WSBK » Melandri on the up as Biaggi comes down


Marco Melandri has stormed into the lead of the World Superbike Championship standings after taking victory in race two at the Moscow Raceway, while Max Biaggi dramatically crashes out.

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Johan - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 3:28 PM

Indeed Limbus, that's exactly what happend, Haslam was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Very dissapointing for Leon... But i don't think you can blame either Biaggi nor Rea for this, Rea defended his position on the straight as you see more riders defend by waving out to the side, as biaggi was to close and hit Rea just a little which brought his bike out of balance and that was the cause of Biaggi missing his braking point.

And as a long time fan of Melandri, I can say... I'm very happy he is leading the championship now!!!

Etz

August 26, 2012 3:52 PM

Haslam can't catch a break! was looking forward to seeing 2 BMWs on the podium at in at least one of the races, at least it's good to see Marco topping the board now hopefully he can stick it out for the last 3 races

West6 - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 4:23 PM

outwithJR said "Looks like I hurt some pretty little British fangirls.."

My 8 year old really dim nephew just read that and shook his head. The comment was too stupid even for him.

Liam48

August 26, 2012 5:39 PM

@OutwithJR I'm not a Rea fan but clearly you're a complete TOOL!

How did Rea cause Biaggi's crash? Biaggi got too close to Rea at the breaking point and had too let off the breaks, you clearly have no concept about racing and neither do the people that agreed with your comment.

It was Biaggi's fault for his crash wit Haslam and no one else's, you Biaggi fanboys should take off those rose tinted glasses and get a grip of reality.

jjletho - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 12:25 AM

@liam48

maybe you're expert about racing, but you have NO eyesight.

Rea moved strongly to the left in every lap at the end of the straight, before moving back to the right while braking. he was the only one doing that, every single lap (obviously, as nobody else can be so brainless). Biaggi got caught in that crazy sudden left movement while he was making the move, and the rest his history... You use your EYES before you come here with your "expert" attitude. EYES.

shamarone

August 27, 2012 2:43 AM

re: "Rea clearly needs to be penalised. He's responsible for Checa's fall in the first race and Biaggi's and Haslam's in the second. Clearly something wrong with him."

thank you for paying attention. not sure if he felt he needed to override the blade or what, but the zig-zag crap...? not cool. someone needs a headcheck, that was the johnny rea of old coming out.

shamarone

August 27, 2012 3:01 AM

re: "But i don't think you can blame either Biaggi nor Rea for this"

oh but i can.

re: "Rea defended his position on the straight as you see more riders defend by waving out to the side"

waving is for flags and tykes on school buses. it's not something to be done in roadracing. i've already covered this with marquez's antics in moto2.

once i unknowingly rode like that (while it may feel correct and natural), i got torn a new one. when you do this, you make yourself an unpredicable "rolling hazard" to your fellow competitors hence the reason you don't do it. the biaggi/haslam crash is what can result. it's also part responsible for fogarty's career ending crash at phillip isle a dozen years ago. this could've easily been a career ender for max.

Macrocephalic - Unregistered

September 02, 2012 7:46 AM

Yes Rea was moving to the side on every single lap to cover his line. If Max is too careless too notice, or too reckless to take it into account, then it's entirely his fault for the crash. You can't blame the guy in front of you for YOUR crash - especially when he's taking the same line every single lap.

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