Russell Holland ready to race in Vallelunga

Russell Holland is focused to get a good result here in Vallelunga for the 11th round of World Supersport 2008 (12th of World SBK). After the disappointment of the DNF at Donington Park, the Aussie rider is looking to move forward with a top result at the team's home track.

Sunny weather is expected on Saturday and Sunday, which will help both rider and the HANNspree Honda Althea team to get advantage of the data collected during the last official test session here. On that occasion, the team left the test with a strong package, and they hope to capitalize on that this weekend.

"I am very much looking forward to racing this weekend in Vallelunga", said Russell. "My body is still a little beat up from last weekend's crash at Donington but I don't think it will be a problem on the bike. I do know this circuit which will help alot. When we tested here I was just under a second off the pace so I'll be aiming to reduce that gap as much as possible. The Althea team is based near Rome so a good result here would be especially sweet!"

-credit: rh