Results tagged “World Supersport” from Sunday Sun Blog

Gino's a real Rea of sunshine

By Burning Rubber on Mar 28, 11 04:04 PM

Gino.bloogy.jpgI'VE spent most of today singing a Dexy's Midnight Runners classic. You may know it. It goes something along the lines of "oh-oh-oh Geno-o"

Ok, so the spelling is different but it's been buzzing about in my head since since Sunday afternoon when a certain Gino Rea was one of three Brits to find his way onto the podium at Donington Park.

The Step Racing Honda rider finished third in the FIM World Supersport Race at the Leicestershire circuit after what can only be described as a masterclass in aggressive riding.

LUCA Scassa stole the win from Brit rookie Sam Lowes in a dramatic opening World Supersport race.

Scassa's Parkingo Yamaha stormed past Lowes' Parkalgar Honda as they approached the line for what looked certain to be Lowes' win, bringing Broc Parkes with him, and knocking the Lincolnshire star down to third.

And questions will now be being asked as to why three bikes suffered mysterious rear tyre failures in completely separate incidents, two of which could have been contenders for the victory.

FABIEN Foret continued to dominate the opening round the 2011 World Supersport Championship as he ended the day in provisional pole.

After his solid show in pre-season tests at Phillip Island earlier this week, the Frenchman went straight back to the top of the timesheets despite crashing his Hannspree Ten Kate Honda and only making it out for five flying laps.

But it was a troubled day for Brit youngster Gino Rea who is today nursing torn tendons in his thumb, and could be forced to miss the round if it proves too painful to ride.

FABIEN Foret threw down the gauntlet to his World Supersport rivals after continuing to dominate during the second day of IMS testing at Phillip Island.

Fresh from setting the fastest time during Monday's two sessions at the Australian track, it was business as usual on day two for the Frenchman.

After again topping the timesheets in the first of Tuesday's session, the Hannspree Ten Kate rider proved unbeatable as the second session drew the two-day test to a close, posting the overall best time of 1.33:904mins.

JAMES Ellison hopes to be back out in action this evening after a crash sidelined him during the first day of the official IMS test at Phillip Island early this morning.

The Cumbrian rider was gutted after crashing out during Monday's first session on a damp track.

The Bogdanka PTR rider had started the day leading the field but disaster struck shortly after when he suffered a big crash and injured his knee.

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