WSBK » Max Neukirchner on comeback trail

Max Neukirchner completes three days of testing aboard the Ducati 1199 Panigale he is expected to race in the 2013 World Superbike Championship.

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November 17, 2012 6:09 PM

Which tyres are used in the combined German class? Either way, it's interesting that the production based equipment are quicker. I guess there's a lot of development behind superpowers bikes that the small chassis companies will never get close too.

m78 - Unregistered

November 17, 2012 8:55 PM

reese might mean the time checa torpedoed him into the last turn at valencia when max was in the lead. It was when the suzuki was sponsored by that mobile phone company and checa was on the blade

nemo - Unregistered

November 18, 2012 4:03 AM

Some SBK/WSS riders don't like the amount of direct feedback a Moto 2 chassis gives. "They are not as forgiving as a production chassis, and require more precise input. They don't respond well to being dragged about or being forced into a corner or a change of direction", refer to Sofouglu, Gino Rea.

Looks like a definition of a piece of crap IMO. If a bike has to ridden in a precise line on the track to be ridden fast I can only say that it sucks.

Rca - Unregistered

November 18, 2012 9:07 AM

@m78 by insinuation i dont believe reese was refering to the time checa torpedo him. At the end of the day these things happen. Surely more likely a serious injury would be the reason? Anyhow i repeat checa was not involved in the crash max got injured in. Whether or not max was destined for greatness is a matter of opinion. Personally i very much doubt it.

SUZOOK - Unregistered

November 18, 2012 1:16 PM

Max Neukirchner's career went on a downward spiral after he was involved in an awful crash in the first chicane at Monza in 2009. He was showing great form that year aboard the Alstare Suzuki. The accident was caused by Makoto Tamada whose Kawasaki skittled Max & Brendan at the start of the first race. Max suffered multiple fractures to one of his legs. I have no doubt that he would have gone very close to becoming the first German WSBK champion had he not been the unfortunate victim of that accident.I hope he rebuilds his career once more even if he does it with another manufacturer. Roll on 2013!

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