More good form for Yamaha down under
RaceIt was also an excellent day for the official Yamaha 250 riders, with superb results from Claudio Federici, who finished in 2nd place and Yves Demaria who finished 3rd. Paul Cooper came home 8th, Darryll King 10th and Pit Beirer 11th place. The race winner was Frenchman Mikael Pichon, scoring his second victory of the season
C.Federici 2nd / Y. Demaria 3rd / P. Cooper - 8th / P. Beirer 11th / M. Kovalainen 12th / J. Aubert - 28th
Team Yamaha Axo rider, Federici had qualified well in 4th place, despite finding the track hard going and crashing hard on his face on the Saturday. Sunday however produced an almost perfect race: "I had an okay start, by lap one I was inside the top five, but my condition was not good from the crash on Saturday, which was a shame as the bike was working really well. I had to really fight to get the points and for that I am relieved."
Yves Demaria of Team Skittles Yamaha Radiorama had predicted a good result: Third is good but I was expecting to win on this track it suited me, it's rough and you have to get a good start and remain in a good rhythm.
It was an eventful race for teammate Pit Beirer of who was unable to capitalise on his 2nd place qualification:
I had felt so good going into this race but I crashed twice, I should have been on the podium today, they were just silly mistakes.