MotoGP: MUGELLO TENACITY
Unexpected and physical conditions penalize the results of SUOMY and KYT riders, anyway leader in showing their highest constancy.
With a special helmet graphic made on purpose for this occasion, Andrea Dovizioso starts all the free test of Mugello with an unexpected physical problem to the neck, which significantly penalizes some movements. As consequence he gets not an optimal qualification, in thirteenth position.
Thanks to the valuable work of Dovi physiotherapist, Andrea Chionne, the physical condition improves and, at the green light, the start is very positive.
Even the puffs of the massive horse on the back of the SUOMY SR SPORT seem to incite the Ducati rider during the first turns; and so, in almost ten laps Andrea is able to reach the leading pair Lorenzo-Marquez.
With some riding problems between a turn and the other, the right forearm starts to show the first signs of strain and obliges Dovizioso to have a safer and conservative riding, retreating him to a fifth position.
Race with many twists also in Moto 2, due to the race suspension and of the consequent restart proceeding, postponed twice, due to regulatory failures: Alex Rins, starting from the ninth position, shows from the first turns to have in his wrist, a very good rhythm of race and in three laps he is already behind the first. At the fourth lap the race is stopped, so to let the race stewards reposition the safety devices, but during the realignment procedure the Suomy rider is retreated to the back of the grid, together with other six riders, for not having respected the tight minute given to go out from the lane box. Without despond, Rins starts a strong comeback, which will let him come from the back to the seventh position in ten laps, and to get important points for championship.
Alex Rins & Andrea Dovizioso (Suomy SR Sport)
ITALIAN-DOVI-STALLION COME TO MUGELLO
It is time for a special graphic for Andrea Dovizioso, who will face in the next weekend the legendary Italian stage of the most important world championship for road bike.
Also for this very important event, the starting point has been SR Sport, top ofSUOMY range as for full helmet, created with light and high-tech materials, and already used by the Ducati rider during the season. This graphics, painted byStarline Design, comes from an idea of Francesco Chionne, friend and therapist of Andrea Dovizioso, whose suggestion was to do something simple, neat and meanwhile of visual impact. On both sides, horizontal lines with progressive decrease follow the suit graphics, already used this year after winter tests, with blue, color chosen by “Dovi” to stand out, and red, color of his bike. The rays you get sideways have been done to emphasize and give light to the helmet. On the back of the helmet, the two horses, black and white (reason and madness), that now characterize him, are joint in only one horse head, massive and angry, recalling the Italian stallion of the first film of “Rocky Balboa”, interpreted by the famous actor Sylvester Stallone. Dovizioso already took inspiration in 2011 from this character shy and humble, but strong, rude and meanwhile romantic: it is still his icon and his music is always of high inspiring and emotional impact for the Forli rider.
ITALIAN MXGP: STRIJBOS GETS 3rd PLACE
On the occasion of the first race of world championship in Italy, the bearers of SUOMY show the best for a week end rich of very good results.
Weekend really positive for Kevin Strijbos who finds a good set up already from first tests, being so able to start in fifth position: start is really effective, and without slowdowns the SUOMY rider is able to get the third position, which he will defend till the end, resisting also to the hard attach of Gajser at the final lap.
In race two start is more difficult and Kevin loses important positions and has to use all the cartridge of the rifle shown on his SUOMY Mr Jump Bullet, in a very difficult come back which will take him up to the sixth position.
In MX2, on the crowded Pietramurata track, it is the national race for Samuele Bernardini and his TM Racing team: the press of the supporters starts already on Saturday and in the qualifying race the former European champion gets the sixth position. In race one, with a special tricolor uniform and with a shining SUOMY Alpha Warrior, the start is lightning and in a couple of turns Bernardini is in second position, and during the third lap he makes the fastest category lap in the day. During following laps Herlings e Jonass come behind and overtake the TM rider, who wil end in sixth position, after a lower rhythm during the last laps behind Max Anstie (Rockstar Energy Team) , SUOMY Alpha bearer too.
