WST Rider criticizes revised Imola circuit

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The New Variante Bassa at the Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari at Imola has come under stinging criticism by SST Alstare Suzuki rider Claudio Corti.

“The chicane is really s..tty. You arrive very fast, the entrance is flat and you can’t see the line. The race is going to be a mess, because the turn is so tight that only one rider at a time can pass, if you’re lucky …. Our bikes do it in first at about 45 km/h. They’ve ruined a piece of the circuit that was just fine before, and left the rest the same. The asphalt in the other turns is completely ruined, they should have resurfaced the track instead of fixing the garage complex.”

The New Variante Bassa situated half-way along the pit garages, and is made up of a sharp left-right designed and constructed in record time to meet FIM homologation, but at the present does not have a sufficient run off area. When the official SBK tests are concluded, the circuit fencing will be moved back another 100 metres, which will increase the run-off area by more than 3 metres.

After the jump yesterday’s Superstock test results:

1. Corti Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1′52.672
2. Berger Honda CBR1000RR 1′53.133
3. Simeon Ducati 1098R 1′53.597
4. Magnoni Yamaha YZF R1 1′53.868
5. Giugliano Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 1′54.268
6. Beretta Ducati 1098R 1′54.372
7. Badovini Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1′54.410
8. Antonelli Yamaha YZF R1 1′54.803
9. Baz Yamaha YZF R1 1′55.434
10. Barrier Yamaha YZF R1 1′55.789
11. Petrucci Yamaha YZF R6 1′55.982
12. Sandi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1′56.051
13. Vivarelli Honda CBR1000RR 1′56.292
14. Baroni Yamaha YZF R1 1′56.428
15. Sacchetti KTM RC8 R 1′57.112
16. Biaggi Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1′57.194
17. Tutusaus KTM RC8 R 1′57.482
18. Bussolotti Yamaha YZF R6 1′57.611
19. La Marra Honda CBR600RR 1′57.917
20. Black Yamaha YZF R1 1′57.975
21. Farinelli Yamaha YZF R6 1′58.552
22. Rea Honda CBR600RR 1′58.574
23. Guarnoni Yamaha YZF R6 1′58.765
24. Kerschbaumer Yamaha YZF R6 1′59.083
25. Morelli Honda CBR600RR 1′59.377
26. Cecchini Honda CBR600RR 1′59.671
27. Chmielewski Yamaha YZF R6 2′00.772
28. Lammert Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2′02.085
29. Manfrinati Honda CBR600RR 2′04.182

Source | motosprint

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