WSBK – MNC analysis of the World Superbike in Italy – The French again unlucky at Imola

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WSBK - MNC analysis of the World Superbike in Italy - The French again unlucky at Imola

Beyond the points distributed, each race weekend brings its share of remarkable feats and poor performances, good and bad surprises. In its analysis, Site reviews the highlights of the WSBK in Imola.

The French again unlucky in Imola

While the British riders are on the podiums in World Superbike, the French continue their unfortunate series of falls … After and, two other Blues were injured in Imola.

After a first dream freelance in Les, Lucas Mahias had a second nightmare: the was very lucky to recover from his fall on Friday morning and gave him cold in the back…

"I was fortunate enough not to damage my spinal cord which will get me back on the bike as quickly as possible", points out the n ° 44 of the Kawasaki Pedercini team whose vertebrae D4, D5 and D6 have been fractured. Gloups…

Site readers – who, as everyone knows, have a little more living memory than others – remember that Joan Lascorz, whose No. 17 still adorns the fairings of official Kawasaki, after a nasty crash during private testing on the same circuit of Imola…

Great fear also for Sylvain Guintoli, ejected more than two meters from the ground at the exit of Acque Minareli while he chased the stopwatch in Superpole 2. No more fear of harm fortunately for the world champion, who was able to join his Yamaha Pata team the next day.

"Sylvain Guintoli returned to the WorldSBK paddock after being released from Imola hospital late last night"reassured the Blues of Iwata."Diagnosed with a broken left ankle – which required a simple plaster cast and no surgery – and bruised ribs, the Frenchman joined his team to watch the second race at the Pata Yamaha garage".

Got home last night, "Guinters" still have to "reassess his injuries in the next few days before making a decision to return to competition"Sepang is not ruled out, including by Sylvain himself, but the test in Donington Park, a few miles from his home, might be more recommended. ?

"Never two without three", summarized more lightly the communication manager of the Yamaha team."Three trips to the clinic, that’s enough boys! Heal quickly and come back strong !", she tweeted to Sylvain Guintoli, Florian Marino and his teammate Alessandro Russo.

Deprived of a representative in the premier category, the French clan was fortunately able to rejoice in the return to business of Jules Cluzel in World Supersport,. Like Chaz Davies in SBK, "Julo" is forced to win if he wants to prevent the fifth SSP title from his best foe Kenan Sofuoglu, winner in Italy…

In Superstock 1000, despite the unwavering support of his – very – great friend Loris Baz, Jérémy Guarnoni did not have the expected success. "It was definitely not my weekend: climbed from 21st to 7th place, the bike leveled off on the last lap (started with full fuel)", describes" Jey "on his Facebook page.

"I still managed to cross the line in 11th place. I am obviously very disappointed but given the problems encountered throughout the weekend, it’s better than 0 points. I thank my mechanics again for their work this weekend !"

As for the Superstock 600s – which run at the same time as the Supersports this year – our compatriot and reigning French Supersport champion, Cédric Tangre, struggled to clinch 27th place in the SSP / STK race at Imola.

"This is not a great result", concedes n ° 23 Suzuki (n ° 1 in France),"but this weekend I have experienced various misadventures which cost me a lot of time". In addition, Cédric – who at the same time defends his national crown – admits that"until then I had a series of racing weekends and fatigue was starting to be felt".

"No doubt I will be in better shape and more inclined to progress during the next weekend in Donington (England) at the end of May", bounces the No. 23 Suzuki."I also need to be faster on Friday and make better use of the 15-minute qualification. With a start in the right group, I would be able to get a good result !"

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