Assen: Alstare Engineering race report

SUPERB DEBUT FOR MAX. There was good news for Alstare Engineering Corona Extra. Max Neukirchner started in almost last position in the first race, but rode steadily throughout the 22-lapper to take a superb sixth place and ten championship...

SUPERB DEBUT FOR MAX.

There was good news for Alstare Engineering Corona Extra. Max Neukirchner started in almost last position in the first race, but rode steadily throughout the 22-lapper to take a superb sixth place and ten championship points. Despite the terrible conditions and several lurid slides, the young German somehow kept the bike upright and ignored all the mayhem around him. At the end of the 22-lapper, he was less than half a second off fourth place. In race two, he was one of the riders caught out by a damp patch. He lost control and fell, fortunately without injury, but all in all it was a good first race for Max.

MAX - Race 1, 6th, Race 2: DNF
Maybe starting at the back wasn't so bad, because I could take my time and see how the track was without doing anything silly. The conditions were treacherous and I had lots of slides, but I tried to ride as smoothly as I could and, as the race went on and riders kept falling, I began to pick up places. Towards the end, I was happy because I knew I has scored some good points, but it was one of those races where you had a fifty per cent of finishing and a fifty per cent chance of crashing. Fortunately for me, I finished!

Race two was not so good. Most of the track was dry, but there were a couple of places that were quite damp and I got caught out and down I went - simple as that. But this has been a great learning experience for me and now I'm looking forward to a a track I know well (Lausitz) and continuing my learning curve.

-credit: ae

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Max Neukirchner