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WSBK Aragon 2013: Giugliano just loses out in podium battles

Davide Giugliano battles for the podium in both World Superbike races at Motorland Aragon, but comes away with just a single fourth place finish.
Davide Giugliano comes away from the second round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship having made a positive impression on the new Althea Aprilia RSV4, even if he was denied an even better set of results when he ran out of fuel in the first race.

Following a troublesome opener at Phillip Island, Giugliano proved a consistent front runner throughout the Aragon weekend, pace he demonstrated in the first race as he tussled with Jonathan Rea for what would become fourth place.

However, having wrested the position off the Honda rider heading into the final lap, an 'abnormal consumption' of fuel during the race would see him run out just two corners from the finish line, much to his evident frustration.

Keen to make amends in race two, Giugliano hauled himself into the podium battle with a race-long battle with Tom Sykes. Eventually settling for fourth, the Italian was pleased to pick up a strong finish after the desperate disappointment of the first race.

"The second race was amazing and I finished in fourth place. Following the disappointment at Philip Island, this result is a good pay back for me as only bad luck stopped me. I think that the two races today still went really well. I was fast in both and in the end I reached satisfying results.

“This is the first reactive feedback that we received from our opponents and now we know that with some other bike competitors we cannot compete on equal terms, but I am certain that both my team and Aprilia will continue to make my RSV4 even more competitive. "



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Skiwi1 - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 5:07 PM

Davide now showing regularly that he has the talent and composure required to be amongst the front runners. Whether it was his bike set-up or his line exiting on to the back straight I don't know but it was evident he lacked some of the acceleration required there. Continued time on the bike and development will see Davide continue to improve his results - a little luck wouldn't go wrong either!

prof-x - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 10:20 AM

the bike is good for it, just needs to figure out how to work it to best effect and get the best setup. There is no reason why he cant scrap in the top 6 regularly with that bike under him and podium every now and then, theoretically Davide could achieve better performance than Sykes, but it all comes down to setup.



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