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SSTK race postponed as rain descends on Portimao

Heavy rain forces the Superstock 1000 Championship race to be delayed until later in the day, leaving a question mark over the upcoming Superbike races.
The penultimate round of the 2012 FIM Superstock 1000 Championship has been delayed until later in the day after worsening weather conditions at Portimao deemed it too unsafe to start on time.

The race was due to get underway at 10.30GMT, but heavy rain in Portugal has prompted organisers to delay it so that it can get the circuit into condition for the upcoming World Superbike race at 12.00GMT.

Indeed, organisers will be under pressure to ensure the WSBK race goes ahead safely after much of the Monza race day was cancelled due to inclement weather. At the same time though, organisers were criticised for allowing the Silverstone race to go ahead in treacherous conditions.

As it stands, rain is still falling heavily at Portimao with just over an hour to go before the scheduled WSBK race begins.


Tagged as: Portimao

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pcxmac - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 12:38 PM

booooooo. booo that they didnt red flag the race when Melandri dumped it (for the championship.) and booo for delaying the race after a weak red flag to help bring the track to a dryer condition. I hope the organizers are not throwing this race.

gutbucket - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 3:32 PM

biaggi seems to have no luck with race organisers,the number of times hes lost races or championships through races getting stopped,or him getting penalised during his career just seem to be more than just bad luck.if melandri is declared to be unfit to ride in race two id put money on the race being cancelled.



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