WSBK » Melandri battles to podium, confirms surgery

Marco Melandri shows grit to claim a podium in the second race at Phillip Island after hurting his troublesome shoulder during his collision with Carlos Checa in race one.

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Rico - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 2:24 PM

Yes, props to Melandri for running to see what happened to Checa.

I'm hopping he's back in shape soon. He sure adds flavor to the competition at the front.

prof-x - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 3:30 PM

Good to see Marco competitive, Aprilia looked like they had Island wrapped up but he managed to break the strangle hold, looks like he will have a tough time of the championship, but better opportunities in the coming rounds.

joe - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 4:11 PM

After this great opener to the wsbk champioship, can anyone explain to me, why dorna is trying to mess up all the rules? Besides the fact mgp is running

Morpheus - Unregistered

February 24, 2013 6:33 PM

What an impressive start to the WSBK season. Prior to the accident, I believe he had the pass be in between the two Aprilia's or win. Real class to run over and check on Checa and real guts to race in race 2 and almost pull off second place. Get well Marco!!!

m78 - Unregistered

February 25, 2013 7:42 AM

Great to have motorcycle racing again,its been a long winter.

Negatives: poor camera production,they focused on the winner and ignored everyone else crossing the line,the number of starters and worst of all,the post race interviews

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