Team Voltcom Crescent Suzuki

PUIG continua un año más como Sponsor Técnico del Team Volcom Crescent Suzuki en WSB, liderado este año por dos ya experimentados pilotos Randy de Puiniet y Alex Lowes que pilotaran dos motocicletas Suzuki GSXR-1000 L-4.


De Puniet iguala su mejor resultado de la temporada en Qatar

Continuing the strong form shown throughout the Qatar weekend, de Puniet rode an impressive race aboard his Suzuki GSX-R1000 to close his 2015 rookie World Superbike campaign. Elevated to seventh on the grid, the Frenchman held his position for the duration of the second race, despite the challenge from the group around him, to take nine championship points. The opening contest began in a similar vein as he maintained his top-ten position from the outset. Battling with a five-strong group for eighth, he eventually dropped to 12th with three laps to go to collect four points at the flag leaving his season tally at 52 and in 18th position overall. A blistering start to the first race of the night had seen Alex Lowes battle to a podium position – which would also match his season’s best – to take third from Chaz Davies on lap four while holding off the charging three riders behind him for the next three laps. Unfortunately, the British racer was forced to retire his Yoshimura-powered GSX-R on lap seven with an engine failure. The bad luck continued into the final race of the year as Lowes brought his GSX-R into the pits after the sighting lap, failing to re-join the grid as the lights went out and bringing his season to an early close. Lowes concludes his second year 10th in the championship standings with 135 points. 2015’s eni FIM Superbike World Championship concluded under the Losail floodlights with Aprilia’s Jordi Torres and Leon Haslam taking the top step for one race each as the desert temperatures still registered 34°C on track despite the late night schedule. Voltcom Crescent Suzuki would like to thank Lowes, de Puniet and the entire WSBK team for their hard work and determination this season, Suzuki Motor Corporation and Yoshimura Japan for their valued partnership and all our partners for their unwavering support. Alex Lowes: “Thank you to the whole Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team for all their hard work and everyone at Suzuki and Yoshimura for their support over the last two years. It’s such a disappointing way to end the season as we had made a huge step yesterday and an even bigger one today, after a difficult day on Friday. We were fourth in warm up and sitting third in the first race and I felt comfortable enough with the bike to fight with the riders around me when the bike stopped. We changed the engine for race two but unbelievably on the warm up lap it tightened up and I had to pull into pit-lane. It couldn’t be a more disappointing way to end the year but I have learned a lot and I am riding well. ” Randy de Puniet: “I’m very happy to finish the year like that because it was a really difficult season. Race one I was fighting for eighth four laps before the end but I struggled with engine brake and the front tyre-life, so I finished 12th. Race two we made some adjustment with the engine brake and this was better, helped me to stop the bike better so I wasn’t pushing so much with the front tyre, my start was good and I finished seventh. It’s good, it was my best result since Phillip Island so I’m happy to finish on a good point. Thanks to all the guys in the team this year, it was not so easy for everyone so to finish a race like this is good for us all.” Paul Denning – Team Manager: “Randy did a good job today, as he has done all weekend. No mistakes, good consistent pace and was rewarded with equalling his best result of the year with seventh in the last race of the season. Randy has been a very nice person to work with all year, it has not been as successful as either of us had hoped but he has been very professional, and we wish him all the best for the future in his career and in life in general. “On the other side of the garage the evening and the season couldn’t have ended with a more disappointing atmosphere. Alex was quick in qualifying, flying in warm up and in the race had gone from seventh to third – and most importantly looked comfortable fighting with Davies and the Aprilias – so to go out with engine failure was obviously a huge disappointment. The engine was changed but we suffered a technical failure of exactly the same sort on the warm up lap of the second race. Alex deserved a lot better, the team after their efforts all season deserved better and we can only apologise to Alex for tonight and thank him for his unwavering efforts to be as competitive as possible at all times. “Finally at Crescent’s last race with the Suzuki GSX-R, I would just like to say a huge and personal thank you to everyone at Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan, Suzuki’s distributors across Europe, the US and the rest of the world. Our colleagues at Suzuki have become friends and I wish we could have given them a more successful finale to 2015.”

