Loris Remains In WorldSSP Top Ten Contention After Difficult Magny-Cours

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Loris Cresson secured a thirteenth place finish in today’s tenth round of the FIM Supersport World Championship at the 2.7 mile Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France after a spirited ride saw the young Belgian claw his way through the field from twenty second on the grid after mixed weather conditions affected the sole qualifying session.

After an initial red flag, the race was reduced from nineteen to twelve laps, with Cresson up to fifteenth at the end of the opening lap. Further gains saw him move into the top twelve with four laps to go before he dropped back to thirteenth on the final lap following a race long fight with his rivals.

The series move to Argentina for the penultimate round in a fortnight before the final race of the year under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

Loris Cresson:
“In the end it wasn’t a bad weekend. We scored three more world championship points and I am still in the fight for the top ten overall. The problem was no grip, the same problem from the beginning of the weekend which is a real shame as I really felt we could do more. It was a strange weekend. I was not able to see my data, everything was secret. I had no idea what the set up was or anything. Qualifying was a disaster. I wasn’t able to open the gas because of the set up and had no feeling. As I said we scored points, but this is not what I expected. It’s frustrating as at the start of the year I was beating riders that are now on the podium, but I gave my best as always and we move on to the final races hoping that everything works as it should!”