Thursday, March 08, 2007

Succesful Enduro debut for Aprilia

After Saturday’s historical success, where Stefan Merriman and his Aprilia registered the first overall victory of a twin motorcycle in an official Italian round, the second day of racing again confirmed the Venetian production house to be at the top of the Italian Championship. The race took place on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of March at Bussi sul Tirino (Pescara). This time, Merriman closed out in 2nd, just a handful seconds behind the day’s winner, Frenchman Johnny Aubert (Yamaha).

Thanks to the results from Merriman and Aprilia, they both find themselves in command of the Italian Championship classification.

Great satisfaction at Aprilia, especially considering the optimal results from the other two captains of the official enduro team. In particular, the French Luigi Seguy demonstrated to have not suffered for nothing in his transfer from the motocross to enduro as he reeled in Saturday’s top time with his Aprilia RXV 5.5. It was actually the best time in the 500+ 4T class (third in the foreign riders’ ranking) and he was again fast on Sunday. Also performing well was the other new entry to the Aprilia team: the young, talented French rider, Nicolas Paganon, who finished 6th in Saturday’s foreign classification.

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