Top 6 para Lowes y el Voltcom Crescent Suzuki en Laguna Seca

A great start off the lights saw the British racer sitting sixth on his Yoshimura-powered GSX-R for the initial three laps of the morning’s action before a small error dropped him back slightly to eighth. Digging deep for the mid-race, Lowes increased his pace to take seventh from World Champion Sylvain Guintoli on lap 17. Lowes then closed the gap on Leon Haslam, pressing the Aprilia rider into an error and claiming sixth and 10 points at the flag. Race two looked to be an equally strong performance for Lowes as he held seventh on lap one after another good start. However it wasn’t to be, as an issue with the front tyre and an early incident on lap two brought about his eventual retirement on lap nine. Lowes leaves America 10th in the standings with 94 championship points and ready for two races in the far-east in the coming weeks. Recovering his weekend’s early form, Randy de Puniet took his Suzuki GSX-R1000 from 17th on the grid to a double 11th place finish for the day’s two races. Battling hard just outside of a top ten position, the Frenchman collects 10 points from his American visit and is looking forward to continuing the developments made. A mixed day of humid clouds, sunshine and the threat of rain saw lower than normal track temperatures (peaking at just 33°C) as Ducati’s Chaz Davies converted his pole-sitting pace into a double race win. As the freight is packed up to travel directly to Malaysia, Voltcom Crescent Suzuki now prepare to journey east for round ten at the Sepang International Circuit on Sunday 2nd August, while Alex Lowes flies first to Japan for the Suzuka 8Hours endurance race next week. Alex Lowes: “I felt good in race one. I made a small mistake in the first turn, but I recovered from that and it was great to race, catch and pass Sylvain and close down on Leon on the factory Aprilia. The bike felt much better than it has done recently and we made good progress over the course of the weekend. The second race I was fully fired up for a good fight to try and get involved at the front but immediately on the first lap it felt like I had a front puncture, the bike was folding everywhere and I had no choice but to come into the pit. The bike itself felt perfect, the same as race one, but we will have to investigate the situation with the tyre. Because it was spitting with rain and the race was effectively over having come in, we threw wet tyres on just in case the rain got heavy which would have allowed us to get back involved. Unfortunately the rain didn’t come, I was out for a few laps but it was clear there was nothing more to be gained. A disappointing end to a really good weekend but the first race has set me up well for the 8Hour next week and I will be coming back to WSBK in Sepang knowing that we can fight with the group.” Randy de Puniet: “Two 11th places, so it’s better than the previous races, but I am a little disappointed because we started the weekend very well. I crashed in FP4 when I had a very good place and qualified 17th on the grid. To start on the sixth row here is not so easy and the feeling was not quite as it was before the crash so I tried to manage as best I could. We made some small adjustments between the two races but it was not enough. I also struggled a little for the second half of race two with the brake, race one was ok, but race two was not as easy, so we will look to improve this and a little more with the chassis for a better corner-entry feeling. Now with this base we can look to improve further at Malaysia. It’s a track I know well and enjoy, after my time in MotoGP™, so I can get into the rhythm quickly and look to have a better feeling with the GSX-R.” Paul Denning – Team Manager: “As Alex said, the weekend has ended disappointingly with a strange problem with the front tyre feeling in race two, but we still have to take the positives from the improvements that have come over the course of the weekend. A far more competitive showing in race one, catching and passing Sylvain – who we have to remember is the current World Champion – and closing down the factory Aprilias shows very good progress. “On Randy’s side, two points scoring finishes is a good step in the right direction. Less than we had hoped for after a good start on Friday but the huge crash in FP4 took the wind out of Randy’s sails a little bit and it was difficult to rebuild to the same level after that but we will look to continue the progress in Malaysia in a fortnight’s time.”

