2013 Assen World Superbike And World Supersport Preview Press Releases

Press release previews from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams ahead of this weekend's Assen round:


BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team - WSBK - Assen - Preview

Munich/Milan, 22nd April 2013. Just over a week after the successful Sunday at Aragón circuit in Spain, the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team now heads to the iconic “TT Circuit Assen”. The Dutch track will host the third round of the 2013 FIM World Superbike Championship this weekend (26th to 28th April). Factory riders Marco Melandri (ITA) and Chaz Davies (GBR) aim to confirm the potential of their BMW S 1000 RRs by racing at the very front again.

With his double win in Spain, Chaz propelled himself to second in the Riders’ Championship, having collected 63 points in total over the first two rounds of the season. Marco, who has stood twice on the podium so far this year, improved one position in Spain and currently sits fourth with 43 points. In the Manufacturers’ Championship, BMW is second with 79 points.

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet STK Team with riders Sylvain Barrier (FRA) and Greg Gildenhuys (RSA) is also on duty in Assen, tackling the second round of the 2013 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. The squad had a brilliant start to the season at Aragón, with reigning champion Sylvain winning the opening race on his brand new BMW HP4 equipped with the electronic damping system (DDC).

Assen from the rider’s point of view:

Chaz Davies:

“After my double win at Aragón I am really looking forward to Assen. Obviously it is a confidence booster every time you win, but doing it twice really sets you up for the next races. I am very comfortable now with the RR and how I am feeling on the bike. On top of that, Assen is a circuit I enjoy and one that has been good for me in the past. Back in 2011, I celebrated my first World Championship victory there by winning the Supersport race, last year it was the first time for me to go through to Superpole 3 and I had a pretty decent pace in the dry.

I liked the character of the old Assen circuit a bit more, but it still has the camber in the corners, which is quite special. And obviously there is the history of Assen as well. Every time you go there you feel the tradition. It is a race to look forward to.”

Marco Melandri:

“My shoulder was feeling ok in Aragón for most of the weekend. Only towards the end of race two did I start struggling. The shoulder was a bit inflamed so to compensate I stressed the other arm more and as a result I got some cramps. Anyhow, I am quite calm because I have enough time until the next race to cure the inflammation. In the meantime I am continuing with physiotherapy and training in order to be fit in Assen.

“Assen is a nice track and I feel really comfortable there, even if I prefer the old layout which was wider. What really concerns me is the weather. Last year we weren’t lucky with it, so I hope this time it will be good and not too cold. The best thing in World Superbikes is the fact that balances are constantly changing. In Australia, it seemed that Aprilia was unbeatable. Then in Aragón, it changed. For Assen I expect an open race, with Aprilia, Kawasaki and Chaz being very fast. I feel better and I am improving my feeling with the bike. I am quite optimistic that we will not have the same issues as in Aragón.”

Assen from a technical point of view:

Andrea Dosoli (Technical Director BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team):

“After the successful race weekend in sunny Spain we are now heading to Assen, where unpredictable weather conditions could play an important role. The Dutch racetrack has been the venue of memorable races in the past, earning the title of being the ‘University of Motorcycling’. The layout, even if it has been modified a few years ago, is technical and flowing. It will be demanding for the riders and for our engineers it will be the perfect playground to consolidate the performance shown so far.

Chaz, after the double win at Aragón, can count on a very good technical package. He and his crew will adapt this base to the requirements of the Dutch track, trying to use 100 percent of the RR’s potential. Marco deserves the important results he is used to getting after the unlucky weekend he experienced in Spain. The racing and the R&D department of the team have worked hard to improve his feeling on our winning RR. Now we are all looking forward to the Assen race.”

Assen from a sporting point of view:

Serafino Foti (Sport Director BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team):

“After Aragón we are very motivated and confident. Of course we know that in World Superbikes each race can have a different result and that our competitors are really strong. So it will not be easy for us to repeat such a success. We need to keep concentrated and work hard to keep our focus on the championship which is just starting and very long. The race and R&D team have done an excellent job. Now we need to enable Marco to compete at the very front and to ride a successful race. The races in Assen are always special. Very often we have to deal with extremely changeable weather conditions. It can change from wet to dry conditions and vice versa very quickly. We hope to have stable weather conditions which allow us to work well.

“In Aragón we had a successful start to this year’s Superstock 1000 Cup. We made our debut with the brand new BMW HP4 equipped with DDC, the electronic damping system which the HP RaceSupport Team and the STK team worked on over the last months. Sylvain did a great job in the opening race, confirming his determination and speed. Now we need to keep this high concentration and work consistently towards our target.”

Assen from Pirelli’s point of view:

The Assen track is very interesting because the tyres, although not very stressed from a thermal point of view, must be capable of providing the rider with great precision and a lot of directional stability. During the springtime, which is when the Dutch round is schedules, the Assen circuit is generally subjected to weather conditions which are often unpredictable as well as rather cold temperatures. For the Superbike class, Pirelli will take three slick solutions for dry on the front and four for the rear. These are joined by the rear qualifier, the intermediate solutions and the wet solutions. On the front the slicks that Pirelli has chosen are the same ones which were used on the Spanish “Motorland Aragón” circuit in the last round. There will be an SC1 solution (R426) in a soft blend and the SC2 standard solution (R982) in medium blend, joined by the S41 development solution in a soft blend as an alternative to the standard SC1 (R426) intended to reduce cold tearing and to provide greater mechanical stability, a good compromise between the SC2 for solidity and the SC1 in terms of grip.

On the other hand, the rear selection will include a range of four options. These will include the standard SC1 (R828) in medium compound which were already seen at Phillip Island and which were used by all the riders on the starting grid at Aragón, as well as the standard SC2 (R832) in hard blend, capable of providing greater resistance even in the event of low temperatures. In addition to the standard SC1 and SC2 solutions, the R829 will be present, a development solution that met the track for the first time at Aragón and which, in terms of compound hardness, fall halfway between the standard SC1 and SC2, as well as the R1688, a new SC1 compound development solution capable of ensuring better grip than the R829 and more sturdiness than the R828. In the event of varying weather conditions with rain showers, the Assen round could also see the debut of the new intermediate tyre designed by Pirelli, the Diablo Wet.

