The fifth and last round of the European Hill Climb Championship was held at Spoleto, in Italy. Sunday’s race started with perfect weather and very good track conditions.
The morning started with two practice heats, with 17 riders at the start.
At 2 p.m. according to the timetable the first race started with 250 class. The winner was Italian Marco Queirolo on Aprilia in front of his compatriot Guido Testoni (photo1) on Honda and of Belgian Bernhard Depierreux on Yamaha.
In the Supersport class the winner was Daniele Stolli, from Italy, on Honda, in front of Yuri Storniolo and Filippo Parolin.
In Supermoto open class the fastest in race one was Italian Andrea Majola on TM (photo2) ahead of Daniel Bailo and Philippe Bongard.
Also the Superbike class was won by an Italian rider: Fabrizio Lanutti on Honda in front of Nicholas Riccardo Rovelli and Francesco Maria Piva.
The second race started also on time at 4 pm and saw the confirmation from all the winners in the first heat.
In the 250 class the winner was Queirolo again, ahead of Testoni and Depierruex.
In the Supersport Daniele Stolli finished ahead of Storniolo and Parolin.
In Supermoto open class the 2nd and 3rd place in the championship was to be decided in the last heat between the two Swiss riders Philippe Bongard and Daniel Bailo. Philippe Bongard gained the second place in heat 2 and in the championship in front of Daniel Bailo. Andrea Majola confirmed his superiority winning also race2.
In Superbike, Fabrizio Lanutti managed to be faster than Piva and Rovelli.
At the end of the series the European Champions are all from Italy: Guido Testoni in 250 class, Francesco Curinga in Supersport, Andrea Majola in Supermoto Open class and Stefano Bonetti in Superbike. Curing and Bonetti were not racing in Spoleto but had already snatched their European title in the preceding round.
Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/443