Glenn van Straalen has scored two World Championship points during the first World Supersport race of 2019 at Phillip Island in Australia. It was a race with two parts as it took place under flag-to-flag rules, with a mandatory pits stop to change tyres for all riders. Riders were free to choose when to do their pit-stop, under the condition that no tyre was used for more than 10 laps. Because of this, the race result of Glenn was more than ever a big team effort.
Van Straalen had a decent start from 22nd on the grid and was able to improve lap after lap aboard his EAB Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-6R. Halfway through the race he was in 14th place and thanks to a very constant and impressive race pace, he was able to finish the race in the same position.
Glenn: ‘I’m very satisfied with these two points. It was not an easy weekend and then it’s good to finish the race in P14. Because of the pit stop the role of the team was very important and I want to thank them for their good job. My race pace was good and it’s good to start the season with World Championship points.’
The next race is in Thailand as the World Supersport championship will visit the Chang International Circuit from March 15 – 17.