Lack of power costs Loris World Supersport points at MotorLand Aragon
Loris Cresson may not have scored championship points in the latest round of the FIM Supersport World Championship, but heads into next weekend’s event, also held at the MotorLand Aragon Circuit near Alcaniz in Spain, buoyed by the progress made over the past three days on track at the Spanish venue.
Arriving for Round 5 having scored points in every round, the young Belgian was looking forward to adding to his tally, and would have done so, had it not been for an incident at the final turn of the final lap of the opening encounter that saw him pushed off track by a rival.
Sunday saw big changes in terms of machine set up and whilst points may have eluded the #84 Yamaha rider, he ended the event happy with the ‘feeling’ of his R6.
“Friday was hard. We had a new engine that we thought would solve our problems, but it wasn’t the case as we discovered a problem with it. Saturday, we continued to work and improved with the setting. In the race I was coming really good but on the last lap I touched with Okubo and went off the track. On one hand I was happy but on the other not so happy. Sunday’s race was not so bad. The start was not good as the bike didn’t jump off the grid but for the rest, we had a good setting and I was able to push. The engine was still the same, so I was being overtaken on the straights because of the lack of the power, but we will continue to work to find a solution for next week where I am confident we can be back in the points.”
Photo courtesy of Vaclav Duska jnr