Encouraging progress for Benelli Sport at Assen.
Benelli Sport enjoyed a promising weekend at Assen this weekend, with Peter Goddard riding the Benelli Tornado to its best ever World Superbike championship finish.
"We used the weekend to try out some new settings, and I also tried a different construction rear tyre," explained Goddard. "It seems to have worked because we got 12th in race one and then 11th in race two. What's more I did my fastest lap of the weekend on the final lap of the second race!"
The team made a lot of changes for the second race, different tyres, a change of rear spring and some other tweaks to help Goddard in his battle with the other World Superbike regulars.
The team now have three weeks to prepare for the final round in Imola, Italy.
In an amazing turnaround, championship leader Troy Bayliss crashed out of race two and handed the title lead to race winner Colin Edwards.