Soomer Shines For Racedays In San Juan
Hannes Soomer added three more Supersport World Championship points to this season tally after another credible performance at the inaugural WorldSBK event at the new El Villicum circuit.
The 2.6 mile circuit had it all, fast flowing sections combined with a series of technical turns that seemed to suit the Estonian rider.
Progressing through Tissot-Superpole 1 on Saturday, the #38 rider excelled in the final fifteen minute grid deciding session to claim a career best ninth on the grid ahead of the nineteen lap race.
The race itself was eventful with Soomer once again in the mix. Unable to repeat his qualifying pace due to some yet undetermined technical problems the Racedays rider crossed the line in thirteenth position after digging deep to ensure his sixth consecutive world championship point scoring result.
The final round of the 2018 FIM World Supersport World Championship takes place at the Losail International Circuit in two weeks time.
Mike Dickinson – Team Manager:
“Another solid performance from Hannes at the all new Circuit Villicum of San Juan. He made steady progress all weekend during practice, and qualifying saw him take his best grid position to date with a very spectacular third row start. The race didn’t quite go to plan with a couple of technical issues thrown in the mix. Hannes did well to achieve more points and a creditable thirteenth place.”
“For sure it was not the race we hoped for but we had a really good weekend and we have to take the positives. In the race it was difficult for me to use the strong points of the Honda, and the conditions on race day didn’t make it any easier. We learnt something again, and for sure we are now stronger for Qatar. Thanks to my crew who made a great job again this weekend, now we just have to make it work on Sunday.”