Road Racing

Superstock 600cc European Championship and Junior Cup in Silverstone (Great Britain)

aboutuemThe sixth round of the Superstock 600cc and the 5th round of the Junior Cup were held this weekend in Silverstone (Great Britain).

A shortened Superstock 600 Race 1 at Silverstone was won by Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) as the Italian rider leading when the red flag came out on lap number seven, after the collision that involved Swiss Bastien Chesaux (EAB Ten Kate Junior Honda) and Gauthier Duwelz (MTM-MVR Racing Yamaha), causing the Belgian to crash on the main straight. As the final results were based on the positioning at the end of lap six, Christian Gamarino (Team Goeleven Kawasaki) scored an incredible podium finish – and best career result so far – ahead of Chesaux and Franco Morbidelli (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki).

Christian Gamarino (Team Goeleven Kawasaki) achieved a memorable first ever victory today in the second STK600 race at Silverstone, that was dedicated to departed team mate Andrea Antonelli. The Italian defended the first position up to the finish line from Bastien Chesaux (EAB Ten Kate Junior Team Honda) as both riders managed to pull away from the rest of the field in the early stages. Mixed and ever-changing conditions played a key role in the tyre selection for the race, that was mostly held on a dry track. Yamaha MTM-MVR Racing riders Robin Mulhauser and Adrian Nestorovic finished third and fourth respectively, while their team mate Gauthier Duwelz did not take part in the race after yesterday’s crash. Race 1 winner Alessandro Nocco (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) made a wrong tyre choice and finished 23rd. Only two points for the other Team Italia rider Franco Morbidelli, who was 14th at the flag.

Jake Lewis (Jake Lewis Racing) is the winner of European Junior Cup. The Kiwi was in first place at the end of Lap 5, the last one completed as during on the sixth lap the race was red flagged following the crashes by Illan Fernandez (Evo Kids Racing), Adrien Pittet (Swisscare) and Peter Sebastyen (World Management). James Flitcroft (Nova Caravans) and Richard Bodis (Sparta Motorsport) completed the podium.

In the provisional rankings the leader of the Superstock 600cc class is Bastien Chesaux with 100 points, while Jake Lewis leads the Junior Cup with 66 points.

The next rounds of Superstock 600cc and the Junior Cup will take place respectively on 31st of August and the 1st of September in Nürburgring (Germany).


(FIM Europe Press Release 115/2013)