Brignola set for Grillini BMW ride

Former Italian Superbike champion Norino Brignola is provisionally listed as Grillini BMW's latest recruit.
Norino Brignola is set to make his first World Superbike Championship start in five years after being called up as Grillini BMW's latest recruit for the Motorland Aragon round.

The Italian made 14 WSBK starts between 2005 and 2007, mostly with Guandalini Ducati, and has enjoyed success in his domestic Superbike series, where he was a champion in 2005 and 2009.

Currently identified on the provisional entry list as riding the Grillini BMW for the Spanish round of the 2012 WSBK series, Brignola would follow in the wheeltracks of Jake Holden, who competed at Miller Motorsports Park, and Federico Sandi, who rode the S1000RR at Misano.

As yet, Grillini BMW hasn't sourced a full-time replacement for Mark Aitchison after the Australian left the team five rounds into the season.

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 22, 2012 2:21 PM

I suppose this provides publicity for the team, but the bike is not a good one so even a great effort from the rider may not be visible. However it does make me think that a team could operate a guest bike which gives a chance to a different local wild card rider at each round. Preferably a better bike than this one. Finance could come from the organisers and it could provide good publicity and an opportunity for a rider to showcase their talents - this system is sometimes used in car racing although not at world championship level to my knowledge.

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