from yamaha italia team
Yamaha Racing Italia experienced the highs and lows of racing in the seventh round of the Supersport World Championship at Brands Hatch today. Jurgen van den Goorbergh took a superb third in a two-part race, behind Karl Muggeridge (Honda) and Sebastien Charpentier (Honda), but the cause of the stoppage was his team mate Fabien was in contention for the lead but, crashed, was run over by Parkes and Curtain and suffered a broken ankle and very badly bruised leg in the process. The incident happened on the tenth lap and the race was immediately red-flagged to allow the ambulance to get to Foret. The race was restarted as a 14-lapper, with the times from the first part added to the second to determine the aggregate winner. At the end, series leader Muggeridge stole the win by the narrowest of margins, finishing just 0.098 of a second ahead of Sebastien Charpentier. Third went to Jurgen - even though it took his mechanics to persuade him that he was on the podium instead of fourth...