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WSBK Donington Park, UK: Giugliano suffers braking problems with Ducati

Davide Giugliano says he leaves Donington Park with mixed emotions after his race one podium was followed up with braking issues in race two
Davide Giugliano says he leaves Donington Park with mixed emotions after his race one podium was followed up with braking issues on his Aruba.it Racing Ducati which left him seventh in race two.

The Italian rider claimed back-to-back podiums for the first time in his World Superbike career in the opener at Donington, following on from second place in the wet race two at Sepang, but his charge for a third straight rostrum was hampered by braking problems at corner entries.

Managing the issue, Giugliano got home in seventh place to ensure a healthy helping of championship points – which moved him above Honda's Michael van der Mark in the riders' standings – but feels he was denied the chance to battle for two podiums at the British round by the braking problem.

“This weekend left a bittersweet taste in the mouth,” Giugliano said. “After a strong race yesterday, we were hoping to make another step forward to be competitive until the very end of the race. Instead, we had some problems under braking and in corner entry, still to be clarified, which were detrimental to our performance.

“Here in Donington there are 3 or 4 hard-braking corners where it's possible to make the difference, and we lost a lot of time each lap there. Still, yesterday's second place can't be taken away from us, and now we need to work harder to make sure we don't run into similar stumbling blocks in the future and keep improving.”

World Superbikes heads to Misano for round eight where Giugliano enjoyed one of his best outing last year claiming a fourth and a second.



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livewoutlimit

May 31, 2016 7:09 PM

Great to see him rake in solid points rather than binning it. He does race & ride hard which is why I've become a fan of his. If he keeps his head cool & Ducati continues to improve, he should be able to fight for podium every weekend.



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