SBK Great Britain 2012: to the limit of the regulation and of what sanity allows
SBK Great Britain 2012: to the limit of the regulation and of what sanity allows

The Superbike World Championship It is very exciting, there is no doubt about that. In each race the classifications are tightened more and Max Biaggi has seen his advantage decrease by 38 points in just two appointments (four races).

But this year he is not having any easy with the meteorology. If to the fiasco of the cancellation of the races of the temple of speed, Monza, we add what has happened this weekend in Silverstone, some drivers of the championship have launched harsh criticism throught social media.

Let's focus on the races last Sunday. In the first one, the race was declared wet but it was not raining and the pilots decided to go out with dry tires, something very similar to what happened in the first round of the CEV this year with the difference that in Spain, all races are declared in the wet if memory serves.

As with Murphy, after a few laps it started to rain and the pilots had to face the rest of the laps with slicks, with the consequent danger That this entails. You just have to see how Ayrton Badovini and Jonathan Rea entered the finish line: on the ground.

Like this year there are not two bikes per rider, you cannot do flag to flag races and thus be able to change tires using another motorcycle. And enter the pits to change both wheels It is not feasible because the bikes are not prepared for it like those of the World Endurance Championship and too much time is wasted.

Davide Giugliano

To top it off in the second, a combination of water and oil presence on the track they caused a large number of pilots to go to the ground. In the end, it is not known whether due to the protests of Carlos Checa and Tom SykesThey decided to raise the red flag and put an end to that procession of mishaps.

Precisely the Spanish pilot Carlos Checa He told it in a very explicit way:

Carlos Checa

Solution? Well, I can think of several. In the case of the first race, if the entire grid has started on slick tires and it starts to rain, stop the race or, failing that, allow quick wheel change systems to be fitted As there is no second bike because, what is the use of saving if you end up falling and destroying the bike as happened to Tom Sykes' Kawasaki?

For the second race it is already a little more complicated and only that the stewards and Race Direction be very attentive possible leakage of liquids when racing in water. And that the pilots, in case of breakage, leave the lines immediately, no trying to get to the pits on the bike putting others in danger.

And of course, not only stop the race if the big ones fall, but those from the middle to the back of the grid they are not immune to oil and they also fall for the same thing.

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