The Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours is to host the final European round of the 2019 FIM Supersport World Championship this weekend and the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda duo of Jules Danilo and Peter Sebestyen head to France with their confidence high.
After a positive result last time out in Portugal when Danilo produced his best World Supersport finish of eighth position, the Frenchman is looking to increase his points tally with another solid performance this weekend.
Danilo said: “I’m really looking forward to Magny-Cours, I think we made a big step in Portimao and I would like to carry on where we left off. It’s a track that I like, it’s got a lot of hard braking zones and those are usually my strong points so I’m sure the work we did in Portimao will help a lot for Magny-Cours. I’m just looking forward to having a good weekend and getting some solid points to fight for that top ten in the Championship because it’s still possible, I’m not far from Peter and Cresson so that would be the plan for this weekend; big points and a solid weekend throughout.”
Teammate Sebestyen also has his sights firmly set on a personal best finish and points haul at the technical and tricky French circuit where the young Hungarian scored his first ever Championship points last year.
Sebestyen said: “I’m really looking forward to sitting on my bike again because we had really good setup and pace at the last race in Portimao. My riding style improved a lot during the summer break and we could see this on the data. I like Magny-Cours, even if it will rain all weekend and the Honda is usually strong there, so I am arriving with the maximum confidence. The goal is to be in the top 8 and get closer to the 9th position in the Championship. I really enjoy working with my crew and that makes it possible to work in the best way during the weekend. See you in Magny-Cours, let’s finish the European races with the best result!”
CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team Manager Simon Buckmaster said: “Portimao was Jules’ best ride of the season for sure and Peter rode well but made life difficult for himself after qualifying. I know I’ve said this a lot but at Magny-Cours we need both riders to be concentrating from the very first moment of FP1, to be fully focussed for every corner, every lap and every session to get the best out of the bike at all times so they can make another step forward and look to challenge for the top six. There are only three rounds to go, the bike is working well and the team is working well as always. Magny-Cours has previously been good for us as a team so we go there in confident mood. Let’s see what we can do.”
The World Supersport action kicks off from Magny-Cours on Friday with Free Practice One at 11:30hrs (Local time).