WSBK, Snetterton & BSB

Posted: 29 May 2012

As the 2012 racing season hurtled on the end of May played host to the WSBK heading to Utah based Miller Motorsports Park and the BSB championship at Snetterton. We of course, were on hand bringing you all the latest...

Bennetts Backed Riders Joe Francis and Kyle Ryde were doing well: “

“Bennetts-backed @kyleryde qualified 1st at Snetterton while Joe Francis came in 13th.. Well done to both!”

Whilst the World Superbike contenders were out on track there was still plenty of talk about the events that happened at Donington Park for the BMW factory bikes – we brought you the exclusive video However the teams had other things to contend with:

“It's so windy at Salt Lake City that all the team centres in pit lane keep falling over...”

There was also complaints about tyres once again, reminiscent of Monza:

“Complaints about the tyres in the #WSBK paddock, apparently @crescentmoto have had some 'duff' qual tyres + @realleonhaslam got a puncture.”

From what we know we would suggest you watch this space.

Marco Melandri made history for BMW Motorrad once again:

“Well done to @MarcoMelandri33 getting @BMWMotorrad a second race win in race two at Miller Motorsports Park - Rea 2nd and Biaggi 3rd #WSBK

And BSB was keeping us busy too:

“One of the most injury prone riders Dennis Hobbs made yet another return in the Ducati 848, but had to retire in the 1st lap with a puncture”

Dennis himself replied:

“Just my luck!!Really enjoying being back on a bike!Still a lot to learn about the Ducati. Im smiling again :-)”

We found out that:

@MichaelLaverty's oil press warning light came on during the race, he lost time looking at it, did it cost him the race? #BSB

We also broke the news that:

“Redundant BSB racer Hickman could be back at the next round at Knockhill, possible by resurrecting the Quay Garage team using ex Hondas…”

And had confirmation that it was true from his technician:

“@dazzaj308@bennetts_bike not a rumour, BENNETTS HONDA and it's game on ;)”

Even though there no racing from the Moto GP guys there was still plenty of gossip and rumours floating around:

“According to insiders, Yamaha have already told @benspies11 that he no longer has a job for next year, apparently he's talking to Ducati..”

@motopixie was impressed and tweeted: “wow, BIG #RUMOR

And that’s not where the swaps and changes ended:

“Lorenzo is holding all the cards, Yamaha desperately want to keep him but is he sitting it out for more money with the Honda seat available?”

And finally, we brought you good tidings of great joy:

“Good news for @calcrutchlow, who will have new brakes ahead of Catalunya GP (the ones Dovi paid for himself) - Cal's were paid for by Yamaha”

Catalunya next weekend…