EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen will continue their collaboration in 2023

The EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen are joining forces for the FIM Supersport World Championship in 2023. After a positive year, they will join forces again to hunt for top places in this strong championship.

Glenn van Straalen and the EAB Racing team have signed an agreement for 2023 after achieving good successes last season. The 22-year-old rider and the EAB Racing Team led by Ferry Schoenmakers have enjoyed a long and positive partnership. Last season was a year with good and bad moments for both parties.

The season started very strong in Spain at the Motorland Aragon. Glenn rode two fantastic races and finishes fourth twice. The rider from Hoogkarspel shows wonderful things, including during his home race at the TT Circuit in Assen. During the first race he leads the race in front of many Dutch fans. Glenn manages to score a beautiful second place. In France he also rode a sublime race in which the Yamaha rider also manages to finish second after a great race at the Magny Cours circuit.

In addition to a few podiums and several top ten rankings, it is also a season with ups and downs. Glenn scores many DNF’s during several race weekends, but he doesn’t give up and with a lot of strength he shows what he’s got. Glenn is a real fighter and he shows that several times. We see him back in eleventh place in the final standings of the championship, his best season in the world championship so far.

Glenn van Straalen: “In 2023 we will start again with EAB Racing Team in the Supersport world championship. I look forward to competing with them and Yamaha again. Last season we had very good weekends and I am happy to be able to ride in the World championship for another year, the performance of last season helped with that. I am motivated to start the season!”

Ferry Schoenmakers – team owner: “We are delighted to continue the partnership with Glenn van Straalen in 2023. Last season Glenn made great progression and showed great things. On the other hand, he can certainly take steps in the right direction to become even better and get more out of himself. We as the EAB Racing Team are looking forward to the start of the new season. On to a successful year in 2023!”

The first race weekend will take place at the circuit where we finished this season. The season will start in Australia on the weekend of February 24 to 26 at the Phillip Island circuit. The week leading up to the first race weekend will also include testing at the Australian circuit from February 20 to 21

The EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen closes the season with a top ten in Phillip Island

The last race weekend of the season is over. The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia was the final venue for the FIM World Supersport Championship from November 18 to 20. Glenn and the EAB Racing Team rode their last race of the year. It was a good race weekend for Glenn with an 11th place in the first race and a tenth spot in race two.

Friday morning at 10:30 am local time, 00:30 am Dutch time, the first free practice for the World Supersport started. It was sunny and the temperature was pleasant compared to the days before. The opening day started off difficult for Glenn, still suffering from his injury sustained in Indonesia. As the weekend went on, Glenn started to feel better and got more confidence and speed.

On Saturday morning, the EAB Racing Team rider felt much better on the Yamaha YZF-R6. The Superpole took place on a drying track and Glenn and the team were able to make the right choice with the set-up. It was a good qualifying session in which he set a time that was good for ninth on the grid. However, due to a yellow flag situation, Glenn was reduced to fifteenth place and therefore had to start the race from the fifth row.

The first race of the weekend was on a wet track, something we have not seen before this year. From the start Glenn held his position and it was a long race with eighteen laps. In the beginning it was a bit difficult but as the race followed the 22-year-old rider got a better rhythm and managed to set good times. The second half of the race was therefore extremely strong, with Glenn closing a gap of nine seconds. On the last lap he made up two places and crossed the finish line in eleventh place.

The last race of the season started at 14:30 local time, 04:30 Dutch time. It was a strong race, in which Glenn showed his true fighting spirit. He had nice fights, overtakes and fought his way forward. He made up several places and showed himself at the front of the group fighting for eighth place. In the final laps he rode with a group of four riders with Glenn crossing the finish line in tenth place.

Glenn: “We end the season with a positive feeling. After some difficult races we showed ourselves well in Phillip Island. Friday started difficult in Australia but during qualifying I felt a lot better on the bike. The first race was completely wet, a situation we hadn’t had this season. The opening was difficult but soon I had a better rhythm and good times, which resulted in a eleventh place. The last race I felt good from the start. With great fights and overtaking actions, we end the season in tenth place. I want to thank everyone who made this season possible. Thanks to the EAB Racing Team for their trust.”

As a team we close the 2022 season on a positive note after an exciting course this year in the FIM World Supersport Championship. The EAB Racing Team hopes to announce its plans for 2023 soon, more about this later.

