Monday, May 07, 2007

Racing News

With the racing season in full swing here's a recap of Aprilia's latest racing results in several classes like GP Road Racing,Supermoto,Enduro and Motocross.

250cc GP of China

Jorge Lorenzo is the winner. He has increased his lead in the world standing, with 27 points ahead Dovizioso, who got the third position. The world champion, who had started well, made a mistake in the first lap breaking too late at the end of the straight stretch and ending up in the fifth position. At that stage, Lorenzo increased his pace, overtook him, outdistanced all the others and crossed the finishing line with a lead of 4 seconds. Alvaro Bautista got a fantastic second position, beating Dovizioso's Honda in the last corner.

125cc GP of China

The today's incredibly balanced race is won by the Derbi Czech rider Lukas Pesek. Pasini, then Talmacsi and lastly Faubel had tried to push their pace in order to outdistance their competitors, but the long stretch kept on regrouping the riders until the second last lap when twelve riders were following one another's wake. Pesek was the best, he could exploit his speed taking the lead at the bend and speeding up in the last lap to victory. Hector Faubel, on his RSA of the Spanish team of Bancaja Aspar, gained an excellent second position, flashing by his competitor Rabat on his Honda and his team-mate Talmacsi. The Spaniard and the Ungarian riders, as well as Pasini, had to pay a dear price for their attempt to outdistance the rest of their rivals, as their tyres were more worn-out with a subsequent loss of competitiveness in the last lap.

Supermoto S1 & S2 GP of Spain

In typical Thierry Van Den Bosch style, the Aprilia rider marked the pole and a double victory in the S1 class in the first round of the World Supermoto Championship. Also a solid performance from Jerome Giraudo who finds himself in 4th place in the international classification thanks to his 4th and 7th place finishes. In the S2 category, Christian Iddon (Aprilia SXV 5.5) won the final fraction after a great comeback in Race 1, achieving his first international success.

Italian Enduro Championship

Paul Ceci has finished in the 2nd postion overall in the Rally of Sardinia, the first contest for the Italian Championship Raid Tout Terrain. The test was also valid for the World-wide Championship. Ceci finished with the seventh absolute time for that championship, second of the Italians, with a differerence of 27 minutes from the winner, the Spanish Marc Coma.

FIM World Championship MX1

It was a really hot day for the enormous Italian crowd at Circuito Internazionale Città di Mantova, playing host to a breathtaking Motocross Grand Prix.

The 51st edition of the FIM Motocross Grand Prix of Italy was won by New Zealander Joshua Coppins in the MX1 class, as Italian Motocross idol Antonio Cairoli made the home fans crazy by dominating both MX2 heats.

After a month of absence(result of a injured knee) Cedric Melotte finally returned to the MX1 world during the Italian Grand Prix in Mantova. Unfortunatly it was an unsuccesful weekend. Melotte qualified 32nd and Chiodi 33rd. Chiodi and Melotte both failed to finished the first race. The 2nd race wasn't much better. Again they both of them didn't finish the race.

FIM World Enduro Championship GP of Spain

n the first day of the Spanish Grand Prix, Stefan Merriman brought his Aprilia RXV 4.5 into third place in the E2 class. It is the first time that a twin motorcycle has climbed atop a podium in an international enduro competition. On the second day, Merriman again confirmed himself to be among the best, finishing out in 4th place. A tough race for the other two official Aprilia riders: Nicolas Paganon finished 16th on Saturday and 18th on Sunday, due to a reoccurring pain in his ankle that was injured in a national French race. Also an unfortunate race for Luigi Seguy who, after occupying third place in the E3, fell in the last special on Saturday and suffered a heavy contusion to his shoulder and ankle, forcing him to throw in the towel.

No comments: