WSBK » Guintoli triumphs in truncated second race


Sylvain Guintoli is in the right place at the right time after a red flag seven laps from home sees the WSBK result declared with him as the winner.

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RottenRonnie

February 23, 2014 4:29 AM

I am guessing this is the future of WSBK & i wonder about MotoGp that if they red flag race after 2/3rds of race they will declare the race over to fit in TV window for Europe as Dorna has changed WSBK schedule for Europe to avoid clashes with other sports including F1 . If this is so then fans should feel ripped off & if this happened in USA fans might try to sue organisers .

V4Poweeeer

February 23, 2014 4:52 AM
Last Edited 207 days ago

Mixed weekend overall...

Guinters showing the pace he and that Aprilia have and classy as always.

Melandri probably not fully comfortable on that bike yet.

Laverty awesome in race one unlucky race two lets hope the engine situation doesn't affect their championship run.

Lowes had the pace be it nervous jitters or whatever else he's just gotta find his feet and move forward.

Ducatis are looking better Guigliano seems to be maturing alot more Davies riding yet another bike....

Kawasaki so glad they didn't toss Baz lets not forget many would have chosen somebody else over Sykes at one point. Sykes a better start to the season than last year.

Dorna superpole sucks and we got ripped of by not getting to see a full WSS and WSBK race.

Overall bring on round 2!!!

unmudura

February 23, 2014 6:02 AM

Amazing year ahead of us,who dares to make a bet now?
Good to see tight competition,so many potential winners.
Seems Panigale isn't that bad afterall,Giugliano masters her nicely.
How about Salom?That's a surprise,leading EVO after both races!

crashnetdummies

February 23, 2014 6:04 AM

The Duke lacked top speed & Guigliano seems to be a tad too aggressive to keep up over race distance at PI on a hot day but that combo could be quite fast around Assen or Imola. That Panigale has insane corner speed.

shamarone

February 23, 2014 6:40 AM
Last Edited 207 days ago

Q: "who dares to make a bet now?"

A: s1.

re: "a hot day but that combo could be quite fast around Assen or Imola"

re: "that Panigale has insane corner speed."

does it...? you may wanna wait till Imola before making that call. there's your reference track.

mjgroves

February 23, 2014 9:49 AM

RottenRonnie

Clearly another example of someone who doesn't have a clue commenting on things they should be keeping quiet about!

I would rather the organisers chuck a red out and call it a result after 66% distance than they botch trying to cover it and risk riders getting injured or worse, especially at a place like Phillip Island. "Fans" like you may want to see people get hurt, I want to see fast, hard racing, but as safe as possible. If you don't like what you watch, go find something else.

therealDave

February 23, 2014 10:14 AM

@mjgroves,

I dont think Ronnie's issue is the red flag but that the race was called rather than a restart (IMO).

Safety is, as it should be, first priority. Restart the race though (when safe to do so) for the paying fans (track & TV) to get their 2x20+ lap races.

WSB is either a sporting series in its own right or drop it, just dont turn it into a gap filler between EPL matches and F1 races etc. Its hard enough to attract sponsorship dollars without sending the message that your investment is only a donation in disguise.

RottenRonnie

February 23, 2014 11:28 AM

Agreed therealDave safety always comes 1st a mate of mine was flagging this weekend & they couldn't understand why there wasn't a restart either .

It will be interesting with new yellow flag rules this year too

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