Disappointing race weekend for the EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen in Indonesia

Glenn van Straalen and the EAB Racing Team traveled to Indonesia to race at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit over the weekend of November 11 to 13. It was a difficult weekend for Glenn with an crash in the first race and a sixteenth place finish in race two.

The entire weekend was very warm with temperatures around 35 degrees and an bright sun. The circuit in Lombok, located near the Indian Ocean, was given a new layer of asphalt in the month for the eleventh round of the FIM World Superbike Championship. This created a challenge weekend in Lombok.

On Friday there were two free practice sessions. During the first free practice it was important to get used to the new asphalt and to find the right setting and then take steps during the second free practice. The grip kept getting better during the opening day and after the free practice sessions we saw Glenn back in seventh place overall.

The Superpole on Saturday morning was difficult for the young Dutchman. During the first stint he managed to make steps in the right direction but with the new tire the EAB Racing Team rider did not have the speed as therefor. When Glenn tried to push for a fast time, it went wrong in the first corner resulting in a crash. We saw him back in fourteenth place after the Superpole session.

The first race started at 12:00 local time. Glenn had to start from the fifth row but had a bad start and lost several places. It was a hectic opening, with Glenn unfortunately crashing midway through the opening lap. Fortunately, the 22-year-old rider from Hoogkarspel was unhurt.

The aim of the second race was therefore to regain confidence in the bike and to gain racing rhythm. Due to the lack of riding time and speed, it was not the race that was hoped for. It was a tough race in which Glenn rode a lonely race and finished in sixteenth place.

Glenn: “It was a difficult weekend in Indonesia. The combination of high temperatures and new asphalt made it a difficult but also informative weekend. Friday didn’t start bad and I felt good. Saturday’s Superpole started off with a good stint but we couldn’t make progress with the new tire while the others did. Just when I wanted to push for a fast lap I crashed. The first race was unfortunately short, my start was bad and I lost a few places. Not much further I crashed out of the race. In the second race I had not the right confidence, the rhythm and speed were not there as it should be and finished 16th. We are going to recharge and get ready for the last race of the season in Australia, Phillip Island.”

We let the race weekend in Indonesia behind and focus on the last race of the season. We travel to Australia where next weekend November 18 to 20 will be raced at the Phillip Island circuit. We have one more chance to prove ourselves.

EAB Racing Team suffers a difficult weekend in Argentina

In the weekend of October 21 to 23 the FIM Superbike World Championship was hosted in Argentina. We raced on the Circuito San Juan Villicum circuit. It was the tenth race weekend and the first overseas race of the year. It was a difficult weekend for Glenn van Straalen and the EAB Racing team. In race one Glenn crashed out early and scored an eleventh place in race two.

Glenn had a tough opening day on a sunny San Juan track. During the two free practice sessions we worked mainly on the set-up of the Yamaha YZF-R6. The young Dutchman struggled to find the right speed and did not have the right feeling on the bike. We saw Glenn in 11th overall after the first day.

Because Glenn hadn’t found the ideal setting on Friday, this had to be done in the twenty-minute Superpole session. At 11:25 am local time the lights went green for qualifying. The Yamaha rider went straight out and was able to make progress from the first moment compared to Friday. Good progressions were made during this training but it was still not perfect. The 22-year-old rider qualified in eighth place on the grid for the races to be held later in the weekend.

The first race of the weekend started on Saturday evening at 6:30 PM Dutch time. Unfortunately, it was a very short race for Glenn. Shortly after the start of the race, he had a crash in turn seven coming up the straight. He got contact with another rider. It was a nasty crash, in which Glenn fortunately did not suffer any injuries.

In the second race, the 22-year-old rider got a good start and rode a good opening lap while maintaining his position. It soon became difficult for the Yamaha rider, causing him to lose ground on the group in front of him. As a result, the EAB Racing Team rider had a steady race and was in ninth place for a long time. On the penultimate lap, Glenn made a mistake and lost two places. He crossed the finish line in eleventh place.

Glenn: “It was a difficult weekend here in Argentina. On Friday I couldn’t make the progress I wanted and we were too far off the front. Due to some adjustments, the feeling during the Superpole on Saturday morning was better. I was able to improve and qualified in eighth place. In the first race, I crashed during the opening lap. It was an unfortunate situation, which luckily got me unharmed. In the second race I had a good start, but it was difficult to keep up with the leading group. It was a difficult race, in which I unfortunately lost two places in the penultimate lap. In any case, we will take home a few points and focus on the next round in Indonesia. Thanks to the EAB Racing Team for this weekend.”

