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Sylvain Guintoli: When I'm in the middle of the pack I'm lacking something. I'm unable to maintain the same pace when I'm riding by myself like I was in race one...

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September 30, 2013 11:11 AM

Guintoli this weekend - from hero to zero. OK, 22 points are not zero, but he took a rare SuperPole (usually he don't qualify so well) and looked dominant until the second red flag.


September 30, 2013 11:56 AM

He is 1 point off Laverty... so I would not say it is a foregone conclusion and he does ride well atMagny Cour if history is anything to go by. I think this is still open because Guinters is good at Cours and Jerez is Aprilia's test grounds... if anything the 2 Aprilias are going to hold each other up by taking away points from each other while Sykes may come off the better...
I am pulling for Sykes but cannot help like the underdog Guintoli!!


September 30, 2013 2:07 PM

Sylvain was the moral victor.
Twice he made brilliant starts and pulled out a gap at the front of the field.
To ask anyone to do that a third successive time is unreasonable. By then his opponents have seen his strengths, refined their settings and formed their new race plans and strategies. Effectively, it gave them three separate opportunities to beat him. It loaded the odds in their favour and against Sylvain.
Also, Sylvain's injury must have been becoming more painful after each start.


September 30, 2013 2:15 PM

The race stoppages were necessary due to track inadequacies.
The circuit is in the middle of nowhere so why are the air fences so close to the track? There is acres of space for additional run-off at comparatively little expense.
Dorna and race promoters need to urgently re-evaluate safety precautions in the light of the crashes this weekend.
TV companies should also support improved safety measures and apply pressure as restarts really mess up TV scheduling.


September 30, 2013 4:00 PM

Sylvain is my favourite rider in WSBK and I was rooting for him to take the championship, but you can't honestly say he deserves it when he seems less willing than the others to put it on the line for wins.

Sykes has some failings too (he rarely seems to recapture places when he loses them in a race) but at least he gets out there and scraps like hell to get to the front.

I hope we see more aggression from SG in the few races that are left. At the moment it looks like he simply doesn't want it enough,, which simply isn't a champion's attitude.


September 30, 2013 5:22 PM

Hes got to raise his game, but at the same time, he might be pushing a bad injury, tough call, there is always next year, but scrapping with Melandri might be harder if Dosoli is coming in to the garage with Marco.


October 01, 2013 1:03 AM

Ginters reminds me of Nicky Hayden. Not the most aggressive passer in motorcycle racing. Seems to do better when leading (which has not happened in ages for Nicky). Rooting for Sylvain but he needs to step it up.

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