LACONI SOARS TO A FRONT ROW START

Donington Park, Europe, 31 March 2007 – Regis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) put in a superb Superpole performance to secure third slot on the starting grid at Donington Park, placing himself in an ideal position for Sunday’s two 23-lap races.

Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse Ninja ZX-10R) was fast around the majority of the circuit but lost some time in the slower final parts and dropped to what was still a top ten position on the grid ranking, albeit on row three.
As former GP regulars, Laconi and Nieto used all their experience of Donington to make their pre-Superpole preparations, but each is still looking for that last improvement in set-up to allow them to challenge for top places in the races.

After a depressingly cold and wet start on Friday, Saturday was at least sunny and cold, with raceday expected to be a touch warmer and dry.

Regis Laconi: “I am very satisfied after Superpole. The bike is not perfect yet but the team worked well and improved the performance. I really wanted to get under 1’31 in Superpole but I slid a little into the first bend and lost a bit of time. We’ll see tomorrow but we have tried out our race tyres today and I felt good. I did 13 laps and no problems; the rear tyre was OK. I will use warm-up to try and make the bike go around here even easier, and feel better to go fast with.
Fonsi Nieto: “I think I could have gone a bit faster because in T1 and T2 I going very well but I lost so much in the last section and because of that I can do no better in the lap time. My general pace was good but we still lose some time there. We have to push hard in race and I have to make a good start to get the best finish.”

 

 


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