WSS: Team Alstare Brands Hatch race notes

XAVIER TAKES WIN NUMBER FOUR IN SUPERB FASHION. Team Alstare suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon notched up his fourth win of the season at Brands Hatch today, but had to use all his guile and cunning to do so. Throughout the 12-lap race he...

XAVIER TAKES WIN NUMBER FOUR IN SUPERB FASHION.

Team Alstare suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon notched up his fourth win of the season at Brands Hatch today, but had to use all his guile and cunning to do so. Throughout the 12-lap race he was locked in a titanic battle with Italian rider Nicola Canepa (Ducati), with the lead changing hands several times. But, four laps from the end, Xavier made his move by diving through on the inside of Canepa on the approach to Druids. Canepa attacked immediately, but Xavier skilfully managed to stay ahead, shutting the door every time it looked as if the Italian would force his way through. In the end, Xavier took the chequered flag, two tenths of a second ahead of Canepa, with Andrea Antonelli (Honda) third.

XAVIER - 1st
That was a very tough race and I am so happy to have won it. There wasn't a lot of grip from the rear after a few laps but it was the same for everybody. When Canepa took the lead, his rhythm was not so good - and he was going slower then I wanted, so I had to overtake him. Once I was in front, there was no way I was going to let him pass me again and I did everything I needed to do to make sure he didn't. I want to thank my team because they have worked so hard over the weekend, especially on the first day when I had an engine problem. It's thanks to them that I was able to win again today.

Results
1 XAVIER SIMEON (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra), 2 Canepa (I-Ducati), 3 Antonelli (I-Honda), 4 Giugliano (I-Kawasaki), 5 Costantini (I-Honda), 6 Jezek (CZ-Kawasaki),

Points
1 XAVIER SIMEON (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) 140, 2 Canepa 101, 3 Giugliano 84, 4 Antonelli 55, 5 Jezek 47, 6 Colucci 46,

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Andrea Antonelli , Xavier Simeon