Media Release: Tuesday 20th June, 2017
“Battle Royale – Scott jumps 18 positions to score another World Championship point”
Glenn Scott rode an incredible race on Sunday at Misano World Circuit in Italy, to take home another 1000STK World Championship point. Despite the soaring weather conditions, Scott managed to fight his way through the field from 33rd on the starting grid to finish the race in 15th.
“I’m over the moon to finish in the points for the second time this season. We struggled all weekend with bike setup and we managed to turn that all round in the race and equal our best result of the season. I’m so happy to have done my team and family proud”.
Scott and his Agro-On Benjan Kawasaki racing team were in overdrive on Friday and Saturday trying to find answers to their multitude of problems. However, Sunday was a different story and they managed to find a setting for the ZX10RR that gave Scott the confidence to have a strong race and be able to pass 18 riders, in order to battle within the top 15.
An amazing start to the race and continued aggression throughout, was what helped Glenn get over the line to score another point. By lap 11, Scott had made his way to 19th in the field of 37 riders, but the race was red-flagged due to oil on track and had to be restarted with a 5 lap dash. Scott got another unbelievable start and by turn 1 had put himself into 12th position. He continued to battle for 12th, 13th and 14th position, but unfortunately he just didn’t quite have the pace to hold it there for the last 2 laps.
“To make 18 places in the race and take home a world championship point after the terrible 2 days we had, I am absolutely stoked. It’s nice to finish the first half of the season on a high, the team and myself are very happy and feeling confident again moving into the summer break. It was a tough weekend mentally and physically, so I just have to send a special thanks to Al Samuels for helping me stay focused and keeping me on track toward success”.
“A big thankyou to my sponsors for their continuous support: Shark Leathers, Daytona boots, Shoei Helmets, West Sliders, Agro-On Benjan and Heel Fit”.
Glenn will now come back home to Australia for the summer break to spend some time with his girlfriend and family before the back half of the season kicks off in August.
The European 1000STK championship continues after the summer break in Lausitzring, Germany from 18th-20th August.