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Positive weekend for the Althea Racing team at Phillip Island


Today at Phillip Island in Australia, the first two rounds of the FIM Superbike World Championship 2013 took place. The Althea Racing team rider Davide Giugliano, started from the fourth row with the tenth fastest time in Superpole obtained yesterday. Race one was unlucky for Davide who started fast and was in seventh position in the first lap. Seeing the chances to fight for the top positions the Althea team rider pushed to the maxium, but in the third lap, his bike muted and Davide was forced to withdraw due to an electrical problem, which is still being analized by the technicians of the Italian team. In race two Davide started again very well, gaining an excellent fifth in very short time and which he kept until a few laps from the end, when a drop in his tires forced him to settle for sixth place.

Davide Giugliano : “I think this has been a positive weekend. Since in race I rode only few laps , without collecting important data necessary for the second round, in the second race I started very strong and I kept a fast pace almost until the end. Of course today’s results does not satisfy neither me nor my team. I started from the fourth row and maybe I stressed out the tires trying to gain field. In the end my race pace suffered and I lost contact with the leading group. It is important that we look ahead and these two races can serve as a very important test, which allows us to go to Aragon with added know-how and additional safety measures .”

Genesio Bevilacqua : “It was a weekend with some difficult moments, such as the technical problem which we suffered in race one, that has forced us to review the entire bike, changing several components for a matter of safety of course. This has created a bit of tension in our team and maybe even Giugliano has suffered from it. The analysis of the second race is positive and the lack of a better results depends only on a sudden drop of the tires, to which Davide replied intelligently, for example bringing home a good result for a team like ours, which needs to accumulate data and experience on this new bike. We're not satisfied with what we obtained today, but seeing how things went, we must take these results and look forward to certainly more ambitious goals.”

SBK Race 1 :

1) Guintoli (Aprilia)
2) Laverty (Aprilia)
3) Fabrizio (Aprilia)
4) Davies (BMW)
5) Sykes (Kawasaki)
6) Baz (Kawasaki)
7) Haslam (Honda)
Rit- Giugliano (Aprilia)

SBK Race 2 : 

1) Laverty (Aprilia)
2) Guintoli (Aprilia)
3) Melandri (BMW)
4) Fabrizio (Aprilia)
5) Sykes (Kawasaki)
6) Giugliano (Aprilia)
7) Cluzel (Suzuki)
8) Rea (Honda)


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