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Two difficult races for Giugliano at Jerez


The fourteenth and final round of the world Superbike championship came to a close at the Spanish circuit of Jerez de la Frontera today. In both qualifying sessions, which he completed in first position, and in the Superpole, where Giugliano closed in third place scoring a front row start, the Althea rider demonstrated all of his, and his team’s, competitiveness. Unfortunately though, in the first race a probable electronic problem prevented Davide from riding his RSV4 as he wanted to and sticking with the frontrunners. Despite this setback, Giugliano completed the race in a respectable sixth position. Things didn’t go any better in race two, where Davide only took a tenth place finish, again due to a bike that was difficult to ride, he was unable to make the most of his RSV4’s power. A championship finale that did not match up to what the team and rider have demonstrated in recent rounds. Giugliano concludes the season in sixth place in the standings, the first privateer, with 211 points.


Genesio Bevilacqua: “The races didn’t match our expectations, especially after we did so well in the practice sessions. Our technicians are still trying to see what prevented Davide from riding as he wanted and as he has proved he is able to. The rear tyre moved around when Giugliano opened the throttle and this caused tyre wear. But, aside from the results, I can say that the weekend’s work proved to be positive. After a few difficulties at the start, our team demonstrated that it can consistently compete at high levels, while Davide can now consider himself a top five rider, who deserves everyone’s attention”.


Davide Giugliano: “Today didn’t go well at all and we are very disappointed, after having done so well all weekend. Having been in the top three we certainly didn’t expect to do two races like this today. I was sliding all over the track and couldn’t harness the power of my bike. My technicians are trying to understand what happened. A real shame and neither me nor my team deserved these results today. I’m sorry because I wanted to finish the season more positively, perhaps with two results that I could dedicate to my fans, sponsors and team that has worked so hard all season.”


Race 1:
1) Laverty (Aprilia)
2) Melandri (BMW)
3) Sykes (Kawasaki)
4) Guintoli (Aprilia)
5) Elias (Aprilia)
6) Giugliano (Aprilia)
7) Davies (BMW)
8) Camier (Suzuki)
9) Fores (Ducati)

Race 2:
1) Laverty (Aprilia)
2) Sykes (Kawasaki)
3) Guintoli (Aprilia)
4) Elias (Aprilia)
5) Davies (BMW)
6) Camier (Suzuki)
7) Lanzi (Ducati)
10) Giugliano (Aprilia)

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