Troy and Yukio aiming for podiums. The tenth round of the 2005 Superbike World Championship takes place at the Eurospeedway Lausitz, also known as the Lausitzring, in the former East Germany. The last time the Superbike World Championship was ...
Troy and Yukio aiming for podiums.
The tenth round of the 2005 Superbike World Championship takes place at the Eurospeedway Lausitz, also known as the Lausitzring, in the former East Germany. The last time the Superbike World Championship was there was in 2002 and then Ducati rider Troy Bayliss did the double. Neither Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra riders Troy Corser or Yukio Kagayama took part in the race that year, but Troy has raced at Lausitz before. In 2001, he was fifth in race one and seventh in race two on an Aprilia. In the last round at Assen, Troy missed out on a podium for the first time this season, so he is looking forward improvement at Lausitz. For Yukio, the German track will once again be new territory and he will have to learn the circuit before he can start his attack.
It feels like a long time ago that I was at Lausitz, so I guess I will have to start all over again. I don't remember it being a difficult track, so I don't think it is going to take a long time to learn. I know that some of our competitors have already tested there this year, so we are going to start at a disadvantage, but I don't think it is going to be so bad. Back to back races are always tough on the team, but I have a great bunch of guys working away behind me, so I am looking forward to getting back on the podium and maintaining my series lead.
Lausitzring will be yet another new circuit for me to learn but, as l I learn circuits pretty quickly, I don't think it is going to be too much of a disadvantage. I spoke to Troy about it and I don't think that it is a technically difficult track to learn. I have had some problems in recent races, so I am hoping that Lausitz will be a change of luck for me. I made some predictions in the last race at Assen and they didn't work out. This time I will wait until Sunday night before talking about the race.