WSBK » Leader Melandri expects ‘home’ pressure


Marco Melandri takes his new World Superbike Championship lead to BMW's home circuit of the Nurburgring, but admits there will be pressure to build on it.

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pcxmac - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 8:02 AM

would be great to see Max finish the season strong, the bike has issues, but its due a good result. When the Aprilia is dialed in its a beast, but when its not, its a lottery. Would like to see Max and co get their heads around the bike and turn in some good racing.

Boo - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 9:31 AM

On the subject of block passes, yes they are 'rude', but they aren't illegal. That's why they're called 'block passes', they block your opponent and slow them up - surely that's the point of racing?

Happens in every form of racing, but because WSBK is so close, being on the receiving end can lose you 2 or 3 places.

GSiebert

September 04, 2012 10:14 AM

It would be cool to finally have a duel between Biaggi and Melandi on the track. The championship standings are close but we never really saw those two battling on track, appart from Aragon maybe ?

Nick636

September 04, 2012 10:27 AM

Look, whatever happens, this has been the most exciting season in a VERY long time!!! (Yes, I'm a Kwak fan and having them up front consistently for the first time in many many years has contributed to that.)

I am obviously routing for Tom all the way, but Melandri has really shown his worth this year. Cry about block passes all you like, racing is racing. At least he's not out dawdling around track on the racing line in qualifying like another Italian....

Come on guys, give us an end to the season worthy of remembrance!!!

Nick636

September 04, 2012 11:21 AM

@ maxfan

There are other ways of getting on pole other than blocking other riders in qualifying... (ie. Sykes at Aragon 2011, Haga at Donington 2011, Camier (His own teammate at the time) at Donnington in 2011)

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