WSS: Yamaha Misano preview

Yamaha World Supersport head to Misano in confident form After a tough race in the USA the Yamaha World Supersport Team head to Misano in confident mood, the circuit has traditionally been very well suited to the R6 and the team has performed...

Yamaha World Supersport head to Misano in confident form

After a tough race in the USA the Yamaha World Supersport Team head to Misano in confident mood, the circuit has traditionally been very well suited to the R6 and the team has performed well there in recent years. The team fought hard to find a good set up in the US for the Salt Lake City races, with riders Crutchlow and Foret's riding talents shining through to bring home valuable points from a difficult race weekend.

"I was pleased with the podium result from Miller," said Cal Crutchlow, "Because we struggled over the weekend there. I'm hoping to come here to Misano and learn another new circuit and am looking forward to the challenge. There's no reason why we can't be up there, we've got a good fighting chance to win again. I think the biggest threat this weekend will be the Ten Kate boys who look strong and obviously Eugene again. We can't discount others though, including Lascorz and also my team-mate Fabien. I'm looking forward to the race, it's going to be a battle!"

"It's great to be back in Europe," said Fabien Foret. "I love the Misano track, last year I started on the front row but got pushed wide on the first corner and dropped way back but managed to make up ten places over the race to finish fourth. This year I'll be watching to get through the first corner with no mistakes and am confident I can get onto the podium. I'm feeling good, I'm really happy with the bike set up which the team have been working hard on with me so it should be a good weekend."

Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager

"We've actually worked quite hard the last couple of weeks to prepare for Misano and Donington. On the technology side we've been trying hard to create the best solutions for more engine performance. We've possibly found some extra performance for the last half of the season which is great. It's a very important moment as it's only three rounds before the big summer break. Misano and Donington will be critical for the rest of the season so we're focused and ready. Set up wise Misano is not such a big issue, we have good gearing for Misano and compared with Miller we don't expect any problems. For the suspension set up we have good data from last year so we're confident about that. It will be tough though. As we saw in Miller everyone is up to speed, so let's see how we come out of the next two rounds. Both riders are realizing it's a critical point so they are very focused. I'm really proud of the team as they've worked really hard and put in their full 100% over last two weeks to give us the best possible chance for the rest of season."

-credit: yamaha

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Fabien Foret , Cal Crutchlow