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Robertino Pietri Fourth on Day of Mixed Fortunes for Palmeto Kawasaki
Kenny Noyes started from the pole and had worked all weekend with the team to find a set-up that would allow him to keep a strong pace for the entire 17 laps but he was taken out by a rider trying an impossible move on the first lap. Robertino Pietri rode an excellent race, running toward the end of the race at a very competitive pace.
Robertini Pietri (Fourth) "I have to be pleased with that fourth place because it was important to pick up points in the opener. After qualifying, I thought we would be able to run at the front and fight for a podium position, but with the temperature change the feeling was not the same as yesterday. We weren´t quite past enough to get on the box, but it was a big improvement over last year when we were tenth here. Now we just have to keep improving in the next races."
Kenny Noyes (Pole Position--DNF) "It was a perfect weekend right up until Dani Rivas took me out in a crazy attempt to go from fourth to first in one corner of the first lap. We´re fortunate that there are nine races left and the bike and team are working perfectly so we are still in with a good chance of fighting for the title. Looking at the lap times, I know we would been there for a good scrap with Carmelo (Morales) for the win, I can´t wait for the next round, a Superbike double-header in Motorland.
Lucas de Ulacla (Twenty-first) "It was a good weekend for us. We worked hard and improved our times every time out. I was able to make up a lot of places coming from the back of the grid and we finished 21st, very close to the goal we set for a top-20 finish. The team worked hard for me and I´m very grateful. Too bad it will be such a long wait for round 2. I´m ready for it now.