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Redemption on Sunday for Stefano Manzi as he Scores Second Place

Redemption on Sunday for Stefano Manzi as he Scores Second Place

Stefano Manzi (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) recovered from the disappointment of Saturday’s Race 1 at Aragon - where he was only able to manage 11th place after a big save on the last lap – to take another rostrum spot and 20 points for second.

The Italian got off to a strong start from his third-place grid spot, maintaining his position into the first corners. Before long he had made a move at the corkscrew for second, and he looked keen to get stuck into the battle, making a charge towards the race leader. However, the gap was getting ever bigger, making it a tough ask for Manzi. The Ten Kate rider kept his focus and instead worked on setting fast laps and maintaining his advantage on the rider behind. At the end of the race he was pleased to take 20 points after a challenging weekend overall, and return to his usual consistency.

Spain’s Jorge Navarro (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) was on good form at home, staying well within the Top 10 and looking better with each passing lap. He made it up to sixth on Lap 10 and defended the spot well, despite a late charge from rival Niki Tuuli. Tuuli later suffered a nasty crash on the final lap which brought out the red flag and ended the race.

It was another solid performance too from Valentin Debise (GMT94 Yamaha) as the Frenchman fought in the Top 10 throughout the race and eventually finished seventh. While Nicolas Spinelli (VFT Racing WEBIKE Yamaha) had a good return to the WorldSSP Championship with 10th.



FULL RESULTS - WorldSSP - Championship Standings

Ten Kate Racing Yamaha - P2

Stefano Manzi

It was a good race today. I started well and got into second position. I rode there all race but in the end some riders behind me were getting closer so I had to push. It is a good result for us at a track where we were struggling a bit more than expected. It was important to finish on the podium this weekend because we have done that at every round so far this year. Next week we will go to Portimão which will be very challenging again, but I’m looking forward to riding there as it’s a great track.