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.

EAB Racing Team closes the IDM weekend in Most with two podiums

On the weekend of 24 to 26 June, Glenn van Straalen and the EAB Racing Team raced with a wildcard in the German IDM Championship on the Czech track of Autodrom Most. A good training in preparation for the World Supersport Championship which will take place on the same circuit in a month’s time. Glenn rode two decent races, which resulted in a second place twice.

On Friday morning, the first free practice started dry with a temperature around 30 degrees, while the second free practice started later due rain. During the first day, the EAB Racing Team rider was able to make the good progress, what resulted in a second place during the free practices. For this wildcard in the IDM, the 21-year-old rider used the Yamaha with the IDM specifications.

On Saturday it was the other way around, the first qualifying was wet and the second was dry. In both sessions, the Dutchman showed that he had the right pace. He set the fastest time at the Autodrom in Most, which meant a Pole Position for the two races on Sunday.

Glenn had a great first race in the Czech Republic. It was exciting until the finish line. He battled with another wildcard till the finish line for the win. With an excellent rhythm and fast lap times, Glenn was on a good way during the first race at Most. The EAB Racing Team rider crossed the finish as second.

The second race was different. The front runner was gone and Glenn was in third place fighting for second place. He struggled to pass the rider in front of him, once overtaken he was able to get a good racing rhythm again and was consistent throughout the race. As a result, he manages to cross the finish line again in second place.

Glenn: “It was a good weekend in Most. The training sessions went well and so did the qualifying with a Pole Position. The first race I had a good fight for first place and I rode a consistent race. I narrowly missed first place. Race two was different, the frontrunner was gone and I was struggling to pass the rider in front of me. After that a good rhythm again and we had a good race. We did the right thing riding here. We are fully prepared for the World Supersport that will take place here soon. It was a great weekend with twice a second place. Thanks to the EAB Racing Team for this weekend.”

A disappointing weekend for Glenn van Straalen and the EAB Racing Team in Italy

Glenn van Straalen rode his fourth race of the season last weekend from June 10 to 12. This time Glenn and the EAB Racing Team landed on Italian soil where they raced at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. With a retirement in race one and a nineteenth place in race two the EAB Racing Team is looking back on a difficult weekend.

On Friday morning 11:25 the lights went green for the first free practice of the World Supersport Championship. Glenn had a difficult first practice in which he had not the right feeling with the bike. During the second practice he made the switch and was able to rode his pace as we are used to from the 21-year-old Dutchman. We saw Glenn in eighth place overall after two free practice sessions.

The Superpole on saturday determines the starting position for the races. Glenn was able to improve during Superpole compared to Friday. Despite that it was a difficult qualifying for the EAB Racing Team rider. In the last part of the session, the Yamaha rider also crashed, which he luckily escaped without any injuries.

The first race in Misano was truly short. To a hectic start Glenn was in the midfield and then made his advance. But after a number of corners, the Yamaha machine ran into technical difficulties, forcing Glenn to retire on the first lap of the race and send his Yamaha YZF-R6 into the pit lane.

It was a complicated second race for Glenn. He had a poor start and lost some positions in the opening lap. On the first pass he was in fifteenth place and rode in a large group battling for eleventh place. After a few laps two riders in front of him crashed, which Glenn narrowly avoided. Unfortunately, the EAB Racing Team rider was unable to find the right rhythm and finished the weekend in eighteenth place.

Glenn: “It was disappointing weekend in Misano. Friday morning started bad, but in the afternoon I was able to make big steps. The Superpole was good, I was able to improve myself but unfortunately during the second outing couldn’t improve the time. The first race ended early. After the start, the Yamaha machine had some technical problems, forcing me to pit. Race two was good and I was around the points in the early stages until I had to avoid a crash. After that I could not rode the right pace. It has been a rough weekend here in Misano. We are now looking forward to the weekend in Donington. I am confident to put the results right.”

For the next race we will be back in the weekend from 15 to 17 July. Then the World Supersport Championship will be at Donington Park in England.

EAB Racing and Glenn van Straal scores important points during World Supersport Championship in Estoril

In the weekend from 20 to 22 May the EAB Racing rode his third race of the season at the Portuguese Circuito Estoril. It was a good weekend for the 21-year-old Dutchman who once again showed good speed. With a seventh place in race one and eighth in race two, the EAB Racing Team can look back on a good weekend.

Friday afternoon the EAB Racing Team rider Glenn started his first free practice of the weekend. During the first-time practice Glenn was hasn’t had the right feeling on the Yamaha YZF-R6. After some adjustments to the bike things went a lot better for Glenn during the second free practice. We saw the rider from Hoogkarspel back in fifth place overall after the two free practice sessions.

