Racedays Round Out The European Season In Style
Racedays rounded out the European part of the season with Hannes Soomer adding to his World Supersport points tally, and Dino Iozzo once again showing his future potential with another spirited ride in the final round of the WorldSSP300 series.
Soomer was fast throughout the weekend, making into Tissot-Superpole and qualifying strongly. A tough opening couple of laps made things difficult when the lights went out, but the Baltic Bullet dug deep to just miss out on another top ten finish.
Iozzo was racing in France for the first time, the 2.7 mile Magny-Cours circuit a challenge for even the most experienced racers. Learning fast, he improved massively with every session, racing hard in the 12 lap race to give a glimpse of what he could achieve next year with a full season of World Championship racing under his belt.
Mike Dickinson – Team Manager:
“A strong performance this weekend from both riders. Dino finished off his season with a really good race and excellent lap times, just a pity he can’t seem to find that magic lap in qualifying to give himself a head start on Sunday. Hannes brought his form from Portimao to France and had a very strong weekend. Qualifying he was again in the top ten, and he scored some good points scored in the race with a respectable 11th place finish. We are looking forward to racing in Argentina for the first time.”
“After FP1 I was a bit off the pace but I went through the data with my crew chief and found what we needed to change for FP2. I found two seconds and moved up to 26th place in the session and was looking forward to finding more in qualifying. I just couldn’t put my lap together and this is something I need to work on next season. I had a great start and tagged on to back of a fast group and managed to finish 23rd after a great battle. I would like to say a huge thank you to my team and my mechanics for all the help and hard work. Was a great first season and I am planning on coming back even stronger next year.”
“It was a really good weekend overall. We started strong on Friday and Saturday, and it was looking good for the race. I made a really poor start and lost a lot of time in the first laps, so it was difficult to get back to the front group. I am happy about our work and if we fix some issues we had on Sunday we are in a good place for Argentina. Big thanks to the whole team for the great work. We are consistently close to the top now and need to continue in this way.”