WSBK debut defies Luca Scassa
Luca Scassa and the newly-formed Supersonic Racing Team were out of luck in their 2010 World Superbike (WSBK) debut.
The Italian SBK rider, who went well in qualifying on his Ducati, missed the start of race 1 and was way down on the rest of the field and then a further trip to the pits meant he lost more time. Luca completed 16 laps instead of the regulation 22 and finished 20th.
At the start of the second Superbike race Scassa’s race Ducati 1098 developed an electrical problem and he had to switch to his back-up machine. Despite this bike having the same set-up Scassa was unable to take it to the limit and in the race he lost ground to Neukirchner, Sykes and Lanzi.
Scassa eventually finished the race sixteenth but will certainly be looking for better results in the next WSBK round at Valencia.
"After Saturday I expected a better result to be honest but we ought to be satisfied with the job we did" declared Scassa. "I missed the start of race 1 and it was not possible to make up on the rest of the field. I preferred to continue the race to test the bike and my best lap was 1 minute 45.1 seconds."
"We had an electrical problem at the start of race 2 and we immediately switched to the second bike. I didn’t have a good feeling with this one however and I struggled in the slower curves. I’m disappointed at missing out on the points but it was an important race to understand where we need to go at Valencia. A big thanks to the team because they did a good job."