Tuesday, October 27

TRIUMPH'S SECOND PODIUM

WSS'09 Round 14 | Portimao, race day
ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing ended the World Supersport Championship on the podium.
Garry McCoy confirmed, after Valentino Rossi, that "Old hens make the best soup".
The Australian took third place, as he did at Donington, after a brilliant race during which he fought and defeated the new World Champion Cal Crutchlow after a great battle.
The second podium in Triumph's history in World Supersport has a special meaning and is the perfect ending of a fantastic season for Giuliano Rovelli's BE1 team.
Chaz Davies rode a positive race as well, as he finished seventh after fixing the issues that slowed him down in practice and scored another great result, after the fourth place at Imola.
Thanks to this excellent season finale, ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing climbed up two spots in the manufacturers' standings where they finished fifth, while Garry McCoy finished eighth in the riders' standings.

GARRY McCOY | Triumph Daytona 675 | 3rd:
"I'm really happy to have ended the season in style, with a second podium result in the team's young history.
We did a great job this weekend, the bike was just perfect so I could give 100%. I got a good start and I was fifth at the end of the first lap, and I kept that position into the fourth, when Lascorz, who was in front of me, crashed. I then overtook Crutchlow after three more laps. He was really close behind me for a while then I opened a gap between the two of us of about two seconds and kept it until the chequered flag.
I want to thank the entire team for a great job done this season. We got better everytime and we did all this together despite the fact that not some many people thought that was possible".

CHAZ DAVIES | Triumph Daytona 675 | 7th:
"I'm really grateful to Giuliano who gave me the opportunity to race in World Supersport. I rode only three races but I believe I did well although I know I can definitely improve, especially in qualifying practice.
I got a good start today, I engaged in a nice duel with Foret and overtook Veneman by the end and finished seventh".

GIULIANO ROVELLI - TEAM MANAGER:
"It was a fantastic way of ending the season: with a podium. We worked hard, we improved the bike so much that we got twice on the podium and scored many great results as well.
I have to thank Garry McCoy who proved that the entire squad lead by Lucio Nicastro did a marvellous job.
I'm also happy with Chaz Davies' performance who scored two great results without even knowing the tracks but did very well on his Triumph Daytona 675.
These results repay us for the efforts we have made and motivates Triumph to continue and hopefully you'll se us again in 2010, when we should set even higher goals".

Race Standings:
1 50 Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 35'17.044 (156,173 kph)
2 54 Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 3.443
3 24 McCoy G. (AUS) Triumph Daytona 675 13.874
4 35 Crutchlow C. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R6 15.144
5 8 Aitchison M. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 16.608
6 51 Pirro M. (ITA) Yamaha YZF R6 20.008
7 23 Davies C. (GBR) Triumph Daytona 675 22.007
8 99 Foret F. (FRA) Yamaha YZF R6 22.034
9 77 Veneman B. (NED) Honda CBR600RR 23.031
10 117 Praia M. (POR) Honda CBR600RR 24.002
11 1 Pitt A. (AUS) Honda CBR600RR 31.794
12 36 Cardenas M. (COL) Honda CBR600RR 31.811
13 21 Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 32.218
14 25 Laverty M. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 33.196
15 101 Coghlan K. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R6 1'02.386

Riders Standings:
1 C. Crutchlow GBR 243
2 E. Laverty IRL 236
3 K. Sofuoglu TUR 189
4 J. Lascorz ESP 163
5 F. Foret FRA 123
6 A. Pitt AUS 119
7 A. West AUS 117
8 G. McCoy AUS 98
9 M. Aitchison AUS 93
10 K. Fujiwara JPN 73
11 M. Roccoli ITA 70
12 M. Pirro ITA 70
13 B. Veneman NED 58
14 M. Lagrive FRA 45
15 M. Praia POR 40
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20 C. Davies GBR 22

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