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Sykes takes astonishing Nurburgring win

Despite his spectacular fall, Rea's advantage over the chasing pack meant he was able to remount – having dropped almost 25 seconds – to claim a hard-fought and very well deserved fourth on his return to action.

Having spent several laps dicing very closely with Yamaha team-mate Marco Melandri, Eugene Laverty eventually prevailed to claim fifth, though only after repeatedly pleading with officials to stop the race as they crossed the finish line.

Melandri's sixth means he has pulled back some points on Checa, whose strategy of being very cautious paid off as he slowly worked his way up to eighth place, just behind top BMW rider Ayrton Badovini.

Despite his fall, Haslam also scored a top ten finish in ninth, ahead of Maxime Berger, Troy Corser and Roberto Rolfo as only 13 riders were classified at the finish.

As well as Camier – who was running with Smrz when he crashed -, James Toseland fell early on and is feared to have damaged his troublesome wrist once more, while Mark Aitchison was an unlucky faller having been dicing with the Yamahas when he tumbled.




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Pizdoff - Unregistered

September 04, 2011 3:28 PM

Understand the pressures on the organisers to deliver a race but that was fkn disgusting. No WAY should that race have been allowed to continue, putting the riders at such extreme hazard. How many riders have to signal before they listen? (Trick question - they Won't listen).

190mph - Unregistered

September 04, 2011 3:45 PM

I thought it was rather refreshing to see a proper wet race being almost completed for a change. So many times these days i see wet races being stop-started or being abandoned all togehter. Well done to all the riders who finshed and commiserations to those that didn't.



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