WSBK – WSBK: extended rest for Sylvain Barrier … –

WSBK: extended rest for Sylvain Barrier…

WSBK - WSBK: extended rest for Sylvain Barrier ... -

Sylvain Barrier will have to wait a few weeks before making his debut in the big leagues, that of the World Superbike: the double Superstock 1000 champion is waiting for the green light from his BMW Italia team for Donington Park, Sepang or Imola ?

Contacted this morning by Site, Sylvain Barrier’s entourage had two news to communicate to us. The first is good: Sylvain is recovering a lot of sound! The second is a little less so and concerns the date of his return to competition … or rather the absence of a date….

Loris Baz at the top of social networks

"Sylvain Barrier, a pilot that is too little known"… That’s what Celine, who manages her Facebook and Twitter accounts, used to see,"but it changes since his second title". The accident also allowed" Sylv’20 "to measure and appreciate its growing notoriety:"he received lots of messages, small gifts, drawings or other that are heartwarming".

On social networks – as in the championship -, the first French driver is called Loris Baz: with his 8720 "likers" and nearly 14,000 "followers", Bazooka does better than Guintoli himself (8,569 thumbs up and 7,974 blue birds), Cluzel (3685 and 5278), Guarnoni (3569 and 1447), Foret (1404 and 2678) and Barrier (2043 and 1291).

"The work on his jaw has just been completed", tells us Celine, in charge of press relations for the double champion, and"his shoulder and pelvis are restored: he has resumed training based on swimming, cycling and weight training".

If it were up to him, Syl’20 would have already taken over the handlebars of his BMW S1000RR entered in the Evo category of the Superbike World Championship … But "his return depends on the consolidation of his jaw and the validation of the BMW Italia team", continues our interlocutor.

The next appointment with the Italian doctors being fixed in three weeks, Sylvain is de facto out of the race for and for. At the earliest, No.52 – his race number is a nod to mentor James Toseland – will ride at .

The two-time STK 1000 champion will therefore have to wait – maybe even until, or even – before competing in his first Superbike race at the controls of the Italian BMW which, in the meantime, is 1st and 3rd in the Evo at Aragon (read our).

"Sylvain thought Leon had done a very good job", Celine tells us:"he is a very experienced rider but he did not know this bike at all and he obtained very good results". Bodes well for our" Herr S1000RR ", which we hope will be less unlucky in the future. !

As a reminder, a first fall during the had deprived Sylvain of. His new injury keeps him out of the circuits for a minimum of three events (six races), while his opponents collect the points…

David Salom is heading for the Netherlands at the top of the Evo ranking with 22 points: the official Kawasaki rider is ahead of Niccolo Canepa and his Ducati (16 points) as well as Fabien Foret and his Kawasaki (9) … But Fabien will not score a point this weekend in WSBK since he participates in with the SRC Kawasaki team…

For Sylvain Barrier, the Evo title he was aiming for at the start of the year is fading away. "Nothing is impossible for Sylvain, he has already proven it to us", remarks his communications officer,"but without a resumption date, it is difficult to project"…

One thing is certain: Sylvain will do his best this year to keep his handlebars at BMW Italia in 2015. All the motorcycles on the WSBK grid will then be in Evo configuration and their riders will fight for a single title: that of champion of the Superbike world. To be continued on MNC: stay connected !

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