Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra ride Xavier Simeon has to be content with third place at the Eurospeedway Lausitz today, but still leads the series by a healthy twenty-five points with just two rounds remaining. The young Belgian had a terrific race-long fight with David Giugliano for second spot, but decided that third place was better then making a risky pass. Italian Nicola Canepa (Ducati) led all but the first lap of the race and took the chequered flag by four tenths of a second.

XAVIER - 3rd

The race was a good one and I enjoyed the battle very much. The three of us at the front had a good, fast rhythm and we soon pulled away from the rest of the field. I did get past Giugliano one time, but he repassed me almost straightway and after that I just shadowed him and waited in case he made a mistake. If I had tried a difficult move, I might have crashed, so I did the best I could, with an eye on the championship.

-credit: team alstare suzuki