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Team Althea Racing – Magny Cours SBK preview


The thirteenth round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at the “Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours” over the weekend of October 4/5/6. The Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours is a motor racing circuit located in France, near the towns of Magny-Cours and Nevers. Usually dubbed Magny-Cours, it was built in 1960. In the 1980s the track fell into disrepair and wasn't used for international motor racing until it was purchased by the Regional Conseil de la Nièvre. In the 1990s the Ligier Formula One team was based at the circuit and did much of its testing at Magny-Cours. The track nowadays is a modern, smooth circuit with good facilities for the spectators. Most corners are named after other racing circuits. It is a flat circuit, with negligible change in elevation.


Circuit main characteristics :
Length: 4.411 km
Pole Position: right
Left turns: 9
Right turns: 11
Superbike – lap record: Noriyuki Haga – 2009 – 1’38”619
Superbike – best lap: Tom Sykes – 2012 – 1”36”95


Just one week after the round that took place at Laguna Seca in the USA, team Althea prepares to face the penultimate round of the 2013 world Superbike championship at the French track of Magny-Cours. After the fantastic result scored by Davide Giugliano at the Mazda Raceway, the rider and technicians of team Althea hope to be able to repeat the performance in France, although there is always the unknown of the weather and surely lower temperatures than those seen in California. Morale is very high in the team and this augers well for the final phase of the championship.


Davide Giugliano: “I’ve not even had time to enjoy the result of Laguna Seca and we’re already en-route to France, where we’ll take part in two very important races at Magny-Cours. In America I once again proved that I can stick with the factory riders during races and that we have reached a high level of competitiveness. I like the Magny-Cours track although it often brings rain. Last year I finished eighth and sixth but my best memories of this track date back to 2011 when I mathematically won the Superstock 1000 title. This weekend I would love to repeat our Laguna Seca performance, to consolidate our position at the highest levels.”

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