Background:

Riders and motorbike fans wax lyrical at the slightest mention of the name “TT Circuit”. The racetrack in Assen (Netherlands) is appropriately known as “The Cathedral” and “The University of Motorcycling”. Assen is located in the north-east of the Netherlands and is the capital of the province Drenthe. The first motorbike race was held there in 1925. At least one round of a motorcycle world championship has been held there every year since 1949 – initially on public roads and then, from 1955, on the “TT Circuit”, which is specifically tailored to meet the requirements of motorbikes.

After a number of modifications, the circuit is now about four and a half kilometres long. Assen first welcomed the Superbike World Championship in 1992 and is also a permanent fixture on the MotoGP calendar. In 1997, BMW Motorrad works rider Marco Melandri picked up his first victory in the 125cc World Championship in Assen at the age of just 15, making him one of the youngest ever Grand Prix winners.

The “TT Circuit” has a flowing but difficult layout. It is known for its high speeds and some very quick changes of direction. The track demands maximum concentration from the riders, who spend a lot of time in the lean position and subjected to enormous g-forces. What is basically a fast layout is interrupted by a tight hairpin, out of which the bike must accelerate well. The bike must be stable both in the fast turns and the hairpin. One thing in Assen which is quite unique is the positive camber in many corners. With this camber riders get extra grip and can let the brakes off a little bit earlier.

The asphalt is very aggressive, and the teams must also come to terms with the unpredictable Dutch weather. The surface dries very quickly after showers, meaning the track conditions can vary dramatically over the course of a lap which makes good tyre selection key to any success.


AS LEADER IN THE RIDER STANDINGS SYLVAIN GUINTOLI TAKES ON A TRACK WHERE HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A KEY PLAYER.

EUGENE LAVERTY IS ANXIOUS TO REDEEM HIMSELF AT ASSEN WHERE HE TOOK HIS FIRST PODIUM WITH APRILIA IN 2012.

APRILIA, LEADING THE CHAMPIONSHIP, DEFENDS FIRST PLACE IN THE MANUFACTURER STANDINGS.

Noale, 23 April 2013 – The Assen University of motorcycling hosts World Superbike for the third round of the championship calendar. The first four races have returned quite a clear verdict: Aprilia is at the top of both standings - manufacturer and rider with Sylvain Guintoli.

After absolutely dominating at Phillip Island, Aragon provided entertainment and unexpected turns of events. Guintoli, who had never been fond of the Spanish track, left Alcaniz with two excellent second place finished which moved him ahead to 85 points. On the other hand, hard luck plagued Eugene Laverty's Sunday, starting off as a favourite to win, but forced to withdraw from both races.

Sylvain Guintoli, who has excellent memories of Assen, will take on the Dutch track in the best possible physical and psychological conditions. His feeling with his new team and his RSV4 has by now been reinforced, so much that he was able to come out of a difficult weekend like Aragon with head held high.

“We come to Assen leading the championship and with growing confidence. In Aragon, I had to face my demons! Together with my team, we worked hard and manage to get 2 great results. Assen is a place with many great memories. I had my first world stage podium (with Aprilia!) in 250 back in 2003 and also my 1st WSBK victory last year. I am excited to race again on this fantastic track and to enjoy once again the RSV4”.

Eugene Laverty has more of a considered judgement, looking for redemption here at Assen on a track where in 2012 he rode to his first podium under Aprilia Racing colours.

“I've put Aragon behind me and I'm thinking only about the remainder of the season. There's no point in dwelling on it. Assen was the venue of my first podium finish on the Aprilia last year and so I have fond memories of riding the RSV4 around there. I really enjoy the flowing nature of the circuit and it usually makes for close racing. We know that the BMWs and Kawasaki of Tom Sykes will be strong but the Honda duo could be up there too”.


Pata Honda targeting Dutch delight

The Pata Honda team is heading to The Netherlands for this weekend’s (26-28 April) third round World Superbike championship races at the TT Circuit Assen.

The circuit has hosted world championship motorcycle racing every year since 1949 and it’s only a short journey to the circuit for the Dutch team, which is based at the Ten Kate workshops in Nieuwleusen, just 60km to the south.

Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam enjoyed the traditional Ten Kate Pitstop Day last Saturday, 20 April when approximately 7,000 race fans descended on the Ten Kate Motoren Honda dealership to meet the riders and see the race-team workshops.

Both Pata Honda riders like the flowing Assen track and have enjoyed podium success there in recent years, with Jonathan Rea having taken at least one race win for the team in each of his last three visits to the historic 4.542km circuit.

Leon Haslam has enjoyed three World Superbike podiums of his own at Assen in recent years, including a double, with second and third-place finishes, in his last races on a Honda in 2009.

Jonathan Rea

Pitstop Day seemed busier than usual and the weather was good, so it was a great day and I stayed in the motorhome next to the workshop before heading up to Assen. I’m looking forward to getting back on track there after our busy testing build-up to the last round in Spain. The boys have done a lot of work since Aragon and looked at a lot of data, so we’ve hopefully got a few new settings to try this weekend, especially around the throttle connection. We’ll start with free practice on Friday to try and turn it into a competitive package for two 22-lap races on Sunday. I hope the weather is a bit more consistent than it was last season but it would certainly be nice to get another good result at Assen.

Leon Haslam

It was my first Pitstop Day which it was a lot of fun, and I had a ride as a passenger on the Wall of Death. It was awesome, but it made me feel a bit sick! I’m really looking forward to getting on the bike again at Assen as we know that it goes well there from Johnny’s results here. I like Assen, too, and finished twice on the podium the last time I was here on the Honda CBR. We made a lot of progress with the bike during our testing in Spain but it was unfortunate that we had some issues which affected our race weekend at Aragon. Assen has corner characteristics that suit our chassis and there’s no long straight, so we’re hoping for better results this time out.

Pieter Breddels – technical co-ordinator

We’re all looking forward to going to Assen and not just because it’s our home race with the team workshop just down the road. It’s well known that the circuit suits both the riders and our bike so, with the improvements that we’ve made to the base electronics setting in recent weeks, we’ll hope for a good weekend in front of all our friends, family and sponsors.


