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BSB - Airwaves Ducati Seek Cadwell Park Success - August 26th 2005

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    Airwaves Ducati aces Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam will be eager to continue their rich vein of form as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship hits Cadwell Park for the tenth round this weekend. Having performed well during the dramatic, incident packed affair at Silverstone a week ago, both riders arrive at the 2.18-mile Lincolnshire circuit, eager to put more pressure on their Championship rivals.

    With Gregorio a potential challenger for the title, he will be eager to master the unique intricacies of the circuit and build on the progress made during the recent BSB test. Leon will be confident having been quickest at the test and will be looking for a repeat of his performance at Silverstone, where he secured his first double podium of the season. With over 40,000 expected for the Bank Holiday meeting and the Championship reaching a critical stage, the weekend's racing promises to be action packed with the Airwaves Ducatis hoping to have a say in the outcome of both races.

    Airwaves Ducati Team Manager, Colin Wright, is hopeful that his team can challenge for victories: "We were boosted by our results last weekend and we will be looking to continue the momentum at Cadwell Park. We tested at the circuit a few weeks ago and made great strides, now it will be a case of adapting to the conditions and working hard to ensure we are challenging for victories. Both Gregorio and Leon have shown excellent skill on the Airwaves Ducati recently and Cadwell Park rewards riders' efforts more than other tracks. It promises to be another tough weekend and we're ready for the challenge".

    Leon was looking forward to racing at Cadwell: "I was quickest at the test which was great and I'm hopeful for another good weekend. Both for the Ducati and me, this should be a good circuit - the track has traditionally suited Ducatis and I think it favours my style also. It is a very technical track and you have to be very specific as to where you want to be when cornering. I am hoping this will be one of the most positive rounds of the season and after last week at Silverstone my confidence is high".

    Gregorio is relishing the challenge of Cadwell Park: "This is the last track of the season that I have not raced before and it is certainly one of the most difficult. I have been testing but still feel I need some more laps to find the best lines around the track. On Saturday and Sunday, I will be working on doing as many laps as possible and am hopeful for good weather. It depends on how practice goes and then I can start thinking about the race. It is not the type of track I like but I'm happy with the way things are going and I'm hopeful of being competitive".

    Free Practice for the tenth round of the BSB series begins at Cadwell Park on Saturday 27th August, with the two Superbike races taking place on Monday 29th August.