Team apologise over camshaft discrepancy in Kiwi's winning supersport machine
FOLLOWING THE disqualification of Bruce Anstey as winner of this year's TT Supersport race, TAS Suzuki team principal Philip Neill has said the technical infringement was 'a genuine mistake'.
Three hours after Anstey won the Supersport trphy, as well as smashing the lap record, race organisers announced the Kiwi had been disqualified from the race. Runner up, Steve Plater, was awarded the win – giving the Nottinghamshire rider hus maiden TT victory in only his second year.
A short statement from Anstey's team said:
"The organisers believe that the mistake in engine building was not a deliberate attempt to gain an advantage but simply a human error which under the rules results in the disqualification."
Mr Neill said:
"We are holding our hands up and saying we’ve made a genuine mistake. It’s a hard way to discover that an after-market part was marked incorrectly, and our engine builder is very disappointed that he didn’t discover the discrepancy. We’re all human and mistakes can happen."
Posted: 03/06/2008 at 20:31
Posted: 03/06/2008 at 20:33
falcorob wrote (see)
Shit happens. Even the best of us make 'mistakes' sometimes.
Posted: 03/06/2008 at 20:38
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Posted: 04/06/2008 at 21:29
ha ha..believe me I would rather have a TAS Suzuki engine any day of the week.
mind you a Lycoming T55 a la chinook and a la Bell 214B can produce about 2900 eshp..that would probably shift a bike frame along at a healthy rate of knots.
Posted: 04/06/2008 at 22:55
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Posted: 04/06/2008 at 23:47
Didn't Hitler say the bigger the lie the more believable it is?
Perhaps they should have just shoved the 1000 motor in it.
Posted: 05/06/2008 at 00:23
yea but as a team manager would you send a bike out knowing that the rider was almost a cert top 3 finisher and then knowing it will be stripped ?
Maybe if your rider is a mid pack finisher but otherwise ?????
Posted: 05/06/2008 at 07:38
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