In three weeks’ time we will be back in action. Then it’s time for the Indonesian round on the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit from November 11-13. Immediately followed by the season finale on the spectacular Phillip Island circuit.

Difficult race weekend in Portimão for EAB Racing Team

The FIM World Superport Championship was hosted at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve circuit in Portugal over the weekend from 7 to 9 October. It was the last race weekend on European soil. Glenn and the EAB Racing Team had a difficult weekend. In the first race he finished twelfth and has a DNF in the second race.

As usual, Friday started with the free practice sessions. Glenn rode lots of laps on a sunny Portimão to improve his feeling on the Yamaha YZF-R6. We also worked hard to find the right setting. The 22-year-old rider finished the free practice sessions in tenth place.

On Saturday morning the Superpole started at 10:25 AM local time, 11:25 AM Dutch time. It was an excellent qualifying session for Glenn who clocked several fast lap times. This resulted in a sixth place on the grid for the upcoming races later in the weekend.

The race weekend was overshadowed on Saturday afternoon by a heavy crash of Victor Steeman in the first Supersport 300 race. The first race for Glenn started later Saturday afternoon. Later.The first race on Saturday afternoon was a difficult one for the Yamaha rider. The start from the second row was excellent and Glenn was able to make up several places on the opening lap. During the race there was a large leading group in which the EAB Racing Team rider managed to mix. Later in the race he had to give some ground to the leading group and ended up in a group fighting for ninth place. In the end Glenn finishes in twelfth place.

In the second race Glenn had a good start and had a sublime opening, showing himself strongly in a large leading group. It was a crazy race but unfortunately Glenn crashed on the seventh lap. Fortunately, he is unhurt. It is a shame to end a race weekend like this.

Glenn: “It was a weekend with mixed feelings. The first day was not bad, we knew what to do with the setup for Saturday. During the Superpole I made a big step with lap time. I was qualified on sixth place on the grid. The first race was difficult and I struggled to keep up with the pace of the front group, I finished in twelfth place. In the second race, we showed ourselves strongly in the opening. Unfortunately, I crashed on the seventh lap. Thanks to the EAB racing Team for this weekend. In addition, my thoughts go out to Victor’s family and friends, I hope the best.”

Glenn and the EAB Racing Team close the European races with mixed feelings. The next race is in two weeks on the weekend of 21 to 23 October. Then we will race at the circuit of San Juan Villicum in Argentina.

A solid race weekend for EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen during World Supersport in Barcelona

The weekend started off difficult for the EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen. During the first free practice Glenn didn’t have the rhythm and speed, which made it difficult into the raceweekend. Later in the afternoon during the second free practice session, the 21-year-old Dutchman had a better feeling on the Yamaha-YZF-R6. He improved his lap times and that gave confidence for the rest of the weekend.

During the twenty-minute Superpole session, Glenn was keen on a good starting position. From the beginning he was in good shape and was in second place for a time. During the qualifying session Glenn was able to improve well compared to the free practice sessions. The lap times went down and Glenn felt good on the EAB Racing Team Yamaha. He managed to qualify in eighth place.

The first race of the weekend was on Saturday afternoon. Due to a crash at the start, the race restarted at 15:40. On the first pass we saw Glenn come through in thirteenth place but then it was difficult to work his way up. He struggled to overtake during the race, so the EAB Racing Team rider crossed the finish line in ninth.

The last race on Sunday didn’t go as planned. Glenn had a good opening lap and was in a large group of riders fighting for first place. In the seventh lap Glenn made mistake and crashed. He lost the front of his machine in turn ten and went down. Fortunately, Glenn didn’t have any injuries, but it is another DNF.

Glenn: “Overall it was a good weekend. Friday started off a bit tricky and we couldn’t find the right setting that felt good. As the day went on it got better and better. I was keen for a good Superpole. The feeling with the machine had improved a lot and that resulted in an eighth place for the races. During the first race on Saturday afternoon It was a bit harder. I struggled to overtake but the pace was good, so I passed the finish at ninth place in race one. Unfortunately on Sunday I crashed out of the race early. This is also part of racing. Thanks to the EAB Racing Team for this weekend.”

The last European round will take place in two weeks. From October 7 till 9, Glenn and the EAB Racing Team will race their second race of the season in Portugal. This time they travel to the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in the south of Portugal. This is also the last European race before the crossing to the overseas races.

