SAM LOWES on his Bogdanka PTR Honda and Jules Cluzel on his PTR Honda declared the Silverstone200 support race at the British MotoGP an excellent test ahead of racing at the same track in the World Supersport Championship in August.
Both racers are back in action in the World Supersport Championship at Aragon in Spain on Sunday July 1st.
Sam: “It was an enjoyable second race but I was forced to slow on the last lap with an electrical problem that dropped me from second to fourth. My lap times were good and we learnt about the tyres and machine set up ahead of the round here in August – it has been well worth it.”
Jules: “Yeah, it has been a good test. Yesterday was raining and it was not good conditions for racing. We started yesterday’s wet race with dry settings that was not the best feeling. It was good to try the bike and different tyres. We understand a lot about the tyres now. I am happy with this test and looking forward to racing again and coming back here in WSS.”
Simon Buckmaster PTR Team Manager: “It’s been a good test and we have learnt a lot about the tyres and machine set up in the wet and dry. Yesterday’s race was short and wet while today Sam deserved to finish second but lost 13seconds on the last lap due to an electrical problem. Jules deliberately started on a softer race tyre and had to pit to change as it was shot after just four laps. This is great information that will help us when we return to race here in August. It’s been a fun event and we have enjoyed being here.”
2: Johnson +39.859
3: Jones +41.870
4: Sam Lowes, Bogdanka PTR Honda +45.638
14th Jules Cluzel, PTR Honda +1:37.771
Silverstone 200 Championship (Provisional)
1: Byrne, 2
2: Johnson, 7
3: Sam Lowes Bogdanka PTR Honda, 11
Jules Cluzel PTR Honda, 20
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