Marco Faccani wins at Misano and retakes championship lead

Saturday, 21 June 2014 16:17 GMT

All Italian podium in STK600 race.

Marco Faccani (San Carlo Team Italia Kawasaki) has won the fourth round of the European Superstock 600cc Championship after a close fight with compatriot Federico Caricasulo (Evan Bros. Racing Team) and with it returns to the lead of the championship.

Taking the intial holeshot, Faccani tried to break away but after setting a new lap record on the second lap Federico Caricasulo set off in pursuit, the young Italian eventually having to settle for 2nd, but delighted with his maiden podium finish.

Six riders went down in the opening series of corners including championship leader Niki Tuuli (Kallio Racing Yamaha) and podium man in Imola Stefano Casalotti (VFT Racing Yamaha). All riders were uninjured.

The leading duo broke clear of an equally enthralling fight for 3rd with wildcard rider Davide Stirpe (Scuderia Maranga Racing) eventually coming out as the final podium finisher ahead of Wayne Tessels (Wayne’s Racing Team), Gennaro Sabatino (Sonic Pro Racing) and Nicola Morrentino (Mottini Corse ASD) who completed the top 6.