Un top ten para Lowes en Imola

A good start looked to have given Lowes what he needed to battle his Yoshimura-powered GSX-R in the top ten, before he was caught in the crash of Honda’s Sylvain Guintoli, relegating him to the back of the field. His determination as resolute as ever, the British racer began his comeback, fighting his way through to 11th by lap nine to join the top ten for the final five laps. The morning race had seen a similarly good start from Lowes, keeping him in the mid pack before running wide at turn six on the first lap. Regrouping in 16th to continue the fight, the red flag came out on the ninth lap after a turn 15 crash from Kawasaki’s David Salom. A six lap sprint race concluded the morning’s action as Lowes, taking to the grid in 13th, crossed the line in 12th, collecting 10 points from the day’s two races. Continuing to struggle with confidence in the new electronic control systems, Randy de Puniet retired his Suzuki GSX-R1000 from both races having completed 4 laps of each, leaving him in 19th place in the Championship. The weekend’s 65,000 strong Italian crowd witnessed the British domination of the WSBK Championship continue under cloudless skies, as Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea took victory in both races from his teammate Tom Sykes, the two riders each collecting a fastest lap award in the process. The home race, for both Voltcom Crescent Suzuki and Alex Lowes, now beckons as the team return to the UK in preparation for Donington Park in just two weeks’ time on Sunday 24th May. Alex Lowes: “A difficult day but I tried my best in both races. It’s frustrating that we haven’t made more improvements but we’re that far into it now that we just have to keep going, keep our heads down, work as hard as we can and see if we can go better at Donington. Obviously I will have the advantage that I know the track and I think it will be less critical on the electronics so I’m looking forward to Donington already. You have two choices when things aren’t going your way, you either give in or you keep working, keep doing your best, keep trying to improve the bike and see what happens, so that’s what we’re doing!” Randy de Puniet: “I’m very disappointed as Imola was another bad weekend for me. We are still struggling to find the correct base setting for the electronics system and it has now affected three race weekends. I really hope we can find the solution at Donington so we can start building our season from there.” Paul Denning – Team Manager: “A very challenging day at the office. The whole Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team could not be working harder to find the correct solutions – from tyre technicians to crew chiefs, everybody is giving 100%. The biggest frustration is that the very clear results of our testing after Assen did not translate at all to the Imola Circuit. If a bike has issues with throttle connection, driveability and engine brake control, these issues will be multiplied at Imola due to the very technical layout of the track and that’s exactly what happened. Equally, when the focus is on these fundamental problems, normal chassis setting work takes a back seat and the overall bike performance doesn’t progress as it should. “Again, Alex simply did all we could ask of him and rode really well to score good points. He has continued to apply himself in a difficult situation, and to set his best lap time of the day on the final lap of race two shows his commitment to the very end. His efforts and natural speed indicate that we will be straight back into a stronger position when the fundamental problems are solved.”

Top ten para Lowes después de un dramático día en Assen para el Voltcom Crescent Suzuki

