Loris Cresson Has Points Pace In Czech Republic
After crashing out of a point scoring position in Saturday’s opening WorldSBK race at the Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic on Saturday, Belgium’s Loris Cresson had looked forward to better fortune in today’s two races.
A setup change in the Superpole race brought a P19 finish with Cresson finishing in the same position in the second full length race, despite running P16 in the early stages after another impressive start and opening couple of laps.
The results however do not tell the full story. This is Loris’s first full season in the Superbike World Championship, and as one of the youngest competitors on the grid he continues to progress race by race which is the target for this season.
The championship moves to another new circuit – Navarra – in a fortnight where Loris is eager to continue to move forward.
“After making such a big step on Saturday, today was a lot harder than we expected. We made a change for the Superpole race, which was not bad, but not better so for Race 2 we reverted to what we had on Race 1, although we made a small change on the rear of the bike. We made a small step in terms of pace, but we need to be able to do more and to be more consistent when we are fast. We are working in a good way and as we understand the electronics more, I think we can start to move further forward. It was a shame to crash and not score points this weekend, but it is like this in racing sometimes. We will see what we can do in Navarra, which is another new circuit for World Superbike.”