WSBK »

Berger stunned by Ducati wheel break

Maxime Berger says he is lucky the rear wheel of his Supersonic Ducati did not come off at higher speed.
Maxime Berger could not hide his disappointment at being the victim of an unusual retirement during the second round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park.

The Frenchman was looking to get his first points on the board for Supersonic Ducati, but was forced out of the opening race when his rear wheel became detached from his bike.

Sending a stunned Berger to the ground, the former Superstock 1000 race winner says he is thankful the break occurred at a slow part of the circuit.

"I'm disappointed and incredulous,” said Berger, who also failed to finish race two. “I never had to stop twice for so two strange reasons. The ring broke and I was lucky because it broke into a slow corner. I found myself on the ground without knowing what happened.

“In race two after the start, the clutch started to give me problems, until he completely stopped me after the first lap. The tests went well; I had a good feeling with the Ducati and a pace that would allow me to win my first championship points.

“We must not fall. The team did a great job here at Donington and with their help I am sure the results will come in the coming races."


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Berger, Donington WSBK Race 2 2011
Berger, Donington WSBK 2011
Berger, Donington WSBK 2011
Berger, Donington WSBK 2011
Berger, Donington WSBK 2011
Akrapovic on Ducati, Jerez WSBK 2016
Ducati engine, German WSBK 2016
Bike park, British WSBK 2016
28,05,2016 WSB Donington Park Race 1 Chaz Davies goes down in race
Chaz Davies, Ducati, fire
Paddock Show [Credit: Gold and Goose]
Aruba Ducati, Malaysian WSBK 2016
Aruba Ducati, Malaysian WSBK 2016
Ducati garage, Malaysian WSBK 2016
Dall`Igna kisses Davies` Ducati, race 2, Italian WSBK 2016
Akrapovic exhaust on Davies` Ducati, Australian WSBK 2016
Akrapovic exhaust on Ducati, Australian WSBK, 2016
Akrapovic exhaust on Ducati, Australian WSBK, 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.