Road Racing

Superstock 600cc European Championship in Nürburgring (Germany)

aboutuemThe seventh round of the Superstock 600cc European Championship was held yesterday in the German track of Nürburgring. The race was a classic of the Superstock 600 European Championship, made of close racing and incredible performances by the riders fighting for the top positions. Franco Morbidelli (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) came out on top at the end of a thrilling 3-way battle with team mate Alessandro Nocco and Christian Gamarino (Team Go Eleven Kawasaki), who completed the podium in second and third place respectively.

The two Italian Motorcycling Federation (FMI) representatives got a good start of the race and they look like they could pull away in the early stages, but halfway through the race Gamarino and Gauthier Duwelz (MTM-MVR Racing Yamaha) closed the gap with the leaders to get in the mix for the win.

While the Belgian was unable to stay with the front runners in the final laps, due to a mistake at the first turn, the winner of Race 2 at Silverstone managed to keep himself in contention for first place. In the frantic final part of the race, Gamarino was forced to slow down due to a small moment by Morbidelli, who was in the lead, from which Nocco took advantage and made a successful pass for second place. Finnish rider Niki Tuuli (Niki Tuuli Racing Yamaha) ended up fifth ahead of STK600 debutant Kyle Smith (Agro-On Racedays Honda).

The next race will be held on Saturday 05. Oct. 2013 in Magny Cours


(FIM Europe Press Release 136/2013)