Opposite situation in race2: after losing many seconds at the beginning due to a contact, the “Berna” is the author of a thrilling comeback from the 15th to the 6th position. Last success will be then the reward as the fastest lap of the weekend in MX2 category.
In European championships the Suzuki Factory Bas Vaesser with SUOMY Alpha Bike Red, gains a deserved fifth position in the second heat of the EMX250 category; in EMX125 Paolo Lugana, on TM Racing, is later in the two heats.
Bas Vaesen (Suomy Alpha Bike Red) Max Anstie (Suomy Alpha)
Samuele Bernardini (Suomy Alpha Warrior)
FRENCH MOTOGP: ONE WIN, DOUBLE RESULT
Second seasonal win for Alex Rins who, with a very important strength proof, leaps to head of the world championship of MOTO2.
The rich loot has been the result of a considerable work started from the Fridayrounds, continued with qualifying timing in first row and with a really reassuring race pace.
At green light on the Catalan rider is late of some tenths, and at the first turn braking he is fifth; but, without being distract from who was before him, he find the concentration to start to turn with a relly high rhythm , so to end the first lap in third position.
Up to the sixth lap, Rins stays behind the provisional leader Thomas Luthi, before launching the overtaking for the first position. He will then keep strongly first position up to the end of the race 26 laps.
With this performance, Suomy rider brings his SR SPORT on top of the world championship list, with 5 length of advantage on the English rider Lowes and confirms to his fierce competitors the high conditions level, which he is showing race after race, after graduating last year as “rookie of the year 2015”.
Unlucky race to forget for Andrea Dovizioso despite the good premises of tests and of the first part of the MotoGP race, as well as the second position up to the thirteenth lap.
After two laps in third position behind Rossi, due to a turn made with a few degrees over the normal and to the low adherence of the new tires, slips in the center of the turn and is obliged to retire.
Alex Rins (SUOMY SR sport)
Andrea Dovizioso (SUOMY SR sport Dovi Replica)
MotoGP Youtube channel: Alex Rins
MXGP LATVIA: MAX ANSTIE GET 2ND
Bitter-sweet week end for Suomy MXGP top player Kevin Strijbos who shows, apart from bad luck, a good potential and after a sixth place in race1, the Belgian rider finds the right set up for a second heat really performing: after a good start at the end of the first lap he is fourth and after overtaking Van Horebeek he is able to stay behind Febvre up to the eleventh lap, fast as the bullets of his SUOMY Mr Jump Bullet. At the twelfth lap the Suzuki of the SUOMY rider starts to show consequences of a contact had at the very beginning of the race, forcing him to retire.
In MX2 Max Anstie keeps high the name of SUOMY Alpha helmet and, after having gained another Fox Holeshot “Turbo-Max” is able to get two very important second places for Husqvarna Rockstar Energy.
More unlucky the Italian Samuele Bernardini, who in race1 does not find the feeling with his TM Racing, while in race2 is involved in a fall caused by some rides who were before him of few meters. Again the will not to give up rewards the rider who, closing the week-end with a total of 16 points, gains the seventh position in the provisional standing of MX2 riders championship.
Season debut for 125 of team TM Racing factory who deploys Paolo Lugana, at his first race in EMX125cc European Championship: in the first heat the young Italian ends in tenth position his first championship race; in race2 a fall penalizes him quite badly and he will end in 19th position.
In 250 cc class also Bas Vaessen, JR rider of Suzuki Factory team, gets a very good result: his first podium thanks to a second place in race1.
Even in the higher displacement of the European Championship SUOMY Alpha celebrates, always with Husqvarna Rockstar Energy team, another win thanks to the Belgian Yentel Martens, who consolidates his provisional leadership in theEMX300 cc world championship, with a first and a second place.
Samuele Bernardini, Paolo Lugana (Alpha Warrior)
Kevin Strijbos (Mr Jump Bullet)
Max Anstie, Bas Vaessen (Alpha Bike red)