Racedays Riders Soomer And Iozzo In The Mix At Donington Park
Racedays riders Hannes Soomer and Dino Iozzo were once again in the mix and at the sharp end of #UKWorldSBK, round 6 of the World Superbike Championship held at Donington Park in Leicestershire over the weekend. Hannes finishing well inside the points in World Supersport and Dino Iozzo battling hard to finish 20th in World Supersport 300.
The undulating and technical 2.5 mile British circuit is a challenge for riders at the best of time so with a torrential downpour on Friday track time in the dry to find the optimum set-up for race day was limited.
Nevertheless both riders worked hard, progressing throughout the weekend ensuring that Racedays were once again scoring World Championship points.
Dino Iozzo also showed the team, and the packed Fan Zone at the Paddock Show on Saturday evening that the young South African can also sing. His live rendition of Ghostbusters accompanied by a live band helped the Two Wheels For Life charity raise almost £8000, and Racedays were delighted to have played a part in this.
The next round of both World Supersport championships sees the entire WorldSBK return to Brno in the Czech republic which whilst a new circuit for both riders wont stop them for continuing their steps forward to the front.
Mike Dickinson – Team Manager:
“An excellent weekend all round. Hannes did a great job, he’s back on form and scoring points again. He had a great race swapping places with very fast riders. Chassis development is now consistent in the wet and dry and very good tyre wear. Dino once again showed he is a racer, and if he can just qualify a little bit higher he would be a threat to some of the more experienced riders. A very creditable 20th place from 30th on the grid. We now move onto Brno, a new track to our riders where our objective will be to continue with the current forward momentum. Thank you for the great work dedication and commitment from the team.”
“It was a very good weekend overall. The team worked very well together and we found a really good setup for the bike in the wet and also made big progress understanding our situation in the dry. I had a good race where I had to fight a lot from the first lap until the last. We now go to Brno which is a new track for me but I hope we can make another step there. Big thanks to the team for the great work all weekend and for my sponsors for making this all possible.”
“The team and I started the week really well. In the first practice which was wet and cold we placed 6th and I was very happy with the accomplishment. We continued to progress throughout the weekend and I was positive for qualifying. I didn’t have the best qualifying as I still need to learn the circuit in the dry but was relatively happy. The race went really well, setting PB after PB and I was able to work my way up to 20th position. Once again without the hard work from my team, this weekend wouldn’t be possible. Thank you to all my sponsors and supporters. Also great job to everyone that was involved in the Rider Concert for Two Wheels For Life. It was a lot of fun and as I sang on stage – I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!”