Soomer, „Again, it's Friday!“
Sunday's race in the WorldSSP class turned out to be more than interesting, as P1 and P2 were decided in the last corner of the last lap. For Hannes Soomer (Yamaha, Kallio Racing), the first half of the race was also combative, because together with the winner-to-be Jules Cluzel, the Estonian was one of those who advanced more than others, rising from P12 on the starting grid to P7, losing only 0.6 seconds to the leader in the fastest lap.
"Again, it's Friday," Soomer sighed after seeing the chequered flag. "All things considered, everything went well, because the changes made after yesterday worked and I was able to use a very well-functioning combination, which was especially efficient in fast corners. If we hadn't lost so much time on Friday, I could have asked for a much higher place today. Maybe I stayed too long fumbling in the second group at first, because later I couldn't catch the main group, although the difference with the first six remained the same all the time."
This year, Soomer took 12th place (105 points) at the FIM Supersport World Championships, and the Swiss Dominique Aegerter (417 points) was crowned the World Champion in the penultimate round.
What happens when you get home? „First we need a fix the body and then the mind. The injured leg needs to be made as strong as the other one and I also have to work with slow corners. I don't have to be afraid of anyone in the fast corners, but getting out of the slow ones needs a new approach. Next year will be extremely exciting, as the addition of new manufacturers and increased engine capacity promises to turn things around. The level of riders is already very high and the addition of new manufacturers will make the World Supersport class even more attractive.”