Sometimes, during a rider’s career, you have to stop, think, and maybe change your road, if you understand the one you’re riding is not the right one, if until that moment you haven’t met right people.
Loris Cresson, 18 years old belgian rider, could be the perfect example about that. The young francophone – who had experienced the Moto3 Wolrd Championship in Qatar, a date Loris has tattoed on his arm – has finally found his road only during the last months, when he built the right team, the right confidence, the right motorbike and, obviously, the right mentality.
And it’s really amazing that Cresson has found his road passing from Campionato Italiano Velocità and the 600 Suprersport class, in which Loris partecipate as a Wild Card in 2o16, at Mugello, Misano and Imola, to prepare still as a wild card, the last round of WSSP in Qatar, where Loris had a good time, improving his skills and times every practice and during the race.
But his real revenge, is being this year. In fact, this season Loris is going on with his Team RPM84 – SC Racing, a “family” team, but very prepared as technicians and a motorbike – the Yamaha R6 – which is often one of the fastest bikes.
Same team, same Championship, this time with ELF Sponsorship, but Cresson decided to partecipate all the season long (not only wildcards, ndr), and at the same time, with some wildcards in the World Supersport 600, one of them already done in Aragon, at the first european round.
And before tell you, how went the first CIV round for Loris, one of the best riders in the CIV Supersport, we must resume his career until now, for people who don’t know the young belgian.
Loris, as said before, didn’t start with this kind of motorbikes. Rather, he did 2 season in the CEV REPSOL, now Junior World Championship, in Moto3 with a good 7th place in Barcelona as the best result, in 2014.
A run, even if just one, at the Moto3 World Championship, in replacement of injured Ana Carrasco of team RBA, then an occasion in another team in Moto3, but it’s a difficult period and the decision is to go on the Supersport for 2016, in the European Championship, but there are other problems, again.
But now, we finally come back at middle season last year. The building of RPM84 – SC Racing Team, 6 races of CIV and WSSP wildcard, until Aragon this Year, where Cresson had a very good race. Only a technical problem, after other issues during the past days, could take off Loris from the top 10. But a race like that, could only be good for Cresson, and his confidence was increasing practice by practice and a good start point for Imola.
And at Imola, took place the first round of ELF CIV 2017, in which Loris had took is first podium on a 600 bike, with a third place in the first race, while in the second one he finished 5th with the fastest lap of the race. And now, thanks to this results, Loris could really hope about being one of Championship favorites, with only 18 points to recover, with 10 races to go.
Everything is on, for a carrer which finally, after problematic years and “false starts”, looks on the right side with the 18 years old belgian rider who looks quiet and confident, with the right support to do good things in a hard Championship as the Supersport is, CIV and WSSP.
So, we can’t wait to see Loris again on the track in Italy, but this time at the World Championship, while about the CIV, next round will be at Misano, on 20th and 21st May, for 2 “hot” rounds, certainly big fights as the first two had. And who knows, maybe, after a long time, the italian anthem won’t sound, on the 600 podium…
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