Results not important – Outdo TPR Team Pedercini’s thoughts are with the family, friends and team of Dean Berta Viñales

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Outdo TPR Team Pedercini firstly wish to extend their deepest condolences to the team, family, and friends of Dean Berta Viñales, who sadly succumbed to injuries following an incident in Saturday’s opening WorldSSP300 race at Jerez.

The team’s riders Loris Cresson, Lachlan Epis and Johan Gimbert all elected to race on Sunday with a new on track schedule that saw two full length Superbike races and the second race for Supersport 300.

In what was a tough weekend for the entire WorldSBK Family, OUTDO TPR Team Pedercini leave Round Ten of the series with a best result of P17 for Loris, P18 for Lachlan, and P20 for Johan.
The team will now travel to Portimao in Portugal for the final European event of the year next weekend.

Loris Cresson:
“The weekend started well but then on Saturday after making a step in qualifying, but the world was turned upside down. I was thinking a lot about the situation and if I should race on Sunday, but this is the job, Dean’s family gave their blessing for us to race so I decided to ride. Race 1 was quite good. I made a good start and was catching the group, but I made a mistake and finished the closest to the top for the entire season. Unfortunately, I crashed after four laps in Race 2. We will try to find a solution for Portimao. I am sending my thoughts to the entire Viñales family, the Viñales Racing team and all of his loved ones but it’s hard to comprehend that this has happened.”

Lachlan Epis:
“Sunday was very difficult. I didn’t know Dean personally, but I know the riders involved in the incident. I made the decision to race but honestly it was difficult to ride. My thoughts are with Dean’s family, his team, and his loved ones at this time. Hopefully we can be strong in Portimao and make a step after a few days away from the track.”

Johan Gimbert:
“I finished P20 today. It was a good race, but I lost too much time in the beginning. On Saturday I also had a decent race, and my pace was not too bad. After everything that has happened in Jerez I want to focus on the final round of the championship in Portugal. I want to say that my thoughts are with the family and friends of Dean.”