Rid­ers lose their grip

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

The oth­er­wise fab­u­lously ap­pointed cir­cuit in Buri­ram, Thai­land had three un­pleas­ant sur­prises up its sleeve for the rid­ers this year. Se­ri­ously bumpy ar­eas of tar­mac at three key cor­ner apexes had been re­layed just a month or so be­fore the race. And the re­sult­ing lack of grip led to ev­ery­body avoid­ing the patch in turn three com­pletely, even in the heat of des­per­ate over­tak­ing ma­noeu­vres.

Nicky Hay­den ex­plained: “We had to go round it. We spoke about it with race di­rec­tion and they said

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