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Superbikes Great Britain 2012: Loris Baz at the helm of an epic race
Superbikes Great Britain 2012: Loris Baz at the helm of an epic race

I assure you that no matter how hard I tried today with the chronicle of the first Superbike race at Silverstone, I would be years away from what it really has been. As you see the title, the 19-year-old Frenchman, Loris baz, has rounded up the season to make a dream come true. The tears of his father, down there in the closed park, were the best example of the illusion of the French family. He was escorted to the podium by a pair of BMW S1000RR … but not the ones we all suppose, but those of BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet, the authentic Michel Fabrizio in second position and Ayrton badovini in the third, after an ending for which there are no adjectives.

After the obligation to highlight the first three classified as soon as possible, I go directly to the race in which I will tell you, among many other things, that Jonathan Rea has been fourth, after being last in the second round and scoring four straights, which Max Biaggi hit it on the last spin So what Carlos Checa, fifth, has cut the gap with all the drivers ahead in the general classification. Anyway, probably a of the best races of the year and that, by the way, shows once again how racing should be.

Gas strokes, last stretches, Leon Haslam is thrown to the leadership of the test while half the grid is fought behind him and …

Red flag. A shame, not only because of the delay in the races, the nerves and the rush, but because at that moment Carlos Checa had managed to sneak up to second place. On the one hand, Norino Brignola fell and David Johnson could do nothing to avoid taking the BMW that was lying on the ground ahead of him, leaving both machines in the middle of the line. Ahead, definitely forcing the red flag, Maxime berger I was trying an impossible interior where I lost my grip on the front axle bumping into Jakub Smrz. Come on, a joy for Effenbert Liberty Racing that KO both drivers and also had to put up with seeing Sylvain Guintoli fighting where they wanted.

Superbikes Great Britain 2012: madness at Silverstone

All ready again Carlos Checa signed an absolutely incredible start to get to the head of the race while only Sylvain Guintoli was able to follow him. Max Biaggi, somehow, jumped up to the third position and Johnny Rea went straight out on the Silverstone lawn, finishing in the last place. Unfortunately for the Ducati of PATA Racing Soon the headlights of Tom Sykes and Loris Baz appeared to get hold of your position. Leon Haslam, who had done very well during the first meters before the red flag, was fifth, as the other Leon, Camier, He was showing off his talents aboard a Suzuki GSX-1000R that was not that far ahead since John Hopkins participated as a wildcar in 2011 at this same circuit.

Tom Sykes, at home and aware of the cucumber he carries, attacked Carlos mercilessly and he, and second with little, took Camier after going long, loooong, loooong … so El Toro fell to seventh position next to Suzuki. Haslam went on to lead the race in a chaotic swing of positions. The Althea Racing and Camier began a slow but efficient comeback. Between elbows and heart-stopping braking, they got rid of Guintoli, Max's Aprilias and Eugene to once again reach the front positions in possession of the green missiles and Haslam's BMW.

Czech conquered the leadership shortly after and achieved a advantage that in any situation would have been enough to win the race. Leon Camier showed the world why he was a British Superbike champion and gave a free entertainment class to all of us who were hooked on television in his fight with Haslam. The rain did appear, but Race Direction considered that the conditions were not so bad as to cancel the race. So with slicks and the wet asphalt with a blow and blow Czech looked in fifth position to avoid disaster, as happened to Camier.

In some last frantic laps, the BMWs of the Italia GoldBet team appeared out of nowhere and even Jonathan Rea, who had already four excursions on the slippery English turf. Charlie could hold the position and let those with nothing to lose give it their all on the last lap. Turn in which Max Biaggi went to the ground after stepping on the soaked piano. After numerous and indescribable braking by four drivers in parallel with Loris Baz, Fabrizio, Badovini and Rea, the Frenchman came in the lead, closely followed by Michel. Superstock champion Ayrton followed Biaggi and then a tremendous highside collapsed onto the asphalt. Rea, right behind him, ran into his motorcycle, finishing both riders and machines rolling after passing the finish line.

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