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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May 16, 2013 10:54 AM

They shouldn't have these run off/on areas have a fence to prevent them riding straight through, riders will then make sure they brake in time.

Anyone who thinks any different than Sykes outbraked himself while trying to pass Guintoli is a fool and shouldn't be a steward in professional racing. Sykes could quite easily have let Guinters through and then slip streamed back past him down the straight and avoided all this mess.

abfirepro - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 1:00 PM

The obvious point is the overtaking manouvre was never completed because Sykes never made it through the corner! If you are going to say that move was ok then whats to stop someone flying passed 10 riders at the end of the straight, going straight through the chicane, rejoining ahead of them, then claiming afterwards that someone got in his way on the brakes?

PaulC - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 8:59 PM

Who are the FIM? And why would they reverse a decision already made by the Stewards? And were any of the other decisions they made that day reversed? Or was it just one special intervention?

wjam - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 8:39 AM

@thick cts
Tom Sykes sector 2 last lap = His fastest sector 2 of the race. 25.922sec

Tom Skyes last lap = his fastest lap of the race. 1,42.596

All data freely available on the official results pdf.

So to avoid chicane did not disadvantage him at all, and in fact did disadvantage Guintolli because he did ride round the chicane. That is pretty obvious to me.

Olschl - Unregistered

May 20, 2013 1:39 PM

I guess I fail to see how a decision made by the the sports governing body makes Sykes a bad guy. You guys act like he wiped out half the field with his avoiding maneuver.

bliz - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 5:28 PM

Don't think too many people are blaming Sykes...just baffled that he was reinstated and wondering how.

Not mentioned anywhere on is that Aprilia lodged an appeal last Friday that will be decided by the FIM International Court. I guess we'll see what happens.

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