Nurburgring: Yamaha Supersport preview

Crutchlow looking to extend championship lead in Germany Following the DNF at Brno, British rider Cal Crutchlow is back from his holidays and determined to make the points up at the German round of the World Supersport Championship this weekend...

Crutchlow looking to extend championship lead in Germany

Following the DNF at Brno, British rider Cal Crutchlow is back from his holidays and determined to make the points up at the German round of the World Supersport Championship this weekend at the Nurburgring circuit. Yamaha World Supersport rider Cal is still leading the championship with a 17 point lead over rival Eugene Laverty with four races to go. Team mate Fabien Foret was clearly back on form with an incredible win in Brno, having found the ideal set up for his bike the French rider is looking to repeat his performance in Germany and take another podium.

"I'm very keen to get back onto the track", said Cal Crutchlow. "It was really disappointing to lose out on the points at Brno so I'm determined to get them back in Germany! It's the home race for my team as well so I want to do well for them and see if we can extend our championship lead some more. I did a few laps testing here last month and I really like the circuit so I think it's going to be a good weekend."

"I hope we get ok weather in Germany", said Fabien Foret. "Obviously I would like to have the same result as Brno, it was such a great race and I'm happy to be back on form. I want to stay on the podium again this weekend and for the rest of the season."

Wilco Zeelenberg, Yamaha World Supersport Team Manager

"We planned a test on the 18th of August with Cal at the ring as part of a track day. It went ok, he liked the track and was fast and we adjusted the bike as best we could. We have a good set up now to start with so we'll have no lost time looking for the right gearing and we'll be ready to go. We've made some changes to resolve the problem from Brno as well. Fabien is of course delighted with the Brno win and likes Nurburgring so I hope we can give him the same feeling with his set up to be on the podium again this weekend."

-credit: yamaha

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Fabien Foret , Eugene Laverty , Cal Crutchlow