WS: Team Alstare Magny-Cours race summary

2006 Superstock European 600 Championship Final round, Magny-Cours, Saturday 7th October XAVIER ENDS WITH A FLOURISH! Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon may have already been crowned champion but today he ended the season in...

2006 Superstock European 600 Championship
Final round, Magny-Cours, Saturday 7th October

XAVIER ENDS WITH A FLOURISH!

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon may have already been crowned champion but today he ended the season in style with a superb win. He pressurised Davide Giugliano (Kawasaki) so strongly that the Italian outbraked himself on the approach to the final chicane and crashed right in front of him. Xavier kept a careful eye on the sliding bike and managed to avoid it and then was unchallenged on his way to the chequered flag and his fifth victory of the year. Second was Antonelli (Honda), with Colucci (Ducati) third.

XAVIER - 1st.
I made a little mistake three laps from the end and Giugliano passed me, but I was not too worried because I felt I could overtake him again before the end. I followed him and kept up the pressure and he fell when he braked too hard and too late for the final chicane. I was on the brakes and I saw that he had left it too late and down he went. He and his bike slid along the track and I watched it to make sure it didn't take me out as well. I went round it and then carried on for what became an easy victory. It's been a fantastic year for me and I want to thank my mechanics and everybody at Alstare for all the help and hard work they've done.

-credit: tas

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Xavier Simeon , Davide Giugliano