Michel Fabrizio finishes at the foot of the podium13.07.2011
Michel Fabrizio finishes at the foot of the podium
Michel Fabrizio, rider of Team Suzuki Altare, was on the starting grid of round eight of the World Superbike Championship on 9 and 10 July at the Brno circuit. Despite his recent injuries and intense pain in the right foot (a pain-killing injection was given between the two races), the Italian rider crossed the chequered flag of races 1 and 2 in fourth place.
In front of more than 65,000 fans, Marco Melandri (Yamaha) and Max Biaggi (Aprilia) shared the victory spoils. A podium was of course within reach of Michel Fabrizio, although as he was not 100% fit he could not vie with the top three. 'I was happy with the set-up of my bike and enjoyed the two races. We made a small adjustment for race 2 to make the grip even better. However, once the front three had pulled out a gap, I found it difficult to catch them. But all in all, I'm pretty happy with the weekend's results', he said after race 2.
Next round at Silverstone on 31 July.
1// Carlos Checa – Ducati – 277 pts
2// Max Biaggi – Aprilia – 238 pts
3// Marco Melandri – Yamaha – 220 pts
7 // Michel Fabrizio – Suzuki – 121 pts - Motul
Images : © Stan Perec