Superbikes Italia 2012: Tom Sykes takes half a victory in half a race, the only thing played today
Superbikes Italia 2012: Tom Sykes takes half a victory in half a race, the only thing played today

You will think that I have gone crazy. Half victory? Half a career? But what does this say? He's already nuts … Well, no, nothing could be further from the truth. Today's races of Superbike World Championship at Circuit of Monza They have been the most rare due to the rain and Pirelli's tire problems. If the first race had to be canceled, the second it has lasted only eight laps of the sixteen to which it was programmed, that is to say, half.

And since it lasted half, well Tom sykes who has won with overwhelming authority has taken only half the points at stake, that is, 12, 5 instead of the usual 25. And now most drivers will have to be careful with that medium because they may still miss it at the end of the season …

At 3:30 p.m. the departure was given to the second Superbike race, with a warm up of two laps instead of one. Thus the pilots saw the condition of the track, with lane but wet in some areas. All with slick tires, of course, and with a desire to run from the milk. Meanwhile, those of Moto3 were taking place in Portugal.

Just as the grid is forming again, hands up because drops are starting to fall on the Italian track. On the wall, several face palms and some commissioner who for a moment seemed to be saying to the pilots: stop complaining that this is not raining or anything like that. But no, in the end, a delayed start and all the mechanics back on the grid.

Ten minutes later, the entire protocol is started again, but this time, only with one lap before the traffic light goes out. But this round held surprises in store for us since the poleman, Sylvain Guintoli and Michel Fabrizio had to retire before getting to the grill again.

And if the green light is no longer visible now, No one on the grid ever saw Tom Sykes' green Kawasaki again because he shot out like a soul that the devil carries and there they all stayed, locked together while he put his feet in dust. So much so that eight laps later, when the race came to a halt, he was putting almost ten seconds behind the rest.

Behind, a large group that included the two official Aprilias (Max Biaggi and Eugene Laverty), the two BMWs (Leon Haslam and Marco Melandri), Jonathan Rea's Honda and Carlos Checa's Ducati. The Spaniard was second at the start but on the long straight to Monza they literally burned himFirst the Aprilias and then the BMWs. Even Jonathan Rea got over it too.

A couple of laps Eugene Laverty held in front after passing his theoretical leader of the ranks but from behind he also came Leon haslam and he snatched the second position, which he held until the organization raised the red flag. Eugene laverty he had to settle for third place while Carlos Checa was definitely seventh.

Max Biaggi continues to lead of the championship with 97, 5 points, Carlos Checa is second with 95, 5 points and Tom Sykes third with 91, 5. This is tightening!

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