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BMW to test at Valencia

BMW riders Marco Melandri and Leon Haslam to complete first 2012 WSBK laps during testing at Valencia.
With the World Superbike winter test ban having expired on January 15, the BMW Motorrad team of Marco Melandri and Leon Haslam will experience their first WSBK action of 2012 during a test at Valencia.

Testing starts on Wednesday, with Haslam - preparing to start his second year at the factory team - Tweeting on Tuesday: “Just about to board my flight to Spain. Only one more sleep before I get to ride my new bike.”

New signing Melandri also used Twitter to confirm his presence, stating “All good for tomorrow's test in Valencia!”

Melandri finished second to Carlos Checa (Ducati) in last year's championship, while riding for Yamaha, while Haslam - runner-up in 2010 - was fifth overall during his first season on the S1000RR.

The 2012 WSBK season starts at Phillip Island on February 26.




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Mick - Unregistered

January 26, 2012 10:18 AM

Fabbio - some truth in what you say there. Edwards has said they don't know which way the CRT team will go Marelli or Bosch, and that the SBK teams are waiting on what they decide and develope. He said he told the Bosch guy if he hears him mention "what we do in cars" again he will boot him out the garage. Hmm so there is no point to CRT! BMW are benefitting already as are WSB. SO now we see the point of Aprilia entering in a sideways fashion and Kawasaki.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

January 27, 2012 1:10 PM

@Fabbio and @Mick - thanks for the informative posts - it is nice to come on here and learn extra details. By the way - is BMW Italia using Marelli? If so that info will be feeding in to the factory team.



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