Strong starts in both the day’s 21-lap races had seen Lowes circulating in fifth, before succumbing to the engine brake setting issue that had hampered his weekend. His impressive pace in the afternoon’s contest – setting a fastest lap on his third revolution and continuing to run with the front group for the first six laps – highlighted the progress made with the Yoshimura-powered machines, however, his four place drop due to running wide at turn one acknowledged there is more work to be done. Despite this, the British racer continued his charge at the Cathedral of Speed, progressing to eighth for the concluding six laps, and holding off the Ducati of Xavi Fores before he was caught on the final revolution to take ninth, and seven Championship points. The morning’s battle had begun in a similar vein, with Lowes making a great start before being relegated to 13th on the second lap. A fairly solitary and uneventful mid-race looked to be granting him the valuable information needed to continue the team’s progression with the GSX-R’s new systems, before another unfortunate, but seemingly harmless, run-on at the first corner on lap nine became an unexpected accident. De Puniet – running three places behind Lowes – crashed under braking into Haarbocht on the same lap, collecting his teammate in the aftermath. The Crescent team quickly responded by preparing the second race bike for the afternoon encounter, however, the Frenchman’s day did not improve. With the continuing set-up issues apparent from the start, de Puniet retired the GSX-R1000 on the sixth lap. An expectant 50,000 strong crowd saw Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea claim both fourth round victories to extend his lead on the Championship, with local hero Michael van der Mark (Honda) securing his debut WSBK podium with a double third. Voltcom Crescent Suzuki now heads back to the UK for two weeks of continued evaluation and preparation ahead of the Acerbis Italian Round at Imola on Sunday 10th May. Alex Lowes: “Today was always going to be difficult but I gave it my best right to the end. It’s our first top ten with the new system which is positive, especially as no one else crashed so it’s a genuine result. We ran strongly for the first few laps of race two, until I got caught out entering turn one, so obviously still need to improve, but we’ve all done our best so we can be happy with that. Thanks to all the team for working so hard, we’ve got some good information to go on now so we will continue to push forward together and see what we can achieve at Imola.” Randy de Puniet: “I don’t know what to say, we have struggled in every session for the whole weekend. During race one I was running quite well and close to Alex after his mistake, my lap time was good but I was at the limit because I was unable to stop the bike how I need to. I crashed at turn one and hit Alex as I hit the gravel. Luckily we are not injured but the frame of my bike was completely destroyed and we needed to use the spare bike for the second race. As I had never used this bike before we still had problems with engine brake, connection and front suspension, I was running 16th/17th and was not confident, so I decided to stop instead of risking crashing again.” Paul Denning – Team Manager: “We have made some limited progress with the new ECU system this weekend but we still face some fundamental issues, particularly with the engine brake control, that have made it very difficult for the riders to race rather than simply ride. “For Alex making smooth laps on his own in practice has generated some competitive lap times but those have flattered the level of the bike when it comes to being adaptable in racing conditions. The main positives from Assen are that we have moved forward and we understand more about the next steps and priorities, the fact that neither rider was hurt in a very frightening and very scary collision in race one, and Alex’s performance in race two where he ran with the front group until the engine brake issue caught him out into turn one. The way he regrouped and set the sixth fastest lap of the race is another affirmation that when things are right we will be straight back in the fight with the front group. “Randy made the decision to stop in race two – both riders were under instruction not to take any risks, we need to get the bike right and we need two fit, motivated riders when that happens. We will be doing absolutely everything in our power to make sure that we use the next two weeks before Imola to arrive in Italy with a properly competitive GSX-R.”

