Victory for Yamaha and Guarnoni in the Superstock 600 European Championship MRS Racing Team rider Jeremy Guarnoni wrapped up a dominant season on his Yamaha YZF-R6 at Imola yesterday, claiming the 2010 Superstock 600 European Championship with...
Victory for Yamaha and Guarnoni in the Superstock 600 European Championship
MRS Racing Team rider Jeremy Guarnoni wrapped up a dominant season on his Yamaha YZF-R6 at Imola yesterday, claiming the 2010 Superstock 600 European Championship with one round still to run. The 17yr old French rider showed a maturity over the race weekend, qualifying fifth on the grid and running a steady race to come home in sixth place, ensuring his points lead meant he was untouchable going into his home race at Magny Course next week. The penultimate round of the championship yesterday saw no less than eight of the top ten riders across the finish line on Yamaha R6 Supersport bikes.
Guarnoni took ownership of the 2010 championship on his Yamaha R6 from the first race, taking victory at Portimao in the opening round, then adding a further four race wins to it, bringing his total to five from nine races. He heads to Magny Cours with 187 points at the top of the standings, 28 points clear of closest rival and fellow Frenchman Florian Marino.
"I'm very happy because I waited three years to win this title," said Jeremy Guarnoni. "The bike was really good, I work really well with Adrien Morillas to set up the bike and the whole team and Yamaha have worked really hard to get me here. I still want to win at Magny Cours but I have no pressure anymore, so I can race for fun there!"
"I am for sure really happy to win the title," said Adrien Morillas, MRS Racing Team Manager. "We knew already at the beginning of the year with Jeremy that we had a good chance to win the championship. The reward of winning is the perfect gift for the effort we put in. After five years working together the satisfaction is immense. Thank you to Yamaha Motor France and Yamaha Motor Europe for the help this season and we hope to continue to take Jeremy to the highest levels with Yamaha."
The European Superstock 600 Championship is the closest class of racing to production model bikes. Including this year's title, the close-to-production-model Yamaha YZF-R6 Supersport bike can now claim four of the last six European Superstock 600 titles, winning in 2010, 2008, 2007 and 2005.