Pelikanova finished her premiere season in the Supersport 300 World Championship with 18th place in the Last Chance Race
The last race weekend in her premiere season in the Supersport 300 World Championship ended for the Czech motorcycle female racer Alexandra Pelikanova with the 18th place in the Last Chance Race.
Even at Magny-Cours, a 19-year-old native from Brno did not qualify for the main race of the Supersport 300 category on Sunday when her efforts were greatly influenced by the weather and constant rain showers on the French track.
„We didn't leave the garage in our last free practice at all because of the weather. The weather played with us during the Superpole as well. Group A went out on a completely wet track, while our group completed the session on a drying track. Unfortunately, I did not manage to make any decent lap,” the Kawasaki GP Project female rider said as she set her best lap time of 2:08,443 and finished the Superpole in 25th position. This place was not enough to qualify directly into the main race on Sunday, therefore Pelikanova entered the Last Chance Race, a race from which the first six at the finish qualify for the main race on Sunday.
„I made a good start and overtook several riders, but unfortunately someone hit me in the fifth corner. Fortunately, I did not crash, but I lost several positions and continued with a few seconds gap on the riders ahead of me. I managed to reduce the gap and get a few positions back, but it wasn't enough for any good result. It is a big disappointment for me because I believed that we can achieve a good result this weekend. Anyway, I would like to thank to my partners and fans for their support throughout the whole season,” Pelikanova added.
The last race weekend of this year’s Supersport 300 World Championship will take place from October 24th to 26th, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. However, only the riders from group A will participate in this round. For the riders from group B, including Pelikanova, the season ends with the race weekend in Magny-Cours, France. Therefore, Alexandra Pelikanova finished her premiere season in the Supersport 300 World Championship with 18th place in the Last Chance Race at Magny-Cours.
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