Primer podio de la temporada para Lowes y Voltcom Crescent Suzuki

Determined to get a great start with his Yoshimura-powered GSX-R, Lowes took second on the opening lap of the final race, holding the position for the first half against the Aprilia of Leon Haslam. Succumbing on lap eight, he continued his stellar 1’34 pace, to maintain a strong gap throughout the remainder of the action, claiming the third place finish and rounding out the day with a podium celebration. Having demonstrated blistering consistent pace all weekend, a bad start to Lowes’ opening race initially saw him demoted him to fifth position before quickly advancing hard on the wheels of Tom Sykes’ Kawasaki. Proving somewhat of a roadblock for the next four laps, Lowes took his chance at turn three, regaining his grid position in the hunt for the podium. A mistake on the 12th lap saw the British racer low-side his Suzuki at turn 12 but his determination saw him remount quickly, allowing him to cut back through the pack to finish sixth on the road. A protest from a rival team saw Lowes’ demoted to seventh for allegedly passing under a yellow flag. Struggling with the new circuit, a determined Randy de Puniet battled to 10th by the mid-point of his first Thai race before a last lap mistake dropped him to 13th. The afternoon’s disappointment continued in the concluding action as the Frenchman retired his GSX-R1000 on lap six, taking three points from the second round and leaving him 15th in the standings. Jonathan Rea claimed both race victories and fastest lap awards aboard his Kawasaki in front of a 50,000-strong crowd at the new Chang circuit in Buriram. Lowes’ podium contributed to his day’s haul of 25 points, promoting him to seventh in the Championship after four races. Voltcom Crescent Suzuki’s next weekend of competition will herald the start of the Europe season, as the eni FIM Superbike World Championship heads to Aragon in Spain on Sunday 12th April. Alex Lowes: “I’m really happy to be back on the podium – it’s a third place but for us it means a lot after Phillip Island! It really should have been two podiums today, I just made a small mistake because I was determined to catch Leon and get second. As a team we’ve all worked so hard but the result is that we are back on the podium and back in the front group, and if we can keep a bit more consistency like this for the rest of the year then it will be a great season for us. “I don’t really know about the yellow flag penalty, it’s a bit of a shame – Salom went off on the astroturf at turn four so he shut off and Troy and I obviously passed him and when we arrived at the next corner there was a yellow flag! To be honest I didn’t think much about it. It’s disappointing as two top-sixes would have been good but it is what it is. “So, one mistake away from it being a really great weekend but I’m really happy with race two, I was quite aggressive at the start but I rode a steady race and it’s a great way to thank the team for their hard work. Now I can concentrate on keeping it going for the next round in Aragon!” Randy de Puniet: “It was difficult for me from the first day; we have struggled with the braking and tried many things. The first race was going well because after 12 laps I was 10th and close to the top-six and even though I wasn’t as confident as I had hoped, I was improving my lap times a lot. After lap 12 I struggled with the braking and could only finish 13th. “Unfortunately in race two we broke the engine. We need to forget this race and start from zero in Aragon. The only positive points are I am in good shape and impatient to ride at Calafat in ten days to try the new Marelli system, because every step is important for us. The team worked really hard and it was great for Alex to finish on the podium so we know we can do it, now we just need to put everything together.” Paul Denning: “After showing great potential in Philip island and suffering a really difficult race day, it’s been very positive to reconfirm the potential of the 2015 Suzuki GSX-R, and of course Alex himself, this weekend in Thailand. I wouldn’t have said the track suited the bike particularly well but we were fast all weekend, qualified well and aside for a very small mistake in the first race, should have been on the podium in both races. Congratulations to the whole team but especially to Alex, who is only in his second year of international competition but is starting to look like a serious contender. “On Randy’s side there are unfortunately a lot less positives, it was a tough weekend from start to finish and we need to reset in Aragon and go forward from there. We all know he is a very high-quality rider, but there are some different characteristics to the Superbike and there is some more adapting to be done. We will get there, and as a team we are 100% behind him.”

