Monday, June 29

TRIUMPH'S FIRST PODIUM OF THE MODERN ERA


One for the Triumph Fans.
WSS'09 Round 9 | Donington Park, race day.
Team ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing scores a great result in Triumph's home round with as Garry McCoy puts on great performance to take the first podium for the brand in modern era. It is a historic result for the English manufacturer in their second World Supersport season.

The Australian rider got a good start and took fourth place, a position he maintained until halfway into the race when he managed to overtake Sofuoglu. He then built a substantial advantage and finished on the podium. Nannelli did well too as he finished eighth although he jumped to twentieth place after the first lap. He did however pull off a great recovery and after six laps he was already eleventh. He then engaged in a duel with Veneman, Pitt, Vizziello & Dell'Omo for the sixth place. The tyres eventually worn off in the final part of the race and the Italian passed the checkered flag in eighth place thus improving the Misano result.

After today's results, McCoy is ninth in the riders' standings while Nannelli remains fifteenth.


GARRY McCOY | Triumph Daytona 675 | 3rd : "It feels great to be the first rider to score a podium result with a Triumph. I've been collaborating with the English manufacturer for two seasons now, but with Giuliano Rovelli's team only since the last round. We didn't start the season on the right foot but now we're score great results. I knew that sooner or later I would ride a great race. I have to thank the entire team for a good job done on the machine which is getting better and better. Now we broke the ice but there is still a long way to go in the championship".

GIULIANO ROVELLI - TEAM MANAGER:
"We scored a great result after setting up a great team who worked hard on this project. Garry did the rest today but everybody did a great job. This is the first podium for Triumph but it's a first for me as well and it's really an indescribable feeling. I asked Garry to finish the race before the others because I had a plane to catch and he almost made it...".

Race Standings:
1 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R6 34'15.876 (154,981 kph)
2 26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-6R 5.391
3 24 McCoy G. (AUS) Triumph Daytona 675 14.918
4 54 Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 22.248
5 50 Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 37.054
6 77 Veneman B. (NED) Honda CBR600RR 39.079
7 105 Vizziello G. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 39.978
8 69 Nannelli G. (ITA) Triumph Daytona 675 42.733
9 9 Dell'Omo D. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 43.030
10 1 Pitt A. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 47.422
11 4 Westmorland J. (GBR) Triumph Daytona 675 50.207
12 7 Vostárek P. (CZE) Honda CBR600RR 50.474
13 101 Coghlan K. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R6 50.763
14 6 Kennaugh H. (RSA) Yamaha YZF R6 58.147
15 51 Pirro M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 59.756

Riders Standings:
1 C. Crutchlow GBR 185
2 E. Laverty IRL 157
3 K. Sofuoglu TUR 121
4 J. Lascorz ESP 106
5 A. Pitt AUS 79
6 A. West AUS 75
7 F. Foret FRA 63
8 M. Aitchison AUS 61
9 G. McCoy AUS 55
10 M. Pirro ITA 49
11 M. Roccoli ITA 40
12 B. Veneman NED 40
13 K. Fujiwara JPN 39
14 M. Lagrive FRA 38
15 G. Nannelli ITA 31

Bruno Sandrini
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