The US round of the Superbike World Championship round has come to an end at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California, rider Alessandro Delbianco and the Althea Racing Team concluding race 2 in seventeenth position.
The 10-lap Superpole race got underway at 11am but unfortunately it didn’t even last one lap for Delbianco, who suffered a crash almost immediately at turn 8, an incident that saw the race brought to a halt with the red flag. The race was restarted a few minutes later but unfortunately the young Italian rider was unable to participate as the damage to his bike could not be fixed in such a short space of time.
The team worked hard to have Delbianco’s CBR1000RR SP2 ready in time for the second Superbike race. From nineteenth on the grid, Alessandro was lying seventeenth through the opening phase. Earning one position on lap four, the Italian struggled to maintain a good pace, crossing the line in eventual seventeenth position.
Alessandro Delbianco: “I’m really sorry about the crash in the sprint race, and particularly the fact that it also caused Beach to crash too. I hoped to make up for things in the second Superbike race but I didn’t have the same feeling I had yesterday and so I struggled to maintain the necessary pace. It’s been a great experience racing here at Laguna Seca for the first time, but I would have liked to do more. Thanks to my team, as they’ve worked so hard for me this weekend.”