The WorldSBK race weekend at Imola ends with a very bad luck for Leon Camier, who suffered a crash while he was in 2nd position of Race2. In WorldSSP Patrick Jacobsen completes the excellent race weekend with a podium in the afternoon race, while Alessandro Zaccone got the victory in the ESS class, by arriving 10° in overall chart.
WorldSBK – WarmUp, Race2
In the early morning Warmup, Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse mechanics made some changes to the Camier’s bike setting, looking for a stronger grip on the Schiranna’s F4 RC machine. The results have repaid for this job, considering Camier set the 4th position in the Warmup with a 1’47.246 lap time, less than 0.5s far from the podium.
Race2 was interrupted for red-flag because some oil on track due to a crash after only one lap. At the new start Camier is very fast and takes the 2nd place, focusing on getting close to the race leader Tom Sykes. Unfortunately, Leon lost the front of the bike during lap 3 when he was approaching the Acqua Minerali turn, giving up from a Top5 final position race.
WorldSSP – Warmup, Race
The WorldSSP race, which started with several minutes of delay due to the crash of Badovini in the warmup lap, was subsequently declared red flag for another two times, always due to crashes on track during the first lap; definitely a bad luck for the rider, like the MV Agusta Reparto Corse ones, that chose the softer tire.
The race will restart after the WorldSBK Race2, with Patrick Jacobsen starting from the pole position and closing in 3rd place, getting a pole and a podium in the first home race for his squad.
Alessandro Zaccone closes in 10th place in WorldSSP (1st in the ESS class) despite a strong pain at his shoulder caused by a crash during the qualifying session.
Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – It is of course a big, big disappointment. My pace was fast and my bike’s setting from the warmup was really good. We made some little change to fit the bike to the race conditions and I felt the setting was absolutely good, so I tried to push hard and hold my second position but then I crashed and it was over. I want stay positive because we showed a really good pace this weekend and I look forward to the next race in Donington.
Patrick “PJ” Jacobsen #99 WorldSS – I am honestly really happy for this result, especially considering today it was a difficult race and the pace was really fast. The guys did an impressive job with the bike and I can’t thank my team enough, it has been amazing get a podium here in Imola, in the MV Agusta’s home track. Now let’s move on to Donington and try to get another podium.
Alessandro Zaccone #61 ESS – All in all I am very happy about this 10th place in the WorldSSP championship, both because it is the best seasonal result so far and, above all, considering the difficult physical conditions in which I ran today. The shoulder problem strongly affected me throughout the race and if it was not for the pain, I’m sure I could do much better, because the bike here was really fast.
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