May 26, 2002
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Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Red-hot Burns scorches to victory<BR><BR>By Glenn LeSanto<BR><BR>British riders filled all three podium places in a damp European Superstock race at Silverstone. Suzuki rider Chris Burns got the best start, beating pole-man Kieran Murphy away from the lights, and was never headed. Burns raced to a victory margin of over three seconds on the rapidly-drying track.<BR><BR>Kieran Murphy made a break from the pack with what looked to be a comfortable second place, but was reeled in by Steve Brogan who snatched the runner-up spot in the dying laps.<BR><BR>Best of the Championship regulars was Walter Tortoroglio, who ran as high as third on his Fireblade, before being beaten to the line by Murphy. Championship leader Vittorio Iannuzzo finished fifth on his GSX-R1000 and now leads the championship by 17 points.<BR><BR>European Superstock Championship:<BR>Silverstone Results<BR><BR>1. C. Burns, GBR, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 24:42.374<BR><BR>2. S. Brogan, GBR, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 24:45.474<BR><BR>3. K. Murphy, GBR, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 24:45.926<BR><BR>4. W. Tortoroglio, ITA, Honda CBR954RR, 24:45.982<BR><BR>5. V. Iannuzzo, ITA, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 24:46.025<BR><BR>6. O. Four, FRA Suzuki GSX-R1000, 24:46.980<BR><BR>7. L. Alfonso, ITA, Ducati, 24:47.128<BR><BR>8. G. Vizziello, ITA, Yamaha YZF-R1, 24:47.218<BR><BR>9. G. Romanelli, ITA, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 24:52.868<BR><BR>10. D. Vankeymeulen, BEL, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 25:03.143<BR>