Disappointment in San Marino for Van Zon Honda TKR
The Van Zon Honda TKR team had a terrible race day in the searing heat at the circuit Santa Monica for the seventh round of the World Supersport championship.
Werner Daemen failed to finish the race when his clutch started to grab, making riding almost impossible.
"I tried to stay out even when the problem first appeared," said the plucky Belgian. "But the clutch was grabbing so badly that I couldn't get into the turns properly and it was getting dangerous. It's a shame because I was enjoying the race, despite the heat."
Iain MacPherson's day wasn't much better after he selected the wrong tyre for the race.
"I've struggled here all weekend," admitted Iain, "the Honda CBR600RR has been great, it's me that's been the problem. In the race I was sliding around everywhere more or less from the start. I chose the wrong tyre and paid the price, finishing down in 14th."
The team now have a break to regroup as the Supersport championship skips the Laguna Seca Superbike meeting. The next race is at Brands Hatch on 27 July.
World Supersport championship
Round seven, San Marino, June 20 - 21 - 22
1. F. Foret, FRA, Kawasaki, 37m 55.497
2. K. Fujiwara, JPN, Suzuki, +1.661s
3. B. Parkes, AUS, Honda, +3.953s
4. S. Chambon, FRA, Suzuki, +8.067s
5. J. Teuchert, GER, Yamaha, +10.940s
14. I. MacPherson, GBR, Van Zon Honda TKR, +42.474
DNF: W. Daemen, BEL, Van Zon Honda TKR, 14 laps