WSBK – Statements and Analysis of Superbike at Donington Park – Statements from Superbike riders in Great Britain

Superbike Statements and Analysis at Donington Park

WSBK - Statements and Analysis of Superbike at Donington Park - Statements from Superbike riders in Great Britain

The fifth round of the 2014 World SBK took place yesterday in Donington Park, Great Britain. To complete our live reports, here are the statements of the Superbike riders as well as the website analysis of the two British races.

Statements from Superbike riders in Great Britain

Site readers – who, as everyone knows, are a little more fortunate than others – were able to experience yesterday, almost live, the unfolding of the Mondial Superbike and Supersport races on the Donington Park circuit: for the latecomers , read, and).

Here are the statements of the pilots who distinguished themselves on Sunday … Honors to the double winner !

Tom Sykes, 1st (x 2):
“Yes, the first race was maybe the best race of my career! Winning the world title will remain the most emotionally intense moment, but in terms of performance this day might be at the top of the list. We had a problem in the first laps of the first race and Loris was very aggressive in the first corner. I’m not complaining, but it deviated me from my natural course and I got confused. I lost a few positions and in the first half of the lap the bike cut power when it was at full angle. I almost hit the pits but the Ninja recovered on its own and started to run perfectly! tenth or eleventh but I was very motivated, I wanted to get back to where I thought we needed to be. It was difficult to overtake because a lot of guys were enjoying their new tires. After six laps I really started to attack to win

“In the second race I got off to a good start, but I knew Loris would have a good pace and Sylvain Guintoli was still turning well in Donington. Sylvain led half the race, but I kept pushing and I I took the lead and won. It’s great to have another double after Aragon’s, as well as to regain the lead in the championship. Summer was really back in Donington for my home race! "

Loris Baz, 2nd (x 2):
“I was happy to be on the podium at the end of the first race, and not disappointed that I didn’t win. I led for a while and tried to take some distance. ‘goal and it was off to a good start, but I couldn’t get away. I tried my best to get Tom back where I could, but almost lost the front. It was a good race and I’m happy for the team. The overtaking was clean but I still lost the front by passing Tom: it’s racing, we are at the limit. The second run was almost identical to the first: Tom was just too fast in the second half of the race. I couldn‘t do anything against him, but it was a rewarding day and it’s good to start here 1st and 2nd in the championship with Tom. We can all do it. show a big smile! "

Alex Lowes, 3rd then 9th:
“The first race was good. I struggled a bit at the end, but the start and leading my first World Superbike race was great! It’s good for the team that was also racing at home, I I’m really happy about it. I’m disappointed with the second race: the bike was much better and we had made some good changes, I thank Lez for that. I had a good pace and I could have secured another podium. I did my best and got a ninth place, attacking very hard until the end despite my badly damaged bike. We can move on with the confidence we gained this weekend, we have proven that we can run ahead. My starts were better and I mingled with the better ones so I can’t wait to continue. I had some good results and can’t wait to race at Sepang! "

Sylvain Guintoli, 7th then 3rd:
"The first race did not go as I had hoped … I started well, I attacked hard, but I was not able to keep the pace and I really had to The team did a great job for the second race then. The bike has changed a lot and my pace has improved compared to the first race. I gave everything to get away from Davide Giugliano, but I was not able to keep up with the two riders in front. Anyway, this podium, obtained on a track which I certainly do not count among my favorites, equates to a victory for me! "

Marco Melandri, 4th then 17th:
"I can’t help but be disappointed … In the first run I didn’t manage to go fast, but in the second I’m sure I could have taken a place on the podium, because the changes we had However, things did not go well and it was not my fault … On the positive side, we gathered important information on how to adapt the situation. motorcycle to my riding style. Now I just want to tackle the races one after the other, trying to constantly improve myself in order to get the good results that I am capable of doing. ".

Davide Giugliano, fall then 4th:
"After my fall in the first run, I had to make up for it in the second. I don’t really know how to explain this fall. I dived too much inside the turn and when the bike hit the vibrator, my glove fell off. The bike didn’t slow down and I just lost control … In the second round, the first laps were difficult and during the first, in particular, I lost many positions to avoid contact with other riders. Then I attacked the guys in front of me and almost reached Guintoli in third place, but maybe I had already put too much strain on my tires during my comeback, so that I had to settle for fourth place ".

Chaz Davies, 5th (x 2):
"I said yesterday that if I finished in the Top 5 I would be happy, and we achieved that. It would have been nice to be on the podium, but I’m not too disappointed with the results in the end. races went pretty well although I struggled to get out of some curves. We made a few changes for the second race and the pace was better, we took a step forward but it was maybe not. not be important enough. We could have been a little more daring in our choices. Our pace is still a few tenths of those ahead of us, so we have to work more to improve that. But I’m pretty happy overall: I think I did all I could and enjoyed running today ".

Jonathan Rea, 6th (x 2):
“It wasn’t the perfect weekend, especially after Imola, but I think we expected it. We really struggled on Friday with a number of things, and Donington‘s poor grip took a toll on us. throughout the weekend. We wrestled in both races, and it’s hard for me to understand how the bike could be so good at Imola and why we struggled more here. Having completed both races of 23 laps will give the guys some good data to exploit, so that in the future when we get to circuits that are not very grippy we can have enough to maximize our result. We finished quite far from the winners today and not the best situation. But we can leave Donington with a few positives and we are all really looking forward to the next races. ".

David Salom, 10th (x 2):
"I was twice the best Evo rider today and it’s a good result. In the first run I passed Niccolo Canepa on the last corner and won the race. In the second I attacked strong and three or four laps from the end, my hand was not in great shape. I was in too much pain and I had no more strength … In the end, Niccolo could not pass me and we got another Evo victory. We are first in the championship, with a few more points. Congratulations to Kawasaki and to the team for these good results in Donington ".

Ayrton Badovini, (not classified):
"I’m really happy with my day, especially after yesterday’s crash. It’s always difficult to get back on track and I didn’t have a good feeling with the bike during the warm-up this morning, maybe because the track was quite wet and very slippery. So when the track dried out, the sun started to come out and the prospects for two dry races were confirmed, I immediately felt a lot better. ".

“I knew my BB3 performed well in the dry here. Getting a good start in the two 23-lap races I felt the day could be good. I felt comfortable on the bike and the driving was easy. I would like to say a big thank you to the team for all the work they have done. I have no particular problems in the race, although we still have to improve the feeling of the front axle. I would like to dedicate my two Evo victories to Francis Batta and to the team: they are very dear to me ".

And now for our MNC analysis of the World Superbike in Donington Park !

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