PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse team rider Fonsi Nieto scored two top ten places at a circuit both he and his teams knew would not be a straightforward challenge for the Ninja ZX-10R to handle. His tenth and seventh place finishes came after tough battles, but each PSG-1 rider played a part on the day, despite some further unforeseen issues.

Brittish rider Chris Walker, winner of race 1 in Assen, was right behind Nieto in race one, and tenth in race two, despite his rear tyre spinning on the rim, unbalancing his machine.

Frenchman Regis Laconi was 12th in race one, but in race two he had a ride-through penalty for jump starting, and finished just 19th.

FONSI NIETO: 10th & 7th – 127 Points, 10th Overall: “We know this track, we knew it would be very difficult in these conditions. I thought even before we came here that it would be the most difficult track for us all year. I thought that two finishes in the top ten would have been OK and that is what we got, with a seventh in race two. We had problems in race one with brakes and the tyre spun on the rim, and then the balance went out, lots of chatter. I tried to push at the beginning of race two, with a soft tyre in front, but my start was not so good. I had to push hard at the end but the tyre was finished.”

CHRIS WALKER: 11th & 10th – 134 Points, 8th Overall: “Race two should have been better but the rear tyre spun on the rim. The set up definitely felt better until that point but not much we could do about the tyre movement.”

REGIS LACONI: 12th & 19th – 84 Points, 15th Overall: “My jump start was not deliberate just I made a mistake and actually lost my start completely. The problem was not the jump-start but having such a bad start. But that’s the way it was. I’m not very happy about race one, after I made a mistake under braking when I was trying to push hard. I was a little bit too excited. I thought the bike would be better in race two but I could not use it because of the jump-start penalty. A very hard track for the bike but it is getting better.” 




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