Mixed weekend for Van Zon Honda TKR at Lausitzring. For Werner Daemen the weekend at Lausitzring will be an event he'll hope to forget. During practice a pin inserted into his injured shoulder after his recent crash at Monza popped out under...
Mixed weekend for Van Zon Honda TKR at Lausitzring.
For Werner Daemen the weekend at Lausitzring will be an event he'll hope to forget. During practice a pin inserted into his injured shoulder after his recent crash at Monza popped out under heavy braking. He's due for more surgery on Tuesday 11 June and won't know until then if he'll be fit to race at Misano.
His team mate Chris Vermeulen finished the race sixth, but was then moved up to fifth after race winner Fabien Foret was excluded for a technical infringement.
The 19-year-old started the race from ninth on the grid and found himself embroiled in a race long battle with Jamie Whitham. Vermeulen got the better of Whitham late in the race, partly due to the superior late-race performance of his Pirelli tyres.
"My Pirelli tyres were working really well at the start of the race, and even better at the end!" commented Vermeulen.
"I got a pretty good start and got up to seventh and then got into a real battle with Whitham, which I won!" Vermeulen said.
The result leaves the Queenslander eighth in the championship.
The Van Zon Honda TKR rider added, "I've gone up one place in the championship battle and it's very close. We tested well at Misano a few weeks ago, so I'm confident that in the race there I can get back on the podium."
Fabien Foret took his third win of the year, before the technical exclusion.
The championship continues on June the 23rd at San Marino, Misano. <pre> World Supersport Lausitzring: REVISED RACE RESULT
1. Katsuaki Fujiwara JPN Suzuki 40'03.477 2. Andrew Pitt AUS Kawasaki 40'04.110 3. Stephane Chambon FRA Suzuki 40'04.447 4. Christian Kellner GER Yamaha 40'06.095 5. Chris Vermeulen AUS Van Zon Honda TKR 40'20.288
10. Iain MacPherson GBR Ten Kate Honda 40'42.694
REVISED CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1. Stephane Chambon 112 2. Andrew Pitt 103 3. Fabien Foret 93 4. Katsuaki Fujiwara 84 5. Christian Kellner 65 6. Paolo Casoli 60 7. Jorg Teuchert 60 8. Chris Vermeulen 58