WSS: Team Alstare Brno race notes

XAVIER TOUGHS IT OUT TO WIN SUPERBLY! Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon won the fifth round of the Superstock 600 European Championship in Brno today after a mother of battles with Ducati rider Nicola Canepa. The ten lap race...

XAVIER TOUGHS IT OUT TO WIN SUPERBLY!

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon won the fifth round of the Superstock 600 European Championship in Brno today after a mother of battles with Ducati rider Nicola Canepa. The ten lap race was red-flagged after just a couple of laps, but in the restart, Xavier and Canepa once again disputed the result. Canepa led the early stages but Xavier always looked threatening and took the lead just two laps from the end. Every time Canepa tried to find a way past, Xavier closed the door. The result was in doubt right the way down to the wire, but in the end, Xavier was strong enough to hold off Canepa's challenge and take his third win of the season. Third went to Antonelli (Honda), ahead of Jezek (Kawasaki), Chmielewski(Yamaha) and Beretta (Suzuki).

XAVIER - 1st

I am very happy to win the race because I had to use my head and not panic. Canepa was very tough today and I had to use all my experience to make sure I stayed ahead of him. We were close many times, but although it was hard it was also very fair. I didn't want to leave it to the last lap before making my move in case anything happened, so I took the lead two laps from the end. Canepa tired to get past again, but I was a little bit too strong for him today. That was a great race and I am so happy.

-tas-

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Xavier Simeon