WSS: Team Alstare Assen Sunday notes

XAVIER TAKES A NARROW SECOND. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon had to be satisfied with runner-up spot at Assen today after leading all but the last lap. Xavier started the race in storming style and looked set to rack up ...

XAVIER TAKES A NARROW SECOND.

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon had to be satisfied with runner-up spot at Assen today after leading all but the last lap. Xavier started the race in storming style and looked set to rack up win number five this season, but his biggest rival Nicola Canepa (Ducati) slipped up the inside of him entering the final chicane and Xavier was unable to regain the lead. At the end, the margin of Canepa's victory was only a tenth of a second. Third went to Davide Giugliano (Kawasaki), with Andrea Antonelli (Honda) fourth.

XAVIER - 2nd

I am a bit cross with myself for letting Canepa get past me after all the good work I did during the race. I led from the start and I knew that he would mount a strong challenge in the closing stages and that's what he did. Maybe I left a little gap on my inside going into the final chicane and he managed to make the pass. I tried to get on the gas early and overtake him on the run to the flag, but he just managed to hold me off. If I'd been a bit more aggressive in the final turn, maybe I would've hit him, so I did sort of ease off in the middle of the chicane, otherwise maybe we would have both gone down. But, it's another twenty points and it's Canepa who will be under pressure in the last three rounds. I have a 34 point advantage and I intend to maintain it.

-credit: team alstare suzuki

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series World Superbike
Drivers Andrea Antonelli , Xavier Simeon , Davide Giugliano