Saturday morning at 11:15 the Superpole started. Glenn did a good qualifying in Estoril and set a time of 1’39.952. He was allowed to start the races from a third starting position. He was able to improve continuously throughout the session and on his last lap he put the Yamaha on the front row of the grid. An excellent performance from the EAB Racing team rider.

The first race on Saturday afternoon. During the start Glenn managed to hold his rhythm and came through in fifth place after the first lap. The following lap, EAB Racing Team rider passerd Jules Cluzel for third place. Then he got into the fight for the lead. Glenn showed excellent speed and passed Dominique Aegerter fighting for place one. Unfortunately due to a crash, his podium chances were lost. But Glenn didn’t hesitate for a moment and picked up his Yamaha YZR-R6 to finish in a neater seventh place.

In race two we saw different weather conditions. It was a race, where splashes of rain made spectacular situations. In the first few opening laps Glenn lost some ground. He closed the gap towards the leading group but got stuck at the tail of the group. The EAB Racing Team rider finished the weekend in Portugal in eighth place.

Glenn: “Overall it was a good weekend in Estoril. Friday morning started off difficult and I couldn’t quite find my way. In the second free practice session, I found more confidence in the bike and with a good tire we were again in good rhythm. I had a perfect Superpole, on my last lap I came in third place. In race one we had a good rhythm until I crashed. Fortunately I was able to pick up the bike and fight my way back to seventh. Race two was a tough race, I had some grip problems throughout the race which resulted in eighth place. We have again secured important points for the championship. Thanks to the EAB Racing Team for this weekend.”

EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen are now fourth in the championship standings. The team will be back on Italian soil in the weekend of June 10-12. Then the fourth race of the season will take place on the circuit of Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”.

EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen had an excellent weekend in Assen
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EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen had an excellent weekend in Assen

EAB Racing and Glenn van Straalen scores great results during their homeround in Assen. Last weekend from April 22 to 24, the TT Circuit hosted the second round of the World Supersport Championship. With Glenn his first ever podium in the World Championship the EAB Racing Team is very satisfied with this result. In race one Glenn finished a magnificent weekend with a phenomenal second place. Race two came due an early end due a crash with the start.

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Excellent weekend in Aragon gives confidence for Glenn van Straalen

Glenn van Straalen and the EAB Racing Team closed the first race weekend of 2022 with a good feeling. Van Straalen rode to his career best results in the Supersport World Championship. During the practices the Yamaha rider consistently rode in the top fifteen. The qualifying was perfect and Glenn was able to set a fast lap straight away. He put the Yamaha YZF-R6 in fifth place for the opening race at Motorland Aragon.

Last weekend Motorland Aragon was the place to be for the World Supersport Championship. Glenn had an excellent opening to the season. The free practices were good, so went the Superpole. Glenn qualified in a decent fifth place. His best qualification this championship.

From a second row, Glenn started the first race of the weekend. The start was hectic for the EAB Racing Team rider. He had to rode wide lines in the first corners. Van Straalen came through the first lap in seventh place, riding in a large group. He managed to fight his way through the group and ended up in fourth place. The top three already had a small lead but Glenn started the hunt for the group in front of him. He was able to keep up with the top three for the first half of the race but as the race followed, he had to let go of the leading trio. Glenn rode a decent race to his best result in his World Supersport 600 career in fourth place.

With the start of the second race Glenn faced the same obstacles as the first race. He had not the best start. The first round was characterized by several moments. As result, the top three was already gone, just like Saturday. The first two laps there was a battle for fourth place, until Glenn passed and was able to ride at his own pace. He was in fourth place for the entire race. Until the last lap, when a rider on the third place got technical problems. the EAB Racing team riders was in third place. Until the last corner the podium seemed within reach. But Glenn got passed by a rider just before the finish. Glenn achieved twice a fourth place at Motorland in Aragon.

Glenn: “It was a positive weekend. The speed was good throughout the weekend. During the free practice sessions, the focus was mainly on the setting of the bike and finding a good basis for the race distance. The Superpole on Saturday went perfectly, I managed to improve my time lap time considerably. I qualified fifth. My best qualifying in the Supersport yet! Both races were good. I felt good on the bike all weekend. Unfortunately, the opening laps were not optimal both of the races and I had to make up a few places both times. When I was in fourth place, the top three in both races were already gone. Of course, I would have liked to finish the second race with a podium, but I’m more than happy with two fourth place finishes. Thanks to the EAB Racing team and on to our home race in Assen!”

In two weeks’time it is the home race for Glenn and the EAB Racing Team. In the weekend of April 22 to 24, the WorldSBK paddock will race at the TT-Circuit in Assen.

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