The start of the second race of Round 5 of the World SSP Championship looked more than promising for Hannes Soomer's fans, because the Dynavolt Triumph rider, who started from P8, could his way fight to P4 on the opening lap and was able to defend the position from the attacks of his competitors. However, the good going only lasted for the aforementioned four laps, after which the progress began to be disturbed by worsening gear-change problems, as a result of which Soomer started to fall back in the line of competitors until he decided to turn off the track in order to save his bike on Lap 10.
"We made some changes after the morning warm-up and I could immediately feel in the race that we had progressed in the right direction," Soomer said after the race. "I felt comfortable on the bike, it changed direction eagerly, and during the first four laps, I felt, for the first time, that I didn't have to jump over my shadow to stay at the pace of the leaders. I stayed within the impact range without taking unnecessary risks, but then I had problems with shifting to higher gears, so after a while, I decided to retire before the gearbox took a fatal hit."
But what happens next? “The bike is sent to the factory where it is determined whether the problems were caused by the mechanics or the electronics. In motorsports, such things happen, and it is up to us to learn to avoid similar mistakes. I am satisfied with the behavior of the bike and the changes, and based on today's results, we can hope that we will leave the Czech stage at the end of July in a much more fun mood." Race 2 of the Donington Round was won by the World SSP series leader Dominique Aegerter (Yamaha), followed by Lorenzo Baldassarri (Yamaha) and Nicolo Bulega (Ducati).