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2012 WSBK Preview - BMW

Nonetheless, despite a slow start on the S1000RR, Fabrizio has been in and around the top ten during pre-season testing, while he was also comfortably faster than Badovini at Phillip Island. It just remains to be seen which Fabrizio turns up to the opening round…

Bolstering the BMW contingent to five, Grillini Progea make a surprise return to WSBK competition in 2012 with a sole entry for Mark Aitchison. The Italian outfit was last seen in 2008 as a tail-ending Yamaha customer operation, but recent efforts to crack MotoGP with its own CRT machine suggest there is money and influence behind the team.

Turning its attentions to WSBK after failing to land a MotoGP entry, Grillini has signed Mark Aitchison for its comeback campaign, the Australian securing a second season in the top flight after a noteworthy maiden campaign on the Pedercini Kawasaki. Though expectations for the tiny team are fairly modest, Aitchison has the tenacity to be a points' contender this year.



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Moses - Unregistered

February 22, 2012 10:06 AM

""Troy Corser steps aside to allow Marco Melandri to assume his place in the team, the Italian joining forces with Leon Haslam in what is arguably BMW's most accomplished line-up yet. "" simply not just, the last year Corser-Haslam, is a non arguably accomplished line-up? come on! ""but if BMW can give Haslam a bike to do justice to his dogged determination then a first win should be a realistic aim. "" again, you have been forgett Corser first superpole for BMW 2010 and always pushing the top guys during 10-15 laps? look likes... i miss Corser, Haga too...



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