Guintoli podiums at Donington

May 27, 2013

AXO finished the weekend at Donington in the best possible way, placing its flagship rider Sylvain Guintoli on the podium in both races, at the third and second respectively, at the end of two hard-fought rounds.

In Race 1 Guintoli got off to a brilliant start from the second spot on the grid, with Sykes following close behind. However, the Kawasaki rider showed his particular feeling with the track, relentlessly gaining ground, while a spectacular battle raged behind him between Guintoli, Melandri, Laverty and Rea. Guintoli tried to keep Melandri’s pace, but a couple of problems with loss of grip forced the Frenchman to surrender to Melandri and to take the chequered flag in third place.

 In the second race Guintoli was in the fight from the first laps. Sylvain set the pace in the pack behind Sykes, with the Frenchman solidly in second place, who maintained until the chequered flag was waved.

Sylvain's double podium keeps him in lead of the rider standings with a four point advantage over Sykes and 24 in front of team mate Laverty. 

Sylvain Guintoli: “I'm quite pleased with the way Race 2 went, not only because of the result. I pushed hard and gave it my all for the entire race, but Sykes was just impossible to beat today. In the first race, on the other hand, I made a few mistakes which cost me second place, and considering the lap times I was putting in, without them I would have been able to close the gap to Sykes more. In any case third and second are excellent results for the championship on a track where we are not able to take full advantage of the RSV4's potential. Now we are off for Portimao, a track which is very well suited for the characteristics of my Aprilia, where we will be able to do some good teamwork”.

Photo by: Aprilia Racing

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