Federici's consistency looking good
RaceAfter a superb 1-2 finish for Claudio Federici in the Brazilian GP at Indaituba, Federici provided the Di Carli Yamaha team with another positive ride in the Spanish GP at Bellpuig. Federici finished the day in fourth place overall increasing his championship standing points to remain in second place, 31 points ahead of Mike Brown in the tables. Luca Cherubini finished the day's racing in 7th overall with his other teamster Eric Camerlengo finishing in 13th position.
After a superb 1-2 finish for Claudio Federici in the Brazilian GP at Indaituba, Federici provided the Di Carli Yamaha team with another positive ride in the Spanish GP at Bellpuig. Federici finished the day in fourth place overall increasing his championship standing points to remain in second place, 31 points ahead of Mike Brown in the tables. Luca Cherubini finished the day's racing in 7th overall with his other teamster Eric Camerlengo finishing in 13th position.
Yamaha's British championship hope Carl Nunn still remains missing from action since his injury in the second round of the World Championship. His team-mate in the Yamaha UK team, Paul Malin, suffered disappointingly and failed to score any points and remains 24th in the championship standings.
Qualification: Federici provided Yamaha with a positive start at Bellpuig by coming second in his qualifying group and Cherubini finishing fourth also in the same qualifiying group. Camerlengo found qualification harder and finished in sixth position in his respective group.
Race one: Federici again demonstrated his consistent and superb riding abilities by finishing second in the first race with less than four tenths of a second behind fellow Italian Alessio Chiodi. Federici was no further away from Chiodi than the length of the short start straight throughout the whole race but couldn't get close enough to his great championship rival, " I never got close enough to Chiodi to make a pass, " a frustrated Frederici commented. Federici though showed great perseverance on his YZ125 by moving from fourth place at the start to second place and never gave way to the pressure he was put under by rival Mike Brown.
Cherubini started the day positively and was happy from the start, " I am happy because I have not being doing so much training and I am taking each step at a time, " he commented. Although he started in 13th place he provided a solid ride for the Team De Carli by working his way up to finish in 7th place, " I got a good start in 13th and finished in 7th place," he commented. He worked hard throughout the race and claimed a number of places late in the race.and had to battle through the pack to finally claim 19th at the finishing line. " I had a problem with the
Camerlengo had a misfortunate first lap by crashing start. I was in the middle of the group off the start, but I touched another rider so I tried to go ahead to pick up points," said a disappointed Camerlengo. He showed though a lot of character a determination but failed to turn it into any points.
Race two: After a disappointing start Federici provided the crowd with a superb ride to finish in 5th place after battling through the pack but could not quite pass Jeff Dement to increase his poistion further. " I started last and finished fifth, that means that I have great speed. I'm really happy with the bike. I had a lot of problems with the dust today but the bike is very good and that helps me a lot," said a positive Federici.
Camerlengo and Cherubini were 10th and 11th respectively, with Camerlengo working very hard for his points and Cherubini coming from the back of the pack to claim 5 well deserved World Championship points. " I had a problem with the start again. I was 18th and finished in 10th. I had a huge problem in seeing because of the dust but the bike was in good working order, " Camerlengo commented.
Claudio di Carli believed that the day had been positive for his team especially with three of his riders finished the race and was extremely pleased about the bikes, " Everything is good with the bikes. We made four GP's and two Italian championships and have not had a problem with the bikes, six races without a problem is excellent, " he commented.
In recent weeks Yamaha have enjoyed constant success in the 125cc series and with Ernesto Fonseca becoming the youngest ever champion of the East Region AMA U.S. 125 Supercross on the Yamaha YZ125, Yamaha are looking a truly dominant force.