CHARPENTIER SET FOR A COMEBACK, PODIUM THE AIM FOR SOFUOGLU
In the last two races of the season the World Supersport Championship will be decided, and the Winston Ten Kate Honda Team is ready to give maximum support to Sebastien Charpentier to enable him to mount a successful comeback. Because of an injury suffered by the French rider mid-season, the 2005 World Champion is now 27 points behind the leader in the standings, Kevin Curtain, But with 50 points up for grabs the Frenchmen is ready to give it all in the last two races of the season. His morale is back at a high level after the great performances he achieved in recent Magny-Cours tests and now Seb wants to win both races, starting with Imola. Assistance will be offered by his team-mate Kenan Sofuoglu, who has been in great form during this part of the season. Kenan has won the last two races and will surely be able to fight for the podium in the final two, primed as he is to help his team-mate reach his championship goal.
Ronald Ten Kate -- Team Manager
"The last two races gave us some mixed feelings. For Kenan, winning in Assen and Lausitz were really great performances. Sebastien has been struggling due to some residual effects from his injuries, but at the Magny-Cours test we saw his true colours again, with some really interesting long runs and the unofficial lap record of the track. Our aim is to win the last two races of the season, starting from Imola."
Sebastien Charpentier -- Winston Ten Kate Honda Rider
"I am really happy on how Magny-Cours test went, I obtained really encouraging results, and I also beat the circuit lap record. I am more than sure that in Imola I will be competitive again. The situation for the championship has got a bit complicated but I never give up. Unless the maths prove impossible, I will try my best to win."
Kenan Sofuoglu -- Winston Ten Kate Honda Rider
"These last few races have been incredible for me. I am really happy about how things are going at the moment and I hope it will continue this way. Me and the Team understand each other really well and it is thanks to this that we are achieving some great results. I hope to continue on the same track in the last two races of the season."