The Catalan Superbike weekend offered three interesting races but left the Nolan Group riders with a bad taste in their mouths. Combativo Caricasulo, at ease however only in race2, always aggressive Chaz Davies who, however, after the top ten in race1, during the superpole race was innocently hit by another driver in an accident that made him unfit for race2.
The Welshman is not in danger but has some broken ribs and will still be forced to miss at least the next round.
All of us at Nolan Group send him our most sincere wishes for a speedy recovery.
CHAZ DAVIES: RACE 1 10th
"It was quite difficult in the race! We were all thrown into the race without any practice laps in the wet. I didn’t feel comfortable in the first half of the race, I didn’t feel like I really understood the bike, I wasn’t relaxed and, in the rain, that’s the first thing you need. I felt like I was riding a little bit tense, and, as the race went on I felt better and better and in the end I could also make some good move in the battle. In the first part of the race I was having so many moments from the rear which was causing me to question if we have the right set-up, and then, as the race went on, it came to me a little bit, the pace got better and I managed to come through and catch the group and get to the front of the group. That was satisfying, I was happy to make progress during the race, but I just lost too much in the first part of the race to bring home a decent result. In any case I think we didn’t put everything together to have the best package today, but I was pretty happy with the last laps. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!"
FEDERICO CARCASULO: RACE2 6th
"The second day clearly went better than the first, in Race 2 we took a few tenths at the start, but from the middle onwards we were quite competitive. Without testing and without references, we went well. We will try to do better in Jerez. "