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WSS Aragon: Podium pleasure but ‘work to do’ for Marino

Young Frenchman tops a strong weekend off at Aragon with only second ever podium in the World Supersport class for Intermoto Kawasaki.
Florian Marino claimed third place in the World Superport event on Sunday, continuing his consistent start to 2014 after benefiting from Kev Coghlan and Jules Cluzel's crash.

The 20-year old Frenchman arrived in Spain looking to build on the strong opening round performance in Australia where he finished fourth overall, just 0.3 seconds behind the winner.

Having qualified fourth in Aragon Marino made a fine start and was involved in an early battle with the front four. Tyre issues saw his pace slow and the Frenchman had settled for a comfortable fifth before the defining incident at the final chicane promoted him to third.

“It's ok,” he told Crash.net when asked about the rest. “To be honest from the start of the weekend I have some issues with grip on the rear but that was just my problem on the bike. In the race I got a great start but made some mistakes in the beginning. I pushed a bit too much on the brakes.

“The guys in front got a gap and I had no reply to catch them so I stay in my rhythm and got a bit of luck [for the podium]. Track conditions were a bit more hot than usual, there was some issues with grip on the rear but for everyone it was the same,” he said.

“It's great to start the season like this but like I say we have a lot of work to do to be better and to be with the other guys. Australia was good as well. It's a great start of season and we have to see. We had no tests all winter, my first was at Phillip Island and I feel that I continue to ride my bike faster so it looks good for the rest of the season.”


Tagged as: Aragon , WSS , Marino

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