Friday, 17 April 2009

Forma boots Valencia WSBK report

Team Suzuki Alstare rider Max Neukirchner achieved a superb podium position in the first Superbike race at Spain's Valencia circuit, finishing third behind Noriyuki Haga and Michel Fabrizio. He also led the first four laps of race two, but then began to suffer grip problems and eventually crossed the line a respectable seventh.

Max Neukirchner :“I think that generally this has been a hard weekend for us and the closeness of the lap times in qualifying didn’t make it any easier. We tried many things to make the bike faster and although we improved it, I don’t think it was enough. Race one was very good and I was happy to get a podium. We used the same bike in race two, but the bike just didn’t work as well as it had done in race one. I managed to lead for the first four laps, but then the grip level went down. Maybe part of the problem was that the track temperature was higher and that affected the characteristics of the bike”.

Max wears Forma F1 boots and is currently third in WSBK.

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