WSBK » WSBK Monza: Laverty turns the tables to deny Melandri

Eugene Laverty prevents another final lap showdown to sneak victory from Marco Melandri at Monza, his third win of the season.

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The Bad Guy - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:32 PM

I would call blowing a corner ,cutting off the following rider once you make it back onto track,slowing his pace considerably that he lost his shot at the two front runners using a illegal manuever to your mabey the blind race marshalls and a few brits disagree......


May 12, 2013 5:33 PM

It does seem odd that Sykes was allowed to keep 3rd, he ran wide over taking Guinters and over ran the chicane. He could easily have let Guintoli back through and then over taken him again. Plenty of other people were penalised during the two superbike races so it is strange that Sykes wasn't.


May 12, 2013 5:41 PM

What is going on with James Hayden, it seems that he and that fat Ginger **** Tony Carter are having an eating competition.

I thought James Hayden was going to burst a button off his shirt today. He seems to have given up his training since retiring from riding.

Boo - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:50 PM

It's a bit of a fine line, but Sykes IS past Guintoli and on his racing line when he over-runs the chicane.

If you watch it back - and listen to his post-race interview - he says he braked as normal, but Melandri braked earlier in front of him as he was attempting a better exit for a run on Laverty.

The fact he is on his racing line is critical here - if he was up the inside line, there would be matter for debate, but he wasn't.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 5:54 PM

Eugene doing the busisness, still has to get that double though. Top three guys on the podium today, redemption for Marco, good racing through the whole of the race, 3 different makes on the podium, cant get that in MotoGP.

Le Freak - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:09 PM

Never mind Sykes what a cracking ride by Laverty, he's showing real class and maturity, I like Tom but he does seem to have little digs at what he see's as other riders advantages all the time, almost discrediting them which is a shame, I thought he was better than that.

oddymob - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:27 PM

Similar thing happened with Biaggi a few years back, albeit he had no one around him

Odd that Rea was penalised though but we didnt get to see clear pictures as to whether he actually gained (he was ahead of the Italians at that point, as was Sykes ahead of Guinters)

One way to resolve it would be to put some walls up like in the old days, or just accept that when riders are pushing it, sometimes they cant make the corner when close to others who do things that affect them at such speeds, Sykes could have skittled everyone i suppose had he tried to make the line and ignored what Melandri was doing.

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