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Superbikes Magny Cours 2012: the denouement
Superbikes Magny Cours 2012: the denouement

The next weekend will take place at Magny Cours the end of the 2012 Superbike season. With the Supersport class determined and Kenan Sofuoglu as the King of the 600cc, the masters of the series bikes are looking to find their new leader. East, has all the ballots to be Max Biaggi, what with 30 and a half points over Tom Sykes you can still afford a huge mistake and not score. Otherwise all bets would be the winner, but after watching races like the Nürburgring we can expect anything.

But the truth is that Sykes already said that his objective was to defend third place, only that events have not gone in the theoretical direction. Thus, the main pillar of the Kawasaki ZX-10R seen in an environment where there is nothing to lose, except for the second place. And is that the British has the help of a Loris baz I'm sure it will give a lot of war.

To that square aspires Marco Melandri, who recovered from the fracture of two ribs after the blow in Portimao, arrives in France touched but ready to make it clear that this championship could have been taken by BMW. What's more, Leon haslam is now fully recovered from the injuries caused in Moscow and is supposed to be in full force to help your teammate. Between them, they have six victories, 15 podiums and five fastest laps. Whoever used to dress up as Spiderman still has a chance to be champion, hope is never lost, not in competition.

Honda CBR1000RR SBK 2013

At Honda they welcome a Jonathan Rea exhausted after a calendar without rest between SBK and MotoGP races aboard the RCV. He arrives motivated after having debuted in the highest category of motorcycling and in Magny Cours he is one of the hardest bones to crack, in 2011 he took pole position and only bad luck kept him from, at least, the podium. In addition, to end the year in good condition, Honda has already shown the decoration they have prepared for this occasion.

And Ducati … Carlos Checa He has not yet signed with any team for next season but with the full BMW team, it is most likely that El Toro decides to continue with his current team, Althea Racing, and try his luck with a Ducati 1199 Panigale whose version of SBK has not surrendered what was expected. Hopefully Carlos enjoys these races.

And the forecast says … overcast sky

Or what is the same, a real lottery. Although the Superpole is likely to be on dry asphalt they are expected evening drizzles and overcast skies for race Sunday morning. This situation prompts us to think of a crazy race … and very very interesting. After all, the same Marco Melandri rises champion.

So I bet on a rare podium and Tom Sykes for champion:

Race1: * Tom Sykes * Jonathan Rea * Eugene Laverty

Race2: * Tom Sykes * Leon Haslam * Loris Baz

Supersport, focused on enjoying

In Supersport all the fish is sold. The runner-up title has little value and I don't think Jules Cluzel be willing to lose it in the only home race. We can expect a good role from Sam lowes, that after the double of his twin brother, he sure wants to show that he is in the world championship to win races and not be "one more". Of course, Kenan SofuogluAlready crowned one of the most successful drivers in the history of the championship, he can indulge himself in going to France to have a great time. So that:

  • Jules Cluzel
  • Kenan Sofuoglu
  • Sam lowes

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