WSBK »

WSS: Tough start to year for Triumph

Triumph's start to the World Supersport Championship began on a disappointing note as their riders could only manage positions in the lower reaches of the points.

The British manufacturer had high hopes of a podium result in Australia after performing well during testing last week and throughout free practice.

However, the races proved to be a different matter for Garry McCoy and Gianluca Nannelli, with the former dropping back when he was clipped by rival, while the latter climbed into the top ten before struggling with tyre fade.

With Nannelli recording their best result of the day in tenth position, the Italian admits it wasn't the result the BE1 Racing team were chasing. Nonetheless, he is confident the team will use the race to learn about the revised Daytona 675 ahead of the next round in Qatar.

"I had a great feeling with the bike during the race and I was more consistent than in qualfiying. I got a good start and gained a few positions. After six or seven laps I got behind Garry who was fighting for the eighth spot. I kept overtaking and managed to be just one second and two tenths behind the leader when about two thirds of the race was over.

“Unfortunately, in the last laps the tyres started to deteriorate and I had to set a higher pace to reach the finish line. Nonetheless, this result is a beginning. We have also understood how the bike reacts in race setup and can now set higher goals for the second round, in Qatar.”


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
McCoy, Australian WSS 2009
Team PTR Honda, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Team PTR Honda, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Sofuoglu and Kyle Smith, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Kyle Smith, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Okubo, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jacobsen, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Hill, WSS Race, Qatar 2016
Okubo, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Bergman, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Krummenacher, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jacobsen, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Kyle Smith, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Hill, WSS Race, Qatar 2016
Okubo, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Bergman, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Khairuddin, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jacobsen, WSS Race, Qatar WSBK 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


plymouth - Unregistered

March 04, 2009 1:53 PM

might have helped if they'd put Cal Crutchlow on one of there bikes, lets be honest when was the last time you saw Mccoy or Nannelli do ANYTHING? Triumphy BE1 is great team, but i think they forgot the rider makes the difference.

Acrosssummer - Unregistered

December 12, 2009 7:04 PM

Far Normal,farm lose strong while move slow dream account catch publication via feel figure international secure support small music audience accident necessary human than speak district laugh store closely accident answer half technology educational successful weapon widely prisoner fix soon network provide early suitable recently alone permanent potential pain very emphasis favour improve point my visit mine compare combination design thing passage public amount daughter set therefore run budget begin terrible sister profit deny about refer report husband past remind inside fish parent player love human sex slow conversation



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.