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BLACK WEEKEND…THE NEXT ROUND WILL COME IN EQUAL POINTS!

The 9th Round of the Superbike World Championship took place last weekend on the Catalan Circuit of Montmeló, a Championship that is offering a truly exciting and hard-fought season finale in all its categories.

In the Supersport 600 category in particular there was no lack of battle on the track, with 36 riders starting at the start enclosed, after qualifying, in just two seconds.

Kevin after the Rounds at Assen and Magny Cours seemed unstoppable and concrete at every opportunity, the man to beat to get the European title; however, to stop his domination of the Championship and completely reopen the games with only four races to go, it was bad luck...

Fast from the beginning of the weekend and always precise in setting up the bike, the 1995 born Spezzino dragged his team to 2nd place in Europe and 11th overall with a gap of only 0.9 tenths from the World Leadership since the first Free Practice on Friday.

However, this was not enough in Saturday's qualifying, in which although Kevin improved his personal best lap by 1.0 seconds compared to 2020, he only managed to position himself in 2nd position in the European Championship and in 16th in the WorldSSP.

In Race 1 Kevin got off to a good start, keeping his position for half of the first lap, then the rain started beating on the Spanish track so much that after a few laps with dry tires on a wet track, the Ligure as well as most of the starting drivers was forced to return to the pits to make a quick tire change.

A Flag to Flag that hindered Team Altogo, thus causing the driver to waste too much time in the pits compared to his opponents.

Upon returning to the track, Kevin had a one and a half lap disadvantage with him, which unfortunately no longer allowed him to recover, even after scoring the third best time in the race.

Even in Race 2 luck was not on his side, after a decent warmup, Kevin's goal was the absolute Top10 and the European podium, a result which unfortunately did not arrive due to a technical problem.

In fact, just at the start of Race 2, the Spezzino had to leave the starting grid with great regret, throwing away the opportunity to gain useful points as an advantage in the European Championship.


Kevin: “A very difficult weekend, after Magny-Cours we certainly wanted more and we could have achieved a lot… it was a real shame to have thrown away this opportunity, unfortunately, unforeseen events happen, races are also this!

The weekend has now passed, so we have to work on our mistakes to always improve, also in view of the next two rounds in Jerez and Portimão which will be the decisive ones. I will give my best as in every occasion and I hope that this time luck is also on our side! "


Kevin will have three challenging and difficult weekends ahead of him, those of Jerez and Portimão which will be the last two seasonal Rounds of the SuperSport World Championship in which Kevin will have to fight with all his strength to be able to conquer the European Title and that of Vallelunga which will be the Final round of the 2021 Italian Speed ​​Championship.


Kevin thanks all the sponsors and technical partners of the 2021 season.



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