P 24 – P 13, STRONG COMEBACK IN RACE 2!
Race 2 slightly straightened out a difficult weekend, further complicated by the confusion in turn two of the Superpole Race, which saw the Go Eleven rider crash. Three points at the end of the weekend, a pity about the drop in the closing laps, when the Top Ten was within reach.
As throughout the weekend, the Czech weather did not disappoint on Sunday too and the day began with a wet Warm Up. All with Rain tyres, Go Eleven first tests a hard tiye solution, valid with little water on the track, but the grip turns out to be almost zero. Rear compound change, clear improvement in just a few laps, so much so that he is positioned close to the top ten.
P 1 A. Bassani 1.45.402
P 2 T. Razgatlioglu + 0.660
P 3 A. Lowes + 1.091
P 12 P. Oettl + 3.679
About the Superpole Race… not much to say. At the second corner of the first lap, a rider in front crashes and among the chaos generated, Philipp finds himself on the ground. Crash at low speed, he was able to rejoin without too much damage, finishing the race in last position, but with good pace. In any case, it is essential to complete a few laps in the dry to understand the bike’s performance and competitiveness in view of Race 2. Starting last, the probability of finding yourself in the middle of contacts is much higher, and unfortunately the sprint race showed it.
P 1 T. Razgatlioglu 15’22.383
P 2 J. Rea + 1.203
P 3 A. Bautista + 2.968
P 21 P. Oettl + 2 Laps
Race 2 was the only positive note of a bitter weekend. Starting last, in twenty-fourth position, Philipp was the author of an excellent start with which he recovered six positions. From there he started to fight with Van der Mark, overtaking him in turn one, then with Lowes showing a good race pace in line with the group led by Baz, in ninth. The last five, six laps were missing, in which the time got up and the German rider was unable to fully rejoin the front group. However, twelve positions conquered are a lot, he showed himself to be combative and grit in hand-to-hand fight. The gap from the leader is small, a pity about the start from the last position.
P 1 A. Bautista 33’58.248
P 2 D. Petrucci + 4.652
P 3 J. Rea + 4.675
P 13 P. Oettl + 23.138
It’s useless to hide the regret, here in Most there was no turning point after Imola and the Go Eleven Team didn’t get what they hoped for. Speed was not lacking, but qualifying penalized the whole weekend and today in the race it was difficult to expect anything better. Thus, WorldSBK enters its summer break, which lasts over a month, before meeting again in Magny – Cours, on the second weekend of September. Recharge batteries, organize the work in a good way, because then there will be four races, two of which in rows and two with a weekend break in between.
World Superbike goes on holiday, but the work of a team never stops!
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