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WSBK Monza: Guintoli targets top speed record

7 May 2013

World Superbike Championship leader Sylvain Guintoli is targeting more than two podium finishes at Monza in Italy this weekend.

The Frenchman, who sits proudly on top the standings on 111 points after a superb start to the season on the factory Aprilia RSV4, also reckons the top speed record at Monza in within reach.

Kawasaki's Tom Sykes hit 210.9mph during free practice at the Italian circuit in 2012 and Guintoli believes the RSV4 has the capacity to raise the bar even further.

“I am very excited about riding my RSV4 in Monza,” he said.

“We come here as ranking leaders, just as the championship is getting heated up.

“I like this track and it suits the Aprilia perfectly.

“Hopefully we can beat the all time Superbike top speed record and come back with two strong results.”

Guintoli has finished on the rostrum in five of the six races held so far, winning at Phillip Island in February and finishing as the runner-up at the Australian venue.


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