Valiente séptimo para Suzuki y de Puniet en su debut en WSBK

Motivado por su salida inicial en el Superbike con motor Yoshimura, y con 22 vueltas de carrera en su haber, de Puniet se pasó una decidida la segunda carrera. La lucha contra su camino desde su 11ª posición de inicio, se unió al-top ten batalla en su segunda vuelta, llegando a séptimo con cuatro vueltas para el final y reclamando nueve puntos en el inicio de su campaña. Luchando con sus lesiones del accidente de la prueba anterior, que causó un grave caso de la bomba de brazo, el francés luchó duro para el comienzo de su carrera de debut, que circula con fuerza en octavo antes de una colisión con otro piloto en la segunda curva vio correr amplia, cruzando el línea en 17a. Relegado al 15 en el inicio de la primera carrera, Alex Lowes defendió duro en su Suzuki GSX-R1000 recuperar seis lugares a medida que avanzaba su camino a través del paquete, forcejeando con Troy Bayliss y su compañero de equipo en la fase de la mitad del camino, para terminar noveno a la bandera. Reagrupamiento para la segunda carrera, un problema técnico vio al joven británico tire en la vuelta de reconocimiento, pero después de volver a unirse a la carrera desde el pit-lane Lowes se vio obligado a retirarse. Con las temperaturas del aire una constante de 30 ° C en todo, las temperaturas de la pista permiten nube luz caiga ligeramente entre las dos razas, la excursión de medio día alcanzando un máximo de 42 ° C. Kawasaki Jonathan Rea y de Aprilia Leon Haslam lucharon por las posiciones primera y segunda, compartiendo uno un pedazo largo de las dos carreras con la Ducati Chaz Davies recoger la tercera posición en ambos. Voltcom Crescent Suzuki vuelve a su base de Reino Unido para prepararse para la segunda ronda de la competencia como el Campeonato Mundial viaja a Asia para su carrera inaugural en Tailandia el domingo 22 de marzo. Randy de Puniet: "Fue una terrible domingo para mí, yo estaba en una gran cantidad de dolor y la primera carrera fue un desastre. Después de seis vueltas yo no era capaz de montar porque tenía dolor en todas partes, además de la bomba del brazo, por lo que era imposible para frenar o acelerar, y traté de manejar una buena posición - Creo que yo era noveno y debería haber sido capaz de terminar décimo. Desafortunadamente Camier me golpeó, me fui recto y finalizó 17º, así que estoy un poco decepcionado. Estaba preocupado de nuevo sobre mi condición física para la segunda carrera, pero por suerte yo era capaz de manejarlo mejor, y he terminado séptimo. Hasta la mitad de la carrera estaba a sólo cuatro segundos de la cabeza, pero después de eso empecé a luchar de nuevo, traté de mantener un buen ritmo y terminó séptimo, que es un buen resultado en esta condición. Sin ninguna puntuación en la primera carrera hubiera sido posible ser séptimo en el campeonato, soy 11 que es una pena, pero después de todo lo que esta semana esto no es tan malo. Ahora es el momento para mí para recuperarme y ponerse en forma para Tailandia. Quiero dar las gracias al equipo por todo y también la Clínica Móvil para ayudarme a montar este fin de semana ". Alex Lowes: "Yo no sé qué decir. Yo y el equipo he puesto tanto trabajo toda la semana para tener un paquete fuerte para hoy y desde el inicio de la sesión de calentamiento hasta el final de mi segunda carrera, todo lo que podía salir mal, lo hice. Es imposible señalar con el dedo a nadie ni a nada, todo el mundo ha estado poniendo tanto esfuerzo para apoyarme y obtener la GSX-R en el grupo delantero y logramos que toda la semana pero hoy en día se vino abajo. En este momento me siento plana pero vamos a retroceder, re-enfocado y reconstruir para la segunda ronda del Campeonato. Todavía hay una gran cantidad de carreras que queda por hacer! " Paul Denning: "Detallar los problemas que tuvimos hoy necesitarían mucho más que una cita en un comunicado de prensa, así que no voy a intentar, sólo basta con decir que este es el más decepcionado Creo que me he sentido en una pista de carreras al final del día basado en el potencial de lo que podríamos haber logrado en comparación con lo que hicimos. Si me vi obligado a recoger las manchas brillantes entonces muy valientes actuaciones de Randy, sobre todo en la segunda carrera, sería uno. En realidad, no estaba en la condición de estar en la cresta de una motocicleta de forma para terminar séptimo en la cantidad de dolor y el malestar que sufría era un gran esfuerzo. "Como equipo nos va a reagruparse, tomar los aspectos positivos de la muy fuerte potencial de rendimiento mostrado por la moto, y por supuesto Alex, esta semana y asegúrese de que nos acercamos a la segunda ronda de una manera positiva y volver involucrados con la lucha en el frente porque no hay duda de que piloto y la máquina son capaces de eso ".

