WSBK » WSBK Monza: Sykes reinstated to third position

Tom Sykes regains his third place finish in the second World Superbike race at Monza after the FIM reverses the stewards' original decision.

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timk - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 12:32 AM

I don't know how anybody thinks it's fair that a rider can run off track (regardless of the irrelevant detail of whether he outbraked himself or miscalculated how close he could follow the rider braking in front of him) and just re-enter the track going less than full speed in front of someone who *didn't* screw up, causing that rider to slow and/or go offline to avoid a collision, and then be awarded with a podium as though he hadn't even run off the track. Complete sham. Guintoli was robbed and I will now be cheering for him to beat Sykes at every opportunity.

hrc2627 - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 1:48 AM

Weve got a new bad guy in WSBK to replace Biaggi. If you win the ship over Guinters, Sykes make sure its by more than these gifted points.
Other than that we need a bad guy in WSBK cause I dont think Marco can be that guy.

Educationer - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 1:59 AM

Don't label Sykes the bad guy here, blame the establishment!
Sykes tried as hard as he could to get the best result of the race on a bike with nto so much top end as the competition so he really ahd to barn storm the corners.
It was a racing incident nothing more and the stewards should either stand by their original decision or not make a decision until both sides are heard beforehand.

joe - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 2:20 AM

He ran off track in front of Guinters, and rejoined in front if him also.

Whats with all the fuss???

I dont see where the cheating is!

Fabrizio entered the track offf the safety line after he ran offtrack at the end of the main straight, and nobody complained about it. Two seasons ago, mad Max was penalised fpr that same mistake.

hrc2627 - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 2:25 AM

Im only joking about Sykes being the bad guy imagine if it happened in gp though theres supposedly a Marquez, Jorge rivalry now over an incident less than this.
How anybody couldnt like Sykes is beyond me, it might be the beard though the stupid commentator that replaced Jonathan Green (I think) tried ripping on him for the beard at any chance he got.

Ron - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 3:23 AM


Max was penelised for not following the white lines back to the track, he choose not to attend the briefings when this was clarified, no one from Aprillia told him, that was 100% their problem.


May 13, 2013 3:50 AM
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if you take a look at the official results I am sure you will find Fab was penalised 20secs for that error.
The corner where Tom ran wide (for whatever reason) did not have any "specific" re-entry point marked on the track for the riders to follow. Fab never complained 'cause he knew he made an error.

You can't compare these 2 events...2 different corners ....and 2 different situations.
In reality, I don't know which rider is correct / incorrect here!

WHHHHHHHAT - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 5:15 AM

Wouldnt have happened if it was a gravel trap!!

Its absolutely farcical decision for Sykes to be allowed to keep 3rd. Yes he eases off when returning to the track but by doing so screws up Guintolis entry to the next corner.

I won't be attending Silverstone or Donington as a protest at todays rubbish


May 13, 2013 6:16 AM

@ WHHHHHHHHAT (and others)

We weren't in the briefing and according to what I heard Tom did what was required.

When he rejoined he left plenty space for Guinters to pass, yet Guintoli dropped his pace. If you see how far behind he was by two corners later, you can't expect Tom to slack off that much if he still had an outside chance of finishing in the top two and Guintoli had blatantly dropped his pace.

IF THE STEWARDS DEEMED IT LEGAL, I GUESS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. I think it's unfair calling him a "Bad Guy!"


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