Caricasulo wins in Misano but Toprak finishes 3rd to win the STK600 title

Saturday, 20 June 2015 16:43 GMT

Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki on the podium.

Federico Caricasulo (Pata Honda Junior Team) could hardly contain his delight at taking victory in today’s 13 lap FIM Europe Superstock 600cc race in front of his home fans at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli after timing his move for the lead almost perfectly on the penultimate lap.

As ever the STK600 race was epic with in the early stages a group of ten swapping places at almost every turn. With 5 laps to go the leading group was now only 5 and headed by Michael Ruben Rinaldi (San Carlo Team Italia) who had to settle for 4th at the flag after being overtaken on the final two laps firstly by Caricasulo before Niki Tuuli (Kallio Racing) and Toprak Razgatliogliu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) who gave it everything on the final lap to take the win, found their way past, taking 2nd and 3rd respectively after some incredible racing.

For Toprak his 3rd position today gives him the 2015 FIM Europe Superstock 600cc Championship crown with two races remaining, the Turkish youngster making it 5 wins and a 3rd in what has been an impressive first full season.

Behind the top 4, Andrea Tucci (San Carlo Team Italia) finished 5th ahead of Luca Vitali (GAS Racing Team).

In the post-race interview it was announced that Toprak will now switch his attention for the remainder of 2015 to the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup where he will continue to race with his current team on a Kawasaki.

With two rounds of the series remaining, Jerez and Magny- Cours the question is now who will finish 2nd overall?