WSS: Team Alstare Assen race notes

XAVI DISAPPOINTED WITH EIGHTH. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavi Simeon left Assen disappointed with his eighth place finish in the third round of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup. Xavi had started the race well and was in a steady fourth...

XAVI DISAPPOINTED WITH EIGHTH.

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavi Simeon left Assen disappointed with his eighth place finish in the third round of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup. Xavi had started the race well and was in a steady fourth place, but after five laps he started experiencing many slides and a spinning rear tyre. He tried to hold his position, but in the end lost four places and ended eighth. Italian Michele Pirro (Yamaha) won the 13-lap race, with Claudio Corti (Yamaha) second and Didier Van Keymeulen (Yamaha) third.

XAVI - 8th

I am a bit unhappy and frustrated today because I know that I should have got a fourth place. I was happy with the bike in the early stages of the race - up to five laps or so. But then my tyres let me down and once the slides began it was impossible to push any harder. It was not a good feeling seeing other riders pass and not being able to do anything about it, but I tried my best and that's all I can do. I hope for better luck in the next round.

Results
1 Pirro (I-Yamaha), 2 Corti (I-Yamaha), 3 Van Keymeulen (B-Yamaha), 4 Dionisi (I-Suzuki), 5 Baiocco (I-Yamaha), 6 Canepa (I-Ducati), 7 Roberts (Aus-Ducati), 8 XAVI SIMEON (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra), 9 Smrz (CZ-Honda), 10 Dell'Omo (I-MV),

Points:
1 Canepa 51, 2 Pirro 45, 3 Corti 45, 4 Aitchison 38, 5 Baiocco 35, 6 Dionisi 34, 7 Van Keymeulen 32, 8 XAVI SIMEON (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 27, 9 Mahr 18, 10 Smrz 15,

-credit: tas

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Didier Van Keymeulen , Claudio Corti , Michele Pirro