Thursday, June 29, 2006

British Superbike Administrivia

I need to take back a portion of my complaint about the AMA's rules regarding red flags in the US Superbike championship. Turns out that the British Superbike championship does the same thing now e.g. use the results prior to the red flag to set the grid for the restart instead of banking the time gaps. Very silly, and cost Leon Haslam the race at Snetterton after he made a bad start after a red flag in race 2.

Also from Snetterton, James Haydon and Dean Thomas had a very nasty crash in which Haydon, who had missed the chicane, rejoined the track at low speed and was absolutely creamed by Dean Thomas' Kawasaki. Very, very ugly, and gave Thomas a punctured lung and broken ribs, whilst James re-injured his rotator cuff and also broke a rib. Sorry lads, get well soon.

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