Solid Race In San Juan Keeps Loris Twelfth Overall In WorldSSP Standings
Loris Cresson left the penultimate round of the 2019 FIM Supersport World Championship in Argentina in a consolidated twelfth position overall after a determined ride saw him fight from seventeenth on the grid, after a small crash in Superpole, to fourteenth at the flag, securing another two world championship points.
Again, struggling to find the optimum setting with his R6 Yamaha, Cresson once again showed his natural riding talent in the nineteen-lap race at the San Juan Villicum circuit, adjusting his riding style to achieve his tenth points scoring finish of the year.
Having now scored points in all but one of the eleven rounds so far, the Belgian rider will be looking to keep the momentum in the final round of WorldSSP which takes place at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, a favourite of Loris, in a fortnight.
“Qualifying was a disaster. The grip was so low, and the bike setting was so hard that it was impossible to make a good time. We couldn’t find a set-up that I was comfortable with all weekend which meant I was back in P17 on the grid and in the race, it wasn’t much better. I gave it everything on my side and the important thing is I was able to score a couple of points, but it wasn’t easy. Let’s see what we can do in the final round in Qatar which is a track I love!”