Starting P3 under the SBK reverse grid rules, Eugene was quickly on the attack, jostling for position with Sykes and Melandri in the early stages of the race. As the lead group began to edge away Eugene held his own and managed his pace, eventually taking 5th place and leading home teammate Lorenzo.
Lorenzo started P6, struggling initially to find his pace and progress. More comfortable on his bike than in Race 1, he fended off attacks from De Rosa and Krummenacher throughout the middle of the race. As he found a consistent pace towards the end, he was able to pull away and finish 6th behind teammate Eugene.
With a positive finish to Round 7, the team now look ahead to Round 8 at Laguna Seca in the United States, where they will be hoping to deliver more strong results before the season’s summer break.”