Simoncelli not allowed to race WSB

Marco tried the Castrol Honda for size at Monza

Posted: 12 May 2011
by Visordown News


AT the Monza WSB round Marco Simoncelli was seen trying out the Castrol Honda Fireblade for size, expectations were that the afro-haired GP rider would make a wildcard appearance later this year but the taster was to sample the bike for training purposes.

A statement from Gresini Honda says that the team are preparing a Honda CBR1000RR for the Italian and that he will not take part in any of the 2011 World Superbike championship rounds. The FIM rules allow for a MotoGP rider to put in some training laps on certain circuits on a production bike.

Simoncelli made an impression on the WSB championship in a guest ride for Aprilia in 2009 at Imola, the former 250GP champion claimed third place in race two on board the RSV4 - with a tough pass on Max Biaggi securing his place on the podium in race two.

Watch this for your own walk-around of the Castrol Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.

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Shouldn't the title of this be "Simoncelli will not race WSB"?... nothing here says he actually wants to, tried to or was denied a ride (though he obviously was allowed last year).

Posted: 12/05/2011 at 12:34

LOL, "you can't do something that you are not bothered in the slightest about".

Brilliant.

Posted: 12/05/2011 at 14:23

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