The optimism ahead of the 7th round of the World Superbike championship turned into a feeling of disappointment and frustration after both Team Hero EBR riders were unable to finish the day’s opening race and only Geoff was able to contest race two after Aaron’s machine developed a technical issue that prevented him starting.
After having to start from the pitlane in both races Geoff retired his EBR 1190RX after 3 laps in race one because of an issue with the clutch before riding well to climb to 22nd in race two before retiring for a second time to avoid troubles at the front riders on the last lap.
Aaron was running 24th in race one before a technical problem forced his retirement leaving him unable to start the following race as there wasn’t enough time to rectify it.
Of course after such a positive result in Sepang the team leave Misano a little downhearted but will come back positive and ready to fight again in Portimao in a fortnight.
Aaron Yates: “There is nothing much to say apart from that I am very disappointed about my retirement because we made good improvements during the weekend and I really wanted to ride in both races. The whole team is working hard and I am sure in Portimao we will make another step forward in the development of the bike.”
Geoff May: “I tried to push hard in both races but a technical problem with the clutch put me out of Race 1 and in Race 2 I preferred to stop to prevent any problem for the guys fighting for the podium. Starting from the Pitlane left me too far from the other riders and it wasn’t easy to close the gap. We are doing our best and I really hope for a better result in Portimao.”