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Eazi-Grip supported Kawasaki Puccetti Racing World Superbikes weekend rpeort


The seventh round of the Superbike World Championship began today at the Navarra Circuit near Los Arcos in northern Spain. It is the first time that the world championship of the derivatives from the series run on this track, on which only a few riders have been able to carry out tests before this seventh round of WorldSBK.
After being forced to renounce the previous appointment in Most in the Czech Republic, due to the injury and the consequent surgery on his left wrist caused by a fall in Assen, Kawasaki Puccetti Racing rider Lucas Mahias returned to his Ninja today. after a break of almost a month.
In the first free practice session this morning, the Frenchman learned about the Spanish track and worked with his team to find a good set-up for his ZX-10RR. With a time of 1’39 ”802 Lucas finished in sixteenth place. The afternoon session was held with much higher temperatures than in the morning. Nevertheless Mahias improved and with a time of 1’39 ”487 he finished in fifteenth place in the cumulative ranking of the two sessions today.
Tomorrow Lucas will compete in Superpole followed by the first race of the round in Navarra.

Circuito de Navarra – Los Arcos – Spain
Superbike World Championship
Cumulative free practice standings: 1) Rea (Kawasaki) – 2) Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) – 3) Redding (Ducati) – 4) Gerloff (Yamaha) – 5) Locatelli (Yamaha) – 6) Davies (Ducati) ……… .15) Mahias (Kawasaki)

Lucas Mahias

“It was a difficult day. I don’t feel much pain in my injured wrist at Assen, but after a few laps I struggle to ride as hard as I would like, because after a month of rest it’s not easy to get back to riding a superbike. I hadn’t raced on this track for many years and in practice I didn’t remember it anymore. It is very winding and does not suit my driving style, but in today’s two shifts I gritted my teeth and tried to work with my technicians to find a good set-up. In the afternoon I improved and I’m sure I’ll do even better tomorrow ”


The second day of the seventh round of WorldSBK took place today at the Circuito de Navarra, located in the north of Spain. It is the first time that the world championships of the derivatives from the series run on this track. After an absence of about a month, due to an injury resulting from a crash on the Assen track, yesterday Lucas Mahias returned to his Kawasaki ZX-10RR to compete in two free practice sessions, which ended in fifteenth place with the time trial. 1’39 “487.
This morning the French driver was engaged in the third and last free practice session in which, despite still feeling pain in his injured wrist in the Netherlands, he significantly improved his best lap (1’38 “164) finishing in twelfth place in the cumulative classification of the three sessions.
Superpole took place late in the morning and decided the starting positions for the first two races of this weekend. Mahias was the author of an exceptional performance. The Frenchman improved his best lap by over a second (1’36 ”729) and obtained the sixth place overall, which meant a start from the second row, in the race that was held in the afternoon over a distance of 23 laps.
Lucas got off to a good start when the lights went out and finished the first lap in seventh position, close to the leaders, but unfortunately during the second lap he was the victim of a crash that ended his race.
After the long absence from the slopes, Mahias’ physical condition is not that optimal and this also influenced his fall, which fortunately did not cause him any consequences, but denied him a prestigious result. He will try again tomorrow, first in the Superpole race and then in race 2.

Circuito de Navarra – Los Aracos – Spain
Superbike World Championship

Cumulative classification of the three free practice sessions: 1) Locatelli (Yamaha) – 2) Redding (Ducati) – 3) Rea (Kawasaki) – 3) Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) – 4) Gerloff (Yamaha) – 6) Van der Mark (BMW) ……… 12) Mahias (Kawasaki)

Superpole: 1) Rea (Kawasaki) – 2) Redding (Ducati) – 3) Sykes (BMW) – 4) Locatelli (Yamaha) ) – 5) Davies (Ducati) – 6) Mahias (Kawasaki) – 7) Lowes (Kawasaki)

Race 1: 1) Redding (Ducati) – 2) Rea (Kawasaki) – 3) Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) – 4) Locatelli (Yamaha) – 5) Lowes (Kawasaki) – 6) Sykes (BMW) …… .. nc) Mahias (Kawasaki)

Lucas Mahias

“The Superpole went well, but unfortunately the race did not end as we hoped. I started well from the second row, but I immediately realized I had little grip and I crashed on the second lap. We have little grip especially on the front, and we have to work to improve our bike in this respect. I am very sorry for this crash, especially for the technicians of my team, to whom today I would have liked to give a good result, to thank them for the great work they are doing. I still feel the pain in my injured wrist in Holland and for tomorrow I don’t know how much autonomy I can have in the two races, but I will certainly give my best to get the best possible results ”.


The Superpole race and the second race of the weekend were held today at the Circuito de Navarra, located in the north of Spain, valid for the seventh round of the Superbike World Championship. Lucas Mahias is back after a month of absence due to an injury to his left wrist and the consequent operation, following a fall in Assen.
Although he is not yet in perfect physical condition, and his driving is partly affected by pain in his left wrist, the French driver yesterday delivered an excellent performance in Superpole, finishing in sixth place. Unfortunately in race 1 Lucas crashed in the first laps and had to retire.
This morning, on a hot sunny day, Mahias took part in the Superpole race. As in yesterday’s race, the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing rider took off from the second row today, in the 10-lap race.
Lucas did not start very well and found himself in tenth position. Later he could not keep a fast enough pace, and lost positions until he finished fifteenth. Race 2 started in the early afternoon. Before the traffic lights went out, the start was stopped because a rider’s bike turned off. In taking off for a second reconnaissance lap, Mahias’s bike died and the Frenchman had to start from the pit line. Taking up last place on the grid, Lucas started for race 2, but he should have started again from the pit line, as he started after the safety car on the reconnaissance lap. For this reason he was penalized with two long laps and was only able to finish in fourteenth place.
Kawasaki Puccetti Racing’s next appointment with the Superbike World Championship is set for the weekend of 3, 4 and 5 September at the Magny Cours circuit in France.

Circuito de Navarra – Los Arcos – Spain
Superbike World Championship
Superpole race: 1) Redding (Ducati) – 2) Rea (Kawasaki) – 3) Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) – 4) Locatelli (Yamaha) – 5) Lowes (Kawasaki) – 6 ) Sykes (BMW) ……… 15) Mahias (Kawasaki)

Race 2: 1) Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) – 2) Redding (Ducati) – 3) Rea (Kawasaki) – 4) Locatelli (Yamaha) – 5) Sykes (BMW) – 6) Lowes (Kawasaki) ……… 14) Mahias (Kawasaki)

Lucas Mahias

“It was a really difficult day, also because I’m not physically fit yet. In the fast race I didn’t go well, and I just tried to finish it without making mistakes. I finished in fifteenth place, but I don’t think it could have been done better. Race 2 was a half disaster. First my bike turned off on the grid and I started from the pit line for the reconnaissance lap, and then for the race I started from the last position on the grid. Instead I should have started again from the pit line, because I had entered the track after the safety car, and for this I was penalized with two long laps that compromised my race. I only completed it to thank my technicians for their great work. Now I want to rest, to then focus on the Magny Cours home races, where I hope to get better results “.


Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2021 in News

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