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Syl­vain Guin­toli’s fu­ture in BSB could be in doubt af­ter his worst week­end of the sea­son with the Ben­netts Suzuki team.

The 2014 WSB cham­pion sits just 16th in the championship stand­ings af­ter a dis­mal first half of the year with the all-new GSX-R, be­hind rookie team­mate Bradley Ray who took two top 10 re­sults at Brands Hatch this week­end while Guin­toli re­tired from the open­ing race and fin­ished an em­bar­rass­ing 17th in the sec­ond.

“I’m not go­ing to lie, we haven’t re­ally had the re­sults we’ve been ex­pect­ing,” a vis­i­bly frus­trated team boss Steve Hicken told MCN. “It’s not good, we’ll have a chat in the week and see where we can go for­ward.”

When quizzed, Guin­toli said they need to im­prove the over­all pack­age. While Hicken ad­mits the bike is far from per­fect, he says it’s not the only thing that needs to im­prove.

Hicken said. “My­self and the team will be work­ing all the hours God sends to make it right, but I’m not sure the bike is that bad, the rookie on it fin­ished eighth. There’s prob­a­bly more to come from the bike but that can be said for the rider, too”

It’s a long way off where the EX-WSB champ needs to be

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