Oliver Konig shows potential during WorldSBK debut in Indonesia
Outdo TPR Team Pedercini signed off the 2021 FIM Superbike Championship in Indonesia with Superbike ‘rookie’ Oliver Konig showing great promise considering it was his first-time racing on a fully blown Superbike machine and in conditions that he had also never experienced.
Taking his time on the opening day, Oliver shone in Superpole on Saturday to end the session 2.9s from Pole Position – impressing many with how quick he adapted after two seasons in WorldSSP300.
Unfortunately, the Czech youngster crashed in Race 1 which was postponed from Saturday due to weather conditions, the incident ruling him out of the rest of the weekend.
“It has been a great experience. I am so happy for the opportunity given to me by Outdo TPR Team Pedercini and their experience helped me so much. Saturday went much better. I felt much happier in FP3, and I was able to go faster. It was my first time using a qualifying tyre and it was quite different to what I expected. On my second run I think I did well, improving over three seconds from my first day on the bike. I was hopeful of improving more in Race 1 but safety first and it was the right decision not to race because of the rain. Unfortunately, I crashed in the first race on Sunday and that put me out of the rest of the day. I am sorry to the team but also super grateful that they trusted me to ride for them. Now I will return home and focus on 2022 where its still not sure what I will do, but after this weekend racing full time in WorldSBK is something, I would love to do!”