Good ride from Robert Ulm cheers Van Zon Honda TKR.
Robert Ulm's debut ride for the Van Zon Honda TKR team resulted in a promising ninth position finish, his best of the season. Ulm had qualified a superb fifth and was obviously very happy on the Ten Kate Racing prepared CBR600FS. Ulm was riding as a stand-in for injured Werner Daemen.
Team Owner and rider Werner Daemen was very pleased with Ulm's performance in the team. "All the team are very happy for Robert," said Werner, "and we're also very happy to see Fabien Foret get a well deserved win on the Ten Kate Honda. For Robert to do so well on his first ride on the bike is fantastic. He's never had such a good ride on a Honda so this shows just how well the team is working and how strong the Van Zon Honda TKR bike is."
Werner Daemen is recovering from another operation to fix his broken shoulder and hopes to be back at Brands Hatch at the end of July. "If I'm not fit enough to ride for points I'll be only too happy to let Robert ride again."
The weekend wasn't so special for Chris Vermeulen who started back in 15th after a difficult qualifying session. "I got stuck behind another rider when I was trying to make up some places," explained Vermeulen, who finished in ninth place, just in front of his replacement team mate Robert Ulm.
World Supersport Championship Misano Race result:
1 Fabien Foret, France (Ten Kate Honda) 38m 24.180s
2 Katsuaki Fujiwara, Japan (Suzuki) 38m 24.266s
3 James Whitham, GB (Yamaha) 38m 24.974s
4 Christian Kellner, Germany (Yamaha) 38m 25.019s
5 Paolo Casoli, Italy (Yamaha) 38m 30.754s
6 Andrew Pitt, Australia (Kawasaki) 38m 32.287s
7 Christophe Cogan, France (Honda) 38m 32.768s
8 Chris Vermeulen, Australia (Van Zon TKR Honda) 38m 35.537s
9 Robert Ulm, Austria (Van Zon TKR Honda) 38m 39.081s
10 Alessio Corradi, Italy (Yamaha) 38m 40.999s