Team Kawasaki SRC title hopes raised further in French Superbike Championship

2012-07-02 10:56
Julien Da Costa and Grégory Leblanc have increased their points advantage past weekend, at the famous Magny-Cours race track. Both riders are now very close to winning the 2012 FSBK Championship.

Julien Da Costa took his ninth race victory (out of ten races) on his Ninja ZX-10R this weekend in Magny-Cours. There were no other riders who could contest his dominating form troughout the weekend.
In race two the Kawasaki SRC rider could have given away victory, but he decided to go for the first spot of the podium anyway.’I knew it was not compulsory for me to win, but I just wanted it. It’s always an advantage when you show to your competitors that you will never give up. With a 66 points lead now, I’m quite confident for the next race before summer break. We have to be focused on the next round and after that we can speak about hauling in the tittle, for sure.’

Grégory Leblanc took another win too, in race two of the Supersport series. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R rider was really delighted at the end of the race and observes his number one standing with great pleasure. ‘We did the job that was expected from us and we are now in a strong position for winning the title. If everything runs under control in ten days for Dijon’s race, I’m pretty sure we can clinch the title two races before the end of the season.’

Kawasaki SRC team manager Gilles Stafler looks slightly different at the situation, but he understands the excitement of his riders very well. ‘For sure it’s something we have to look at, but the team shouldn’t focus on the title that much at the moment. Let’s make the next race as good as this one and then for sure we can talk about the 2012 championship. I think my team, the mechanics and of course my riders deserve it.’

The next round of the French Superbike Championship will be held at the circuit of Dijon, on the 14th and 15th of July

The Superbike standings after the 5th 2012 round :

1 DA COSTA Julien KAWASAKI ZX-10R 220 Pts
2 GIMBERT Sebastien BMW 163 Pts
3 DIETRICH Guillaume BMW 133 Pts

The Supersport standings after the 5th 2012 round :

1 LEBLANC Gregory KAWASAKI ZX-6R 212 Pts
2 MASSON Etienne KAWASAKI ZX-6R 119 Pts
3 PERRET David YAMAHA 111 Pts

Source: Kawasaki Racing Team

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