Team Alstare Monza Superstock race notes

XAVI WINS AGAIN! Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon won a hard-fought race at Monza today to make it two wins out of two in the championship. The race was red-flagged after a multiple pile-up on the opening lap, in which Xavi...

XAVI WINS AGAIN!

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Xavier Simeon won a hard-fought race at Monza today to make it two wins out of two in the championship. The race was red-flagged after a multiple pile-up on the opening lap, in which Xavi was a faller. He was struck from behind and crashed - along with three others - at the first chicane, but remounted and rejoined the race, albeit in last place. Fortunately though, the red flag meant that the race was restarted all over again. Xavi was then involved in a tremendous fight with Nicola Canepa (Ducati) which lasted until the last lap. The pair had swapped places throughout the nine-lapper, but Canepa lost the front end going into the Ascari and crashed out, leaving Xavi to cruise to victory.

XAVI - 1st
In the first start, I didn't know what had happened. I was hit from behind and crashed. I had to lift my bike off another rider and then I got back on and set off after the rest of the field. Fortunately for me, the race was red-flagged and I had another chance to start the race properly. I had a great battle with Canepa and we kept on overtaking each other many times. On the last lap, I was behind him and deciding where and when to make my move when he suddenly crashed in front of me. After that, all I had to do was to keep my bike upright and take victory number two in he series - a perfect start for me and all my team who have done such a good job.

Results
1 XAVI SIMEON (B-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra), 2 Giugliano (I-Kawasaki), 3 Colatosti (I-Kawasaki), 4 Lamarra (I-Yamaha) , 5 Costantini (I-Honda), 6 Colucci (I-Ducati),

Points
1 XAVI SIMEON 50, 2 Giugliano 30, 3 Canepa 20, 4 Savary 18, 5 Colatosti 16, 6 Barragan 16,

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Xavier Simeon