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Two strong results for team Althea at the Nurburgring


Round ten of the World Superbike championship took place today at the German Nurburgring. In today’s two races, Davide Giugliano started from the fifth row, in fourteenth position. Not a great starting position, mainly down to the rain that fell at the start of yesterday’s Superpole and that ruined the plans of Genesio Bevilacqua’s team. In race 1 Giugliano made a good start and after running the first laps in tenth position, he was able to climb to sixth place by mid-race. The race was stopped with a red flag two laps from the end when Rea and Camier were involved in an accident. Giugliano concluded race one in fifth position. In race the Althea rider made a fantastic start and was already in sixth place by the end of the opening lap, just behind the leaders. With a constant, fast pace, Giugliano held that position until two laps from the end when the race was again stopped with a red flag due to another accident, this time involving Smrz. Final sixth position for Davide Giugliano. The next World Superbike round will take place in Istanbul on 15 September.

Davide Giugliano: “Race one went quite well. To start from the fifth row and finish inside the first five or six positions isn’t easy in such a competitive World Superbike championship. In the final stages of race one I was slowed down by a few small problems and so preferred not to push and risk a crash. In race two I made a great start and tried to do all I could to stay with the leaders. I’m pleased with my performance today and it boosts my morale for the next races. After the results of Silverstone I needed to regain faith in my abilities. I thank my team that has worked so hard and provided me with such a high-performing bike.”

Genesio Bevilacqua: “In race one Giugliano, starting from the fifth row, had some trouble sticking with the fastest riders and the red flag that ended the race meant that we closed in fifth position. The positive aspect of the second race is that Davide consistently lapped as fast as the leaders and was able to catch the front group, keeping up with factory riders and bikes. We expected more from this weekend, but the grid position penalized us. It certainly wasn’t a disappointing weekend but as a team we want some strong results, a ray of light.”


Race 1:
1) Sykes (Kawasaki)
2) Melandri (BMW)
3) Davies (BMW)
4) Guintoli (Aprilia)
5) Giugliano (Aprilia)
6) Fabrizio (Aprilia)
7) Haslam (Honda)
8) Cluzel (Suzuki)

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

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