Van der Mark hoping for home success

Pata Honda rider, Michael van der Mark, is looking forward to a home race this weekend as the World Supersport championship assembles at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands for round three of the 2013 series.

The 20-year-old Dutch ace has made an impressive start to his World Supersport career, taking a third in his first outing in Australia and second place in the last round at Aragon in Spain. He currently sits in second place in the overall championship standings.

His Pata Honda team-mate, Lorenzo Zanetti, is also making his World Supersport debut this season and the 26-year-old Italian is adapting well to the Honda CBR600RR having spent last season riding in the World Superbike championship.

Zanetti was sixth in Aragon and is confident of continued improvement at the flowing 4.542km Assen circuit in the north of The Netherlands.

Michael van der Mark

I’m really excited to be racing at Assen this weekend. The races there are always something special, but for me to be riding at my home race for a Dutch team is something that you can only dream about. But we will still approach this weekend like any other and start to get the bike set up for the circuit on Friday. Of course, there will be a lot of people, but I still have a lot to learn so I will be concentrating hard this weekend.

Lorenzo Zanetti

I cannot wait to race at Assen after the Aragon weekend, which was a very positive one. We worked well there; all the team did. Assen is a home circuit for the team and this gives us another reason to try to make a good result. Assen is not really my favourite track, especially the new part because it is too slow for my style, but I think it is not a problem. The team gives me a bike in perfect condition and I want to fight for the top five this time. I think this is realistic.

Pieter Breddels – technical co-ordinator

It’s great for Michael to be coming to Assen in second place in the championship, but we must not get too excited. We know that our main rivals will go very fast here so we will be as methodical as we always try to be. We hope also to continue the progress that Lorenzo showed in Spain and have him fighting for even higher places on Sunday.


CUDLIN ON STAND-BY FOR FIXI CRESCENT SUZUKI

Team Suzuki Press Office - April 24.

FIXI Crescent Suzuki has secured the services of Australian racer Damian Cudlin for this weekend's eni FIM Superbike World Championship race at Assen in The Netherlands if Leon Camier is unfit to ride.

Cudlin will head to Assen hot-on-the-heels of a double race win and lap-record performance at last weekend's highly competitive IDM (Internationale Deutsche Motorradmeisterschaft) Superbike Championship at Lausitzring in Germany for his Dutch based RAC Racing Team. He was due to be racing in a support class race at this weekend's Assen WSBK event, but will now be on hand to substitute for Camier if the Englishman fails to sufficiently recover from the injury he sustained at Aragon less than two-weeks ago.

The 30-year-old Australian comes with a wealth of experience gained at top level motorcycle racing, that has seen Cudlin race in MotoGP™ , Moto2™ , World Endurance, AMA Supersport and the Australian Superbike Championship, where he rode for Team Suzuki. He has been kindly allowed to join FIXI Crescent Suzuki for the forthcoming weekend by the RAC Racing Team. RAC (Riders against Cancer) supports children with cancer through its racing activities via the Happy Smile Foundation and more details can be found at www.stichtinghappysmile.com. For information on Cudlin CLICK HERE.

A decision on Camier's participation in this weekend's event will be made at Assen later this week; he is recovering well and working very hard following the knee surgery he underwent in Spain, and has a more than 50% chance of being fit for the races. If he is unable to take part, then Cudlin will occupy the seat on the Yoshimura-powered Suzuki GSX-R to ensure Jules Cluzel has a team-mate to support him on the FIXI Crescent Suzuki.

Damian Cudlin:

"I'm really pleased to have been given this opportunity to step into the FIXI Crescent Suzuki team if I'm needed. I've competed in a lot of championships including MotoGP, Moto2, AMA and of course Aussie Superbikes, but I've never had the chance to ride for a top-class WSB team. I'm really thrilled to have been asked by Paul and thankful to Geert Prins and the RAC team for giving me the chance to ride for FIXI Crescent Suzuki if the situation arises. Obviously it's the best for the team if Leon is fit, but if he is not then I will be very happy to step in. If I do get the chance I can't wait to take it and I'll hopefully do a good job and perform at my best for the team."


FIXI CRESCENT SUZUKI SET FOR ASSEN WSB

Team Suzuki Press Office - April 25.

The third round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship sees FIXI Crescent Suzuki take the short trip across the North Sea to the Assen TT Circuit in The Netherlands.

Jules Cluzel heads to the event following two promising performances last time out at Aragon, which saw him secure a sixth and seventh place finish in the two races. The exciting Frenchman has good knowledge of the Dutch track after racing there in the 125cc, 250cc and Moto2™ classes, before switching to the World Supersport category last season and securing a third-placed grid position and then a sixth placed finish around the famous circuit.

The team is still waiting on the fitness of Leon Camier before confirming the line-up for this weekend's race, with Australian Damian Cudlin waiting in the wings in-case Camier is unable to ride. Camier has been working hard to repair the damage caused to his left knee at Aragon, which required surgery and then an intensive course of specialist physiotherapy to give him a chance of racing his Yoshimura-powered Suzuki GSX-R this weekend.

The 4,542m Dutch circuit is one of the most iconic and famous race-tracks in the world. The track was originally constructed in 1955, following many years of racing held on country roads through the local villages. The Assen circuit - located in the north of The Netherlands, near the town of Groningen - has held a World Superbike race since 1992 and is one of the longest serving venues on the WSBK calendar. Assen is known to racers and fans alike as 'The Cathedral of Racing' because many regard the circuit to be at the pinnacle of the sport.

FIXI Crescent Suzuki's two riders will take to the track on Friday morning for the initial practice session, before competing in the opening qualifying practice in the afternoon. Saturday morning will see the second qualifying session to confirm the riders that will progress towards the afternoon Superpole session, which will see them compete for the best grid positions for Sunday's two races.

Jules Cluzel:

"I cannot wait to get back on track and I'm really excited about riding the FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R at Assen. I really like this track and hopefully I can do well here. It looks like it could be cold and wet on Friday, so we will set the bike up to work in those conditions and see what it behaves like and how we can make it work well. The conditions on Saturday and Sunday look much better; I am happy about that and we will have to see what we can do."

