Luca Scassa heads to the 2011 Assen World Superbike looking for win #3

World Superbike: After two rounds Italian Luca Scassa is leading the Supersport World Championship with maximum points and with his morale sky-high.

The Yamaha YZF-R6 looks to be a cut above the rest and his Kawasaki and Honda rivals look to be struggling in his wake.WorldSBK.com spoke to the Yamaha ParkinGO in the run-up to this crucial third round.

2011 World Superbike, world superbike racing, world superbike, world superbike 2011“The Netherlands is a special place for me,” declared the 28 year-old from Arezzo. “One of the first Superbike races I saw was at Assen in 1998 with that great battle between Chili and Fogarty!

The old track was fantastic, full of banked curves, without any visual reference points or kerbing: it was truly the ‘Cathedral’ of motorcycling. Unfortunately today the track has changed a lot.”

Any thoughts already about the world title?

“After two rounds and two wins, we come to Assen as everyone else’s target: the win in the first race might have come about by chance but in England the ParkinGO team totally cleaned up! I’m in the lead of the standings with maximum points and I’m pleased that in the last race Chaz also showed he could easily fight for the win. But for sure our rivals are not giving up. Kawasaki will be wanting to make up for their disappointing results and Sam Lowes will be there as well after his technical problem at Donington.”

How will you approach bike set-up at Assen?

“We’ll continue with the development of the Bitubo suspension to find the ideal set-up and get a perfect feeling with the bike: every time we go out on the track we improve and I hope it’ll continue like that in the Netherlands. Everything’s going really well, I want to thank Giuliano Rovelli (in the photo with Scassa) and the entire team for the incredible support they’re giving me and I hope what I’m doing on the track can continue to produce excellent results in the next few races. I’m happy, fast and on top form. Hopefully it’ll continue.”

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