Italian takes superb win at Pirelli Riviera Di Rimini Round, with Rinaldi and Scheib also on podium
Sunday afternoon’s action at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli” concluded with two Italians doing battle for victory to the last corner of the Superstock 1000 European Championship race and ultimately it was Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team) who just beat Michael Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team) to the line. Maximillian Scheib (Nuova M2 Racing) joined the leading two on the podium.
The race was restarted after a red flag in the initial running, with crashes for Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team) and Eric Vionnet (Motors Vionnet) at turn 4 leaving debris on track.
The race recommenced with 5 laps to be contested and Faccani rode brilliantly on his BMW in the final stages to outwit Ducati-equipped Rinaldi over the last few corners and beat his compatriot to the line by +0.362, for his first win in the class. Scheib also performed well and was across the finish line within a second of the race winner.
Luca Vitali (Nuova M2 Racing) made it three Italians in the top four, with Frenchman Florian Marino (Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team) finishing fifth.
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), Jeremy Guarnoni (Pedercini Racing), Mike Jones (Aruba.it Racing - Junior Team), Illia Mykhalchyk (TripleM Racing) and Alex Schacht (EAB Schacht Racing Team) completed the STK1000 top ten to wrap up the #RiminiWorldSBK round.
The riders in the Superstock 1000 European Championship will return to action at the Prosecco DOC German Round - after their summer break - over the 18th-20th August weekend.