Sylvain Guintoli continues to lead the World Superbike Championship standings after picking up a pair of podiums at Donington Park, the Frenchman pleased with his 'excellent' results around a relatively difficult circuit for the Aprilia.
Guintoli has been the model of consistency this year, his run of eight consecutive top six finishes, including a win at Phillip Island, earning him the lead of the standings he has maintained over the ensuing four rounds.
It was form he maintained in the races at Donington Park, finishing third in race one before claiming a second place finish in race two.
Indeed, while Guintoli's lead has been reduced to four points by double Donington Park winner Tom Sykes, he was pleased with his run to the podium in both races, claiming the British circuit doesn't suit the characteristics of the Aprilia RSV4.
“I'm quite pleased with the way Race 2 went, not only because of the result. I pushed hard and gave it my all for the entire race, but Sykes was just impossible to beat today. In the first race, on the other hand, I made a few too many mistakes which cost me second place, and considering the lap times I was putting without them I would have been able to close the gap more.
“In any case third and second are excellent results for the championship on a track where we are not able to take full advantage of the RSV4's potential. Now we are off for Portimao, a track which is very well suited for the characteristics of my Aprilia, where we will be able to do some good teamwork.”