JOG-Polini are more and more effective and ready to surprise, after the winning debut in Castelletto di Branduzzo. Surprises and show overmuch for the second race of Polini Italian Cup in Viterbo too, and sudden turns of events made even more interesting all the races of the day.
SCOOTER 70 EVOLUTION OPEN: DRIVING COURSES
Matteo Tiraferri sprint from pole position the right way, together with Jos Koelewijn, who is just behind and pressures the reigning champion of Polini Scooter Team. All this turns into an attack at the end of the straight line, where Tiraferri tries a tough brake but falls down. The race turns the page; Filippo Corsi finds himself in second position, moves to attack phase and so can get the leadership. Tiraferri becomes the protagonist of a great come back, limits the damage and takes the third position. In Race 2 Jos Koelewijn starts first, even though Tiraferri leaves no way out to the Dutch rider by a decided attack. Corsi, meanwhile, can take the first position and overtakes by force his Polini Scooter team mate. On the fifth lap, Koelewijn slides, and Nicolò too who was fourth. In the final part, Corsi has to give room to Tiraferri, even though Corsi gets on top of podium of this day.
SCOOTER 70 EVOLUTION ONE-BRAND: RECORD SCOOTER
In this class, the amazing time in the tests of Marco Moroni, 1.01.66, is to remark; it’s a performance allowing him to put many Scooter Open riders behind his shoulders. Unfortunately races were not lucky for him; the protagonists of Race 1, Alessio Tarabella first at finish line, second Picciallo and third Parodi. In Race 2, Picciallo, because of distraction, facilitates Tognarelli’s victory before Parodi and Fabbri. About the total score, Parodi gets on second place of podium, the only one running in Polini Italian Cup on the saddle of a Beta Ark.
SCOOTER 100 BIG EVOLUTION OPEN: SICILIAN DOMINATION
Nico Morelli seems to be the favourite thanks to the great time of 1’00’’717, but since initial phase he has to withdraw for a technical problem. So Julien Vitali tries to escape in Race 1, but Stefano Scribano with determination and aggressiveness wins and precedes Antonio Righetti and the new entry Alex Rota. At Race 2 start, Antonio Righetti precedes the start just a little and so gets a penalty. In the first laps, Morelli slides because he exceeds while getting out of a turn. A struggle for victory between Scribano, Julien Vitali and Antonio Righetti, from which Scribano comes out as the winner over Vitali and Ciacci thanks to Righetti’s penalty.
SCOOTER 70 EVOLUTION FANS: NEW FACES
Elia Angeli, the classification leader, starts from pole position but during the fourth lap he makes a mistake taking him back to fourth position. Roberto Pagliaccia leads the race with Angeli, who tries to make a gap, in order to regain positions. But the pace is very high and so Angeli tries to overtake Riccardo Frigè, Angeli bumps his adversary and draws back to ninth position. The final of Race 1 is uncertain; Pagliaccia is caught and ends on final sprint before Daniel Penzo and Ivan Calce. In Race 2, Angeli is more and more motivated to recover from bad luck. It’s a good start but he has to fight with Calce, even though Angeli wins in the end by replying with a beautiful victory, that turns out to be the third absolute position of the day behind Pagliaccia and Calce, who is second on final podium.
VESPA TROPHY 125cc. CLASSIC: SPEED IS NOTHING WITHOUT CONTROL
Marco Leaso starts before Cristian Mammi and Matteo Piacentini in Race 1, after being the quickest in qualifying sessions. Because of a mistake, Leaso opens the door to Piacentini who profits from the situation and takes the leadership. Piacentini can hardly resist to Leaso’s recovery; they will end on sprint and precede Mammi. Race 2 gives another bad surprise to Leaso who has a false start and gets 20 seconds penalty, pushing him behind, despite the lonely escape in second position behind Piacentini, while Mammi is third again.
PIT BIKE XP 125 4T: BALANCE ON THE TRACK
In Race 1 Gianluca Cuttitta starts before Gabriele Camorcia who is good at moving forward from second row. Alessandro Fabbri joins them but slides during the first part of race and gives room to Lorenzo Pirrè, who enters the fray between the two riders of Valeracing Team. The sprint to finish line is in this sequence: Cuttitta, Camorcia and Pirré. In Race 2 Fabbri wants to redeem himself by giving birth to an enthusiastic contest with Cuttitta, Camorcia and Pirrè. Positions change some times; in the end Cuttitta has the best of Camorcia and Fabbri. This one, despite the good result in Race 2, can’t get on the podium of the day, for he leaves the third place to Pirrè.