For PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse riders
A hard weekend in general delivered little in the way of success for two of PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse's riders, with the single best result being a sixth, despite high hopes for all when raceday dawned dry and often sunny.
In race one Chris
Walker (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) scored sixth place, with Régis Laconi (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) ninth. Fonsi Nieto (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) fell as he battled inside the top six.
In the second race, Walker was a fighting eighth, Nieto a technical retiree and Laconi only 18th, after running on and having to restart at the very back of the field.
Chris Walker (6th & 8th - 9th Overall): "The second race was much better, it was just that more riders fell off in race one. I got past Kagayama and held him off all race. We were never going to win the world championship this year, but I set myself two goals - to finish top Kawasaki rider and win at least one race. I did both, so I'm pretty happy."
Fonsi Nieto (DNF & DNF - 10th Overall): "In the first race the rear brake was not working like I needed it to and that made me run on after touching Kagayama. Then, in the second race, the chain was jumping the sprockets, so I pulled in to retire."
Régis Laconi (9th & 18th - 15th Overall): "In the second race I was behind Gimbert and I could not find a way past him, and then I tried again two or three times in the small hairpin.
I braked late and I don't know if anyone else saw it, but I ran on and must have missed Chris by about a millimetre. I had a lot of chattering in the second race from my rear tyre so I came into change it. I need to start races closer to the front but it is my mistake. I need to qualify better."
In the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, Alessandro Colatosti (PSG-1 Kawasaki Corse) moved up from his qualifying position to record a 21st place finish at the tricky and often slippery Magny-Cours circuit in France. He finished on the tail of Leon Boevee and ahead of two other riders.