WSS: Team YZF Yamaha Jr. Misano weekend summary

Points for Sylvain Barrier In Misano, Barrier gained many positions and did a careful race, progressing from the 25th to the 14th position. After an average performance during the qualifying session (21st, with a time of 1'41.564)...

Points for Sylvain Barrier

In Misano, Barrier gained many positions and did a careful race, progressing from the 25th to the 14th position.

After an average performance during the qualifying session (21st, with a time of 1'41.564) Sylvain Barrier did much better during the warm up: 9th in 1'41.013, despite a little crash. During the race, Barrier was 25th in the beginning of the race, and then progressed regularly with good lap times. Under the checkered flag, he was 14th with 2 championship points.

Polita (Ducati) won the event in front of Pirro (Yamaha), Berger (Honda) and Roberts (Ducati). Even with a broken collarbone, Simeon (Suzuki) was an excellent 5th and he keeps the championship leadership.

Sylvain Barrier: "It is not too bad. I was 25th in the first curve, then I gained slowly some positions. Some riders slowed me down, but I did not want to take too many chances. I passed many riders and did most of my laps in 1.41. By the end of the race, it was a bit slippery when I was on the maximum angle, so I had to change my racing lines. Overall, I am not very happy because we lost too much time to find the right set up in the second qualifying session."

Martial Garcia (team-manager): "After Sylvain's crash during the warm up, I was a little bit anxious because he was unsettled. He had a careful start, and gained several positions with lap times the same as the top 10 riders. He raced carefully and earned 2 points. I think this is good because this gives him his confidence back."

-credit: yzf

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Sylvain Barrier