Difficult start for Benelli Sport.

After a month away from racing it was back to work for Benelli Sport at the Oschersleben circuit in Germany. But it proved to be a tough return for the team to competitive racing after the August holiday.

"We've struggled again here today," admitted rider Peter Goddard. "Although things are better than last year we're still down on power."

Unfortunately testing scheduled for August had to be cancelled, losing the team valuable time on the track to develop new parts recently introduced.

Goddard finished the session down in 18th place, "I hope we can improve on that as I'd really like to make it into Superpole before the end of the year!"

The team hope to make some more changes and improvements to the Benelli Tornado superbike before the last round at Imola in Italy.