Glenn van Straalen has scored a sixteenth place in today’s World Supersport race at Donington Park in England. Glenn had to start the race from P20 after a difficult Superpole session on Saturday as it was completely dry in the beginning and team and rider didn’t expect that and rain came too early to change the settings. As shame as it went very well in a wet FP3, some hours before the Superpole.
And also the start of Glenn on Sunday was very promising aboard his EAB Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-6R, but when the race progressed it turned out to be difficult for him to overtook other riders. But Glenn kept fighting and was in sixteenth place with a couple of laps to go and did everything he could to score World Championship points. At the end he missed a point by only two seconds.
Glenn: “The beginning of the race wasn’t bad and I managed to win some places, but I just couldn’t find the connection with the points. I lost a lot of time in the last sector and that was a shame, because I managed to gain time in the other sectors on the riders in front of me. It was a difficult race and it’s disappointing that we are starting the summer break without points.”
Donington Park was the last race before the World Supersport summer break. The next race will be from September 6 – 8 at Portimao in Portugal.