Leon Camier:

"I really can't be sure about my possibilities of riding at Assen, but I am going there and I will try and see how I feel on the bike on Thursday evening in the garage before making a decision. The problem will be strength, because Assen is a physical circuit and I've lost some muscle density in my leg, although I've been working really hard to get all the movement back so that I can try to ride. At the moment I'm still a bit frustrated, because I like Assen and have done well there in the past, but we'll just have to see how things go and assess how things feel when I get on the bike. "


Team SBK Ducati Alstare moves on to Assen for round 3 of the World SBK Championship

Tuesday 23 April 2013: The historic TT Circuit of Assen is the next scheduled stop for Team SBK Ducati Alstare, as riders Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini gear up for Round 3 of the 2013 World Superbike Championship taking place on the Dutch track this coming weekend.

During Round 2, in Aragon, the Ducati Alstare team was able to limit the damage on one of the most challenging tracks for the Ducati 1199 Panigale. With the goal being to collate as much data as possible for future races, Carlos and Ayrton also scored their first championship points, with a seventh, eighth and two tenth place finishes between them.

An Assen race winner in 2011, Carlos has reached the podium on several other occasions in recent years, including last season when three Ducatis, including Carlos' bike, occupied the rostrum in Race 1. Ayrton has competed with a Superbike at the Dutch track on three previous occasions, his best result being a seventh place finish last year.

Carlos Checa:

‘I hope that the tests we carried out in Jerez after the race in Aragon bear fruit this weekend at Assen. Those two days were very important and in The Netherlands, on a track that is traditionally less problematic for the Ducati, maybe we’ll be able to make some good progress. I feel fit and healthry but the unknown at Assen is always the weather – I’ve seen some wet forecasts already so we need to work to be prepared come Sunday, whatever the conditions.’

Checa’s Superbike form at Assen:

2012: Race 1 – 3rd, Race 2 – 17th

2011: Race 1 – 3rd, Race 2 - winner

2010: Race 1- 4th, Race 2 – 6th

2009: Race 1 – DNF, Race 2 – 7th

2008: Race 1 – 2nd, Race 2 – 3rd

Ayrton Badovini:

‘I’ve been up up at my parents’ place and working with my personal trainer during the last days, so I should be stronger when I get to Assen. It’s a track that I like, and where I hope we’ll suffer a little less as far as the riding characteristics of the bike are concerned. I’m feeling confident, also because during the recent tests at Jerez we identified a few things that weren’t working with my riding style and we started to understand what I prefer etc. So in Assen we’ll have a clearer idea as to how to prepare my bike.’

Badovini’s Superbike form at Assen:

2012: Race 1- DNF, Race 2 – 7th

2011: Race 1- 9th, Race – 15th

2008: Race 1- 13th, Race 2 – 18th


SBK Stk600 - San Carlo Team Italia at the University of Two Wheels

The Italian riders are looking forward to the Assen exam.

The European Stock600 championship is ready for its second round after Aragon. Franco Morbidelli and Alessandro Nocco (6th and 16th respectively two weeks ago) are eager to bounce back and show their talent on one of the most historical venues for two wheels.

Both riders will face Assen for the first time in their career riding a Kawasaki ZX-6R. Their goal is to cut the gap on Duwlez, who dominated in Spain.

A. Nocco

F. Morbidelli

Cristiano Migliorati (FMI Technical Coordinator)

"Some unlucky events hindered our first race, but our potential is a lot higher than what the results said. I'm simply confident we have fast bikes and talented riders. The least we can do is to improve compared with Spain."

Supersport World Championship

The third round of the championship will feature Riccardo Russo, who is seeking confirmation after the positive debut in Aragon with a fifth place. Riding Team Puccetti's Kawasaki, the Italian is a rookie but hopeful to do well on the Dutch track.


ParkinGO and MV: in Holland to be between the best

Assen 25th April 2013

After Aragon round, with an excellent Comeback of Rolfo and a crash of Iddon, ParkinGO and MV are heading to Assen with a positive attitude.

The best memories are coming from the last World Supersport Championship done by the team; the dutch track was for the team and Chaz Davies, the key to be in the top; the first of six victories for the future world supersport champion.

The goals for 2013 are to get a good feeling and enough experience on the MV F3 675. Goals to be achieved with the fresh rookie talent of Christian Iddon and the experience and style of Roberto Rolfo., runner up on the 250 world championship.

The kilometres and data will help the team to continue the development of the bike debuting in the Supersport Championship but already with a good performance and fighting with the best.

Giuliano Rovelli, team owner

Even though we have been working hard, the luck hasn’t been on our side.

The work of the team is concentrated on a developing and performance plan of the bike and riders, that are giving us good results at the moment; that’s the message we would like to send to our partners, sponsors and supporters.

The MV F3 675 is still very young and it needs a lot of work but is improving with every single step we are doing.

We count on this weekend to get into another level…


HOME RACE COMING UP FOR THE PATA HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

British riders, Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) and Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) will fly the flag for their Dutch-based squad at the forthcoming Assen round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship on Sunday 28th April.

In the past Rea has flown his personal standard highest of all at Assen, winning on four occasions for his current team, an impressive ratio given his career SBK race win total currently stands at ten. So far his 2013 season has yet to deliver a podium but he was a fighting fourth in one of the two races at the most recent round in Motorland Aragon coming home only a few seconds behind the outright race winner.

Leon Haslam is also no stranger to the Assen podium on a CBR1000RR as well. During a privateer Stiggy Honda year in 2009 he posted a third and a second place finish, before scoring another podium on another make of machine only one year later at the classic Dutch circuit.

So far in 2013 Rea has the best individual race finish for the Pata Honda World Superbike outfit as his team continues to learn the intricacies of their all-new electronics package. Now heading in the right direction of development the team anticipates seeing some real improvements at what used to be their designated test track until this year, their home venue of Assen.

The venerable Circuit van Drenthe itself has been the subject of an almost never-ending series of modernisations since it was first used as a racing venue many decades ago. The current 4.542km version features a very slow first section which leads onto the more traditional cambered areas and some fast flowing corners which still give it a unique feel in contemporary motorcycle racing. It remains one of the few circuits shared by both SBK and MotoGP series.

