Career First WorldSBK Points For Loris Cresson At Assen
Loris Cresson secures first Belgian WorldSBK points in over fifteen years
It has been more than 15 years since a Belgian rider has scored points in the FIM Superbike World Championship… but that wait it over thanks to Loris Cresson who powered his Kawasaki ZX10-RR to thirteenth position in yesterday’s opening race at the legendary ‘Cathedral of Speed’ better known as the TT Circuit Assen.
Buoyed from his win in the Estoril 12 Hours World Endurance series, which he contested on a Superstock spec machine, the young Belgian persevered through the weekend in the Netherlands, claiming his first WorldSBK points, three of them, in the first race of three.
Cresson went on to finish seventeenth in the ‘sprint’ race and Race 2 earlier today.
“We had many issues this weekend but overall, I have to be happy as I was able to score my first points in World Superbike on Saturday, but I want more, and I know we can achieve more. Sunday was difficult and we were unable to find a good solution with the bike. I never felt good at all. We’ve been trying many things, but nothing worked and so now we will focus on a different way of working and change some internal parts of the bike to find a setting which can suit me. We will keep working for sure, we know our potential, but we need a bit more time. I want to end by saying how saddened I am to hear about the death of Hugo Millan, and I want to send my best wishes for a speedy recovery to Brad Jones who crashed in BSB and who I raced against in WorldSSP.”