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Jun 23, 2002

Vizziello Wins Superstock Race At Misano

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Iannuzzo loses out to Vizziello in last lap<BR><BR>By Glenn Le Santo<BR><BR>Vittorio Iannuzzo and Gianluca Vizziello thrilled the Misano crowd with a display of typical hard fought Superstock riding. The pair swapped places<BR>several times in the last few laps while battling over the top step on the podium.<BR><BR>It was Vizziello who played the ace card on the last lap, just a few corners from the end. He ran hard into the turn on the brakes, grabbed the inside line and forced Iannuzzo to give way. It was a fair maneuver and there was nothing Iannuzzo could do, he had to change his line and that meant he had to momentarily shut the throttle. That gave Vizziello all the advantage he<BR>needed to take his Yamaha R1 to the flag in front of Ianuzzo's Suzuki GSX-R1000.<BR><BR>There were several fallers in the race, run in very hot conditions at the Italian circuit. Another Italian, Lorenzo Alfonsi was third, riding a Ducati.<BR><BR>European Superstock Championship<BR>San Marino Round<BR>Results:<BR><BR>1. Gianluca Vizziello, Yamaha YZF-R1, 15 laps, 25:18.940<BR>2. Vittorio Iannuzzo, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -0.467 <BR>3. Lorenzo Alfonsi, Ducati 998S, -4.675 <BR>4. Ilario Dionisi, Aprilia RSV1000, -16.602 <BR>5. Alessandro Brannetti, Honda CBR900RR, -18.047 <BR>6. Walter Tortoroglio, Honda CBR900RR, -19.320 <BR>7. Andy Notman, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -31.728 <BR>8. Benjamin Nabert, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -33.478 <BR>9. Marco Tessarolo, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -34.076 <BR>10. Sergio Ruggiero, Ducati 998S, -34.488 <BR>11. Didier Vankeymeulen, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -35.573 <BR>12. Ciro Ranieri, Yamaha YZF-R1, -35.782 <BR>13. Giacomo Romanelli, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -37.965 <BR>14. Roberto Lunadei, Aprilia RSV1000, -38.075 <BR>15. Robert De Vries, Ducati 998S, -44.022 <BR>16. John Bakker, Ducati 998S, -56.284 <BR>17. Marco Tonini, Aprilia RSV1000, -57.128 <BR>18. Christian Nau, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -63.443 <BR>19. Declan Swanton, Suzuki GSX-R1000, -64.730 <BR>20. Geoffrey Naze, Yamaha YZF-R1, -78.062