Valencia: Van Zon Honda race notes

Top ten finish for Van Zon Honda TKR at opening race. Werner Daemen took his all-new Honda CBR600RR to a tenth place finish in a hard-fought Supersport race. "I had a good race, except for the start," said Werner, "I got bumped by another...

Top ten finish for Van Zon Honda TKR at opening race.

Werner Daemen took his all-new Honda CBR600RR to a tenth place finish in a hard-fought Supersport race.

"I had a good race, except for the start," said Werner, "I got bumped by another rider, in both turn one and turn two! By then I was four seconds behind the second pack of riders. I fried my tyres trying to catch them so that was it for me."

Werner's best lap time of 1'39.247 showed that had he got a good start, he would have been right up there mixing it with the top finishers.

It wasn't such a good race for Werner's new team mate Iain MacPherson who slipped back down the field after his Honda CBR600RR developed a small fault in the fuel system. Despite the problem which left his bike unable to rev out properly, MacPherson refused to pull in and kept going to the end of the race.

World Supersport Championship Valencia, 2 March, 2003

Race result and best lap times:
1. K. Fujiwara, JPN, Suzuki, 1'39.140
2. C Vermeulen, AUS, Honda, 1'38.908
3. A Corradi, ITA, Yamaha, 1'38.874
4. C Cogan, FRA, Honda, 1'39.299
5. J Teuchert, GER, Yamaha, 1'39.167
6. K Muggeridge, AUS, Honda, 1'39.146
7. B Parkes, AUS, Honda, 1'39.417
8. C Kellner, GER, Yamaha, 1'39.404
9. J VD Goorbergh, NED, 1'38.952
10. W Daemen, BEL, Van Zon Honda TKR, 1'39.247
18. I MacPherson, GBR, Van Zon Honda TKR, 1'40.303

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Iain MacPherson , Werner Daemen