Gerloff: “It feels awesome to be on the podium"
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Garret Gerloff achieved a great result in the race in Donington Park after finishing second, while Razgatlioglu was in the first place. This is his first podium in the WSBK team and he revealed his satisfaction after the race “It feels awesome to be on the podium for the fourth of July and feels even better to be up here."- Gerloff said, as quoted by motorsport “This is for my team, the GRT team.
They work so hard and they have so much passion for racing and what we do and I’ve been trying my best to repay a little bit by being on the [podium] box - which hasn’t happened as often as I would have liked this year.
“So it feels really nice to get second, which I didn’t realize was my best [full-distance] race finish, so that’s cool. All in all, the best way to end the weekend”.
After the accident at Goddards, Gerloff had to find motivation again “I got it in third place and I threw away a podium - and it’s the most frustrating [thing],” he said.
“But I kind of had to put it behind me and start over and it was nice to at least maintain my position in the Superpole race [fifth]. “I kind of felt good with the bike and then it was awesome that the rain held off for the last minute because it was looking like it was definitely coming - on the weather app and in the sky a little bit and for it to hold off was better for me.
“I feel like we had more potential to pull out, but definitely feel like we got a lot closer”. The Dutch track is completely different and Gerloff is aware that it will be totally different for him “Luckily I got some experience early but the track is amazing and I know it’s going to feel completely different on a superbike,” he said of Assen.
“But at least I know where to go left and where to go right and I feel like it’s going to be nice to go there on a superbike. “It was a challenge on a GP bike so there was a learning curve there. But to go back there on a bike that I know, my Yamaha R1, I think it should be a good weekend and it’s a fun track, I can’t wait to go back”.