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Sylvain Guintoli - Q&A

It's not all about power though because you need to be able to put it down. I think the Aprilia, when it stretches its legs is the best bike, it's the fastest. On the short twisty stuff at the moment though, Tom is very difficult to beat.

The Aprilia also manages its tyres really well.

Crash.net:
How did your distinctive accent come about?

Sylvain Guintoli:
When I first met Caroline, my wife, about 10 years ago I didn't speak much English and I guess I picked up the English accent from her. She's from around where we live, Leicestershire. I'm not trying to put an accent on, it's just how I speak.

Crash.net:
I don't want to put any extra pressure on you, but I have you in my fantasy road race team for WSBK and I need the win this weekend.

Sylvain Guintoli:
(Laughs) I've picked myself as well, I'm terrible!

Crash.net:
Thanks Sylvain.

Sylvain Guintoli:
Pleasure.

Guintoli finished fourth and sixth in Sunday's races, extending his title lead over Kawasakis Tom Sykes from 4 to 13 points..


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Guintoli, Magny Cours WSBK race2 2014
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TalentFan

August 06, 2013 10:45 AM

I have to say I've liked this guy's style for a long time, and its good to see he's proving his ability and coping very well with the pressures of being with a professional outfit and on a bike that can win titles. Guinters clearly loves racing and has a great attitude. He's more than paid his dues - his route to that Aprilia has been long and hard - so many others got a much easier route than SG (and Chaz). The way he explains how riding well makes you feel is something a lot of us ordinary blokes can instantly identify with as well. If he wins WSBK I think he'll be a very popular and deserving champion.

RaceCrafter

August 06, 2013 11:43 AM

''F**king hell, this guy is entering every corner like he doesn't want to get out'. He was doing things on the bike that you wouldn't normally do thats right, more praise on the most talented rider of the last decade. It still amazes me at how many people still speak in awe of Casey Stoner...what a rider!



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