A rain interrupted weekend in the Czech Republic left Troy Alberto leave Autodrom Most empty handed after a wrong tyre call and a technical issue prevented him from adding to his FIM Supersport 300 World Championship points tally this past weekend.

Qualifying sixteenth, at a circuit that has seen him have success in the German IDM series, Troy was rightly optimistic for the final weekend on track before the summer break.

Unfortunately, a half wet – half dry race one on Saturday saw the #69 Kawasaki rider pit for wet tyres, a gamble which proved to be the wrong choice. He finished twentieth.

On Sunday a delay to the start of race two, after a heavy downpour, saw Troy unable to join the grid after a technical issue with his bike left.

Disappointed, he is already looking ahead to the next race in France in the middle of August.

Troy Alberto:

“It wasn’t the easiest race on Saturday starting P16. After a first lap incident I gained a few positions and was running inside the top ten. I was feeling quite good in the first few laps, even when it started to rain. I was up to fifth, but I made the wrong decision and pitted to change tyres. As soon as I had stopped, I could see the skies looked clearer and from there I dropped out of the points. It’s a shame as we were running well and in hindsight I should have stayed out. I have no words for race two. Once the heavy rain started all of the riders had to return to the pitlane and to be honest I was really looking forward to a full wet race. Every time I had tested in the rain, I was fast, but we had an electrical problem, and I wasn’t able to start the race. The whole time I have been with the team I have never had a tech issue that has stopped me from being on track and so it’s unfortunate, but these things happen. I am looking forward to a rest, to forget the weekend in Most and focus on France.”