In Sunday’s final race of the Superstock 1000 European Championship season former WorldSBK rider Markus Reiterberger (Van Zon Remeha BMW) took an impressive win from pole, crossing the line five seconds clear at the front, with Michael Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team) securing the title by finishing sixth. Illia Mykhalchyk (TripleM Racing) and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) completed the podium in second and third places respectively. There was drama on the first lap at turn 2 as title contender Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team) crashed with Florian Alt (Team Yamaha MGM), in an incident which also involved Alejandro Medina Mayo (Cardoso School Racing). Medina was given a ride through for his part in that early clash which was to be so costly for Marino’s title aspirations, as the Frenchman ultimately finished in 20th place. That left Rinaldi and Razgatlioglu to fight out the title between them,
At the Spanish Round on Saturday afternoon a delayed – and ultimately curtailed - final session of the day saw one event rider Markus Reiterberger (Van Zon Remeha BMW) secure a start from pole position in Sunday’s final race of the Superstock 1000 European Championship. The German rider is joined on the front row by STK1000 regulars Mike Jones (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team) and Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team). Former WorldSBK man Reiterberger (in photo1) registered a pole lap of 1’42.113 shortly before the session was ended two minutes early due to a red flag. There was also drama earlier in proceedings when midway through QP Jones crashed at turn 5 and did not reappear. He held provisional pole at that point but was eventually outpaced by Reiterberger by just 0.023s. Tamburini took third place on the grid with a lap time 0.068s off that of
The last two rounds of ICGP were held at Almeria, in Spain, with 16 participants in front of around 1000 spectators in sunny, hot weather conditions. In Saturday’s practice only Stefan Tennstaedt from Germany had some problems – in 1st QP his engine was broken, in the 2nd he crashed (luckily without consequence). Even though, he snatched the 6th grid position and 2nd in his class behind Vincent Levieux (FRA). Very hard fight for Renaud Binoche (SPA), who at the end signed the second qualifying time behind Mike Edwards (GBR). In Race1 in 350cc class Mike Edwards won with a big margin. He said: “I was always riding at 100%”, at at the beginning of the race he lost 2 positions and had to ride really fast to win. Second was Renaud Binoche (his best lap was 2 sec faster than in QP but it was not enough to beat
At MotorLand Aragón Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike) and Eric Granado (Promoracing - photo1) shared the honours in the Moto2™ European Championship. In the European Talent Cup Alejandro Díez (Team Honda Impala, photo2) and Maikon Kawakami (Playstation Laglisse Academy, photo3) both won for the first time. Ricky Cardus (Team Stylobike) prevailed in the first race of the Moto2™EC, making good on his third pole of the season. The Team Stylobike rider and Eric Granado (Promoracing) took the lead in a group that included Steven Odendaal (NTS Sportcode T.Pro), Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS) and Joe Roberts (AGR Team), the quickest riders of the weekend. With 10 laps remaining Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike) and Steven Odendaal (NTS Sportcode T.Pro) had established a gap of more than a second, but Eric Granado (Promoracing) was in full pursuit, leaving Joe Roberts (AGR Team) and the other riders behind. The last few laps were an
The future of the European Supermono is unclear. After 23 years the European Supermono class seems to end. The European Supermono Association (ESA) has decided not to organize any FIM Europe races for next year due a lack of riders. The European Supermono Cup for single cylinder racers was founded by Sir Alan Cathcart in 1995 and since 2002, the European Supermono organization (ESA) has been responsible for organizing the competition. In the past, manufacturers such as MuZ and Ducati built dedicated racing bikes to participate to the series. "To make it financially break even, there must be at least 25 entrants per race, but unfortunately we are not gettting that number since a long time, while we need to vouch financially towards circuits for these amounts. We don’t have large sponsors who can cover our losses and organizing the competition itself is purely volunteers work out of love for
The sun was shining through the clouds and it was a bit chilly on Friday morning. From the start of the first qualifying, the riders were fast. Lukas Wimmer from Austria was the fastest rider both in qualification 1 and 2 and took the pole position almost a second ahead of his fellow countryman Josef Frauenschuh; third place for Jerry van de Bunt from the Netherlands. Race 1 - The weather had changed from qualifying sessions and the track was wet. At the start of the race Josef Frauenschuh from Austria took the lead and build up a gap ahead of his countryman Lukas Wimmer. But only a few laps from the end of the race, Josef couldn’t keep his bike on the track at the last corner, and he lost 3 places. Lukas Wimmer was in the lead, and he kept that position until the end of the race.
In the Superstock 1000 European Championship on Saturday at the Prosecco DOC Portuguese Round it was Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team) who took pole, doing so by just a +0.02s from Australian rider Mike Jones (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team). Behind the leading pair in a tight session Roberto Tamburini (PATA Yamaha Official STK 1000 Team) was just 0.189s off pole in third place. All of the riders qualifying on the second row, meanwhile were close by in terms of times compared to Marino’s 1’44.936 pole lap. Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) was fourth by just 0.226s, followed by Maximillian Schieb (Nuova M2 Racing) who was just over 0.25s from P1 and Jeremy Guarnoni (Pedercini Racing) – who trailed by just over three tenths from Marino. Italian quartet Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team), Michael Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team), Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team) and Luca