Monday, July 02, 2007

Double Aprilia victory at Assen


The weather conditions were perfect during the 250 cc race and riders could set record times pushing their bikes to the limit. Aprilia perfromed brlilliantly placing three official RSW on the podium.

Jorge Lorenzo gained the victory over Alex De Angelis and Alvaro Bautista. The reigning world champion started well from the pole, but was overtaken by Dovizioso in the first lap. The two riders pushed their pace hard, outdistancing their rivals. After five laps, the Spaniard changed his pace and rushed away. Meanwhile De Angelis, who had started from the seventh position, recovered ground, overtook Dovizioso in the eight lap and tried to catch up with the escaper. The Italian rider is also overtaked by Bautista in the sixteenth lap.De Angelis and Dovizioso are in the second position of the world standing, both with 155 points, 23 points behind Lorenzo.


The sun shines over the Dutch circuit of Assen, always been considered as the “Cathedral” of Motorbiking, despite the modifications made to the track over the last few years. The wide audience attending the 125 cc race today was offered an unique show. Aprilia perormed brilliantly placing five bikes in the first five positions.

Mattia Pasini, on his RSA of the Polaris World team, won the race. Faubel and Talmacsi, both of the Bancaja Aspar team, finished 2nd and 3rd. Simone Corsi started well from the second position and immediately took the lead. He was followed by Pasini who overtook him at the end of the first lap. The rider from Rimini pushed his pace hard. By half race, he had already gained an advantage of four seconds over the others and could get to the finishing line undisturbed , conquering the second consecutive victory.

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