The BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet Superbike Team is
currently travelling to the United States of America to take on to
round six of 2012 World Superbike season, that will take place at
Tooele's Miller Motorsports Park near the Utah State capital Salt
After the Donington Park round, on a track well loved by both riders,
Michel Fabrizio and Ayrton
Badovini are willing to give their all to get the good
results that would match expectations and be in line with the
encouraging performances displayed during practice
and qualifying sessions at previous events.
The North-American track first entered the World Superbike calendar
in 2008 and for the third consecutive year will see its race day on
"Memorial Day" set as the last Monday of May. Of the
numerous layouts of the circuit, the World Superbike will race on
the 4097m "Outer Course" with 9 left-handers and 6 right
handers. The track is located at an altitude of 1341m and this
peculiarity leads to a significant decrease in engine horsepower.
Serafino Foti, BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet
Superbike Team Sporting Director, said:
"This track is a very technical one and has unique
characteristics, like the altitude it's at and the very long finishing
straight, as well as a beautiful range of mountains in the
background. It's a track which both riders like so we're confident
we can have two good races. Finding a good set-up straight away will
be crucial and also the weather will play a big part througout the weekend."
Michel Fabrizio #84: "I'm travelling to Miller
knowing that I have a package that would allow me to do well there. I
love the track. It's a unique one because the
altitude affects the engine performance quite a bit. Let's hope we'll
have a little bit more luck on our side compared to
the rounds we already raced so we can get the best out of me and the bike."
Ayrton Badovini #86: "We'll start the American
round with new bike geometries that I hope will help us making a step
forward. The track is one of my favourites. I want
to race my best and get good results so after that we'll get to
Misano as top players."