WSBK 2019 Round 5 - Imola

The Italian round at Imola SBK 2019 will remain in the memory of Bitubo and Go Eleven Team as one of those to remember.
Unfortunately, the weekend was marked by the severe injured on Friday of Eugene Laverty who was unsaddled from Ducati Panigale V4R getting the fracture of both wrists, forcing him to a difficult surgery that will bring him out of WSBK for some Rounds. Go Eleven Team searched for a substitute and found the availability of the english Tommy Bridwell, now at the top of the classification of British Superbike riding Ducati Panigale V4R. In few hours, the rider flew from Gatwick (London) and reached Imola in time to perform FP3, where he did just five rounds to try finding a setup suitable for his features, and Superpole where he reached the 14th position, preceding other not official Ducati Panigale V4R of Rinaldi.
On Race 1 of Saturday, just after two rounds on a completely different bike than the one he usually ride on BSB, he arrived 12th while in Superpole Race of Sunday, Bridewell surprised everybody reaching the 11th place and overcoming two Ducati Panigale V4R of Rinaldi and Zanetti. Unfortunately, Race 2 was cancelled because of the bad weather conditions, which made the track unfit for use, although Bridewell, as a good english, wanted to participate being sure of succeeding.

Tommy demonstrated to be a good rider of an excellent level, although he did not participate to a race out of British Superbike’s circuit from 10 years (he competed at European Superstock Championship) and he was comfortable with Bitubo suspensions on the bike of Go Eleven Team. It’s important to remember that the bike of Go Eleven Team that he used in WSBK is very different from the bike he uses on BSB where the electronic part is almost absent and the bike is equipped with many different technical components.

Bitubo takes the opportunity to wish Eugene Laverty a speedy recovery and hopes to see him on the track as soon as possible.
An incredible round for Bitubo at World SBK Championship

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