Assen WSBK: Weekend of failures for Melandri

Melandri had problem after problem
Melandri had problem after problem Picture: GeeBee Images

Goldbet BMW’s Marco Melandri is keen to put an ‘awful’ Assen World Superbike weekend behind him and says he wants to rediscover the pleasure of riding again, as well as getting back on the podium.

The former MotoGP rider, who is still suffering with the shoulder he injured at Portimao last year, failed to start the opening leg yesterday after a tranmission failure on the warm-up lap and then suffered a sensor problem in the second outing.

“It was an awful weekend and today, it was an unlucky day. In race one I did not even start, while in race two it seemed that a sensor failed so the bike could not work with the right electronic strategies. I had to slow down for a couple of laps to understand what was going on and what the problem was," said Melandri.

"Once I understood how to manage the situation I returned to my race pace and completed the race. Now we need to understand what does not work and to solve the problem. My aim is to rediscover the riding pleasure, to fight for the podium and to win again.”

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