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Easton vows to improve

Stuart Easton is maintaining a positive frame of mind heading into the remainder of the ViSK.com British Superbike season after missing out on a podium at Oulton Park.

Having starred in Superpole to qualify second on the grid, Easton was superb off the start line on both occasions to take the early lead for the third and fourth consecutive races.

However, Easton freely admits that he didn't ride well enough in the opening race, owning up to being 'weak on the brakes' as Karl Harris, Leon Camier and Sylvain Guintoli came past him.

Although he would eventually finish in fourth position for more valuable points, Easton was frustrated to be kept off the rostrum.

“I didn't ride very well - I was very tight and tense,” he told Crash.net Radio. “I couldn't relax and I was weak on the brakes. Although I was stronger than Sylvain in some areas, he was just stopping it and firing away again, so every credit to him.

Retiring on the second lap of race two with an electrical woe, Easton insists there is more to come from him personally over the remainder of the season.

“I felt better for the second race – I felt more relaxed and calm -, but we had a technical fault and we'll have to move on.

“If I can run up at the front and still feel as though I'm not riding too well, then there is definitely more to come from me and the bike. It's early days yet, so there is a long way to go and I think I am in a good position.”


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Hedgeholer - Unregistered

May 05, 2009 1:01 PM

That sort of mature mindset commands respect and notice. Not denying its his fault, not beating himself up, just a cool rational assessment. Fault's there - Plan to fix it approach.

Gary Rowan

May 05, 2009 1:28 PM

Stuart is one of the most under-rated riders in the world and I am glad to see that he is disappointed with his fourth place finish in race one. He was faster than Guintoli towards the end of the race but as Stuart said, he was lacking a bit under braking and just could not make a pass. His retirement from race two was a real shame as he would have put it on the podium with ease. So as said by Hedgeholer, there is no point beating yourself up about it and the best thing is to just learn from it and use the experience to get better and stronger. All the best for the rest of the season Stuart and you will take your first win very soon.



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