Motorcycle Racing News Jason DiSalvo: No More World Supersport

Jason DiSalvo: No More World Supersport

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Supersport News

ParkinGO Triumph BE1 Racing and rider Jason DiSalvo have mutually agreed to part company following a series of disappointing results in the first half of the Supersport World Championship, which sees the American lying 15th in the points standings entering the second half of the season.

DiSalvo joined the squad at the start of the season following a successful career in the American championships but did not fulfil his potential in the world series, scoring a best of eighth place on his debut in Australia. Following his 11th placed finish at the recent American round, DiSalvo has agreed with the team not to return to Europe to complete the season.

DiSalvo’s departure comes despite the ParkinGO Triumph BE1 squad enjoying its best season, with the team’s other three riders each showing the potential of the Daytona 675 with top five finishes, with Chaz Davies and David Salom currently sitting in fourth and fifth place respectively in the overall championship standings.

Team manager Giuliano Rovelli commented: “I am sad that Jason decided to leave the team and am sure he would have eventually done just as well as his teammates, if he had a little bit more faith. We’ve done everything in order for him to perform at his best, as we’ve done with Matthieu Lagrive who took fifth place at Assen and finished twice sixth, at Monza and Kyalami.”

“We are the team representing Triumph in the world championship and we’ve always treated our riders well. Maybe Jason couldn’t find the right feeling with the bike or perhaps couldn’t quite adapt to the competition. However, I wish him to sign with a team that fits him best.”

Jason DiSalvo says: “The guys on the ParkinGO team really gave me an education about racing at this level, and I thank them for all they’ve done. Being the only team with double the number of riders has made it difficult for each of us to perform at our best.”

“I hope that with one less rider these guys can do better and that I can find a team who’s ready to benefit from my riding. Again, I thank the team for trying as hard as they could with what they have to work with.”

The squad will now consider a replacement rider for the six remaining races of the 2010 season.

2010 Standings Riders – FIM Supersport World Championship

Kenan Sofuoglu

Honda

142

Eugene Laverty

Honda

136

Joan Lascorz

Kawasaki

128

Chaz Davies

Triumph

84

Michele Pirro

Honda

58

David Salom

Triumph

58

Gino Rea

Honda

54

Robbin Harms

Honda

51

Katsuaki Fujiwara

Kawasaki

48

Matthieu Lagrive

Triumph

44

Fabien Foret

Kawasaki

34

Massimo Roccoli

Honda

32

Miguel Praia

Honda

31

Alexander Lundh

Honda

23

Jason DiSalvo

Triumph

21

Bastien Chesaux

Honda

7

Lance Isaacs

Honda

5

Danilo Dell’Omo

Honda

5

Gianluca Vizziello

Honda

4

Sèbastien Charpentier

Triumph

3

Andrea Boscoscuro

Honda

3

Paola Cazzola

Honda

3

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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