The fourth round of the Supersport world championship at Motorland Aragon has drawn to a close with the conclusion of the weekend’s second race. Having finishes yesterday’s race in fourth and twelfth place respectively, MV Agusta Reparto Corse riders Raffaele De Rosa and Federico Fuligni were back out on the Andalusian track this morning for the seventh race of the season. Thanks to their Superpole results, De Rosa lined up on row two of the grid and Fuligni on row four for the 15-lap race. In the first laps De Rosa moved into seventh position, and then began a great comeback that led him to reach the leading group and fight up to the checkered flag for second place, which he missed by only two tenths. Raffaele crossed the line in third position, conquering his second podium of the season. Good also the race of Fuligni, who after a very fast start reached the group fighting for the top ten, finishing the race in twelfth place. In the championship standings, De Rosa lies sixth with 71 points, while Fuligni is fifteenth with 13. The next round of the Supersport world championship will take place from 4-6 September again at the Motorland Aragon facility in Alcaniz, Spain.
Motorland Aragon – Alcaniz – Spagna.
Supersport world championship
Race 7: 1) Locatelli (Yamaha) – 2) Cluzel (Yamaha) – 3) De Rosa (MV Agusta) – 4) Mahias (Kawasaki) – 5) Oettl (Kawasaki) – 6) Vinales (Yamaha) ….… 12) Fuligni (MV Agusta)
Raffaele De Rosa: “It was a good race and I’m very happy. We knew we had good pace and could reach the podium today. As is sometimes the case, I struggled a little early on and perhaps I should have been bolder, but I soon found a good rhythm that allowed me to make up places. The bike was exceptional, particularly in braking, and we just need to improve a little on exiting the turns. We’ve done a great job this weekend, but we can do even more, starting from the very next round which is here at Motorland in a week’s time.”
Federico Fuligni: “Today I started well and didn’t lose any positions. I struggled with the front of the bike in the early stages, maybe due to the weight of the fuel in the tank. I was then able to catch the chasing group but couldn’t pass those riders immediately up ahead. We’ve scored two good results this weekend but we’re a little disappointed as we know we have top ten potential. We’ll try again next weekend, again here at Aragon. Thanks to my technicians for their hard work and well done to Raffaele for his podium result.”