WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP - ROUND 7
LAUSITZ, GERMANY: Race Report, Sunday, June 9
GODDARD SCORES ANOTHER POINT FOR BENELLI
Australia's Peter Goddard scored another point for Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli in today's seventh round of the World Superbike Championship at Lausitz in Germany.
Goddard earned one point for finishing 15th in the second of the two 24-lap races on his 900cc three-cylinder Tornado. Earlier he was forced to retire from the opening race because of a problem with his machine.
The 37-year-old from Wollongong had also scored championship points in the previous two rounds at Monza in Italy and Silverstone in Britain.
Australia's Troy Bayliss won both races in the Lausitz round on an Infostrada Ducati, ahead of American Colin Edwards on a Castrol Honda. Bayliss extended his lead the championship to 39 points over Edwards.
The next championship round is at Misano in Italy on June 23. Goddard provided Benelli with its championship debut at Misano in the 2001 series.
PETER GODDARD QUOTES: "The second race went well. The engine ran better, but very hot. Anyway, we finished with a point and the best lap times of the weekend. Peter Molloy has returned to Australia and given all the information and design changes to be made. Hopefully we can find the extra horsepower we need to be more competitive. The bike handles and does most things quite well, but engine performance is the key to moving ahead with this project."
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (after round 7): Bayliss 310, Edwards 271, Hodgson 165, Haga 153, Xaus 152, Bostrom 143, Toseland 99, Walker 80, Lavilla 68, Chili 58. Other: Goddard 7
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