Fighting but Frustrating fourth for Gino at Misano

Sun, 21 June 2015

 

CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA’S Gino Rea fought hard to take a superb fourth place at the eighth round of the World Supersport Championship at Misano in Italy.

 

Gino said: “It was a bit of a disappointing race. Fourth position is OK and better than where I qualified but we were expecting to take it to the top three. We made a change from yesterday to help the front and it was good in warm up but then in the hotter conditions of the race I had a few moments. 

 

“I was passed by three riders after I had a moment on lap 2 and once I got past them again the gap to the leaders was too much. I pushed hard and almost crashed a few times, so I decided to hold off the guys behind. Fourth is OK, but we really want to battle with the top three which is where I think we can be and we’ll keep working on that.”

CIA Landlords Insurance Honda Team Manager Simon Buckmaster said: “Gino struggled in the race losing the front. We had made a change in warm up that didn’t quite work in the race. He couldn’t stay with the leaders and managed the situation well. Kenan’s crash meant he ended fourth which is a good result. The gap in the calendar will allow his foot injury to heal further and we go into the last part of season in confident mood."

 

Race result

1: J Cluzel

2: P Jacobsen +1.525

3: L Zanetti +8.513

4: G REA, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA +23.153

5: A Baldolini +23.846

6: F Menghi _ 23.851

8: R RUSSO, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA +24.691

10: M CARDENAS, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA +25.279

18: K MANFREDI, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA +1’05.814

 

Championship positions

1: Sofuoglu 155

2: Cluzel 135

3: Jacobsen 115

4: Zanetti 97

5: G REA, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA 80

6: Rolfo 58

12: M CARDENAS, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA 36

14: R RUSSO, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA 31

30: M PRAIA, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA 1

31: K CLARKE, CIA LANDLORDS INSURANCE HONDA 1.

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