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.
“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.”