Airwaves Ducati Look To Extend Championship Lead At Oulton Park - May 3rd 2007
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Airwaves Ducati head to Oulton Park this weekend for round four of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. With Gregorio Lavilla leading the championship and team mate Leon Haslam in 5th place it will be another exciting weekend of BSB action.
This is the first of two visits to the technically challenging 2.692 mile Cheshire track this season. Last year Airwaves Ducati achieved 6 podium finishes in their two trips there, including a double win by Gregorio Lavilla.
Gregorio Lavilla has a 32 point advantage over his rivals in the championship, having won the first four races of 2007 and a 5th and 2nd position at Silverstone. Although he insists that he is not thinking about the title chase yet, "I am not too worried about points at this stage; it is too early to think about the championship like that. I am focusing on performing well in each race and being pleased with my own performance." He has mixed emotions about previous visits to Oulton Park. "I have good and bad memories from last year; I got a double win there first time round but I did not finish the second race when we went back. So far this season my bike has been working really well though, and if that continues this weekend then I should be challenging for podium places."
After a fall in practice at Silverstone Leon Haslam performed well to achieve a 5th and 6th place and he is confident for a good performance on bank holiday Monday. "I was pleased with Silverstone, after my crash on Friday I wasn't sure if I would be racing so to finish where I did was a good result for me. Obviously my aim is to get my first podium of the season this weekend and I am confident that I can achieve that. I enjoy racing at Oulton Park, it is quite a demanding circuit but we have had good results there in the past, so I think I will be up there challenging for the top places."
Round 4 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship takes place on bank holiday Monday 7th May.