Alex De Angelis says he made the perfect set up choice before today’s World Superbike race at the Lausitzring which helped power him to second place.
The IodaRacing Team rider charged through the pack aboard his Aprilia machine after starting from 18th on the grid to take his first WSBK podium at the German track.
It also marked the San Marino’s best race since he came back from a big crash at Motegi last year which left him in intensive care for eight days with fractured ribs and vertebrae and a lung contusion.
But today he ran a faultless race, which he attributes to the electronics. “Finally I am back on the podium, I really push it a lot like all season but I had so many problems especially with my body after the big accident I had last year in Japan so that’s why I’m double happy.
“The race was really difficult and very long because the asphalt was really slippery, even compared with yesterday morning it was like really wet but today was really, really bad
“I was kind of lucky that I understood it immediately and even before the start I put a lot of electronic to help me and that was a really good choice.”
Even seeing team-mate Lorenzo Savadori crash right in front of him did little to dampen De Angelis’ pace or desire to push on.
“Savadori crashed and I just focused on my pace. I saw my mechanics making me see they were catching behind. In last four or five laps I push it just a bit more and so immediately I got some more space so I didn’t have any particular pressure from behind on me, so it was good.”