Monday, April 26

TRIUMPH'S WSS ASSEN REPORT


UPDATE 2: 

WSS '10 Round 4 | Assen, race day

Chaz Davies will leave Assen fourth in the overall standings of World Supersport after today's race. The Brit got a good start, gaining a few positions to reach seventh place. After one lap only he managed to pass Dane Robbin Harms and got the lead of a group made up of Fujiwara, Rea and his teammate Lagrive. He build up an advantage which allowed him to finish the race fourth with his rivals far in the back. His teammate Lagrive finished behind him, while Jason Di Salvo, struck by a gastrointestinal virus settled for twelfth place.

David Salom was forced to retire due to another crash, fortunately without further consequences.

CHAZ DAVIES | Triumph Daytona 675 | 4th : "The good thing about this round is the fact that I gathered a few points for the overall standings but for the entire weekend I couldn't find the right setup. As a consequence, I didn't get a good feeling with the bike and so I wasn't really at my best on this difficult track. The bike was very rigid and I had to force a bit and lost fluidity".

MATTHIEU LAGRIVE | Triumph Daytona 675 | 5th : "I had a lot of fun today and also understood the bike's potential. I had a long battle with Harms, Rea and Roccoli. Too bad I didn't get a good start, I finished lap one in thirteenth place".

JASON DI SALVO | Triumph Daytona 675 | 12th : "I got very tired halfway into the race and so just focused on finishing the race. I felt very sick last night, I thought I wasn't going to be able to get on the bikeâ€.

DAVID SALOM | Triumph Daytona 675 | retired : "My goal for today was to get to the finish line without forcing myself too much, especially because of my physical condition after yesterday's crash. Unfortunately, I went wide , the back tyre got off-track and I crashed".

Race Standings:

1 50 Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 34'45.753 (164,629 kph)
2 26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-6R 2.796
3 54 Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 2.962
4 7 Davies C. (GBR) Triumph Daytona 675 23.040
5 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Triumph Daytona 675 26.338
6 127 Harms R. (DEN) Honda CBR600RR 32.544
7 4 Rea G. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 36.591
8 37 Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 36.697
9 55 Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 36.879
10 117 Praia M. (POR) Honda CBR600RR 47.288
11 5 Lundh A. (SWE) Honda CBR600RR 48.168
12 40 DiSalvo J. (USA) Triumph Daytona 675 49.006
13 9 Dell'Omo D. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1'28.408
14 8 Chesaux B. (SUI) Honda CBR600RR 1'36.505
15 33 Cazzola P. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR
RET 25 Salom D. (ESP) Triumph Daytona 675

Riders Standings:

1 J. Lascorz ESP 85
2 K. Sofuoglu TUR 77
3 E. Laverty IRL 66
4 C. Davies GBR 46
5 R. Harms DEN 35
6 G. Rea GBR 33
7 D. Salom ESP 32
8 F. Foret FRA 28
9 M. Roccoli ITA 24
10 K. Fujiwara JPN 23
11 M. Pirro ITA 21
12 M. Lagrive FRA 20
13 M. Praia POR 17
14 A. Lundh SWE 16
15 J. DiSalvo USA 16



WSS '10 Round 4 | Assen, day 2

Team ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing is aiming the top 5 after Lagrive and Salom qualified in the second row, while Davies and Di Salvo in the third.
However, these starting positions do not reflect the work done by all riders, who mainly focused on preparing for the race.
The only unfortunate event was David Salom's crash in free practice this morning, a high side which caused him several bruises on the entire body which prevented him from improving his time in qualifying in the afternoon session.

MATTHIEU LAGRIVE | Triumph Daytona 675 | 6th in 1'38.961 : "Despite the sixth place I'm not entirely satisfied. I still have some trouble in the slow corners, where I seem to lose most of the time to the pole positon. Hopefully this issue will not present itself in race, I'm confident I can battle for the top 5.

DAVID SALOM | Triumph Daytona 675 | 8th in 1'39.143 : "The crash was awful, I hurt my back very badly and I had some problems in under braking because of the pain . I did a few laps just to see how I was feeling. If the mobile clinic will attenuate the pain, I'll do my best to gather as many points as possible".

