WSBK » WSBK Monza: Sykes penalised, Guintoli moved up to third


Tom Sykes loses his third place at Monza after stewards deemed he gained an unfair advantage over Sylvain Guintoli in their last lap battle.

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shamarone

May 12, 2013 6:42 PM

re: "later claiming he sat up to avoid hitting the back of Marco Melandri ahead after the BMW rider braked slightly earlier for the bend."

thanks for the park job marco. you can take my car keys any time.

Chief - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:45 PM

"later claiming he sat up to avoid hitting the back of Marco Melandri ahead after the BMW rider braked slightly earlier for the bend."

It is the ****ing last lap, I don't think anyone would brake earlier than usual, they will be braking as late as possible..... your argument makes no sense Tom!

Bomg - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:47 PM

Tom had fully passed Guintoli on the run to Roggia and was ahead of him before the chicane. So why should he give the place back to Guintoli if he had completed the pass earlier?

Alan - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:52 PM

@Bomg
Because by cutting the corner he saved himself from losing a position

If there had of been a gravel trap on that corner he would have had to ride through it and Guintoli would have picked up 3rd and nobody would be discussing this issue right now

RocketR1

May 12, 2013 6:55 PM

@BOMG
Because instead of going around the chicane He drove straight through it..they do put them there for a reason.
Happy for Guinters,Still would have liked to have seen what would have happened if Sykes hadn't have made the blunder,last Corner would have been interesting.

Monza - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:59 PM

It was discussed after the 3rd red flag during the WSS race that Dorna wanted to drop Monza for 2014. As Iconic as the track is, the WSS race only added bullets to their gun. The first chicane is bad news, and their are so many "run-offs" instead of gravel traps that incidents like this are common.

Hard luck Tom, better luck next race!

Anonymous - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 7:07 PM

shamarone

Maybe the race direction are uninformed, how do you think?

Justice is served.

PS Maybe they should just stay with the gravel in those places and apply that to all other classic race tracks.

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