Perfect saturday, crash on sunday for Glenn van Straalen in Magny Cours

A very strong weekend for the EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen in Magny Cours, France. After a six-week summer break, it was time to race again in the FIM Supersport World Championship from September 9-11. The EAB Racing Team squad even as leaves France with full motivation and confidence. We finished a good weekend in Magny Cours with a second place and a DNF.

The race weekend started off with mixed conditions but ended with lovely post-summer weather. The free practices were semi wet/dry. Not the optimal conditions to find a good setting on the bike. The opening day started a bit difficult. The Yamaha-rider rode a few laps and was forced to sit out a part of the second practice with braking problems. As a result, Glenn missed important riding time and information on Friday.

During Saturday morning’s Superpole Glenn showed once again that he is really strong. He immediately showed good speed and we also saw a strong racing rhythm by the 21-year-old Dutchman. This resulted in sixth place for the two races to be run later in the weekend.

The first race of the weekend started at 15:15 on Saturday afternoon. The conditions were good, it was dry and the sun was high in the sky. Glenn had a good opening and in the first laps he put in a nice overtake on Dominique Aegerter and Lorenzo Baldassarri for a podium position. Halfway through the race, the EAB Racing Team rider along with Baldassarri managed to break away from the rest of the field. On the thirteenth lap the race was interrupted by a red flag. With this we were over second third of the race distance. This meant a great second place for Glenn.

Everything that went well in the first race but turned around in the second race on Sunday. Glenn didn’t get a good start and lost a few places. It was a chaotic opening lap, which also affected the EAB Racing Team rider, who passed the finish line tenth on the first lap. It was difficult to work his way forward. Unfortunately, the race ended early due to a crash in the adelaide hairpin by trying to overtake. It is a shame to end the weekend like this.

Glenn: “Overall it was a good weekend in Magny Cours. The first day we saw mixed weather conditions and we had some problems with the braking, so we missed usable riding time. The Superpole on Saturday morning was good, I was able to set fast times and that was good for a sixth place on the grid. The first race was fantastic of course. To achieve a podium immediately after the summer break, after the last time in Assen is just great. Race two was unfortunately different. I had a bad start and unfortunately didn’t have the feeling I had during race one. While working my way forward, I crashed which resulted in a DNF. It is a shame to end the weekend like this. Furthermore, we showed ourselves good this weekend and that gives us confidence for Barcelona.”

In two weeks, the FIM Supersport World Championship will be back in action. From 23 to 25 September Glenn and the EAB Racing Team will compete at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.

Double victory during wildcard appearance IDM Assen for EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen

Glenn van Straalen and the EAB Racing Team made a wildcard appearance during the German IDM Championship from August 12-14 at the TT circuit in Assen. A great opportunity to ride in front of the home crowd during the long summer break. Glenn managed to get two times the victory in the Supersport

The free practice sessions were scheduled for Friday. Followed by the two qualifying sessions on Saturday. On Sunday there were two races of thirteen laps on the programm. All this under tropical warm conditions during the race weekend around the 30 degrees.

Friday was all about finding a good base on the Yamaha YZF R6. The bike felt good, Glenn was feeling strong and this together resulted in a good first day on a warm TT-Circuit. The 21-year-old rider closed the opening day as leader.

During the first qualifying session on Saturday morning, the conditions were the best to set the ultimate lap time. Glenn rode some fast times and claimed the Pole Position. The second qualifying in the middle of the day was incredibly hot. As a result, the times from earlier on the day could not be matched. The EAB Racing Team rider focused on the race rhythm for the races to be run on Sunday.

The two races were scheduled for Sunday afternoon. At 13:40 the lights went on green for the first race of the day. Glenn did not have a good start and lost a few places in the first corner combination. But the EAB Racing Team rider fought his way through the field. With four laps to go, the Yamaha rider attacked for the lead in the race to claim race one victory.

The second race of the day went the same way. Glenn rode in second place for a long time and was riding in to for IDM rider Melvin van der Voort. On the third lap before the checkered flag, the rider from Hoogkarspel passed the leader and was able to pull away to take his second victory of the day.

Glenn: “It was a fantastic weekend in Assen. It started well on Friday. The pace was good from the first moment and I was able to ride fast lap times. Qualifying on Saturday also went well. The focus was to get the perfect lap time in the morning because it would be too hot in the afternoon. This worked out well and we managed to get the Pole Position. My race rhythm was perfect and I felt good on the Yamaha, I am happy to finish the weekend with two wins. Thank you to the EAB Racing Team for the hard work this weekend.”

The next race after the summer break will take place from 9 to 11 September in France at the Magny Cours circuit.

