10th April 2018
COLLIN VEIJER DEBUTS IN THE FIRST ELFCIV WEEKEND AT MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT MARCO SIMONCELLI
First race of the ElfCIV premoto3 2018 championship.
The first race of the Italian Speed Championship ElfCIV category premoto3 took place last weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Unstable weather conditions affect the free practice of the weekend and force riders to skip the last practice session of the first day.
Collin Veijer finished the qualifying by bringing his Speed Up to the fourteenth place on the grid from which he started very well in Race1, recovering ten positions. The Dutch rider thus crossed the finish line among the first, signing an excellent fourth place as a rookie in this category.
In race2 Collin was more cautious at the green light, but after the first lap he began to lower the chrono by scoring the best lap time of the fourth lap of the race at 1’51.02. Unfortunately, due to a crash, he did not finish race2.
Collin Veijer#95: “The weekend was difficult for me. With 2 highsiders it was difficult to improve the set-up of the bike during the practice sessions. In Race1 I did not know exactly what I could expect from the bike set-up but during the race I except it and fight with this situation reaching the 4th position. In race2 the team changed the set-up and I had a better feeling with the Speed Up bike. But, unfortunately, in lap 3 when I was working with the front I made a mistake with shifting back the gear and so I lost the rear and that made me crash. I want to thank the team for the hard work they do for me. Also a big thank to the sponsors that make this possible”.