In the SBK championship standings after four of a planned 30 individual points scoring races Jonathan is ninth overall on 30 points, with Leon only one place and a single point behind in tenth.

After the travelling caravan of Superbike teams clears the Dutch border it will head south to Italy, to reform at Monza for the fourth round of the championship on 12 May.

LOCAL RACE FOR VAN DER MARK

FIM Supersport World Championship duo Michael van Der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) and Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) each have very different emotions entering the third round of the championship but each rookie rider shares a goal in wanting to put on a good show in front of the enthusiastic Dutch race fans.

Since he arrived in WSS full time at the start of this year, 20-year-old Dutch rider van Der Mark has scored a podium each time out, opening with a third place in Australia followed by a runner-up spot in Motorland Aragon. He now sits second in the points, only two behind Fabien Foret. As a local rider Van Der Mark knows Assen intimately, if not yet on his full WSS spec machine. Given his rate of progress and the strong team backup he enjoys, he is intent on being up with the leaders from the outset on his CBR600RR.

Zanetti is also a rookie in 2013 in this class. He has also proved his worth early on, with an eighth in Australia and a sixth place finish in Spain to his credit, each of which were improvements on his qualifying positions of tenth and eighth respectively. His hopes at Assen are for a top five finish and to try to move up from his present ranking of seventh overall.

As the championship table illustrates, lack of full-on WSS experience has not held back the most effective Honda riders so far in 2013. Another rookie, Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto Honda) is now eighth overall, early in his first season. Unusually for a rider in his first full international season, he has raced at Assen before, when running in the British Supersport Championship last year, albeit not on a Honda.

Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) has scored points in each race so far and sits 12th in the championship itself with his compatriot Alex Baldolini (Team Lorini Honda) 15th in the rankings. Bad luck for other riders in Honda squads has visited them more than once, so Assen may well be the turning point in an upward direction for some big names in this category of racing.

Former 125cc GP Champion Gabor Talmacsi (PRORACE Honda) was injured in Australia and knocked off last time out so therefore has no points in the overall standings. He is more than happy to go back to Assen, scene of two of his 125cc GP victories, as it is one of his most favoured circuits, not forgetting it is the place where his PRORACE Honda team won the WSS race in the wet last year with Lorenzo Lanzi, a one-off ride for the Italian.

Sheridan Morais (PTR Honda) is a potential race-winning rider who has also had terrible luck so far with a technical issue in the first round and then being knocked off in Spain last time. He is now more than keen to show what he can do on the potent PTR Honda if he is allowed a clear run by the fates at the Assen race.

Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini Honda), Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth Honda), David Linortner (Team Honda PTR), Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto Honda) and younger riders Matt Davies (Team Honda PTR) and Nacho Calero Perez (Honda PTR) are all looking for their first points of the 2013 season this weekend.

After Assen the WSS hordes – 35 permanent riders in 2013 and counting – head to Monza in Italy for the fourth round on May 12th.

HONDA RIDER COMMENTS:

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team)

“At Assen we will have a little bit more knowledge in electronics. We made some steps forward and the guys understand the system better. It is a bit strange because the bike feels completely different from last year so I am not sure how it will translate to Assen. Last year’s bike worked great there and it is a track I enjoy. We are going in there at their home circuit definitely a bit more optimistic than we were at Aragon. We have done a lot of testing at Assen in the past so we know what works on the bike, what kind of tyres work in different temperatures, so our knowledge is good there. This is the first year that we have not tested at Assen for a while so I hope the bike feels similar to years before when we have always been there or thereabouts. We can set our target at Assen slightly higher than we did at Motorland, where I got a fourth place in one of the races.”

Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team)

“Last time I rode a Honda in SBK at Assen a few years ago I got a third and a second, in the era of Ben Spies and Noriyuki Haga, so there are some good memories of riding there for me. Even when I was on a different bike in 2010, and since then, I have had some good rides at Assen. We have some issues we need to overcome but the boys have been working hard to overcome them. At Assen they have done a lot of testing on the CBR1000RR in the past so they know what works and what does not around there. Hopefully this time around it will be more a case of me getting up to speed quickly rather than getting the bike settings up to speed.”

Michael van Der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team)

“It is always special to do your home race especially after two really good opening results. I am hoping to have another one in Assen. The team and I know the track very well and I think to be realistic we can go for a top five because it is my first year. But we are in a good position now and I think we can do maybe a little bit more if it is possible. The riders in this class are so good that maybe you can have a little early advantage as it is your home track but to be honest after one practice everybody is at the same speed. Maybe there are some little things that you know from your own track but I do not think we have a big advantage.”

Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team)

“I want to race at Assen after the Aragon weekend, which was a very positive one. We worked well there; all the team did. Assen is a home circuit for the team and this gives us another reason to try to make a good result. Assen is not really my favourite track, especially the new part because it is too slow for my style, but I think it is not a problem. The team gives me a bike in perfect condition and I want to fight for the top five this time. I think this is realistic.”

Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto Honda)

“I am in a positive mindset going into Assen because I know the track well from my time riding there last year. I am looking forward to riding the Honda at Assen and the traction control should really help compared to last year as well because you are so much on the side of the tyre at Assen. It is a really fast place and I enjoy riding the track, so I love it. We are maybe a little bit on the same level as most people going in there now, which is a lot better for me. I just need to get used to the Honda round there, that’s all. So far WSS is going as well as I hoped and I am moving in the right direction, which is what I like to do. We are chipping away, little bits and little bits. The most important thing for me is to finish races as well. Come the end of the year points are important.”

Luca Marconi (PTR Honda)

“I don't know if it will rain or not, maybe it is likely at Assen. If it rains then I think it is possible to get into the top five because I like racing in the rain so much. If dry then my target is the same as Aragon, and the top 10 is possible. I am very happy for the job of the PTR team, it is a big difference compared to my last two years and I am enjoying good results.”

Gabor Talmacsi (PRORACE Honda)

“I am looking forward now but I have some great, great memories from the past at Assen, because I won GP races at both the old track layout and the new one. I am not in my best physical form because of an accident in Australia and then a fall in Motorland, so I have not been able to prepare my physical conditioning as well as I want, but it is now not too bad. My mind is OK and this is important! I am motivated, my team is good, I like racing and I like the Superbike paddock atmosphere. I will push very hard in Assen.”

