Glenn van Straalen has crashed out of today’s World Supersport race at Magny-Cours, a disappointment after a strong weekend in France. After the first practice day Glenn was in 17th place and more than happy about that. Especially as he was very fast under rainy conditions.
‘Overall it was a good day in changing conditions. In FP1 my rhythm was good when the track was drying. FP2 was completely wet. The plan was to make miles in the rain and that worked out very well as I ended on P5 in FP2.’
Also in the Superpole it went very well, while the weather conditions played a big role again but the wet track was no problem for Glenn.
‘It was a strong Superpole on a wet track. P11 is my best starting position of the season, so I was very satisfied. The rain wasn’t bad for me, because yesterday we had a good pace in these conditions.’
The weather conditions on Sunday were much better as the rain disappeared and the sun returned, although the start of the day was cold. Starting from P11 the most important mission for Glenn was to find a fast group of riders aboard his EAB Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-6R. But unfortunately the race ended in a disappointment for rider and team as Glenn crashed out of the race and had to go to the hospital for some checks, but luckily he is fine.
‘Not the way we wanted to end the weekend after the strong Superpole. I had a good start, but in the hairpin I came in contact with two other riders. After that moment I had no brakes in the next corner, so it ended in a crash. I had to go to the hospital for a check, but luckily I don’t have any serious injuries. I want to thank the team for their hard work!’
The next race will be over two weeks’ time in Argentina at Circuito San Juan Villicum in San Juan.