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Bevilacqua understands Monza decisions

Bevilacqua: I think that everyone involved took too long in their decision making and what resulted was one shortened race which was something or nothing really.
Althea Racing team manager Genesio Bevilacqua says recent serious accidents amongst the World Superbike Championship riders have made their counterparts more wary when it comes to starting races in potentially tricky conditions.

Following a chaotic race day at Monza in which the first race was cancelled and second shortened because of inclement weather, Bevilacqua admits the delays in getting the second race underway arguably cost it the chance to run full distance, but was understanding of the reasons for it.

Pointing to recent accidents, such as those suffered by Joan Lascorz and Brett McCormick, Bevilacqua says safety has to be of paramount importance, even if it comes at the expense of spectator enjoyment.

“It was a really strange day, conditioned by problems and indecision on the part of the organisers. I think that everyone involved took too long in their decision making and what resulted was one shortened race which was something or nothing really.

“Recent accidents have perhaps made the riders more wary in these kinds of conditions and I agree with them, though of course it doesn't make for great racing for the spectators.”



Tagged as: Genesio Bevilacqua , Monza

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it stinks ffs - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 1:49 PM

safety my arze,italian politics and craftyness,race 1 should not have been cancelled, melandri would not race,(his bike was being repaired)would not be fixed in time to start,biaggi wanted it cancelled,(his bike blew up)and would not be ready in time for a restart,checa wanted it cancelled,because it would have saved him a lot of lost points,fk me guys wake up!all three benefited from a cancellation.how many times have you seen checa biaggi melandri win wet races,lots of times,they race plenty in the wet.



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