Maiden STK1000 win for Jezek

Friday, 16 May 2014 09:26 GMT

The Czech rider rode his 1199 Panigale R to victory at Imola.

Ondrej Jezek (Barni Racing Team Ducati) has scored his maiden FIM Superstock 1000 Cup win last Sunday at Imola,  crossing the line with a 1.3s gap on Fabio Massei (EAB Racing Team Ducati). The Czech rider found himself in first position as the race reached its halfway point, as early leader Italian Lorenzo Savadori (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) was forced to an early retirement due to a technical problem.

Jezek succesfully defended his lead from Massei up to the finish line and now lies second in the standings, 7 points behind teammate Leandro Mercado, who completed the Italian podium.

“I’m so happy about this first win in the series” said Ondrej Jezek. “Savadori managed to pull away in the early stages, but after he retired  I found myself in the lead and had to push hard to make sure Massei could not close the gap. It’s good that I managed to ride my Panigale to victory in the team’s home race and I would like to thank all the guys for the outstanding job, my family and my sponsor ‘Fany Gastroservis’. There’s a month to go until the next race at Misano, but I will be ready for it.”