Sheridan Morais (PTR Honda)

"I am looking forward to Assen and getting our first finish of the season. The Aragon race went well in qualifying so I need that kind of performance again this weekend then to have a good race to make it count. I like the circuit at Assen and now we can just hope to have good weather."

HOME RACE COMING UP FOR THE PATA HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

British riders, Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) and Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) will fly the flag for their Dutch-based squad at the forthcoming Assen round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship on Sunday 28th April.

In the past Rea has flown his personal standard highest of all at Assen, winning on four occasions for his current team, an impressive ratio given his career SBK race win total currently stands at ten. So far his 2013 season has yet to deliver a podium but he was a fighting fourth in one of the two races at the most recent round in Motorland Aragon coming home only a few seconds behind the outright race winner.

Leon Haslam is also no stranger to the Assen podium on a CBR1000RR as well. During a privateer Stiggy Honda year in 2009 he posted a third and a second place finish, before scoring another podium on another make of machine only one year later at the classic Dutch circuit.

So far in 2013 Rea has the best individual race finish for the Pata Honda World Superbike outfit as his team continues to learn the intricacies of their all-new electronics package. Now heading in the right direction of development the team anticipates seeing some real improvements at what used to be their designated test track until this year, their home venue of Assen.

The venerable Circuit van Drenthe itself has been the subject of an almost never-ending series of modernisations since it was first used as a racing venue many decades ago. The current 4.542km version features a very slow first section which leads onto the more traditional cambered areas and some fast flowing corners which still give it a unique feel in contemporary motorcycle racing. It remains one of the few circuits shared by both SBK and MotoGP series.

In the SBK championship standings after four of a planned 30 individual points scoring races Jonathan is ninth overall on 30 points, with Leon only one place and a single point behind in tenth.

After the travelling caravan of Superbike teams clears the Dutch border it will head south to Italy, to reform at Monza for the fourth round of the championship on 12 May.

LOCAL RACE FOR VAN DER MARK

FIM Supersport World Championship duo Michael van Der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) and Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) each have very different emotions entering the third round of the championship but each rookie rider shares a goal in wanting to put on a good show in front of the enthusiastic Dutch race fans.

Since he arrived in WSS full time at the start of this year, 20-year-old Dutch rider van Der Mark has scored a podium each time out, opening with a third place in Australia followed by a runner-up spot in Motorland Aragon. He now sits second in the points, only two behind Fabien Foret. As a local rider Van Der Mark knows Assen intimately, if not yet on his full WSS spec machine. Given his rate of progress and the strong team backup he enjoys, he is intent on being up with the leaders from the outset on his CBR600RR.

Zanetti is also a rookie in 2013 in this class. He has also proved his worth early on, with an eighth in Australia and a sixth place finish in Spain to his credit, each of which were improvements on his qualifying positions of tenth and eighth respectively. His hopes at Assen are for a top five finish and to try to move up from his present ranking of seventh overall.

As the championship table illustrates, lack of full-on WSS experience has not held back the most effective Honda riders so far in 2013. Another rookie, Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto Honda) is now eighth overall, early in his first season. Unusually for a rider in his first full international season, he has raced at Assen before, when running in the British Supersport Championship last year, albeit not on a Honda.

Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) has scored points in each race so far and sits 12th in the championship itself with his compatriot Alex Baldolini (Team Lorini Honda) 15th in the rankings. Bad luck for other riders in Honda squads has visited them more than once, so Assen may well be the turning point in an upward direction for some big names in this category of racing.

Former 125cc GP Champion Gabor Talmacsi (PRORACE Honda) was injured in Australia and knocked off last time out so therefore has no points in the overall standings. He is more than happy to go back to Assen, scene of two of his 125cc GP victories, as it is one of his most favoured circuits, not forgetting it is the place where his PRORACE Honda team won the WSS race in the wet last year with Lorenzo Lanzi, a one-off ride for the Italian.

Sheridan Morais (PTR Honda) is a potential race-winning rider who has also had terrible luck so far with a technical issue in the first round and then being knocked off in Spain last time. He is now more than keen to show what he can do on the potent PTR Honda if he is allowed a clear run by the fates at the Assen race.

Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini Honda), Imre Toth (Racing Team Toth Honda), David Linortner (Team Honda PTR), Eduard Blokhin (Rivamoto Honda) and younger riders Matt Davies (Team Honda PTR) and Nacho Calero Perez (Honda PTR) are all looking for their first points of the 2013 season this weekend.

After Assen the WSS hordes – 35 permanent riders in 2013 and counting – head to Monza in Italy for the fourth round on May 12th.

HONDA RIDER COMMENTS:

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team)

“At Assen we will have a little bit more knowledge in electronics. We made some steps forward and the guys understand the system better. It is a bit strange because the bike feels completely different from last year so I am not sure how it will translate to Assen. Last year’s bike worked great there and it is a track I enjoy. We are going in there at their home circuit definitely a bit more optimistic than we were at Aragon. We have done a lot of testing at Assen in the past so we know what works on the bike, what kind of tyres work in different temperatures, so our knowledge is good there. This is the first year that we have not tested at Assen for a while so I hope the bike feels similar to years before when we have always been there or thereabouts. We can set our target at Assen slightly higher than we did at Motorland, where I got a fourth place in one of the races.”

Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team)

“Last time I rode a Honda in SBK at Assen a few years ago I got a third and a second, in the era of Ben Spies and Noriyuki Haga, so there are some good memories of riding there for me. Even when I was on a different bike in 2010, and since then, I have had some good rides at Assen. We have some issues we need to overcome but the boys have been working hard to overcome them. At Assen they have done a lot of testing on the CBR1000RR in the past so they know what works and what does not around there. Hopefully this time around it will be more a case of me getting up to speed quickly rather than getting the bike settings up to speed.”

Michael van Der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team)

“It is always special to do your home race especially after two really good opening results. I am hoping to have another one in Assen. The team and I know the track very well and I think to be realistic we can go for a top five because it is my first year. But we are in a good position now and I think we can do maybe a little bit more if it is possible. The riders in this class are so good that maybe you can have a little early advantage as it is your home track but to be honest after one practice everybody is at the same speed. Maybe there are some little things that you know from your own track but I do not think we have a big advantage.”

Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team)

“I want to race at Assen after the Aragon weekend, which was a very positive one. We worked well there; all the team did. Assen is a home circuit for the team and this gives us another reason to try to make a good result. Assen is not really my favourite track, especially the new part because it is too slow for my style, but I think it is not a problem. The team gives me a bike in perfect condition and I want to fight for the top five this time. I think this is realistic.”

Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto Honda)

“I am in a positive mindset going into Assen because I know the track well from my time riding there last year. I am looking forward to riding the Honda at Assen and the traction control should really help compared to last year as well because you are so much on the side of the tyre at Assen. It is a really fast place and I enjoy riding the track, so I love it. We are maybe a little bit on the same level as most people going in there now, which is a lot better for me. I just need to get used to the Honda round there, that’s all. So far WSS is going as well as I hoped and I am moving in the right direction, which is what I like to do. We are chipping away, little bits and little bits. The most important thing for me is to finish races as well. Come the end of the year points are important.”

Luca Marconi (PTR Honda)

“I don't know if it will rain or not, maybe it is likely at Assen. If it rains then I think it is possible to get into the top five because I like racing in the rain so much. If dry then my target is the same as Aragon, and the top 10 is possible. I am very happy for the job of the PTR team, it is a big difference compared to my last two years and I am enjoying good results.”

Gabor Talmacsi (PRORACE Honda)

“I am looking forward now but I have some great, great memories from the past at Assen, because I won GP races at both the old track layout and the new one. I am not in my best physical form because of an accident in Australia and then a fall in Motorland, so I have not been able to prepare my physical conditioning as well as I want, but it is now not too bad. My mind is OK and this is important! I am motivated, my team is good, I like racing and I like the Superbike paddock atmosphere. I will push very hard in Assen.”

Sheridan Morais (PTR Honda)

"I am looking forward to Assen and getting our first finish of the season. The Aragon race went well in qualifying so I need that kind of performance again this weekend then to have a good race to make it count. I like the circuit at Assen and now we can just hope to have good weather."


Luca hoping for more success in Holland

PTR HONDA'S Luca Marconi is hoping for rain at the third round of the World Supersport Championship at Assen in Holland, on Sunday 28th April, as he is a wet weather specialist and believes a strong top 10 result may be possible.

The Italian racer has scored his two best ever results since joining PTR in 2013 and is ambitious to improve further.

Luca said: "I don't know if it will rain or not, maybe it is likely at Assen. If it rains then I think it is possible to get into the top five because I like so much racing in the rain. If dry then my target is the same as Aragon, the top 10 is possible. I am very happy for the job of the PTR team, it is a big difference compared to my last two years and I am enjoying good results."

Sheridan Morais is aiming to score his first result of the season after being dogged by bad luck at the opening rounds. He is a clear front-runner for PTR after qualifying fourth at the last round.

David Linortner on his PTR race bike has shown raw speed that he hopes to translate into a good points finish at Assen. His fellow rookies Mathew Davies and Nacho Calero are learning the class quickly and are in the reckoning for scoring their first points of the season. The race starts at 1330 CET on Sunday 28th April.

Simon Buckmaster, PTR Honda Team Manager: "Luca has been a revelation since joining PTR and is starting to show the sort of ability he really has now that he is on a good bike with the support of a strong team. Whatever the weather, we want Luca challenging for the top 10 again at Assen.

"Sheridan is a challenger for the podium and he is more determined than ever to do well this weekend. David is a fast rider who we expect to finish in the points this round as well.

"Matt and Nacho are rookies with a lot of potential. The depth of quality in the field is impressive this year, so getting points is a major first achievement for both of them and we will be going for that in Holland with both of them."

 


WSBK back to “The Cathedral”

Rome (Italy), Monday 22 April 2013 – Eni FIM Superbike World Championship prepares for the usual late April round at Assen’s TT Circuit. The capital of the province of Drenthe has always stood for motorcycle racing, as the first event took place in 1925 (on public roads) and the permanent circuit has been hosting World Superbike since 1992. It’s the track with the second highest number of WSBK races held so far (42), along with Monza and behind Phillip Island.

The TT Circuit of Assen is the perfect hunting ground for the current Championship leader Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team). The Frenchman scored last year his maiden World Superbike win in race 1, which was enhanced by the 2nd place of race 2. The 30 year old from Montélimar, is living his moment of glory on board the RSV4 and has been able so far to finish all races within the top-2 (a win and three second places). Time to get even for Guintoli’s team mate Eugene Laverty, after Aragon’s double DNF. The Irishman has won twice at Assen in his Supersport times (2009 and 2010) and finished 3rd last year in race 2, after successfully defending his position from Melandri and Haslam.

The man on the move is Chaz Davies (BMW Motorrad GoldBet), who is back on the track that started his unstoppable charge to the World Supersport title in 2011. Together with team mate Marco Melandri, the Brit – who lies 2nd in the standings thanks to the Aragon double win – will try to give BMW their first podium on the Dutch track (the best result so far is a 5th place).

Home round for the Pata Honda World Superbike Team, in what is being a difficult time for the Nieuwleusen-based team. Jonathan Rea scored 4 of his 10 WSBK race wins at Assen, at least 1 per year from 2010 on. Good memories of the Dutch Round for Leon Haslam with Honda: in 2009, when he returned to WSBK, the rider from Derby finished both races on the podium (a 3rd and a 2nd place).

Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini (Team Ducati Alstare) got the best of a two-day test last week at Jerez, to better prepare to the upcoming round. The goal for both riders is to make up lost ground and to show the potential of the 1199 Panigale R on a track that suits well the L-Twin machine from Borgo Panigale.

Tom Sykes makes his return to Assen after the unfortunate 2012 event, that saw him forced to an early retirement due to a technical problem in race 1, and 6th at the chequered flag in the following one. The Englishman of the Kawasaki Racing Team hasn’t had the best start of the season, especially compared to winter testing and high expectations from last year’s result. Sykes is now 6th in the standings, with 31 points less than 2012. Loris Baz will be back on a WSBK machine after being part of the winning team in the 77th Bol d’Or endurance race - along with close friend and STK1000 rider Jeremy Guarnoni.

