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Disappointing race day for Giugliano in Russia

Davide Giugliano has to settle for a mere sixth place finish at the Moscow Raceway, well down on expectations after a strong performance in practice.
Davide Giugliano has apologised to his Althea Ducati team after being unable to turn his single-lap pace around the Moscow Raceway into a better race result.

Despite a fall in Superpole that left him eighth on the grid, Giugliano had been a star performer over the course of the Russian event and seemed the most realistic contender to Carlos Checa heading into the two races.

As it happens, neither Checa nor Giugliano could replicate their qualifying form over a longer distance as both riders struggled to keep rivals at bay down the long straight, which in turn doubled up as the only realistic point for overtaking.

Forced to push hard through the twistier sections, Giugliano says his tyres went off quickly in both races, the reigning Superstock 1000 champion falling out of race one from fifth position before finishing a distant sixth in race two.

Fortunate to gain two positions at the end of the second race after Jonathan Rea and Eugene Laverty fell ahead of him, Giugliano is hoping for better fortune in the coming rounds.

“I'm sorry for race one. I was fast, one of the fastest on track at that point and I didn't realize in time that the front tyre had started to suffer very early on, finding myself on the ground before I could do anything.

“In the second race I decided to stay calm in the first half and try to control the tyre wear but when I wanted to start pushing, from mid-race on, the front tyre wasn't performing and it only got worse in the later stages. I hope that in the next races, with a little less of a straight, we might do better because here you can see that it was very difficult.”




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Ben1

August 27, 2012 2:40 PM

After the start of race one, he was one of the fastest, especially in the first few laps he gained a lot positions and was fighting for 2nd, but then his pace dropped. It was incredible how easily he was overtaken on the long straight by the fast BMWs/Aprilias.



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