World Superbike: Gagne & Attack vs. The World, Part 2

World Superbike: Gagne & Attack vs. The World, Part 2

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        Friday had gone about as well as could be expected for two-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champions Attack Racing and Jake Gagne in their Superbike World Championship wild card entry. When Saturday dawned, the team was ready to spend the day making smaller changes in more areas, looking for a better overall package for the undulating, fast Autodromo Internacional do Algarve. 

        “We’re working on a lot of little things. Electronics. Suspension. We’re trying to bring the bike and the rider together,” Attack Racing’s Richard Stanboli said.

        The team had settled on its tire choices, which came at a cost. The way that World Superbike allocates its tires is to give each team a number of stickers that can be used over the weekend. Once the rider leaves the pits with a tire, it is considered part of the team’s tire allocation. Without a real reference point, Gagne was trying them all, and trial and error at this level is expensive. 

        “We put a tire on and he rode it for one lap and knew that he wasn’t going to use that one,” said Oscar Solis, U.S. Road Racing Manager for Pirelli, who was working in the Attack garage for the Algarve round…

             “Attack The World! Part Two,” by Michael Gougis

 

MotoAmerica’s Superbike Championship winning team packed their gear and headed for Portugal to take on the world’s best Superbike riders and teams at the Algarve circuit. Read about the adventures of two-time Superbike Champion Jake Gagne and the rest of the crew as they fought some of the greatest riders in Superbike—they’re in the latest issue of Roadracing World!

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