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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Anonymous - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 9:54 AM

Lol, one maneuver and + 60 comments :D I must confess I've thrown in my 2 cents because I like when "informed" and "uninformed" people argue about a single action more then the entire race, now that is just plain BS.

You usually only see the controversy and argue about that all day, so please abuse each other, meanwhile I will sit back and enjoy the show :)

hrc2627 - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 10:30 AM

Woooow the most comments on an sbk thread in a while almost getting as long as a gp thread where everyone argues about Rossi and Stoner despite the article not even being about them.
The one thing I dont like about Guinters is that after Sykes, came back on track in front of him he didnt try and attack Sykes he just settled. This attitude will stop him from winning the championship. My money would be on Sykes or Laverty as they are much hungrier tham Guinters for the title. Only Max could get away with this strategy cause it was his team Aprilia arent playing favourites a the moment and Laverty is proving a winner and tends to get better later in the season.

Orylien - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 11:22 AM

Hi,

Please look at the video and you'll see that Sykes ovetook Guintoli on the brakes.
Sykes cheated! end of the story!
(video can be found on youtube, some guy was filming at the incident corner. name : SBK LIVE IN MONZA Gara 2 )

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 2:01 PM

Don't blame Sykes or Guintoli or the FIM - blame the wind for changing direction.

The FIM Chief Steward used the standard system for deciding an appeal - he sucked his finger until it was wet all the way round then held it up in the air - it dried first on the left so the podium place was awarded to Guintoli on appeal. When the FIM Chief Steward held his finger aloft for the counter appeal it dried first on the right so Sykes got his third place back.

thick cnts - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 2:55 PM

It does make me laugh readin these posts, some of you really are pathetic.the guy that said he won't go to donington or Silverstone after this incident, please reply and tell us how old you are? And I hope you stand by that statement cos no sport Needs fans like you. In fact I'd like to know how old you all are. None of u know the facts! The race directors and the teams all have the data to look at and more than one camera angle so I'm sure they will come to a pretty reliable decision. The fact is tom sykes as obviously stuck to the rulings they were all told about on thursday. Sylvain guintoli had plenty of room to ride round the outside of Sykes when Sykes returned to the track. Guintoli then backed off and Sykes carried on. There was nothing more sykes could do. If he had hit melandri it could have caused serious injury to both riders, maybe some of you would have prefered that.

ccgg_99 - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 4:48 PM

I think Sykes should man-up and admit he made a mistake. I'm not sure what reality he's living in to think he should be given third place.

I'm losing respect for you Tom. Total BS and you should do what's right--you'll probably lose fans over this.

thick cts - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 5:29 PM

what mistake do u want sykes to own up to? He sat the bike up to avoid an accident happening ran across a designated run off and re-entered the track in the correct way as every rider had been told to do, he stayed in close to the inside of the track and left guintoli plenty of room on the outside. Guintoli would have seen sykes coming back onto the track and could have easily gone round him.

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