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Post by Henrik on Tue Aug 28 2012, 13:11

New track for all riders this weekend as the superbikes went to Russia. Well, I didn't really like the track, but the racing was still pretty good.

Race 1 was tricky as there was only a narrow dry line. These sort of conditions are bound to catch a number of riders out, and so it did indeed. Sykes was superb though all through, and rode to an excellent victory. Aprilia showed that they have learnet something from Ferrari as Laverty moved over to let Biaggi have his place just before the finish line. Not something all that common in bike racing...

Race 2 was full dry, and so they could all go for it properly. Sykes again had a good lead, but eventually Melandri got past him and stayed there until the end. As a result, Melandri now leads the championship. Even more so since Biaggi was back to making his mistakes again. First he went in too hot in a corner, had to stand the bike up and lost a bunch of places. Then a couple of laps later he goes for a pass on Rea, but goes too close making him mess up his braking point. Coming in completely out of control, he rams poor Haslam, taking them both out.

In the final lap there was a nice fight between the Irish, but Laverty makes a mistake and highsides leaving Rea with nowhere to go.


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Post by H8R on Tue Aug 28 2012, 16:03

That track sure looked small in comparison to watching MotoGP at BRNO.

What was Max thinking? Dang.
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Post by Henrik on Tue Aug 28 2012, 19:33

Max is Max. On so many occasions I have noted he makes similar mistakes. If it wasn't for the superior bike he would not have won the title the other year. Even in MotoGP there were many times he messed up his corner entry, ending up going wide. Here I think it was bumping in to Rea that made him miss his braking point, and from that moment there was nothing he could do really.

Haslam really is having some rotten luck this year though. Knocked out at Donington while he had the win done and dusted, and then now again. To top things off, it looks like he has no contract for next year since BMW is only keeping Melandri.

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Post by H8R on Tue Aug 28 2012, 22:19

Haslam and Spies should be on a team together...it might create the next dark age with the luck those two have.
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