Sylvain Guintoli's Effenbert Liberty Ducati team management has said they are considering their future participation in World Superbikes after some decisions at Monza today seemed to be made in conjunction with a minority of teams and riders.
In a raceday which saw the first leg cancelled and the second leg stopped halfway through for rain and concerns over wet tyre safety, the team issued a statement saying it would be considering its future after farcical choices had been made, and that championship support classes ran with no problem. Guintoli himself ground to a halt on the warm up lap of race two after the race way delayed by an impromptu rider meeting on the grid.
The statement reads:
The clear impression is that the WSBK has lived today one of its worst days, disrespect for the public, for those who like the team Effenbert invests and for sports in general.
It is unacceptable that the fundamental decisions of the day are been taken with such a superficiality not even worthy of a monobrand championship of scooter. At the end it is clear that the WSBK is in the hands of a little number of team and riders.
Other categories, also titled, would never ran into such a farce, (in fact proves the competitions of the other classes without major incident and without whims).
Considering all this situations, the team Effenbert Liberty’s management will reflect about its racing future.