DONI TATA PRADITA SCORED HIS FIRST POINT
Indonesian Yamaha rider Doni Pradita scored today his first point in the Supersport World Championship in Valencia (Spain).
At the third round of the Supersport championship, Doni Tata Pradita improved again. He couldn't finish the first race in Australia (technical problem), was 20th in Qatar in the second round, and finally in Valencia he progressed again with the 15th position and his very first Supersport point.
The race was very difficult because there was some light rain before the start. When the flag dropped, the track was still a little bit wet and the riders had to use extreme caution in the first lap. Doni was careful, and he was in 20th position at the end of the first lap. Then he progressed to 18th place on lap 3, to position 17 on lap 4, and went back for a while to make sure not to crash. He was 19th on lap 9 (out of 23 laps) and jumped to 15th position on lap 12 and stayed there until the chequered flag. This is a great success for the 18 year old rider, who used very well his head and his experience to achieve a great result.
Doni Tata Pradita: "I am happy today. In the first 3 races I get 1 point and it's not so bad. It is a good experience. Now I want more points. This race was done in difficult conditions. The beginning was hard. After 5 laps, I pushed more and more. In the beginning, I was 19th or 20th, and I tried hard so I went to the 16th place, and then 15th. I am really happy. It was difficult in the beginning of the race because the surface was wet and (as it did not rain during the practice) we did not have any rain setting. But the rain stops and the sun came. I am happy."
Team-manager Martial Garcia: "It's great to be in the World Championship points. Doni confirms his progression with the point of the 15th place. He was helped by a well performing Yamaha. He does better and better, and everybody can see that his career is progressing. He is adapting very well to the Supersport category."