AUSTRALIAN ROUND | SUPERPOLE & RACE 1
Saturday was characterised by bad weather for Balda, who was able to prove his worth in a completely wet Race1, finishing close to the podium.
In the time between Superpole and Race 1 the rain made its appearance again, forcing the riders to race in completely wet conditions.
Balda got off to a good start, finishing the first lap in 6th position.
Lorenzo remained in that position until the middle of the race, careful not to make any mistakes, and then passed Aegerter for 5th place. On the last lap, thanks to Caricasulo’s crash, Lorenzo achieved an excellent 4th place finish.
Tomorrow Balda will be back on track for the last time this season: the warm up will start at 00.55 CET, while at 04.30 the lights will go out for Race 2.
“I’m happy with how the race went, because in conditions like today mistakes are always around the corner. We were first among the Yamahas, which is positive, and we weren’t far off the podium. Tomorrow the objective is to put on a show”.
Lorenzo Baldassarri #7