Euro Superstock 1000: Alstare Suzuki round 1 notes

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news 2005 European Superstock 1000 Championship Round 1, Valencia, Spain Sunday 24th April DISASTER DAY FOR CHIARELLO. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Riccardo Chiarello's race was over almost before it...

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra news
2005 European Superstock 1000 Championship
Round 1, Valencia, Spain
Sunday 24th April

DISASTER DAY FOR CHIARELLO.

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Riccardo Chiarello's race was over almost before it began. He couldn't avoid a two-rider pile-up right in front of him in the first corner on the first lap and crashed out of contention - fortunately without injury. The race was dominated by Sofuoglu and Vankeymeulen, who pulled away from the rest of the 32-rider field from almost the first lap. Vankeymeulen tried his best to catch and pass Sofuoglu, but in the end he had to settle for second place. Third went to Roccoli, with De Angelis fourth.

Riccardo Chiarello - DNF

There's not much to say because I wasn't in the race long enough! Two riders went down right in front of me and I hit one of the bikes and crashed. There was no way of missing the bike and down I went. I was lucky not to get hurt, but I was very angry and frustrated at the time. It is one thing crashing late in a race, but to fall in the first corner is a disaster. It is a great shame, because I felt positive that I could've got a podium today for sure.

Results 1 Sofuoglu (Tur-Yamaha), 2 Vankeymeulen (B-Yamaha), 3 Roccoli (I-Yamaha), 4 De Angelis (RSM-Yamaha), 5 Coxhell (Aus-Suzuki), 6 De Marco (I-MV Augusta), CHIARELLO (I-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra) -DNF,

-tas-

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Drivers Riccardo Chiarello