Alex Baldolini heads to Magny-Cours for the penultimate round of the World Supersport championship after another impressive result last time out aboard his privately entered Race Department ATL#25 MV Agusta
Alex Baldolini heads to Magny-Cours for the penultimate round of the World Supersport championship after another impressive result last time out aboard his privately entered Race Department ATL#25 MV Agusta.
Recently married, Baldo was eager to get racing again after the long break since the Malaysian round in Sepang and despite an issue during qualifying where she slipped back, the likeable Italian was never outside the top 8 in every other session.
6th in warm-up gave the whole team confidence and after a strong first part to the race things were looking good for the former podium finisher.
The latter part of the race saw a dip in performance as the tyre went away but nevertheless another top ten aboard a privately entered machine is impressive.
Alex Baldolini - “It's been a positive weekend. After this long summer break I was looking forward to riding my MV again and being at Jerez circuit was great. During the sessions we were always within the top 8, however the worst session was the qualifying session, where we had some problems because of the hot weather. After finishing the warm up in 6th position I was relaxed and I knew I could make a good race. I had a good start and for the first half of the race I had a good pace, my gap from the leader was 6-7 seconds, which was the same gap I had to the rider behind me. tried to push to overtake Faccani but I nearly crashed more than 4 times. I finished the race 7th which is good but the fact of losing 7-8 seconds in the last 5 laps makes me angry as we could have been much closer to the winner. I raced with a broken toe at Jerez so with all of this considered I cannot be too unhappy. I see you all in Magny-cours!”
The French round of the series takes place this week with the season finale under floodlights in Qatar a fortnight later.