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Lausitzring World Superbikes: Races under threat due to rain

Published: 08 September 2007

Updated: 24 November 2014

Tomorrow’s two World Superbike races could be in jeopardy due to poor track conditions caused by consistent rain at the Lausitzring in Germany.  

After a crash strewn Superstock and World Supersport practice sessions this morning the World Superbike men took to track knowing just how slippery it was yet there were still 11 crashes including top men Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha), Troy Corser (Yamaha) and Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki).

The problem seems to be the braking areas where there has been a lot of rubber build up due to the amount of car races held at the track.

Both Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser crashed in exactly the same place in near identical falls as they braked at the end of the second short straight.

Yukio Kagayama high-sided his Alstare Suzuki coming onto the start finish straight believed to be caused by an over painted white line which crosses the circuit.

Italian Michel Fabrizio had one of his two crashes in the same spot and in Supersport Robin Harms also crashed there braking his collarbone in the process.

At the end of the session Troy Corser was seen storming into race control to challenge race organisers over the amount of crashes in the first three sessions which has totalled 39.

One man who wasn’t complaining about the conditions was Ten Kate man Roberto Rolfo. The Italian completed 18 laps lapping nearly two seconds faster than his closest rival Max Biaggi (Suzuki).



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