Loris endures another tough weekend in the latest round of WorldSSP
Loris Cresson’s French round of the 2020 FIM Supersport World Championship once again proved to be character building, the talented young Belgian rider forced to start the opening race from the pit lane after exceeding his engine allocation, eventually finishing just outside of the point scoring places.
He retired in Sunday’s second encounter at the Magny-Cours circuit near Nevers, France.
As has been the case all season, Cresson has had to overcome a plethora of challenges completely out of his control, and whilst it’s true the latest round of the WorldSSP series was disappointing, the #84 remained professional and leaves France satisfied that he ‘got the best out of what he had’.
The series moves to a new venue in a fortnight for the 2020 finale – the Circuito do Estoril in Portugal.
“The weekend is over, and it was a hard one, possibly the toughest of my life. The warm up on Sunday wasn’t too bad but in the race the rain came harder and the feeling disappeared. We have spent time to look at the data and we can see that the bike was reacting completely differently. It’s strange but it’s like this and seems to be the story of my season where so many things make no sense and are not in my control. Saturday’s race we had to start from the pit lane after the engine penalty. It wasn’t easy in these conditions, but we did our best and I never gave up. We continue to learn, and we focus on Estoril which is an event I am super excited for.”
Photo: Vaclav Duska jnr.