Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 Superstock 1000 European Championship Round 3, Silverstone, GB Sunday 29th May Circuit: 3.561 kms Weather: Dry, mostly cloudy 16C DISAPPOINTMENT FOR CHIARELLO Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider...
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news
2005 Superstock 1000 European Championship
Round 3, Silverstone, GB
Sunday 29th May
Circuit: 3.561 kms Weather: Dry, mostly cloudy 16C
DISAPPOINTMENT FOR CHIARELLO
Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Riccardo Chiarello's GSX-R1000 suffered clutch problems and was forced to retire after twelve laps in the third round of the European Superstock 1000 championship at Silverstone. He had been looking comfortable in fourth place at the time and was about to mount a charge for a podium, but it was not to be. The clutch had started playing up on the warm-up lap and, although Chiarello's start was good, as the race progressed the problem worsened. The 15-lap race featured a tremendous scrap between Roccoli (Yamaha), Sofuoglu (Yamaha) and Coxhell (Suzuki), with the result in doubt until the final lap. Roccoli led going into the final chicane, but Sofuoglu tried an ambitious move into the left-hander. For a moment he was ahead but he got in way too hot and h missed his line. Roccoli nipped through to take the lead and the win, with Coxhell second. Sofuoglu took third and maintained his championship lead.
RICCARDO CHIARELLO - DNF (12 laps)
On the warm-up lap, I felt a small problem with the clutch but it was too late to do anything about it and I had no choice but to start the race like that. I made a good start and was second after the first lap, but that was probably the highlight of the race for me, because after that the clutch started giving me more problems. I kept going as best I could, but the problem became worse and so I had to pull in and retire. I hope that I have better luck in the next race at Misano.
1 Roccoli (I-Yamaha), 2 Coxhell (Aus-Suzuki), 3 Sofuoglu (Tur-Yamaha), 4 Van Keymeulen (NL-Yamaha), 5 De Angelis (I-Yamaha), 6 Rocamora (I-Suzuki), 7 Martinez (E-Yamaha), 8 Scassa (I-Yamaha), 9 Iannuzzo (I-MV Augusta), 10 Polita (I-Suzuki), CHIARELLO (I-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) DNF,
Points: 1 Sofuoglu 66, 2 Roccoli 61, 3 Coxhell 47, 4 Van Keymeulen 44, 5 De Angelis 24, 6 Martinez 19, 7 De Marco 18, 8 Sacchetti 17, 9 Polita 15, 10 CHIARELLO (I-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 13,