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Kawasaki Puccetti Racing seeking continuous improvement at Most

The Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic will host round eight of the Superbike and Supersport World Championships. Just two weeks after its second home round, which took place at Imola, Kawasaki Puccetti Racing is now ready to take on the last round prior to the summer break.

This will be Superbike rider Tito Rabat’s second visit to the Czech track. The Spaniard already raced at Most in 2021 but not with the Ninja he is currently riding. Tito has continued to make progress during recent rounds, gradually building confidence with the team and the ZX-10RR.

In Supersport, Lucas Mahias also knows the Most circuit, having raced there in 2022 when WorldSBK made its debut at the track. But this will be the first time that the Frenchman is competing in the Czech Republic with the ZX-6R. Mahias is a consistent top ten finisher in the races but is aiming to improve on this trend, something he might be able to do already this weekend, considering just how much he likes the track.

The Autodrom Most featured on the production-derived calendar for the first time in 2021, meaning that this is the third time it is hosting the WorldSBK and SSP championships. Located in the north of the Czech Republic, it is easy to reach, even for fans coming from the neighbouring countries. The track was fully resurfaced in 1983 and became the first permanent motorsport complex in what was the former Czechoslovakia, a country in which motor racing had a very long tradition. The track is 4212 metres in length and comprises 21 turns, twelve of which right-handers and nine left.

Manuel Puccetti

“I’m pleased to be back in the Czech Republic, a very hospitable place where we always see a really good, enthusiastic crowd each year. My memories of Most don’t just relate to my work as Team Principal but also to when I used to ride, as I competed in my first European Supersport race there in 2005, even reaching the points. Back to the present though, and I hope that our two riders can continue to improve this weekend. I’m sure they will be doing their very best, as will the entire team.”

Tito Rabat

“I know and like the Czech track and think it can suit our bike well. I think we can score good results if we’re able to work well on the bike, optimizing what we have available. I can’t wait for Friday because I’m confident we can take another step forward this weekend.”

Lucas Mahias

“Firstly, I’m happy to continue racing in WorldSSP with Manuel Puccetti’s team. This will be my first visit to Most with a Supersport, because last year I was competing in Superbike. I really like the track – it’s fast and flowing, a bit old-style. We improved a lot during the last two rounds but have still not achieved results that reflect our potential, so I hope we can do exactly that this coming weekend.”

 

Posted on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023 in News

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