Ups and downs for the EAB Racing Team during the race weekend in Autodrom Most

Last weekend from 29 to 31 July, the World Supersport Championship took place on the Czech circuit of Autodrom Most. Glenn van Straalen and the EAB Racing Team did well in the first race, but the second race was not good. From a warm Friday to a cool and rainy Saturday and a perfect Sunday, the weather kept changing.

The Friday practices started well and we saw the Dutchman from Hoogkarspel in tenth place overall after the free practices. The feeling with the bike was good straight away and Glenn managed to get a good race rhythm. The feeling before the Superpole session on Saturday morning was good. This qualifying session was a bit hectic, due to a red flag situation. As a result, the fast times had to be set in the last four minutes. The Yamaha rider clocked two fast laps, resulting in sixth place for the two races.

The first race was on Saturday afternoon. It was a chaotic start with a big crash, which Glenn managed to avoid. He recovered quickly and during the first pass we saw him in fourth place. He soon took over third and started chasing for second. The 21-year-old got followed by seven other riders who were chasing him. Glenn took over the second place and then it was a continuous change with a large group of riders. In the end, the EAB Racing Team rider crossed the finish line fifth after an excellent race.

The second race did not go to plan. Glenn had a good start but when braking into the first corner we saw a lot of movement at the Dutchman’s machine. As a result, he could not stop his machine in time and had to go straight through the gravel. He had to start his advance from the very last place and it was difficult to set the rhythm, which resulted in a fifteen place.

Glenn: “It was a mixed weekend. I used Friday to work on my race rhythm and it turned out well. The Superpole was good. It started with a red flag when I wanted to set a time. In the end I managed to pull out a good time for sixth place. Race one on Saturday afternoon was strong, the first corner was chaotic but after that I was able to get a good rhythm and we battled with a large group for second place. At the end I had it was difficult but with a fifth place we can be satisfied. The second race was bad. I braked to late into turn one and had to go through the gravel. We had to start from the back and I did not have the confidence and finished 15th. Thanks to the EAB Racing Team for their hard work this weekend.”

The first half of the WorldSPP season is over. The next weekend for the World Supersport Championship will take place on the weekend of 9-11 September at the Magny Cours circuit in France. In the meantime, Glenn will be in action with a wildcard at the IDM in Assen from August 12-14.

Good speed but disappointing results for Glenn van Straalen at Donington Park

Last weekend the EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen rode his fifth race of the season in the World Supersport Championship on the spectacular circuit of Donington Park. The EAB Racing Team rider showed good speed all weekend but the results were disappointing.

Two free practice sessions were scheduled on Friday. Temperature around twenty degrees with sun and clouds there were perfect conditions. During the first free practice there were some problems but they were solved during the second practice. Glenn immediately had good speed and we saw him back in second place in the ranking.

The Superpole was excellent from the rider from Hoogkarspel who rode several fast laps and worked his way up to third place. He was even on provisional Pole Position but eventually dropped back to third place. On his last lap, where Glenn was on his way to improve his time, he crashed in the last corner before the start and finish. Nevertheless, he managed to qualify on the front row of the grid.

The first race on Saturday afternoon started half an hour later after some delay due a red flag situation. Glenn started from third position and had a good start. It was a hectic first lap, but Glenn managed it. He passed the first lap in seventh place. From here on he began his advance forward. He overtook some riders and battled it out for third position in the race. Going into the last lap Glenn was in fourth place but when attempting to overtake in the Fogarty Esses it went wrong, he lost control of the machine and was thrown off his bike resulting in a nasty crash. But luckily he was unhurt.

The start of the second race was good, Glenn came through in sixth place during the first lap. He had the right pace and was able to keep up, unfortunately when braking at the Melbourne Hairpin he crashed. Which unfortunately means another zero score

Glenn: “We have shown that the speed is good but with two zero scores we cannot be satisfied at all. The free practice sessions went well and were in good shape after Friday. During Superpole we were able to make some improvements and I qualified third for the two races. The first race was good and I was consistently in the top five, but unfortunately I crashed on the last lap. Race two was short, I braked to late in, which again brought the race to an early end. I want to thank the EAB Racing Team for their hard work. Now the focus is on Most.”

In two weeks’ time Glenn and the EAB Racing team will be back. Then they settle in the Czech Republic. Then we will race at Autodrom Most in the weekend of 29 to 31 July. Glenn recently raced here with a wildcard in the IDM Championship.

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