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Russia WSBK: In pain Guintoli determined to soldier on

The injured Sylvain Guintoli says he is determined to soldier on this weekend and pick up decent points for his title campaign.
Sylvain Guintoli has once more signalled his determination to make the starting grid for the eighth round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship at the Moscow Raceway despite his 'painful' shoulder injury.

Guintoli – currently second in the WSBK standings, just seven points behind Tom Sykes - suffered a fall whilst cycling in the run up to the Russian event, the Frenchman diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder.

Riding the Aprilia RSV4 for the first time since receiving the injury during Friday practice, though Guintoli admits 13th on the timesheets doesn't look encouraging, he remains a respectable 1.2secs off the ultimate pace and is well inside the safe zone to reach Superpole too.

"This was a bit different than our usual Friday. The first concern was to see if I was able to lean over on the bike, and we're OK there, although I'm obviously not riding at 100%. I need to work on finding the most comfortable riding position since the injury is only five days old and quite painful.

“My times are not the greatest, but in any case it's important to get into the top 15 to be in Superpole just in case it rains tomorrow. A gap of 1.2 seconds isn't that much, considering the conditions.

“We'll keep working on my shoulder now, on the bandaging and therapy with the Mobile Clinic. It won't be easy, but I want to take home some championship points."



Tagged as: Guintoli , Tom Sykes

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