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World Superbike and World Supersport 2013

Round 14: Jerez – Spain

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October 20, 2013

Tough End to a Battling Season for Haslam in SBK

Michel Fabrizio scored a point for the Pata Honda World Superbike team at the final round of the FIM Superbike World Championship after the team found issues with traction and electronics on the Spanish circuit on raceday.

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Michel Fabrizio
Michel Fabriziozoom
Michel Fabrizio

Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) missed out on Superpole qualifying on Saturday and was forced out of each race, entering the pits as he could not maintain a strong lap time and compete.

Michel was 17th in race one 14th in race two, ending his stand-in period for regular rider Jonathan Rea with two points from his Jerez weekend. Both races in Spain were held in warm and dry conditions, after a wet track had been in evidence in the morning after overnight rain.

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the championship title itself after race one by taking a solid third place. Both 21-lap races were won by championship runner-up, Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing Team).

In the final championship standings Rea is ninth with 176 points, Haslam 13th with 91 and Fabrizio seventh with 188.

Van Der Mark Ends His Rookie Season Fourth, Zanetti Fifth

Dutchman Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) ended his rookie FIM Supersport World Championship season in fourth place in the championship, having raced to fourth place in the 20-lap season finale at Jerez. Michael started from sixth on the grid and rode consistently well throughout, even when track temperatures went up and tyre grip went down. He finished nine seconds from the race winner, and 2013 WSS World Champion Sam Lowes (Yakhnich Motorsports).

Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) was fifth in the race and replicated that finish in the championship table after completing his WSS rookie season. He and van der Mark look forward to their second year as team mates in the Pata Honda Supersport team in 2014.

Michael finished the season with 130 points, only ten from third placed rider Fabien Foret, with Zanetti on 119 points.

Danny Webb (PTR Honda) was 11th in the race, the third best Honda rider today, with Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini) just behind him in 12th place. The last Honda points scorer was 19-year-old privateer Marco Faccani (Evan Bros S.M.A HondaI) in 15th place.

Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto) ended his rookie season in seventh place in the championship, after just missing out on points today in 16th place. He experienced problems with his brakes and was already disadvantaged by having to start from 20th place on the grid after troubled practice and qualifying sessions.

Raffaele De Rosa (Team Lorini) crashed out of the Spanish race, but remounted to finish 21st. Ronan Quarmby (Prorace) had a technical issue that stopped him completing another promising race.

Honda riders filled the standings from 19th place to 26th, with Luca Marconi (PTR Honda) 19th and Lee Johnson (Team Honda PTR) 20th.

In the championship Tamburini was 16th, having done half a season on a Honda, and De Rosa finished 19th, the last Honda home.

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Leon Haslam
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Michael VD Mark


Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team)
Race result: DNF / DNF Championship position: 13th
“It's difficult to know what to say, really. It's been an unbelievably disappointing way to finish what has been a really difficult season. I'm glad to see the back of it to be honest and we'll try to analyze what happened this weekend so that we can plan to get things in place for 2014.”
Michel Fabrizio (Pata Honda World Superbike Team)
Race result: 17th / 14th Championship position: 7th
“We have had grip level problems all weekend and the disappointing thing is that we were not able to find a solution. This resulted in two very difficult races for me and I am sad that I had to finish the season in this way. I have enjoyed the opportunity to ride the CBR with this team and I wish Jonathan a happy return to the bike on Tuesday.”


Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team)
Race result: 4th Championship position: 4th
“Today was not that bad and we were fighting for fourth place. We missed a little bit of speed and some feeling today but to be honest it has been a good season for us and finished in fourth position overall, so we must be happy. On Tuesday we start a new season and we will have only one goal then, and that is winning.”
Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team)
Race result: 5th Championship position: 5th
“Fifth place is not bad but I lost a lot of time in the first three laps trying to get past Russo. When I did that, the group with Michael had gone and I needed to be there to fight for the podium. Also, towards the end of the race my rear grip dropped off and this has been a problem. I spent the rest of the race alone, which wasn't positive. However, the season has been positive and my feeling with the bike has improved so I think we can look forward to the next season with a lot of confidence.”
Jack Kennedy (Rivamoto)
Race result: 16th Championship position: 7th
“Free practice started well but we just never really improved. We struggled with the gearing and stuff and I felt that if I pushed any more I would crash. We got a good start in the race and I was up to 15th on the first lap but we had a brake problem, which prevented us from going any quicker. I was lucky to stay on in the end but it was unfortunate that Roby Rolfo scored third place, and took top six in the championship, because I wanted to take that position. Seventh overall in my first year? I have to be happy enough with that.”
Roberto Tamburini (Team Lorini)
Race result: 12th Championship position: 16th
"I came back to ride a Honda in the middle of the season and at Silverstone I got some feeling, then the next races were good. In the race this weekend we had a little problem with the set up of the bike, which did not go in a perfect way, but I am quite happy with the race and with my Honda. I would like to stay here again in 2014."
Danny Webb (PTR Honda)
Race result: 11th Championship position: 26th
"It was good, although I would have preferred to have been tenth. You always want to be inside that top ten when you are 11th. It is only the fourth time I have been on the bike and we have made a lot of progress throughout every race. I am really happy with 11th place and scored some points. I had a big crash on Friday, banged my head and I have a sore neck, but I am happy with the way we have progressed. The team has supported me in every way and put no pressure on me."
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Lorenzo Zanetti

World Superbike and World Supersport 2013
Round 14: Jerez – Spain

Superbike Race 1
Rank Rider (Team)
1E. LAVERTY (Aprilia Racing Team)
2M. MELANDRI (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK)
3T. SYKES (Kawasaki Racing Team)
4S. GUINTOLI (Aprilia Racing Team)
5T. ELIAS (Red Devils Roma)
6D. GIUGLIANO (Althea Racing)
17M. FABRIZIO (Pata Honda World Superbike)
RTL. HASLAM (Pata Honda World Superbike)
Superbike Race 2
Rank Rider (Team)
1E. LAVERTY (Aprilia Racing Team)
2T. SYKES (Kawasaki Racing Team)
3S. GUINTOLI (Aprilia Racing Team)
4T. ELIAS (Red Devils Roma)
5C. DAVIES (BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK)
6L. CAMIER (Fixi Crescent Suzuki)
14M. FABRIZIO (Pata Honda World Superbike)
RTL. HASLAM (Pata Honda World Superbike)
Rank Rider (Team)
1S. LOWES (Yakhnich Motorsport)
2K. SOFUOGLU (MAHI Racing Team India)
3R. ROLFO (ParkinGo MV Agusta Corse)
4M. VD MARK (Pata Honda World Supersport)
5L. ZANETTI (Pata Honda World Supersport)
6R. RUSSO (Puccetti Racing Kawasaki)
11D. WEBB (PTR Honda)
12R. TAMBURINI (Team Lorini)
15M. FACCANI (Evan Bros R. by S.M.A. Honda I)
16J. KENNEDY (Rivamoto)
19L. MARCONI (PTR Honda)
20L. JOHNSTON (Team Honda PTR)
21R. DE ROSA (Team Lorini)
23A. SCHACHT (Racing Team Toth)
24I. TOTH (Racing Team Toth)
25C. ALEXANDER (Team Honda PTR)
26B. WATERS (AARK Racing)
RTR. QUARMBY (Prorace)
RTF. ROGERS (Complus SMS Racing)
RTE. BLOKHIN (Rivamoto)

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