Silver podium in Supersport class
MV Agusta Reparto Corse – YAKHNICH MOTORSPORT
23 – 25 May 2014
Jules Cluzel is MV Agusta Reparto Corse - YAKHNICH MOTORSPORT rider, climbed to the second step of the podium at Donington where there was the fifth round of the World Superbike Championship.
All weekend riders adjust to changeable weather conditions. Dry but cool Friday weather replaced the Saturday rains. Under the rain drops riders of the Russian- Italian team Cluzel and Leonov won 8 and 11 starting positions. However, Sunday's race was held on dry asphalt under the warm sunlight. Breaking from the start to the fifth position Jules consistently, lap by lap, improved it. On the 13th lap the Frenchman led the race hiting back the Dutchman Michael van der Mark who was the holder of the pole position. Viewers witnessed tremendous battle for the victory. The fight lasted until the checkered flag which first saw Van der Mark.
Vladimir Leonov made a mistake in the eighth turn of the first lap and went far beyond the track but could return to the race. Displaying all his skills Vladimir managed to catch up his rivals but even bet most of them and finished on the 15th place.
Jules Cluzel: “Another miracle! It’s still hard, every weekend we have something to fight with, we have what to improve and customize. But this time we didn’t have much time to work with the bike. On Friday we found a lot of problems but the rain on Saturday didn’t allow us to move forward in resolving them. That's why I call it a miracle because today we had to make a correction of settings blindly. The race was amazing, I felt that was very fast today. The victory was possible but I chose not the right decision - in the penultimate turn it was better to be second at the entrance but in any case I got a huge pleasure from the race and I am immensely happy with our result”.