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post #1 of 6 Old 05-08-2008, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Could someone explain to me ???

Just took a look at the world SBK racing for this WE in Italy and I saw this :

No Zemke for Rolfo, Bussei back in
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Jake Zemke will now no longer be replacing Roberto Rolfo on the Hannspree Honda Althea CBR1000RR machine at this weekend's Italian Round of the Superbike World Championship.

The American was due to replace the injured Italian but the last minute nature of his call-up meant that he was unable to get the required authorization through from the AMA federation in time for this weekend's fifth round of the series.

As a result the replacement for Rolfo will now be Giovanni Bussei, who was given the all-clear to race yesterday afternoon following a medical check.

What are those AMA guys thinking ??? I think it was cool for Zemke to get to race there... Why they didn't allow him to race ?:headshake
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Well there is the AMA Event at Sears Point the following weekend. That might have a bit to play with that.
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It wasn't that they wouldn't allow him... there wasn't enough time.

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if Zemke is in a contract with AMA and his team, then he has to do what is directed by his team, if there is a race that is too close and would prevent him from doing his best here in the states, its oh well. although i would have liked to see how he would have done.

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Zemke himself pulled the plug. They were testing at Miller this week, and best case scenario would have been him flying out after the first day. Apparently the had bad weather, and he decide it would be better to stay for the rest of the test so he wasn't behind the 8-ball when they race there in a coupla weeks.
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thats probably a good decision by zemke


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