Three YZF-R1Ms In The Top Six Places At Jerez Round

2015-09-23 08:28
With team regulars Kev Coghlan (MRS Yamaha) and Florian Marino (MRS Yamaha) out through injury at the seventh round of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup their rides were taken over by Austria's Lukas Trautmann and Mathew Scholtz from South Africa.

Each of the MRS Riders was a rookie to this class at the start of the weekend and riding against more than 30 more experienced riders - many with more testing laps behind them - they each had to work hard in practice and qualifying, even before getting to the race itself.

The best Yamaha finisher after the 15-lap Jerez contest was fifth place qualifier Riccardo Russo (G.M. Racing Yamaha), who took his YZF-R1M to fourth place in his first ride for the team.

Coming home just over a second behind the Italian rider in what were great weather conditions, championship regular Jeremy Guarnoni (Team Trasimeno Yamaha), was fifth and new boy Trautmann a close sixth.

Mathew Scholtz was 12th, improving on his 16th place grid slot. Luca Marconi (Team Trasimeno Yamaha) was the final Yamaha rider who scored points at Jerez, for 14th place.

The final round of the championship takes place in France, at Magny-Cours, in two week's from now, with raceday on Sunday October 4th.

Riccardo Russo

4th / +8.281/ 15 laps
"My start was no good but I was lapping quite fast and step-by-step I passed people. I think fourth was a good result and in this race it was possible to have had a podium. I think it is also possible for us to have a good race in Magny Cours. Thanks to all in the team for allowing me to have a positive raceday."

Jeremy Guarnoni

5th / +9.377/ 15 laps
"I had a problem with the brakes from the start. I had to adjust the brakes every lap and lost two seconds when I ran off at one time, before returning to the track. At the end I passed three riders but the next two riders in front were just too far in front to catch. Without this problem I could have made a much better race."

Lukas Trautmann

6th / +10.007/ 15 laps
"I was really impressed with how high the level is in this championship. The first guys are on the top level, with good material and in factory teams. For sure we have had no testing for two days and everybody was already here. Maybe we could have made this little step to the 'top-top' but in the end it was nearly top five. Thank you to everyone who made this weekend happen."

Mathew Scholtz

12th / +19.319/ 15 laps
"My start was not the best so I tried to ride around the outside of the guys in the first corner but then I got pushed wide and dropped down. I had a group of three guys in front of me and I tried to catch them but I just kept losing the front end and had to settle for 12th place. I am pretty happy for the first race."

2015 STK1000 Spain
Jerez Circuit 21/09/2015
race I
1 Roberto Tamburini BMW ITA 26'26.664
2 Raffaele De Rosa Ducati ITA 0'04.667
3 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia ITA 0'06.652
4 Riccardo Russo Yamaha ITA 0'08.281
5 Jeremy Guarnoni Yamaha FRA 0'09.377
6 Lukas Trautmann Yamaha AUT 0'10.007
7 Fabio Massei Ducati ITA 0'10.855
8 Ondrej Jezek Ducati CZE 0'11.661
9 Bryan Staring Kawasaki AUS 0'16.428
10 Federico D'Annunzio BMW ITA 0'16.535
11 Antonio Alarcos Kawasaki ESP 0'16.894
12 Mathew Scholtz Yamaha ZAF 0'19.319
13 Alessandro Andreozzi Aprilia ITA 0'21.748
14 Luca Marconi Yamaha ITA 0'22.678
15 Marc Moser Ducati DE 0'22.940
17 Christoffer Bergman Yamaha SWE 0'34.733

STK1000 World Standing
Rider Standings After Race 11 of 8
1. Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia ITA 156
2. Roberto Tamburini BMW ITA 131
3. Raffaele De Rosa Ducati ITA 105
4. Ondrej Jezek Ducati CZE 82
5. Kev Coghlan Yamaha GBR 72
6. Jeremy Guarnoni Yamaha FRA 66
7. Fabio Massei Ducati ITA 50
8. Bryan Staring Kawasaki AUS 46
9. Kevin Calia Aprilia ITA 43
10. Christoffer Bergman Yamaha SWE 32
11. Florian Marino Yamaha FRA 23
12. Tony Coveña Ducati NLD 21
13. Sylvain Barrier Yamaha FRA 17
14. Luca Salvadori Ducati ITA 16
15. Luca Marconi Yamaha ITA 16
16. Marc Moser Ducati DE 16
17. Riccardo Russo Yamaha ITA 13
19. Lukas Trautmann Yamaha AUT 10
25. Mathew Scholtz Yamaha ZAF 4
31. Michele Magnoni Yamaha ITA 2
35. Danny De Boer Yamaha NLD 0

Source: Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.

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