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Althea Racing Team – Nurburgring preview


The tenth round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany over the weekend of 30th, 31st August and 1st September. The Nurburgring, known simply as "the Ring" by enthusiasts, is the name of the famous motorsport race track. The construction of the original Nurburgring track began in September 1925 and the track was completed in spring of 1927 around the village and medieval castle of Nurburg in the Eifel region. Primarily due to its extraordinary length of over 22km and the lack of space due to its situation on the sides of the mountains, the Ring was unable to meet with ever-increasing safety requirements and in 1981 works began on a new 4.5km long circuit which was built on and around the old pits area. The new Nurburgring was completed in 1984 and was built in accordance with the highest safety standards.

Circuit main characteristics:
Length: 5.137 km
Pole position: left
Left turns: 7
Right turns: 9
Lap record: Max Biaggi – 2012 - 1'55"267
Best lap: Max Biaggi – 2012 - 1'53"855

As the summer break comes to a close, team Althea Racing returns to the track at the Nurburgring for the tenth round of the World Superbke championship. Unfortunately things didn’t go as hoped at Silverstone with crashes and mishaps that compromised the results of Davide Giugliano and his team; they are now eager to get back on top and achieve some great results.

Davide Giugliano: “I’ve taken advantage of the long summer break to rest and continue with my training in preparation for the final four rounds of the World championship. Nurburgring will be an important round because it comes on the back of Silverstone where we were unlucky and didn’t take the results that we were expecting. I like the German track. I’ve never obtained great results there in Superbike but two years ago in Stock 1000 I qualified on pole and won the race, also recording the fastest lap. I’d like to do something similar this year and, with the help of my team, I’ll be giving it my all to obtain the best results.”

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