Table of contents:
- Superbikes, Haga and Spies hot on your heels
- Supersport, Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty to 17 points
- SuperStock 1000 and 600
2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-09-01 00:15
A little over a month ago we were able to see the last round of the Superbike calendar, and the truth is that there were already "cute" to see again entertaining races with big bikes. And that the MotoGP World Championship has become very interesting with the positions very close between the applicants, but the races are being the most boring in memory. But let's not deviate from what interests us, because in Superbikes in addition to the world championship there are races in which if Ben Spies leaves the door open, alternatives arise from a large group of riders.
This weekend the test that we can see is held in Nürbgurgring (Germany) which is one of the most spectacular circuits of the season, with 5137 meters it has 17 curves, some of which are very complicated from a technical point of view. With this one they have run four times on the German track, in 1998, 1999, 2008 and this year 2009. But since the first round of 1998 in which he won Aaron Slight with a Honda is Ducati territory, with victories of Pierfrancesco chili that same year, while the following year, Carl Fogarty and Troy Corser they were the victors. After the nine-year hiatus, Superbikes returned to the Ring for Noriyuki Haga He will win both races in 2008 after recovering from a broken clavicle in the previous round at Miller Motorsport Park in the USA.
Superbikes, Haga and Spies hot on your heels
But this year Haga has a very tough rival, who has just won three of the last four races in dispute, the Texan Ben spies, who has recharged the batteries in these five weeks of hiatus and being only seven points behind the Japanese is at the maximum of his motivation. Spies was a total unknown at the beginning of the season, more than anything because there were many circuits that he did not know, but he has shown that in very few laps he has learned them and has fought as if he were a lifelong veteran in the world championship. On the negative side of Spies we find his irregularity, since on too many occasions he has gone to the ground without being able to finish the race, with which Haga has kept the advantage. It scares me if next year Spies is still in Superbikes and with the circuits learned.
But in Superbikes there are not only two riders who stand out, because Michele Fabrizzio (Haga's teammate on the Xerox Ducati team) has also proven his worth and regularity, standing just 52 points behind Haga and 46 points behind Spies. We also find veterans like Max biaggi, who won the first heat of the race in Brno (Czech Republic) and that every time it seems that he has more ready his Aprilia RSV4. In a championship dominated by Ducati and Yamaha, there is little room for other brands, but Honda has also achieved its victory this year, hand in hand with Jonathan Rea, while Leon haslam He has also been there competing for the top positions in more than one race. Like Carlos Checa, who has been signing leading positions for a few races, in what appears to be the resurgence of the Spanish rider who was signing a rather gray season in the Hanspree Ten Kate Honda team. Unfortunately, the Fonsi Nieto team will only be able to line up one motorcycle (Fonsi's) in Germany, due to the serious financial problems they have.
Finally, BMW still has a way to go, and on top of that they have lost Ruben Xaus that he fractured his femur in the first race in Brno, so that only Corser will be able to continue with the development of the German motorcycle, which also has its base of operations in Nürburgrin. Among the casualties we must also count Max neukirchner, who was injured again in mid-August testing at Imola. In short, the world championship is on top, with four races (eight rounds) to be disputed and the classifications very tight among all.
Supersport, Cal Crutchlow and Eugene Laverty to 17 points
Even though the Yamaha rider Cal crutchlow he painted them very happy, because of a bad race in Brno, Eugene laverty He has put pressure on him again, reaching only 17 points. The third classified in the general is the former champion of the category Kenan Sofuoglu is 57 points, to what seems an insurmountable distance in the category. Among the leading riders in the category, Spanish Joan Lascorz stands out, fourth, 63 points behind the head, but only 6 from third place overall. On the Supersport grid we find names as illustrious as Garry McCoy on Triumph or Michele Pirro on Yamaha, who maintain their ability on the bike despite wearing "second order" mounts
SuperStock 1000 and 600
With four rounds remaining the Dutch Xavier Simeon he is in a good position to manage his points advantage and if he doesn't make any mistakes, he could be proclaimed champion of the Superstock 100 category ahead of Claudio Corti and Maxime Berger. Trust that Javier Forés can continue to do well and maintain the third position that it currently occupies in the general classification. The other Spaniards in this category, Pere Tutusaus, Santiago Barragán and Ismael Ortega At the moment they have not had any mentionable performance, but for that reason we do not stop encouraging them.
In Superstock 600 the Italian Danilo petrucci He is the best placed to win the title, but he is closely followed by the Dutch Vincen Lonbois and the British Gino Rea. The only Spanish of Superstock 600 is Nacho calero, who is in the middle of the rankings on his Yamaha.
Prepare the most comfortable seats at home, because this weekend we are going to polish them with good. That we have Superbikes and MotoGP, which means racing overdose.
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