WSBK » WSBK Assen: Melandri: I need to rediscover the riding pleasure


Marco Melandri bemoans an 'awful' Assen weekend after persistent technical issues leave him with a mere eighth place finish from the two races.

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Darkwaknight

April 29, 2013 10:35 AM

Oh dear.. A real shame of a weekend for Melandri and this is exactly the sort of thing he does not need as he is a very temperamental rider and once his head drops he is gone, If he does not win in the next 2 rounds then IMOP that his him done with BMW and maybe even racing completely!!

John - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 5:37 PM

Just ban those damn electronics from bike racing.

They are adding more harm than good to the sport.

Always failling, and creating problems for the riders.

Make it like Bsb, and quit foooling with the electronics.

Pure instinct riders is what we need. Otherwise, some day we wiill have computer geeks riding those bikes, instead of skilled racers.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 29, 2013 5:45 PM

agreed, its money wasted, add's nothing to the spectacle, does nothing for safety, and only makes it more dangerous for riders to work around it when they cant get it to behave properly. TC is a joke, just like the control tire, it adds costs just like the control tire, yet people are going on about saving money, and this simply is not the case when you have to spend extra time setting up a bike for a particular tire that wont work for your bike or setting up traction control for an extra few 10ths of a second.

You dont save a crash because TC cuts in, you save a bike because you know how it will behave and how you must ride it and react in order to save it, adding complexity to that equation does nothing for safety. TC is just for going faster, and TC only helps the teams with the most money to spend on it.

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