Airwaves Ducati Ready For Their Retuirn To The Track - June 13th 2007
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Airwaves Ducati return to racing after a four week break this weekend, when they visit Mondello Park, for round 6 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
The team have not raced at the 2.17 mile Irish circuit since 2005, as last years race was cancelled due to appalling weather conditions, but Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam are confident they can achieve a good result at the technically challenging circuit.
Greg holds the Mondello Park lap record with a time of 1m 40.076s and having qualified 3rd there last year, he is confident that he can secure some valuable championship points and chase Kiyonari's 11 point championship lead. "I am really looking forward to getting back to the racing this weekend, it has been a nice break but I am keen to get back out there and start working on regaining the championship lead. Obviously, due to the bad weather, we did not race at Mondello last year but I won there in 2005, so even though it is not a favourite track of mine I am confident that we can get a good result."
Leon Haslam is also looking forward to returning to the racing this weekend saying, "I can't wait for Mondello; the circuit has been resurfaced and improved so I am looking forward to testing that out. It is a good track for racing, so I was gutted that we couldn't race there last year because of the conditions, but hopefully we won't have that problem again this year! When we last raced there in 2005 Greg and I got our first one-two so I am confident we can perform well this weekend. My aim is to qualify well and then I will be pushing for a podium place finish and maybe my first win of the season."
Round 6 commences at Mondello Park in Ireland on Sunday 17th June.