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Women’s European Championship: the season kicked off in Italy

Women’s European Championship: the season kicked off in Italy

With the first round out of six, the Women’s European Championship kicked off at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy.

Race 1

Starting from the pole position, Roberta Ponziani ruled by trying to gain a margin over her pursuers.  Beatriz Neila Santos finished five tenths behind: the reigning champion tried to win, but had to settle with the second place, ahead of Sara Cabrini, third.

Rookie Natalia Rivera was only 57 thousandths off the podium, but made her debut with an excellent fourth place ahead of Aurelia Cruciani, fifth at the chequered flag.

Good performance for the Israeli Ran Yochay, sixth ahead of Patrycja Sowa, seventh, Martina Guarino, eighth, and Mia Rusthen, ninth. Beatrice Barbera rounded out the top 10.

Race 2

Perfect weekend for Roberta Ponziani, who also in Race 2 had an impressive pace and won ahead of Beatriz Neila Santos for just 129 thousandths. Third position for Sara Cabrini. Natalia Rivera finished fourth in Race 2 too, but she signed the fastest lap (1’52″483). The Spanish rider preceded Aurelia Cruciani, fifth. Chilean Isis Carreño was sixth, Norvegian Mia Rusthen seventh, Israeli rider Ran Yochay was eighth ahead of Austrian Lena Kemmer.  South African Jessica Howden closed the top ten.


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