DONI TATA PRADITA RETIRES Doni started from the 22nd position on the starting grid, after he qualified 3.4 seconds behind the pole position man Cal Crutchlow. After the first lap of the race, the Indonesian rider was 28th on a total of 29 riders.
DONI TATA PRADITA RETIRES
Doni started from the 22nd position on the starting grid, after he qualified 3.4 seconds behind the pole position man Cal Crutchlow. After the first lap of the race, the Indonesian rider was 28th on a total of 29 riders. On lap 11 (out of 19), he was the 25th and last rider, with nobody behind him. At 13h37, he entered the pits and retired.
During the previous weekend at Imola, the Supersport World Championship leader Cal Crutchlow crashed and his main opponent Eugene Laverty closed the gap to 2 points in the provisional standings between the two men. In Magny-Cours, Laverty crashed and restarted with a piece of fairing hanging off. Nevertheless, he managed to finish in 13th position. So Crutchlow leads now the championship with 19 points in front of Laverty with only one race to go.
In Magny-Cours, Spaniard Joan Lascorz was a great winner, leading the race from the start to the finish. He is now fourth in the championship, only 6 points behind the third position man Kenan Sofuoglu.
Doni Tata Pradita: "I am not really happy. After the start, I had some front brake problems. After two laps, I had the same problems. Then I went out. I tried to continue, but it was not possible. The front brake was pushing. I decided to go in the pits. This is not so good. I hope a good result at Portimao. It was not easy to ride on this track because of brake problem."
Team-manager Martial Garcia: "The rider could not brake like during the warm up session. He preferred to stop in the pits for safety reason. Since he has been back from his accident, he is not back yet at the same level."