Last weekend the EAB Racing Team and Glenn van Straalen rode as a wildcard rider in the Italian Supersport Championship (CIV). It was a good weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the Dutch squad. With a second and first place, the young Dutchman had a good test in preparation for the world championship that will take place here at the beginning of June.
Friday we saw one free practice session and the first qualifying session. It is therefore important to create the right feeling with the motorcycle as quickly as possible. On Saturday morning it was time for the second qualifying session, followed by the first race of the weekend. Sunday afternoon we closed with the second race in the Italian championship.
During the first race there was a front group of four riders. It was a great race of fourteen laps, in which many positions were changed. It was exciting until the last moment and Glenn crossed the finish line in second place.
On Sunday afternoon we saw a copy of the first race. Again we saw a leading group of four riders, in which positions were changed several times. In the closing stages, the leader of the group made some mistakes, allowing the EAB Racing Team rider to take the lead and take home the victory.
Overall it was a positive weekend for the 22-year-old Dutchman, who was very pleased with the course of the race weekend in Italy afterwards.
Glenn: “It was a good training in Misano during the CIV Supersport Championship. We rode two good races in which we had nice fights for the lead. I’m happy with the two podiums here in Italy and the feeling with the Yamaha YZF-R6 is very good. We will now prepare for the fourth round of the world championship which will take place in Barcelona this weekend. I want to thank the EAB Racing Team for this weekend.”
From Italy, Glenn will go straight to Spain where the next race will take place on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya next weekend. It is the fourth round of the World Supersport Championship. We will keep you informed via the social media of GVS-Racing.