Lowes y Suzuki los más rápidos en el último test en Phillip Island

Continuando su trabajo estelar desde el día de la inauguración, el 24-años de edad, corredor británico conservó su lugar en la cima de la tabla de tiempos en la prueba de la mañana del martes, estableciendo un 1'30.859 en su décima vuelta. Con el primero de los motores de carreras de especificaciones preparado Yoshimura 2015 instalados en su máquina Suzuki GSX-R, Lowes regresó a la pista para la final de periodo de dos horas, la realización de otras 40 vueltas - trayendo su total a 116 para los dos días - su estado anterior suficiente para retener la posición front running. El sufrimiento de la curva 11 del lado de alta del día anterior, Randy de Puniet se perdió en el tiempo de pista inicial para permitir exploraciones en el coxis y la espalda baja. Zafarrancho de combate, ya pesar del dolor, el francés completó 15 vueltas en su Suzuki GSX-R 1000 antes de retirarse por una intervención médica y confía en su recuperación para el fin de semana por delante. Un Circuito de Phillip Island gris y nublado saludó a los corredores Mundial de SBK para el segundo día de pruebas oficiales con temperaturas ambiente alcanzando un suave 22 ° C. Las condiciones más frías veían pocos cambios en los cinco primeros a través de las 48 horas como Lowes, dirigiéndose a dos de las cuatro sesiones, conservaron los mejores tiempos totales en ambas salidas. Voltcom Crescent Suzuki continuará en el circuito australiano para el resto de la semana en preparación para la primera ronda de 2015 la competencia el domingo 22 de febrero, con la apertura de la sesión de entrenamientos libres prevista para el 11: 45hrs, hora local (00: 45GMT) el viernes 20 . Alex Lowes: "Hemos tenido un buen día y consiguió a través de un programa de prueba detallado, no hay demasiado que queríamos probar que no tenemos realmente, así que ha sido una difícil dos jornadas para los mecánicos que trabajan muy duro! La GSX-R es bastante buena ahora, vamos a hacer un par de cambios a lo largo del fin de semana, dependiendo de la temperatura y algunas cosas menores para tratar con la electrónica y el chasis, pero la mejora más importante aún por venir es de mí y sé que algunas áreas puedo montar de manera diferente. Lo disfruté mucho hoy, hice una carrera de gestión, puse mucho esfuerzo y traté de mantener dentro de los límites. Gracias a los chicos de todo el trabajo duro, espero que podamos seguir progresando durante el fin de semana "Randy de Puniet:". No hay mucho que decir, la buena noticia es nada está roto, pero mi espalda está muy inflamado. Tuve un examen hoy y todo se ve bien. Traté de completar algunas vueltas esta tarde para tener una idea de la sensación para el viernes pero fue tan doloroso que sólo hice 15 vueltas y decidimos parar para recibir tratamiento médico después de una hora. Mañana y el jueves voy a buscar un tratamiento adicional para tratar de reducir el dolor, pero estoy seguro de que se acaba de mejorar día a día "Paul Denning - Director de Equipo:". Esta prueba final antes del inicio del Campeonato 2015 ha sido muy buena, y muy decepcionante, todo al mismo tiempo. Para Alex, la prueba no podría haber ido mucho mejor - incluso en un día difícil ayer con algunos problemas, trabajó con mucha calma y terminó el día más rápido en general. Hoy en día, las cosas fueron mucho más suave y Alex volvió a ser más rápido y lo más importante muy competitivos en sus largas carreras - 31.0 en un viejo neumático de 10 vueltas es una muy buena señal para las próximas carreras. "Randy hizo un gran esfuerzo para montar esta tarde, pero el dolor y la restricción de su movimiento, hizo imposible ir rápido. Sin embargo, la moto reconstruido ahora ha sido probado durante unas cuantas vueltas y todo funcionaba bien, y Randy tiene 2 días completos de tratamiento antes del viernes para reducir la hinchazón considerable y conseguir más movimiento en la espalda baja. "Utilizamos nuestros motores de carrera de esta tarde y se realizó muy bien - gracias a Yohei y su equipo Yoshimura por hacer un buen trabajo dentro de la nueva normativa. Todo el equipo de la Media Luna Racing está cuajando muy bien y trabajando como un verdadero equipo, con el personal técnico de apoyo ambos pilotos siempre que sea posible. Parece que la GSX-R todavía tiene las piernas para correr con la manada, por lo que estamos deseando que llegue el fin de semana y para hacer un sólido comienzo de la temporada "Phillip Island -. Eni FIM Superbike World Championship - Test Oficial Combinada Tiempos : 1. ALEX LOWES (VOLTCOM Crescent Suzuki) 1'30.859: 2. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 1'30.880: 3. Jordi Torres (Aprilia) 1'30.971: 4. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) 1'31.075: 5. Leon Haslam (Aprilia) 1'31.102: 16. Randy de Puniet (VOLTCOM Crescent Suzuki) 1'32.402


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