Federici looks good again with another 1-2

Race

Team De Carli Yamaha rider Claudio Federici rode to another superb 1-2 finish today in the third round of the FIM 125cc Motocross World Championship in Brazil. The Italian took a dominant start-to-finish win in the first moto. But the podium celebrations ended as an exact repeat of round 2 in Italy two weeks ago with a Federici - Chiodi - Brown result followed by Chiodi - Federici - Brown. These dominant three riders in the 1999 title hunt still lie as per the result of the second moto in the points standings.

Team De Carli Yamaha rider Claudio Federici rode to another superb 1-2 finish today in the third round of the FIM 125cc Motocross World Championship in Brazil. The Italian took a dominant start-to-finish win in the first moto. But the podium celebrations ended as an exact repeat of round 2 in Italy two weeks ago with a Federici - Chiodi - Brown result followed by Chiodi - Federici - Brown. These dominant three riders in the 1999 title hunt still lie as per the result of the second moto in the points standings. Federici's Team De Carli Yamaha team-mates, Eric Camerlengo and Luca Cherubini both took their De Carli-tuned, Yamaha Motor Europe-supported YZ125 machines to strong points finishes in both races to move themselves to seventh and tenth in the Championship standings respectively. Yamaha's British pre-season Championship hope Carl Nunn was missing from action having sustained an injury in the last round. His team-mate in the Yamaha UK team, Paul Malin, fought from dead last to 16th in the first moto but did not finish the second. RACE 1 In the hot dry conditions Federici got away first and was never troubled as he eased to an 11 second win over his Championship rival Chiodi. Eric Camerlengo was running fourth in the opening laps but slipped to 9th at the flag while team-mate Luca Cherubini came home 11th. Paul Malin's Steve Dixon-tuned YZ125 got bogged at the start which left him last after lap one from where he fought through to sixteenth. RACE 2 Federici led from the gate once again and held off Chiodi's challenge for the first seven of the 19-lap race. But a mistake let his countryman through and after an intense battle the Yamaha-man was unable to find a way past. Erik Camerlengo had another good race. Fourth again after lap one this time he held on but dropped to a fifth place finish with team-mate Cherubini coming home eighth.