Loris Cresson Updates Everyone On What’s Been Happening Since Lockdown Began
Like all riders on the 2020 World Supersport grid, life as they knew it stopped as the Coronavirus epidemic took hold. The Belgian, who used the opening round as an extended test following a spate of pre-Christmas crashes, coupled with the limited running due to the weather was optimistic of kickstarting his season at the Losail International Circuit. Alas, that event along with the subsequent two rounds (Jerez and Assen), have been postponed leaving Cresson at home uncertain of when racing will resume.
“When I first saw the calendar changes, I was optimistic that we could go racing in May but with things changing everyday now I am not so sure. On the positive Dorna are doing what they can to move races so that we don’t have any events cancelled, so we have to just be patient. Of course I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to race, all of us connected to the series want to return to the paddock but we have to prioritise and right now it’s important for everyone to follow the guidelines and stay safe. I have been training a lot, and we celebrated my sister’s birthday which was nice as we all still live at home. On the race side, we learned many things in Australia, and we are keen to put the helmet on and hit the track for two, wherever that may be. I am quite lucky as I am supported by ADEPS and their Doctor recommends not to overdo any training as that can put you at risk of a lung infection, so I am doing about 80%. To pass the time I am working a bit in the family shop, again following the guidelines and I am spending so much time on the Playstation I think my eyes may be square by the end of the crisis. Anyway, I just wanted to update everyone and to say stay safe and I hope that we can return to the paddocks soon!”