The EAB Racing Team closes his home race at the TT Circuit in Assen with positive feelings. This weekend was all about the third round of the FIM World Supersport Championship. It was a good weekend for Glenn van Straalen who took the podium in one race with a third place and an eleventh place in race two.
During the free practice sessions Glenn showed that his race pace was good. On Saturday morning Glenn was in shape and put in a good Superpole session on a sunny TT-Circuit. The track was dry, after being slightly wet shortly before. Glenn clocked a third fastest time at his own pace and was allowed to start the races from the front row.
The first race of the weekend started at 15:15. Glenn started from third place but lost some positions during the start. The rider from Hoogkarspel quickly fought his way forward and was soon on the podium. As the race followed, the rear tire deteriorated, making it an exciting final phase. Glenn kept fighting and finished on a third in front of his home crowd.
In race two Glenn had a good opening but touched several times in the last corner. Because of this he had to go wide and lost ground on the riders in front of him. Not much later, the Yamaha rider came into contact with another rider and had to go to the gravel trap. Unfortunately a lot of bad luck but in the end the EAB Racing Team rider rode a strong race and finishes in tenth place.
Glenn: “It was a positive weekend at the TT Circuit in Assen. We showed good speed over the weekend. The Superpole session was good and I clocked the third place at my own pace. The first race started with a bad start but I picked up the pace and fought my way forward. In the closing stages I struggled with the rear tire but in the end we managed to finish third. It’s great to be on the podium in front of your home crowd. Unfortunately we couldn’t continue this in race two. We were in good shape but we lost time due several moments. I want to thank the EAB Racing Team for this weekend, on to the next race.”
It was a great weekend in front of our Dutch fans at the TT Circuit in Assen. The next race weekend will take place in two weeks’ time on the weekend of 5 to 7 May at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.