WSBK » Sylvain Guintoli confirmed at Aprilia

Sylvain Guintoli and Eugene Laverty are charged with defending Aprilia's World Superbike Championship crown in 2013.

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pp916 - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 9:36 AM

@ nobhead...

Laverty's time was set on a qualifying ie superpole tyre, Sykes was close behind but on a race tyre, both faster than Hayden....its no surprise that Guintolli was slower at the mo he's had very little time on the bike....he will be very quick once he's established in the team and grown fully accustomed to the bike, I'm totally convinced of that.

Jon M - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:08 PM

I know I'll be universally flamed for this but I actually like the headlight stickers.

I've had many race reps and they never look quite right on road bikes with headlights.
From 2013 it means we'll be able to buy road bikes that aesthetically at least really do resemble the race bikes. I like that, good marketing sense.

Touring cars have had headlight stickers for years and they're NOTHING like the road cars! At least superbikes really are derived from the road bike.

darren - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 12:17 PM

Wsb between melandri chaz and maybe sykes next year aprilia will struggle with max gone i hope johnny will be up there but dont think bike will be up 2 it dont know about checa? Again depends on the bike

Sillius Soddus - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 1:30 PM

Good thinking Jon

Perhaps they'll sell the road versions with cardboard models of all the race specific items (gear driven cams for a start in Aprilia's case maybe) that you otherwise don't get so they're 'just the same'?

...... Idiot :rolleyes:


November 29, 2012 1:52 PM

re: "Guintoli comes to Aprilia after stints on Suzuki and Ducati machinery over the past three seasons, the three-time race winner thrilled to be joining the championship winning team for 2013."

and here it is, one of the biggest F-U's in WSBK history...!!!

:p effenbert :p denning.


November 29, 2012 2:07 PM
Last Edited 1169 days ago

I wonder - do the headlamp stickers have to be the same size and shape as the real headlamps ? If so it would limit the ability to alter air intakes and could make it hard to find space for the race numbers.
On balance, I don't object to the headlamps as there are so many coloured and differently-shaped decals and number variations on the front of the fairing that the numbers are hard to read anyway.
Maybe they should fit REAL headlamps, the flasher button would be real handy when they make mirrors compulsory.

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