Motorcycles: despite problems with the Ducati V4R: Philipp Öttl drives into the top 8 in Most!

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Philipp Öttl arbeitete sich am Sonntag von Startplatz 15 in die Top 8 vor © Motorsport Images Philipp Öttl worked on Sunday from starting place 15 in the top 8 in front of

WSBK-Rookie Philipp Öttl on Sunday at the Superbike World Championship in Most with a eighth place in the summer break ( on the race report by Run 2 ). In the final race before the five-week break, Öttl showed a good performance and was then pleased that he was able to master the problems with the coordination work together with his Goeleven crew.

"This weekend we had to fight a bit with the motorcycle," admits Öttl at the Autodrom Most at the meeting with ''. "We were able to improve the motorcycle for run on Saturday. After that, further changes were necessary because the motorcycle is extremely complex when it comes to the interaction of electronics and chassis. It worked really well on Sunday."

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on Saturday Öttl finished 13th. The German also finished the Superpole race in 13th place on Sunday morning. "Perhaps we would have been faster in the sprint race with the SCX tire, but in the warm-up the tire broke down completely," says Öttl, who is pondering for the SC0 -tire decided.

votes from Alvaro Bautista cannot be taken over

Ducati brand colleague Alvaro Bautista used the SCX tire in the sprint race and did not feel really comfortable with it. Comparisons with the World Cup leader are difficult for Öttl because the driving styles differ. Öttl cannot simply take over the coordination of Bautstas Ducati Panigale V4R.

"Everyone has a different driving style and has different needs. We cannot do 1: 1 the mapping or electronics. It doesn't work," explains Öttl. "But we can adapt it to my needs.

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"The motorcycle has to be coordinated for the respective driver at the end. This applies to the electronics, but also to the actual coordination. Everyone is needed a shade differently," says the long-time Grand Prix pilot.

What Philipp Öttl says for security in the Autodrom Most. On Friday evening, the focus was again on security ( what was objected to

). What does Öttl say on this topic?

"I like the route very much. I really like it. But such a route has to be ready when a world championship is guest. It is not optimal when something has to happen and you only act afterwards," he suggests concerns.

"The efforts are there. Nothing happened, but with this attitude it is always a game on knife cutting edge. In Jerez I would not worry at all, but that also applies to many other routes because the walls are so far away are. Even at the Pannonia ring, this is the case. The lawns are very generous. You don't end up in a wall, "compares Öttl. Is

New contract: Philipp Öttl also pilots a Ducati

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driven in the "Adult" Superbike World Cup?

In addition to the sometimes not particularly lavish spout zones, the harassment also caused excitement after the start/finish. At the start of the Super Sports World Cup on Saturday there was a mass crash, in which World Cup leaders were also involved in Dominique Aegerter.

"It does not always work if 20 or 30 drivers want to go to such a needle," says Öttl, who did not want to comment on a controversy about agents (

In the meantime, the Swiss has apologized for his behavior


do the driving methods differ between the Supersport World Cup and the Superbike World Championship? "It's all adults and seasoned racing drivers in the Superbike World Championship. The drivers are already on the road with mind," says Öttl. "Since we only have 24 or 25 motorcycles in the field, it is different from the 300s, where 40 drivers with the knives between the teeth control the first curve."

After the first six WSBK events of the 2022 season, Öttl is in 13th place in the driver's ranking. During the weekends in Aragon, Assen, Estoril, Misano, Donington and Most, the German collected 40 World Cup points.

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