WSS: Team YZF Kyalami Sunday notes

BEST EVER RESULT FOR DONI TATA PRADITA The young Indonesian Yamaha rider keeps on progressing with a good regularity. He scores in Kyalami his best ever result in the Supersport World Championship with the 14th position and multiplies by 3 his...

BEST EVER RESULT FOR DONI TATA PRADITA

The young Indonesian Yamaha rider keeps on progressing with a good regularity. He scores in Kyalami his best ever result in the Supersport World Championship with the 14th position and multiplies by 3 his number of points in the championship standings.

Doni didn't start very well because he had trouble finding the neutral on the starting grid. He was 23rd, and then progressed to the 18th position on lap 9 (out of 23). He was 16th on lap 12, 28 seconds behind the leader, Then 15th on lap 19, and finally 14th from lap 20 to the chequered flag. He did a good race with strong lap times and positioned himself very well in the top 15, the group of riders who earn championship points. After very good practice sessions in South Africa, Doni is now with the top riders.

Doni Tata Pradita: "14th is not so bad. My start was not so good; it was difficult to find the neutral on the starting grid. So I lost many positions at the start and was 23rd in the early stage. Then I pushed lap after lap and it was coming better. I had some grip problem with the front tyre. At mid race, the rear tyre was dead, finished. This track is not so good for soft rear tyres. When I was 15th, I tried as much as I could, but it was not possible to go any faster because of the tyres. When I was 14th, I looked behind me and I saw that the next guy was really close! I pushed again but the rear tyre was sliding a lot. Finally, I am not so happy because of the start. A top 10 finish would have been possible. My lap times were the same as the rider who finished 10th."

Team-manager Martial Garcia: "Doni had a bad start in 23rd position, but came back to finish 14th, which is his best ever result. The only thing I am sorry about is that with a better start he could have gained one or two positions. This result is the confirmation of our hope to have Doni finishing in the top 15 by mid season."

-credit: yzf

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