WSBK: Roger Lee Hayden Previews Monza

WSBK Report

Only one week after the Monza CIV (Italian Championship) races, American Roger Lee Hayden and Team Pedercini are now back in the historical Italian circuit to compete in the World Superbike and in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup.

After the good results achieved in the Italian Championship, the Pedercini team are eager to race at this very fast circuit, where they hope to be able to gather the fruits of their first races’ hard work.

For Roger Lee, the sole American in the World SBK motorcycle racing series for 2010, Monza represents a further major challenge in his rookie WSB season.Hayden has yet to earn a single point.

Roger Lee Hayden says: "This will be my first time at the Monza circuit. I have never raced on the track before so I will have to familiarize with this new circuit starting from Friday’s free practices. I’m eager to ride and get to know this historical circuit."

"After the first four races of my first Superbike season I’m more confident with my bike’s set-up and in Monza I want to enter the Superpole because I would like to achieve good results for my team and for all my sponsors".

For Hayden’s Italian teammate, things are not much better as he has earned only one point this year.

Matteo Baiocco says: "I like Monza, it’s one of my favorite circuits also thanks to the affection shown by my Italian supporters. I had one week to rest and I’m fully fit and ready for this fifth round of the World Superbike. I know that I have to work hard during practices, to be able to start in good position on Sunday races and I will try to get as many points as possible".

2010 Point Standings | FIM Superbike World Championship

Leon

Haslam

Suzuki

148

Max

Biaggi

Aprilia

128

Jonathan

Rea

Honda

110

Carlos

Checa

Ducati

103

James

Toseland

Yamaha

86

Noriyuki

Haga

Ducati

85

Troy Corser

BMW

68

Sylvain

Guintoli

Suzuki

55

Michel

Fabrizio

Ducati

53

Cal

Crutchlow

Yamaha

49

Leon

Camier

Aprilia

48

Shane

Byrne

Ducati

48

Jakub

Smrz

Ducati

38

Lorenzo

Lanzi

Ducati

26

Ruben

Xaus

BMW

25

Tom

Sykes

Kawasaki

17

Max

Neukirchner

Honda

15

Luca

Scassa

Ducati

10

Andrew

Pitt

BMW

3

Chris

Vermeulen

Kawasaki

2

Joshua

Brookes

Honda

2

Matteo

Baiocco

Kawasaki

1