not all riders had finished lap nine but others had, then those not finised lap 9 had been lapped! because some had finished lap 10!

So why go back 2 laps?

Roman EmpeRSV4 - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 1:20 AM

marco has been fined 3000 euros according to bikespurtnews, but the race results remain as count backed and no other penalty against marco which would affect his championship points standing -somewhat odd situation... although marco has done excellently, if bmw win this yr it'll be a little bit of a grubby championship win, taking into account his unsporting moves in many races... but marco "shoe horn" melandri and jonny "ben hurr" rea are very fast racers who although annoy me with their dubious racecraft philosophy and actions -some of which are dangerous- certainly keep the standard of competitiveness high in wsbk...

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