Loris back on track at iconic circuits Spa-Francorchamps and Assen
Covid19 may be still causing a temporary lull to racing proceedings but that hasn’t stopped Belgian Loris Cresson from returning to the track as preparations for a World Supersport resumption draw closer.
A full day at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium followed by two days at the equally iconic ‘Cathedral of Speed’ at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands allowed Loris to recharge his batteries, re-acquaint himself with his Yamaha R6, and get used to working with several new team members, declaring himself satisfied as the test ended yesterday evening.
“Firstly I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Thankfully, we have been able to start turning the wheels again – even if it was only in testing. I was so happy to be back on the bike at Spa. We did quite a lot of laps and I was able to work with my new guys. The organisation was really nice, there was quite a lot of people on track (it was a track day), but we were able to work well. It was almost four months since I last rode in Phillip Island and the lap time was not so far from when I have ridden at Spa before. We then drove to Assen which was also really good. Unlike Spa where the track day riders were relatively fast, at Assen there was a lot of really slow people, so it was not easy to make a lap. Nevertheless, we did a lot of great work, improved my feeling and I was really happy with how it went. We are already understanding each other and know what we have to do when we go racing again. It’s been a long time since I felt the feeling, I felt on the bike which makes me happy and optimistic for the rest of the year. I hope the season restarts soon. I can’t wait to see what the new calendar looks like.”
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