Mahias Joins Canepa for Donington STK1000

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The Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team is looking forward to the next instalment of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup at Donington Park this week. Niccoló Canepa will be joined by new-recruit Lucas Mahias for the fourth round of competition and both riders are eager to get down to work having strong previous experience of the UK circuit.

Showing impressive pace despite a difficult debut weekend at Imola a month ago, Canepa is eager to return to the YZF-R1 at a track he knows and favours well. Having ridden the 4,023m Derbyshire circuit on numerous occasions throughout his career – including victory in 2007 during his first STK1000 campaign – the Italian enjoys both the style of circuit and the support of the British fans. Continuing to develop his experience with the bike and the Pata Yamaha team during the recent Italian CIV round at Vallelunga he is confident of a good showing at Donington this weekend.

Frenchman Lucas Mahias joins the Pata Yamaha STK1000 campaign as a replacement for compatriot Florian Marino who is still recovering from his qualifying accident at Assen in mid-April. 27-year-old Mahias is no stranger to the world championship paddock having raced for Yamaha in World Supersport on five occasions in recent years, including delivering a podium performance at his home race at Magny Cours last season.

Located 120 miles north of London, on the Donington Hall Estate, Donington Park is one of the UK’s most historic and well-loved race circuits. Action begins for Canepa and Mahias at 09:15 local time on Friday 27th May with the opening free practice session, with Sunday’s 15-lap race scheduled for 13:15.

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