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EU Superstock 600: Alstare Suzuki Monza race summary

2005 European Superstock 600 Championship Round 2, Monza, Italy Saturday 7th May Circuit: 5.793 kms. Weather: dry, sunny 25 C. STEADY SIMEON. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon used his head and rode a steady race at Monza ...

2005 European Superstock 600 Championship
Round 2, Monza, Italy
Saturday 7th May
Circuit: 5.793 kms.
Weather: dry, sunny 25 C.

STEADY SIMEON.

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon used his head and rode a steady race at Monza today and finished fifth. Set-up problems meant that Xavier couldn't push as hard as he would have liked and in the end he decided that fifth position was better then trying harder and crashing. Yoann Tiberio (Honda) led for most of the race but was beaten to the flag by Claudio Corti (Yamaha) in the closing stages. Third was Maxime Berger (Honda), some five seconds behind. Despite getting past Niccolo Canepa (Kawasaki) a couple of times, Xavier was unable to make it stick and, in the end, had to be content with fifth place.

XAVIER SIMEON - 5th
That was a difficult race today because my Suzuki did not seem to want to change direction easily. It was hard work in the chicanes and also my bike was not as fast as the Kawasaki I was fighting with, so I could not stay in front of him. If I pushed much harder I would have crashed, so I thought it would be better to finish fifth and keep my third place in the championship.

Results
1 Corti (I-Yamaha), 2 Tiberio (F-Honda), 3 Berger (F-Honda), 4 Canepa (I-Kawasaki), 5 SIMEON (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra), 6 Perez Munoz (E-Honda),

Points:
1 Corti 45, 2 Tiberio 45, 3 SIMEON 27, 4 Berger 26, 5 Canepa 26, 6 Perez Munoz 21,

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Series FIM
Drivers Yoann Tiberio , Niccolo Canepa , Xavier Simeon , Claudio Corti , Maxime Berger