Nicolo Bulega won FIM Supersport World Championship Race One Saturday at Magny-Cours, in France. The Championship point leader won the 19-lap race by 0.587 second on his Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale V2.
Stefano Manzi was a very close second on his Ten Kate Racing Yamaha YZF-R6.
Former MotoAmerica Supersport regular Valentin Debise finished third on his GMT94 Yamaha.
More, from a press release issued by Dorna:
Bulega dominates in Magny-Cours, further extending Championship lead
In a commanding performance at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Nicolo Bulega of Aruba.it Racing – Ducati secured a convincing win, further solidifying his position as the championship leader. Despite challenges, Stefano Manzi held on to secure second place, albeit facing an increasing gap to the leader. Valentin Debise, racing in front of his home crowd, celebrated his first-ever WorldSSP podium finish.
This race showcased a diverse top five, with four different motorcycle manufacturers represented. Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki) claimed fourth place, three seconds behind the podium, followed closely by Niki Tuuli (PTR Triumph) in fifth. Yari Montella (Barni Spark Racing Team) rounded out the top six.
Nicolo Bulega’s tenth win of the season further extended his Championship lead, giving him a 51-point advantage over Stefano Manzi in the title race.
P1 | Nicolo Bulega | Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team
“It was a very good race. It was very hot, and Stefano was pushing very hard, so I really had to push from the first to the last corner. It was a difficult race, but I enjoyed it. I’m happy because we’re the only Ducati on the podium, so that means that we are doing a really good job with my team, and this is really important for me. I hope to continue this way.”