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Apr 5, 2014

Baiocco Wins CIV/Italian Superbike Race One At Mugello

Matteo Baiocco (15) in action at Mugello.

Exciting opening round of the Italian Championship at Mugello

Baiocco dominates in the Superbike al Mugello, while Moto3 Lorenzo Dalla Porta wins after having recovered from 26th to 1st position.In the Supersport shines Caricasulo, while the PreMoto3 arises great interest.

Moto3 race

It was a thrilling start for the fist round of the Italian Championship at Mugello Circuit. The threat of the rain complicated the situation for the Moto3 riders, the first race scheduled at 14:15. Despite the race was declared wet, the riders choose the slick as the track was half wet. Half class. It was an incredible race for Lorenzo Della Porta, Peugeot Oral FTR Team, that recovered from 26th to the first position. Dalla Porta battled for the first position of the podium with Mazzola, finished second, after having recovered from the 18th position.

It was a great race also for Salus, at his debut on the Moto3 class, he fought hard for the podium in an exciting “photo finish” with the first 4 riders closing in 1 tenth of a second.

It was an unlucky race for the poleman Mattia Casadei, SIC58 Squadra Corse, who crashed after a good start. It was a complicated day also for the Kymco Oral Cruciani team that saw both riders out, promising rider Stefano Valtulini crashed, while his team mate Fabio Di Giannantonio was out due to a technical issue.

In the Superbike race, Baiocco won at Mugello in a race interrupted by the red flag. Started from the pole position, Matteo Baiocco administrated at the best the race and closed on the first step of the podium, while behind him it was a hard battle between Ivan Goi and Alex Polita, who was fat but was lacking a bit of race rhythm. The duel was becoming tougher and tougher when Brigola’s crash on lap 10 put an end to the battle as the race was interrupted during the following lap (11 out of 14) with red flag to allow the ambulance to enter on track. On the podium Baiocco (Ducati) with Goi on Ducati, second and Polita (BMW) third. Fortunately Brigonola reported no injuries in the incident.

It was an exciting race also theSupersport,with more thanseven riders fighting for the top positions. In the end, poleman Oppedisano, struggled for techincal issue Caricasulo claimed the victory in front of Cruciani and Giugovaz.

For the first together with the CIV, the PreMoto3 arouse a great interest. 13 year old Bruno Iearaci (RMU) dominatedand won the 4 stroke category, while 14 year old of the SIC58 racing team claimed the victory in the 2 stroke category.

these are the 2 podiums: 4 stroke: 1° Ieraci – 2° Foggia – 3° Nepa
2stoke: 1° Sabatucci – 2° Zannoni – 3° Arbolino

It was an important day also for the Sportpruction and the National and Honda Trophies, on track for the qualifying practices.

Tomorrow action resumes at Mugello with the races of the Sportproduction, the National Trophy 600 and 1000 and the Honda CBR 600RR Cup.

In the afternoon, starting from the 14:00 the second round of the Moto3 class, the Superbike takes the start at 14:45, the Supersport at 15:30, the PreMoto3 at 16:15.