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The Althea Racing Team scores solid results in today’s Superbike races at Donington


The fifth round of the World Superbike Championship took place today at Donington Park, on a dry track with mild temperatures. In the practices and qualifying sessions Davide Giugliano secured some great results which allowed him to line up in eighth place on the third row of today’s race grid. In race one Althea Racing’s rider started well and gave chase to the riders immediately ahead of him, fighting in a group of four. Towards mid-race he made a small mistake which took him off track and caused him to lose ground but Davide then worked hard to catch up, making up positions. After a great battle with Laverty he was able to bring his privateer Aprilia home in sixth place. In race 2 Davide Giugliano obtained his best result of the season so far. After a positive start the Althea rider was at the front of the field, where he fought it out with the factory Aprilias and BMWs, to finish in a fantastic fourth place. Davide thus closed his weekend in the best way possible, earning himself 23 championship points and confirming both his and his bike’s competitiveness.

Genesio Bevilacqua: “It was a positive weekend for us. Today we finally saw Davide fighting on an equal level with the factory riders. We have seen that our rider can fight in every race for the positions that count. I hope that from now on Davide will combine consistency with his great talent. Our bike is performing as well as the factory bike, although we are still lacking a little experience, because the RSV4 is a new bike for us, and we are continuing to get to know it better, race after race. Our technicians are doing a great job and it’s also thanks to them that we are close to obtaining the results that we want to obtain.”

Davide Giugliano: “In race one I had trouble finding a good rhythm. I also made a mistake but then I was able to catch up to sixth place. I wasn’t totally satisfied with the race but it helped me understand many things that I then used to my advantage in race two. The second race went much better. We did what we expected to do although I must say it is difficult to battle with the factory riders. But we’re not far off being able to fight regularly with them. We were the first privateers in the midst of all the factory bikes and this gives us confidence for the future. I dedicate this result to my team and to our sponsors.”


Donington – 26 Maggio 2013 - World Superbike championship


Race 1 

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


Race 2
1) Sykes (Kawasaki)
2) Guintoli (Aprilia)
3) Laverty (Aprilia)
4) Giugliano (Aprilia)
5) Melandri (BMW)
6) Davies (BMW)
7) Baz (Kawasaki)
8) Canepa (Ducati)

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