This weekend started with the touching tribute in memory of the recently passed-away Luis Salom and Fabrizio Pirovano. After this moment of recollection, the 8th round of the Superbike World Championship started.
Barni Racing team with Ducati was very competitive since the beginning of the race. After an outstanding performance that granted them the 1st row, thanks to the best time obtained on Saturday official qualifications in Gara 2, they also did a great start. Even though he was 4th on the 3rd lap, Forés didn’t manage to stick at the back of Giugliano (Ducati) during the first part of the race. That’s why he lost the chance to threaten him, in spite of the good pace he maintained until the end.
Nevertheless, it allowed him to keep his placement up to the finish line, still being almost 3.5 seconds ahead from the other pilots.
On the other hand, it was a bitter ending for the Aruba.it Racing – Junior Team, during the 5th appointment of the Superstock1000 FIM Cup in Misano. Leandro Mercado was forced to give up because of a collision occurred while he was in 1st position, during the last lap. In spite of this, the Argentinian pilot managed to hold his position in the World Championship rank, 5 points away from the top with 3 races still to run.
Michael Ruben Rinaldi, who started from the last position because of a technical deal occurred during qualifications, got his revenge with an extraordinary come back that earned him the 10th place. The Italian pilot regained some cool 28 positions, obtaining important points for the World Championship rank: best among rookies, he is currently 4th with 53 points.
Marco Faccani from Ducati Triple M Team delivered a great performance; after the pole position he got on Saturday, he ended the race conquering the 3rd step of the podium.
It was really an amazing weekend for Puccetti Racing Team, with Kenan Sofuoglu that triumphed in the Supersport World Championship once again: he is now starting to catch a glimpse of his 5th world title!
See you all in the USA!