Delight for Yamaha as Federici provides a superb 1-1 result

Race

Claudio Federici rode two fantastic motos to claim his first ever 1-1 result, at the British Grand Prix in the thick mud of Foxhill. A heavy rain storm left the track in a terrible condition, however Federici fought against the odds and blitzed to the win, closing in on series leader Alessio Chiodi which has left Federici only five points behind the leader. "I am very happy the Championship is now alive," Federici said. "I will go to the next race in San Marino and try and win again. On the hard track it will be no problem at all." The other Yamaha riders suffered mixed fortunes on the day due to the terrible conditions, with Kenneth Gundersen being the only other Yamaha rider to finish in the top ten.

Claudio Federici rode two fantastic motos to claim his first ever 1-1 result, at the British Grand Prix in the thick mud of Foxhill. A heavy rain storm left the track in a terrible condition, however Federici fought against the odds and blitzed to the win, closing in on series leader Alessio Chiodi which has left Federici only five points behind the leader. "I am very happy the Championship is now alive," Federici said. "I will go to the next race in San Marino and try and win again. On the hard track it will be no problem at all." The other Yamaha riders suffered mixed fortunes on the day due to the terrible conditions, with Kenneth Gundersen being the only other Yamaha rider to finish in the top ten. Qualification: Federici began the weekend with a positive start by qualifying first in his allotted qualifying group. Erik Camerlengo qualified in a worthy sixth position in his group with both Carl Nunn and Paul Malin qualifying in eighth position in their respective groups. Race one: Federici started the first race off brilliantly, and was in the lead on the first corner. From this position he moved away to win by an amazing 21 seconds from his closest rival, Chiodi. "For some reason I just felt good today. I still have some pain in my hand from when I crashed two weeks ago, but I feel good and it did not give me too much of a problem today," a delighted Federici commented. Gundersen fought hard in the first race and reaped his rewards by finishing in the top ten. Disappointingly Malin and Luca Cherubini failed to finish due to the severity of the track conditions. Nunn, who was coming back from an injury, was in contention early on in the race but then had trouble with the mud on the track. "I lost my goggles early and also had mud everywhere. While I felt o.k. I did not want to continue, anything can happen in these type of conditions. I just had nothing to gain by riding around, as I thought it was better to get ready for the next race," a frustrated Nunn commented. Camerlengo, who also had trouble with the conditions, failed to finish after stopping in the fourth lap. "I am not good in the rain and mud," Camerlengo commented. " I was in 17th after one lap, and then preceded to move into 13th place, but then on lap three I unfortunately crashed, and went back to 29th position. From there I just had to stop." Race two: Federici yet again provided the British crowd with another superb ride, to take overall first at the British Grand Prix. He started in fourth place, and then passed both Brown and Chiodi on the second lap, and from there he rode a fantastic race to the finishing line. He later remarked "I was quick out of the start and felt I had the speed to pass the others, and they both made mistakes so I had the opportunity to overtake them." Gundersen rode another consistent race and finished in seventh position, whilst Carl Nunn pleased his home crowd by finishing in ninth position. "I felt much better in the second race," Nunn said. "I have the speed already, it is just a matter of time until I will be on the pace. I started in twelfth place and moved up slowly through the field. I am happy with my finish considering it was my first race back from injury."