A clearly growing Sunday for Philipp Oettl and the Go Eleven Team on the Misano circuit. Good Superpole Race, in which the first nine positions that award the points were close, and Race 2 in which he shows a strong pace, with, this time yes, some good overtaking without waste of time for the German rider.

In the Warm Up, a set of not useful tyres was used in order to save the SCXs in the event of a red flag or restart. Good feeling, however, for Oettl riding the Ducati, who immediately showed himself motivated and charged up for the day’s races.

Warm Up:
P 1   A. Bautista   1.33.208
P 2   M. Rinaldi   + 0.414
P 3   A. Bautista    + 0.589

P 12   P. Oettl   + 1.331

In Superpole Race Philipp started much more convinced than in Race 1; he made some overtakings in the first laps, then set off in pursuit of Redding, swapping positions with Gerloff and the Englishman from BMW. With the future hard crash between Petrucci and Lecuona, the group is fighting for ninth place which allows entry into the first three rows for Race 2. Gerloff stretches slightly, the number 5 overtakes Scott, but the aforementioned crash forced the display of the red flag, with early conclusion of the race. A step forward, but unfortunately just outside the “useful” positions.

Superpole Race:
P 1    A. Bautista    10’59.497
P 2    T. Razgatlioglu   + 0.101
P 3    M. Rinaldi     + 0.738

P 10   P. Oettl   (red flag)

Race 2 was definitely the best of the whole weekend; aggressiveness in the first laps, overtaking Gardner and Aegerter, then Scott Redding and Gerloff, with a really good pace, always in line with the Top 5. Philipp followed Petrucci for most of the race, together he closed on Locatelli, often riding faster of Vierge, too. Both the Ducati Barni and the Go Eleven never found the starting point to press the Yamaha rider, and in the final stages the Go Eleven rider was overtaken by Gerloff. Ninth position, back in the Top Ten that had been missing so much in the last few races, but even more importantly a very small gap from fifth position. Practically from the first to the last lap it increased by a total of two seconds, which certifies the excellent pace of the German number 5.

Race 2:
P 1    A. Bautista    33’06.059
P 2    T. Razgatlioglu   + 8.446
P 3    A. Bassani   + 18.368

P 9   P. Oettl   + 25.255

Starting from the rear conditioned the Misano weekend for the Go Eleven Team, but since Friday Philipp has shown that he has a newfound feeling with the bike; over the three days everything wasn’t easy, especially in qualifying, but on this Sunday he showed good grit and a good pace. The next goal will be to reconfirm and be quite fast on some tracks that don’t seem to be favourable on the paper. Donington Park IS THE NEXT!

Philipp Oettl (Rider):

“I think we can be happy Today. The Superpole almost destroyed our weekend, but in Superpole Race and in Race 2 we made two good races. We missed the Top Nine in the morning for a bit, while in the afternoon we had a good package and a strong pace to finish inside the Top Ten. I am happy cause I think we found a good way, and we have to continue like this. Now it’s time to relax a little bit, then I will start the preparation for Donington; we will have a lot of Races in one months, it will be hard, but if we continue this way, we can be in the game. I am happy for the Team, too, the tough work pays off, today it wasn’t a “lucky Top Ten”, we deserved it on track. That’s a rollercoaster weekend!”

Denis Sacchetti (Team Manager):

“Today we made a good step forward. Finishing the race just 5 seconds from fifth place, I think it gives a good idea of how high the level of this world championship is and how fast we too have gone in terms of race pace, although the standings are not it satisfies us in terms of final position. I think that qualifying interspersed with yellow flags also compromised our races, because with the riders all so close together, it’s difficult to make a difference in the race. we must continue along this path, starting again from this Sunday on the Friday of Donington!”