Mateusz Korobacz, last year’s Polish Superstock 600 runner-up, finished his first Superstock 1000 race in eighth position in the Alpe Adria Championship and as the fourth fastest Polish rider in Sunday’s race at the Slovakiaring in Slovakia.
20-year-old Korobacz took four wins en route to claiming national runner up title in the Superstock 600 class but after two seasons in the category, is making the step up on a bigger bike. This weekend’s first round of the Polish Championship, ran together with the UEM Alpe Adria Champinship at the Slovakiaring in Slovakia and saw the rider from Poznan finishing in the eighth
position onboard his BMW S 1000 RR and as the fourth fastest Polish rider.
Due to little testing in the preseason, Korobacz had to work hard to find the right setup in practice but managed to finish a solid eighth on Sunday, just 24 seconds from the winner, Czech Republic’s Michal Filla, who won a race long battle with Martin Choy and Frenchman Gwen Giabbani. Korobacz was also four seconds behind Pawel Gorka and Bartlomiej Wiczynski, with the pair battling for second amongst Polish riders. Along the way, the rider from Poznan took a second fastest lap time from Polish participants around the near 6km Slovakiaring.
Second round of the Polish Superstock 1000 Championship, again to run jointly with the Alpe Adria Championship, will take place at Brno in the Czech Republic from 13th to 15th of May.
“It was my debut in a new category and on a new motorcycle, so as expected, we had a few “teething problems” but still got to take a good, seventh position on the grid, and a solid eighth at the finish line. After a good start, I had a problem with a gearbox early in the race and dropped down from the top ten but managed to make my way back up to eighth. Along the way I also did a good lap time, so I’m going back to Poznan happy and can’t wait for the next round in the Czech Republic. This weekend saw a lot of Polish riders on the grid, including most of the top ones, so being fourth amongst them, is also good. We’re still not sure how many foreign riders will take part in the Polish Championship but right now we’re happy with the first race onboard my new BMW S 1000 RR.”