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Team Althea Racing – Jerez SBK preview


The fourteenth and final round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at the “Circuito de Jerez” over the weekend of October 18/19/20. “Circuito de Jerez” is a racing circuit located close to the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. The project was led by the Spanish engineer Manuel Medina Lara, based on a preliminary idea from Alessandro Rocci. The circuit opened on 8 December 1985. During 1986 the circuit hosted the first international motorcycle event in Spain in March and the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in April. Due to the hosting of the European Grand Prix in 1994, the circuit initiated safety changes from the 1990 configuration, including a new chicane (the Senna curve) It’s one of the most popular tracks for winter testing. During 2005, the track was resurfaced. The circuit currently holds pre-season Formula One testing shared with the Circuit de Catalunya, also in Spain. On 2 May 2013, it was announced that the final corner would be renamed after Spanish MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo.

Circuit main characteristics :
Length: 4.423 km
Pole Position: left
Right turn : 8
Left turns : 5

The World Superbike championship is coming to a close with the last two races of this thrilling season taking place this coming weekend at the track in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. These two races will decide the 2013 world superbike champion. Team Althea arrives in Jerez, ready to confirm this strong season finale that is rewarding both the team and its rider Davide Giugliano with great results. Davide has finished in the top positions in all recent races, demonstrating maturity and consistency. Genesio Bevilacqua’s team will work to close the championship in the best possible way in Jerez, in order to thank sponsors and fans, who have never stopped supporting the team, with some positive results.

Davide Giugliano: “I’m pleased to be able to finish my 2013 season in Jerez, a track that I really like and where I rode the RSV4 Aprilia for the first time last November. On that occasion I was immediately fast and hope that I can do likewise this time, although it won’t be easy to fight at the front, with riders who are still battling it out for the title. This is a positive moment for us and I hope it continues at Jerez too, because I really want to conclude the season in the best way possible, as a way of thanking my team and all those who believed in me.”

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