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Gennai and Maier Take it to the Podium on Saturday in Misano

Gennai and Maier Take it to the Podium on Saturday in Misano

Mirko Gennai (Team BrCorse) and Humberto Maier (Yamaha MS Racing/AD78 Latin America Team) both recovered from a tough Superpole to jump on the WorldSSP300 podium at Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” on Saturday.

Despite good track conditions in Superpole, it was a complicated session for Yamaha’s riders. Gennai was the highest placed in 10th, followed by Emanuele Cazzaniga in 11th and Marco Gaggi in 12th.

In the 10-lap race it was a different story as the R3 riders shone under Emilia-Romagna’s blazing sunshine. Gennai doggedly fought his way through to fight for the victory until the very end of the race. The Italian closed race one in a vital second place which puts him at the head of the WorldSSP300 championship standings. Meanwhile, Brazil’s Maier did a superb job to climb onto the final step of the podium. The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Championship graduate has been improving race by race and his efforts have paid off with his second podium of the season.

Matteo Vannucci (AG Motorsport Italia Yamaha) had a solid sixth place finish, just ahead of Gaggi (Team BrCorse) while another R3 graduate, Enzo Valentim (Yamaha MS Racing/AD78 Latin America Team), achieved a decent ninth place.



Team BrCorse

Mirko Gennai

It was a difficult race because of the high temperatures, but I pushed every lap to close the group. On the second to last lap I tried to exit Tramonto in the lead, and I saw that only one rider overtook me, so I replicated the move on the last lap and it gave me second place. I want to win in Italy, but this second position is very important because now I’m leading the championship - which is amazing. Tomorrow I’ll try again for the win.