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Team Althea Racing- Motorland Aragon SBK races

2013
Apr
15
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Second round of the World Superbike Championship at Motorland Aragon in Spain. Warm weather and a sunny sky characterized this day of races. Thanks to the excellent performance provided in Superpole yesterday, the Althea Racing team rider Davide Giugliano started from the third row with the seventh fastest time in the two races over a distance of 20 laps each. In race one, Davide was the author of a spectacular race. Giugliano started well, he passed the first lap in fifth place. Unfortunately, during the third round, after having touched with another rider, he was forced out of the track coming in tenth. The Althea rider, however, did not give up and began a furious comeback made of overtaking and hard braking which led him to win the third place. However, while he was fighting with Melandri, Davide’s bike stopped due to an abnormal consumption of gasoline. The disappointment was enormous, but also great joy for his fantastic performance. Giugliano in race two was the author of another great performance. After a good start he occupied fifth position behind the leaders. During the ninth lap David was able to overtake Melandri and was off to catch Sykes who was ahead of him. Unluckily, despite his great commitment Giugliano could not fill the gap that separated him from the Kawasaki rider, but crossed the finish line in fourth place. The next round of the World Superbike Championship will be held at Assen in the Netherlands from April 26 to 28.

 

Genesio Bevilacqua: "A very good weekend. Unfortunately, as what happened in Phillip Island we had to deal with an unexpected problem that disadvantaged us of a good result. In race two, Davide confirmed his extraordinary value combined with his excellent physical and mental conditions. After Aragon we aware that these two races were a starting point but we have the certainty of having a valued rider and here in Spain he was able to interpret the race strategy with great skill. The Superbike World Championship is difficult, but we have the rider and the team to be able to reach great results. "

 

Davide Giugliano: "The second race was amazing and I finished in fourth place. Following the disappointment at Philip Island, this result is a good pay back for me as only bad luck stopped me. I think that the two races today still went really well. I was fast in both and in the end I reached satisfying results. This is the first reactive feedback that we received from our opponents and now we know that with some other bike competitors we cannot compete on equal terms, but I am certain that both my team and Aprilia will continue to make my RSV4 even more competitive."

 

Motorland Aragon – World Superbike Championship

 

Race 1 

1) Davies (BMW)

2) Guintoli (Aprilia)

3) Melandri (BMW)

4) Rea (Honda)

5) Baz (Kawasaki)

6) Cluzel (Suzuki)

………

rit : Giugliano (Aprilia)

 

Race 2

1) Davies (BMW)

2) Guintoli (Aprilia)

3) Sykes (Kawasaki)

4) Giugliano (Aprilia)

5) Melandri (BMW)

6) Baz (Kawasaki)

7) Cluzel (Suzuki)


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