SSTK: Barrier sprints to Misano victory

As such, Barrier was able to secure a third win in four races, a result that moves him back to the head of the Superstock 1000 standings, while Baroni and Magnoni completed the all-BMW podium.

La Marra, who also saw his victory dreams at Imola scuppered by a red flag and a shorter race distance at the restart, had to contend with fourth place, with Savadori finishing just behind him in fifth.

Having starred in free practice and qualifying, poor starts hampered Guarnoni's hopes of challenging for a win, though he was able to overhaul fellow Kawasaki rider Staring on the final lap for sixth.

Benefitting from the shorter distance when an excellent start lifted him from 12th on the grid, Kev Coghlan was a fine eighth place, ahead of Fabio Massei and Markus Reiterberger.

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June 10, 2012 11:29 AM

Great action at the end from Baroni. BMW Italia can be really happy the race was restarted, they were nowhere at the first half. Big respect for Magnoni on his black bike :)

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August 02, 2012 7:18 PM

It's not quite in the same context, but in her book, The Ultimate Terrorists Jessica Stern, PHD, bfierly discusses how humans are terrible at assessing risk when it has anything to with poisoning, including exposure to radiation. She discusses this in the context of terrorists using WMD's but I think it still applies. The radiation in Japan is being monitored by numerous groups, governments and private entities, and in this case the danger just isn't there. On a daily basis, all of us do things that are far more dangerous than going to Motegi (and at least speaking for myself, I'm not even a professional racer). Ultimately, I don't fault Rossi or anyone else for having this irrational fear, but I have a hard time sympathizing with it, because A) they are being paid so much precisely because their job is riskier than most, B) They race in a series that likely wouldn't exist if it weren't for the Japanese motorcycle industry, and C) it smacks of hypocrisy when they express solidar

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