Hungarian Balazs Nemeth had an encouraging start to the 5th round of the World Supersport championship at Donington Park, UK today.
In mixed blustery conditions, the Complus SMS Honda rider completed just 3 exploratory in this morning’s free practice sessions as the rain began to fall as the riders took to the track.
The weather for qualifying was equally grim, but Balazs, who is typically fast in the damp, posted some impressive early laps at the Derbyshire circuit.
Having been placed well inside the top ten for most of the session, the likeable rider from Budapest perhaps left it a little too long to return to the track as it began to dry, eventually qualifying a provisional 19th for Sunday’s race.
Tomorrow’s final qualifying session will start at 1605 in hopefully much warmer conditions meaning it’s back to the beginning for everyone in terms of set-up.
Balazs Nemeth – Complus SMS Honda: “I only completed 3 laps this morning because the rain was getting worse and we didn’t want to risk a crash. This afternoon I had good speed in the beginning but in the end the track was drying quite fast. I think I maybe waited too long in the box before trying again to make a better lap so in the end I was 19th. It’s not so bad though as it is supposed to be dry and warmer tomorrow so everyone is starting from the beginning again.”