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Iannuzzo to swell grid numbers again at Monza

The return to Vittorio Iannuzzo and the arrival of Yoshimura Suzuki swells grid numbers to 24, but Reitwagen BMW and Pro Ride Honda continue to be missing from the entry list
The World Superbike grid will return to greater strength at Monza following the confirmation that Vittorio Iannuzzo is to return from injury.

Grid numbers dropped to 22 last time out at Assen following the withdrawals of Reitwagen BMW and Iannuzzo, but the Italian, who was involved in a mammoth accident with Simon Andrews at Valencia, has since confirmed he will be back on the Squadra Corse Italia Honda for his and the team's home round.

Despite hopes that its Assen absence would be a one-off, Reitwagen will not be travelling to Monza having failed to acquire the funds it needs to get back out on track.

Meanwhile, Pro Ride Honda's debut continues to be delayed while it continues to find a main sponsor, although Yoshimura Suzuki will be out on track at Monza with Daisaku Sakai for the first of its three WSBK wild-card events this year.

As such, the WSBK grid numbers will rise to 24 for Monza.


Tagged as: Honda , BMW , Monza , reitwagen , yoshimura , iannuzzo , suzuk

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Martin - Unregistered

May 06, 2010 9:46 PM

If WSBK is dying with a 24-bike field, how is MotoGP surviving on 17? WSBK has at least 8 potential race winners at each meeting, and only a handful of genuine backmarkers. The grid looks a bit sp**** at the start, but it's only an issue beyond that if you get a multiple collision at the start. Just about every racing series is running low on entries right now, the recession is only getting worse.



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