BMW S1000RR gets its best WSBK finish ever. - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW News from around the Web

BMW News from around the Web
Submit the latest BMW news from around the world for other E46Fanatics members to check out.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-26-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
OEM ///Member
Snik's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SA, TX
Posts: 20,922
My Ride: IR M3 Vert.
BMW S1000RR gets its best WSBK finish ever.

Marco Melandri battles back from 13th on the grid to claim BMW's best-ever WSBK result of second at Phillip Island

Marco Melandri marked his much anticipated debut with the BMW team at Phillip Island with a fabulous fight back from 13th on the grid to second position, a result that in turn doubles up as the manufacturer's best ever finish at WSBK level.

The Italian, runner-up with Yamaha in 2011, has endured a troubled start to his life as a BMW rider, a struggle that seemed to be compounded when he could only manage 13th on the grid in qualifying.

Nonetheless, over a race distance Melandri was transformed into a front runner as he scythed his way up the order during the opening encounter, eventually prevailing in an intense fight for second position between himself, Sylvain Guintoli and Tom Sykes.

Marking BMW's best-ever result since joining the series in 2009, Melandri was thrilled, as well as surprised, to be celebrating a podium on his debut for the team.

I am really happy! Giving BMW its best ever result in only my first race on the RR is awesome. I still cannot believe that. The guys at the circuit and in the factory are working really hard, and they have done a great job.

We didn't quite know how we would perform in the race as we hadn't done any long runs in pre-season testing. During the race I just tried to keep my rhythm and tried not to override as I knew I would have to look after the tyres.

I had to wait for the right moment to pass Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli. In the final two laps Sylvain was pushing very hard again, but I kept focused on my race and defended my position.

Warmer conditions took their toll on Melandri in race two, restricting him to sixth place at the chequered flag, but as he leaves Australia with second in the standings, he is otherwise pleased with the outcome of his weekend.

Race two was very difficult, he added. It was warmer, so I had to push harder to catch the guys in front of me, and it was not easy. But we finished the first weekend second in the championship, and that is better than expected.

Now we have one month to analyse the data and try to make even more improvements. We will go testing in Spain and all the guys are working hard. We all have the same goal and I very happy to see the motivation is high.

Last, I want to send my sympathy to the family of Oscar McIntyre who we lost yesterday.


McIntryre, 17 died on lap 2 of a support race, Australian supersport championship. R.I.P.

Melandri races MotoGP a few years back and rode a Yamaha R1 last season, Yamaha pulled out of the championship this year, and BMW signed him at the end of last season.

Leon Haslam continues to ride with BMW, as Melandri's team mate but raced injured with a broken bone from Fridays practice.
Originally Posted by rohde88 View Post
^^^ do you spend all your free time on two wheels?
The Snikster posted sexy wiminz here
Do you ride a sportbike?
Do you have a question about Jamaica? Ask?
Snik is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE membership to remove this ad.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.