Italian Alex Baldolini fought hard in the 7th round of the World Supersport championship in Imola this afternoon, charging to a well deserved 9th position on his Suriano Suzuki.
Alex who underwent an operation to prevent arm pump less than two weeks ago, was understandably delighted with the result, his best since rejoining the Suriano family at Donington.
The result gives both Alex and the team a great deal of confidence for the second half of the season where their next target is the top 6.
Today's race was hectic at times, but Alex who is not scared of a good fight overcame a group of 5 riders including former World champion Fabien Foret to claim 9th position at the flag.
Alex Baldolini – 9th position: "Finally a good weekend where we could work consistently. In the second start, I had a good getaway from the line and for the whole race I was in a big fight. Little by little my confidence grew and I started to pass people. Marino was hard to pass but I am really happy because after my operation I can now ride with no pain. The team and I are improving race by race and the feeling with the Suzuki is really good. I want to thank Ninetto and the whole Suriano team because they put in a lot of hard work and a big effort to make us competitive but we deserved this top 10. We are going the right way and we need to keep pushing and making little steps forward. I also want to thank everyone who has stood by me and always trusts in me. Their support is very important to me. Thank you."
By Michael Hill Promotions