Thursday, October 04, 2007

WSBK: Number 41 Unlucky For Some

At last week's World Superbike Championship meeting in Vallelunga, Italy, there was a strange case of freakiness involving the number 41.

Heading into the meeting, James Toseland was 41 points ahead of number 41 Nori Haga. Troy Bayliss was hoping for WSBK victory number 41, while Troy Corser was looking for pole position number 41.

As it turned out, Toseland's 41 point lead was slashed, Nori Haga's number 41 plate did him no good as he finished 4th and 3rd, dropping to 3rd in the championship, and Troy Corser failed to take his 41st pole position.

It was good news for Troy Bayliss, however, who took his 41st victory in WSBK, putting him second in the all time rankings after Carl Fogarty (59 wins).

Freaky stuff.

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