Loris Cresson shows Top 15 potential on first WorldSBK visit to Navarra
Belgium’s Loris Cresson was back in action in the latest round of the 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship in Navarra, Spain, this past weekend, finishing all three races, with a best result of seventeenth.
Once again making multiple machine configuration changes during the opening day, the #84 rider was able to improve significantly in Saturday’s Superpole session, racing hard in the opening encounter of the weekend, unluckily missing out on another WorldSBK point scoring finish.
He finished twentieth in Sunday’s ‘sprint’ race before racing to P17 in the final race of the weekend on Sunday afternoon.
The series now moves to the Magny-Cours circuit in France in a fortnight for the next round before returning to Spain in a month.
“It was another new circuit and that gave us another new challenge. We improved our times in the Superpole, but we are in the situation each race where we are chasing a set up with the bike and then we run out of time because it’s time to race. In race 1 we tried something, and it was honestly tough. I had no grip and after 12 laps or, so the bike was so hard to ride. We tried something else for the Superpole race, but it didn’t really work and again in Race 2 we tried something new and that wasn’t good either. We need to find a solution to give me the feeling that I need and then I know we can race much closer to the front. We know that we can get there but we need to make a big change and try another option at the next race. We keep making steps forward but then we get a bit lost, so we need to move away from this situation. I remain focused and I will give my best at the next race, as I have all season, to get the results that we deserve.”