CHAZ DAVIES | Triumph Daytona 675 | 9th in 1'39.202 : "I'm not worried because the starting position was never really a problem for me. The most important thing is for me to get a good start, gain a few positions and not lose contact with the leading pack".

JASON DI SALVO | Triumph Daytona 675 | 12th in 1'39.570 : "I'm happy with the time, not so much with the starting position. I'll give it my all, hopefully will have a good racing pace and finish in the top 10".

Qualifying 2nd Session:
1 54 Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 1'37.908
2 50 Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 1'38.421
3 51 Pirro M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1'38.567
4 26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.660
5 99 Foret F. (FRA) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.780
6 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Triumph Daytona 675 1'38.961 7 37 Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.087
8 25 Salom D. (ESP) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.143
9 7 Davies C. (GBR) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.202
10 127 Harms R. (DEN) Honda CBR600RR 1'39.327
11 4 Rea G. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 1'39.441
12 40 DiSalvo J. (USA) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.570 13 55 Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.174
14 5 Lundh A. (SWE) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.235
15 117 Praia M. (POR) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.630
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WSS '10 Round 4 | Assen, day 1 
Team ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing finished day 1 with three riders on provisional second row in the fourth round of World Supersport.
David Salom set the fifth fastest time, he was followed by his teammate Lagrive, who made a lot of progress in understanding the machine in the fast corners of the Dutch track . Chaz Davies finished ninth, although he has raced at Assen only in 250 GP, when the track was much different.
Jason Di Salvo made his debut on one of the hardest tracks in motorcycling.

DAVID SALOM | Triumph Daytona 675 | 5th in 1'39.143 : "We mainly worked on race setup. I'm confident for tomorrow because I keep setting my fastest time over and over. I'll be very happy if i qualify in the front row. However, if I don't, that won't be an issue because from row two I can understand what moves I have to make".

MATTHIEU LAGRIVE | Triumph Daytona 675 | 6th in 1'39.405 : "I'm satisfied with the result. I still have some diffiiculties in the slower corners, but other than that I'm starting to enjoy riding this bike. I'll try to improve my time tomorrow and hopefully get in the first two rows'.

CHAZ DAVIES | Triumph Daytona 675 | 9th in 1'39.822 : "We did a good job in setting some very good times despite not knowing the track. I can still improve session after session, the important thing is to be on top form for the race".

JASON DI SALVO | Triumph Daytona 675 | 14th in 1'41.279 : "I've never raced here. I still have to improve my feeling with the bike, especially in the fast corners, but I like the track. Today I worked on my trajectories but tomorrow I'll go for the speed".

Qualifying 1st Session:

1 54 Sofuoglu K. (TUR) Honda CBR600RR 1'38.250
2 51 Pirro M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1'38.567
3 99 Foret F. (FRA) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'38.780
4 50 Laverty E. (IRL) Honda CBR600RR 1'39.002
5 25 Salom D. (ESP) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.143
6 14 Lagrive M. (FRA) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.405

7 37 Fujiwara K. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.638
8 26 Lascorz J. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'39.785
9 7 Davies C. (GBR) Triumph Daytona 675 1'39.822
10 4 Rea G. (GBR) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.092
11 127 Harms R. (DEN) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.631
12 117 Praia M. (POR) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.720
13 55 Roccoli M. (ITA) Honda CBR600RR 1'40.835
14 40 DiSalvo J. (USA) Triumph Daytona 675 1'41.279
15 5 Lundh A. (SWE) Honda CBR600RR 1'41.377

Event Schedule:
Saturday
09.45-10.30 45' W SUPERSPORT FREE PRACTICE
16.05-16.50 45' W SUPERSPORT QUALIFYING PRACTICE
Sunday
09.50-10.10 20' W SUPERSPORT WARM UP
13.30 W SUPERSPORT RACE (21 LAPS KM. 95.382)

Broadcast Schedule:
Eurosport
25 April 2010 Supersport Race 12:30 live