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Apr 19, 2001

DiSalvo Took Pole and Fifth At Silverstone

Cruise America Racing's Jason DiSalvo, 17, finished fifth in the second round of the British 250cc series, held last Sunday, April 15 at Silverstone. The track is the site of DiSalvo's first European win, on a Honda RS125, in 2000. <BR><BR>DiSalvo qualified fastest in the first timed session for Sunday's 250 race, locking in pole position, but got a bad start in the race itself.<BR><BR>DiSalvo had also qualified on the front row for the first British 250cc round two weeks ago at Donington Park, but crashed while running second. With his fifth place at Silverstone, DiSalvo moves into 11th in series points with 11 rounds remaining.<BR><BR>But DiSalvo is not chasing any one single Championship in Europe in 2001. Instead, DiSalvo is looking to gain experience on as many Grand Prix tracks as possible and is hoping that good results will attract the attention of GP teams.<BR><BR>The story of Jason DiSalvo's first season racing in Europe is featured in the June issue of Roadracing World.<BR>