May 21, 2013
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From a press release
issued by Althea Racing
eni FIM Superbike World Championship: Davide Giugliano (34) on his Althea Racing Aprilia RSV4 Factory.
Althea Racing Team – Superbike World Championship
The fifth round of the Superbike World Championship will take place over the weekend of May 26-27-28 at the Donington Park circuit, located close to Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire, England.
Donington Park is one of Britain's most popular racing circuits and home to many exciting and prestigious events. In 1985, the Melbourne Loop was built to increase the lap distance to 4.023 km. It is a parkland circuit set in a natural amphitheatre which allows superb viewing of its fast sweeping corners. After several years break, Donington Park received its official homologation from the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) in 2007, giving the Leicestershire venue the green light to host the races of the Superbike World Championship.
Circuit main characteristics:
Pole Position: left
Races distance: 23 laps (92.529 km.)
Superbike – lap record: Carlos Checa – 2011 – 1’28”988
Superbike – best lap: Tom Sykes – 2012 – 1’27”716
Two weeks after the Monza races, the Althea Racing team is ready for Round 5 of the World Superbike Championship that will take place this weekend on the English track of Donington Park. The Monza races proved that Genesio Bevilacqua’s team and rider Davide Giugliano are continuing to build their experience and are able to compete at the highest levels. On the Donington track the Althea Racing team aims to continue to improve and fight for the positions that count.
Davide Giugliano: “I really like the Donington track. It’s fast but it’s also technical and it’s always fun to ride the undulating sections of this track. Unfortunately the British weather is always an unknown and my hope is that it doesn’t rain. The Monza event didn’t exactly go as I’d hoped because we had some technical problems that limited me. This is another reason why I’m looking forward to Donington, to work hard with my team and obtain important results.”