Lausitz: Benelli Sport race summary

Goddard finishes fifteenth at Lausitzring. Peter Goddard rode the Benelli Tornado to fifteenth place in race two at Lausitzring today. Goddard managed to improve upon his seventeenth place grid position during the race. "It was fun out there...

Goddard finishes fifteenth at Lausitzring.

Peter Goddard rode the Benelli Tornado to fifteenth place in race two at Lausitzring today. Goddard managed to improve upon his seventeenth place grid position during the race.

"It was fun out there in race two," said Goddard, "I was having a race with a couple of other riders, using the Tornado's abilities under braking to try to keep me in touch with faster bikes."

Race one was a disappointment for the Benelli Sport team after a small problem forced Goddard to retire on lap 19.

"The weekend has been a tough one," admitted Goddard. "The team have never raced at Lausitzring before, and because it's a nearly new track neither have I. Obviously we've still got some way to go with the development of the race bike to make it competetive with the established factory teams. We always knew it would be tough and we'll have to go back to the workshop to try to extract some more horsepower from the engine. The bike handles really well, and it's good on the brakes, but I'm being out-dragged along the straights."

The next World Superbike round at Misano marks the anniversary of Benelli's return to racing. The Benelli Sport team re-entered the racing world for the first time at Misano a year ago when they debuted in the World Superbike competition.

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Peter Goddard