Castelletto di Branduzzo
Spectacular races, fought till the chequered flag, as Polini Italian Cup could only give, and six heroes who have livened up, in Castelletto di Branduzzo, the third weekend of the Scooter Italian Championship, which is more and more qualified, rich in confirmations of press reviews and important since it is open to all riders, trainers and teams, that are free to use the various products of track races by scooter. It’s a round of numbers and full times, to fulfil a correction for the track safety, too, due to a technical problem of the asphalt on a bend. There’s a new record of participants, 33 of which are in Scooter 70 Evolution Fans, and of speed – more than 140 km/h of Scooter 70 and 100 – detected on the straight line before finish line, among plays of trails and violent brakes. A highly agonistic content race, which has livened up the day absolute victories of the three Factory Polini Scooter riders, Matteo Tiraferri (70 Evo Open), Filippo Corsi, (100 Big Evo Open) and Filippo Benini (Vespa 135 2T), of the Suisse Mathieu Bessard (70 Evo Fans SuperSport), Diego Falardi (70 Evo Fans) and Matteo Tortosa (Vespa 185 4T). Classifications have smiled on a hard-fought championship, which is not predictable at all, at a seasonal turning point, on a day of high temperature, where the show in all various Races was great.
SCOOTER 100 BIG EVOLUTION OPEN:
CORSI’S BIG SHOW
In Race 1 Fabio Starnone starts from the Pole, but on the first bend, he comes across Tiraferri. They both start again immediately but open the way for Nico Morelli, who tries to run away before Corsi and Zani. Corsi, at the right moment, attacks and overtakes Morelli. Tiraferri is the protagonist of a great come-back and ends on second position behind Corsi, precedes his team mate Vitali and Zani.
In Race 2, impeccable start of Fabio Starnone before Corsi and Morelli. They liven up the initial phases of race, by forcing the pace through a spectacular sequence of overtakings. Tiraferri emerges from the group, overtakes Morelli and gets to second position behind Corsi, who gets the better of Starnone. Parade-like final sprint by wheelie of Corsi, before Tiraferri and Starnone.
SCOOTER 70 EVOLUTION OPEN:
TIRAFERRI TAKES OFF
In Race 1 Daniel Penzo starts from pole before Tiraferri and Castellini, they gain ground over the chasers: Roufs and Parodi. But Penzo slides for a mistake and goes to fourth position. Meanwhile, there’s a fight among Tiraferri, Castellini and Roufs, who makes a mistake in the final.
In Race 2, a new defy among Penzo, Tiraferri and Castellini. Parodi is fourth, but the attention is focused on the leading group on final sprint, when Castellini manages to defeat Penzo behind the winner Tiraferri, who gets the highest place on the podium.
SCOOTER 70 FANS:
FALARDI SCORES A BINGO
In Race 1 Mantovani takes the leadership of race from the pole, followed by Frigè. They force the pace, but few laps later they fall and lose the chance to get the victory. Falardi gets to first position, before Lorenzini and Boceda. They end in this sequence, while Frigè quickly recovers till fifth position.
In Race 2 Mantovani and Frigè are the fastest at start, chased by Lorenzini. A hard duel starts between Mantovani and Frigè, who is back to race, recovers positions and surprises his adversary on the final; Lorenzini is third. On the highest place of the podium of the day gets the surprising Falardi.
VESPA 185 4T:
TORTOSA, WELCOME BACK
In Race 1 Matteo Tortosa sprints, followed by Caddeo and Leporati. These two give birth to a nice battle, but in the play of trails Tortosa wins before the final sprint of Marco Caddeo and Mirko Leporati.
In Race 2 Tortosa immediately goes to lead the race, before the rapid Caddeo, Paccagnella and Leporati who start to battle for the second position. Tortosa distances, while Caddeo ensures the second position for himself by preceding Leporati.
VESPA TROPHY 135cc:
BENINI THE ALIEN
In Race 1, the most rapid rider at start is Aaron Larcher, followed by Benini and Mammi. Benini at once tries to force the pace by passing Larcher who manages, with Villa, to get the better of Mammi. Inflamed final sprint, great victory of Benini before Larcher and Villa.
In Race 2, Benini sprints at start and precedes Larcher and Villa.Benini is uncatchable and forces the gait and authoritatively distances Larcher and Villa who end up in this sequence under the chequered flag.
SCOOTER 70 AMA SUPERSPORT:
THE SWISS DOESN’T FORGIVE
In Race 1, Bessard is the quickest at starting grid, chased by Beghelli and Martin Mihael. Mihael loses positions for a problem. Before the group, Bessard and Beghelli develop a hard duel through continuous position exchanges. Inversini and Lazzoni manage to stay behind Bessard on the final sprint in second and third position.
In Race 2 Mathieu Bessard is the quickest, chased by Picciallo and Beghelli. The Swiss increases his advantage till finish line. Behind, first Picciallo has to resist Beghelli, then Lazzoni, who ends on second position behind Bessard, while Picciallo ends third.