TRYSTAN Finocchiaro is looking at the bigger picture after making big changes in round five of the FIM World Supersport 300 series in the Czech Republic.
The 19-year-old Scuderia Maranga rider said after proceedings at the Brno circuit: “My only hope this year is to be top Honda as, unfortunately with the current situation, it is the weakest package.”
Finocchiaro and the team used their time in Brno well, with the Redditch prospect making big changes to his riding style which resulted in “completely changing the bike”.
He said: “With the work we have completed this weekend, it will make it a lot easier to be where we want to be in the next few rounds.”
The Transmec Group-backed rider used these changes well in the race to come out on top in an intense battle with his team-mate.
However, although remaining positive, Finocchiaro was not satisfied with the result.
“At the next round in Misano (Italy) we expect to do better than this. We need to be top Honda and, with the changes made, I’m certain we can,” he said.
“We completed a successful test there earlier in the year so I am quite positive we will do well. My main focus is on next year. With the current situation we can’t look at positions as the bike is what it is.
“However, if we remain focused on this and can pull it off, when we come back next year with a stronger package we will have some fun.
“I’d like to thank to thank the team for all the hard work put in and also Alex (Murley) for taking time to help out too. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the help of all sponsors.”
Meanwhile, Finocchiaro and his team have launched a crowdfunding campaign to ensure Great Britain and rider stay at world level. He is currently the only British teenager racing a motorbike at world level.
To help, visit www.gofundme.com/trystan-finocchiaro-worldssp300.