Jules Cluzel could be the only full-time FIXI Crescent Suzuki rider to take part to the Assen round: Leon Camier’s participation is still in doubt following the left knee injury sustained at Aragon. Camier will make a final decision only on Thursday, together with the team and the specialists who are assisting him in the recovery.

Standings: 1. Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia) 85; 2. Chaz Davies (BMW) 63; 3. Eugene Laverty (Aprilia) 45; 4. Marco Melandri (BMW) 43; 5. Michel Fabrizio (Aprilia) 42; 6. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) 38; 7. Jules Cluzel (Suzuki) 33; 8. Loris Baz (Kawasaki) 31; 9. Jonathan Rea (Honda) 30; 10. Leon Haslam (Honda) 29; 11. Davide Giugliano (Aprilia) 23; 12. Max Neukirchner (Ducati) 20; 13. Carlos Checa (Ducati) 17; 14. Leon Camier (Suzuki) 14; 15. Ayrton Badovini (Ducati) 12; etc.

World Supersport

The unpredictable outcome of the Aragon race has mixed up the cards on the table in the World Supersport Championship, putting even greater importance to this weekend’s round at Assen. After the unfortunate faux pas of both Kenan Sofuoglu (Mahi Racing Team India Kawasaki) and Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha), whose race came to an early end by technical issues, the current Championship Leader is now none other than Sofuoglu’s team mate Fabien Foret, who rode to his 16th race win of the career after a gear shift problem forced an indomitable Sam Lowes to throw the towel in (the Brit was leading the race despite a painful hand and wrist injury).

The Championship Standings are tighter than ever on top, as 2002 World Supersport Champion leads with 38, just a 2-point advantage over “rookie” Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team), who is counting down the days to his home round, and 12 on Luca Scassa (Intermoto Ponyexpres Kawasaki).

Last year’s Assen round saw the historical podium of Vladimir Leonov (Yakhnich Motorsport Yamaha), the maiden rostrum finish for a Russian rider at world level in motorcycle road racing.

Standings: 1. Fabien Foret (Kawasaki) 38; 2. Michael vd Mark (Honda) 36; 3. Luca Scassa (Kawasaki) 26; 4. Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) 25; 5. Andrea Antonelli (Kawasaki) 22; 6. Sam Lowes (Yamaha) 20; 7. Lorenzo Zanetti (Honda) 18; 8. Jack Kennedy (Honda) 15; 9. Riccardo Russo (Kawasaki) 11; 10. David Salom (Kawasaki) 11; etc.

Superstock 1000

The second round of 2013 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup is about to get underway eyes on the Championship leader and defending Champion Sylvain Barrier, who won last year’s race ahead of Lorenzo Savadori and Eddi La Marra (both with Barni Racing Team Italia in 2012).

Former team mates both had a difficult Season Opener at Aragon: Savadori (now with Team Pedercini Kawasaki) lost the front of his ZX-10R after a good first half of the race, La Marra had some hard time, especially compared to Niccolò Canepa (Barni Racing Team Ducati), who crossed the finish line in 2nd place following an almost perfect race.

The Team Pedercini Kawasaki had something to cheer upon courtesy of Leandro Mercado, who snatched 3rd place from Jeremy Guarnoni (MRS Kawasaki) for only 40 thousands of a second.

Standings: 1. Sylvain Barrier (BMW) 25; 2. Niccolò Canepa (Ducati) 20; 3. Leandro Mercado (Kawasaki) 16; 4. Jeremy Guarnoni (Kawasaki) 13; 5. Eddi La Marra (Ducati) 11; 6. Romain Lanusse (Kawasaki) 10; 7. Ondrej Jezek (Ducati) 9; 8. Marco Bussolotti (BMW) 8; 9. Enrique Ferrer (BMW) 7; 10. Greg Gildenhuys (BMW) 6; etc.

Superstock 600

The Superstock 600 European Championship lands at Assen after the close battle of Round 1. The man to beat is Gauthier Duwelz (MTM Racing Yamaha), who won the opening race at Aragon and last year was 3rd behind van der Mark and Russo – both racing in WSS now. Tony Covena (Nito Racing Kawasaki) will be waving the Dutch flag high, after the positive 2nd place in Spain ahead of Swiss Bastien Chesaux (EAB Ten Kate Junior Team), who is looking for a good result on the team’s home track.

Wildcard Rob Hartog will once again be attending the Assen round. The Dutch youngster, who starred the European Junior Cup race last year by finishing 2nd, will be lined-up by Team NIWA Racing Suzuki.

Standings: 1. Gauthier Duwelz (Yamaha) 25; 2. Tony Covena (Kawasaki) 20; 3. Bastien Chesaux (Honda) 16; 4. Robin Mulhauser (Yamaha) 13; 5. Adrian Nestorovic (Yamaha) 11; 6. Franco Morbidelli (Kawasaki) 10; 7. Christian Gamarino (Kawasaki) 9; 8. Stefano Casalotti (Yamaha) 8; 9. Dominic Schmitter (Yamaha) 7; 10. Wayne Tessels (Suzuki) 6; etc.

European Junior Cup

The 2013 Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda is set for another weekend of racing after the close battle of the opening round. All 35 riders (33 full-time entries and 2 wild-cards) will take on the challenging 4542 m of the TT Circuit of Assen and New Zealand’s Jake Lewis will defend his leadership from Michael Canducci (Colors Experience), Guillaume Raymond (Activbike), Illan Fernandez (Evo Kids Racing) and Zac Levy (Puma R.V.s).

Standings: 1. Jake Lewis (Honda) 25; 2. Albert Arenas (Honda) 20; 3. Michael Canducci (Honda) 16; 4. Guillaume Raymond (Honda) 13; 5. Illan Fernandez (Honda) 11; 6. Zac Levy (Honda) 10: 7. Ali Adriansyah Rusmiputro (Honda) 9; 8. Peter Sebestyen (Honda) 8; 9. Kevin Manfredi (Honda) 7; 10. Illya Mykhalchyk (Honda) 6; etc.


Round Number: 
3
Year: 
2013

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