Round 3 - Imola - Friday And Saturday
Pusceddu dominant in shortened EJC race at Imola
Emanuele Pusceddu took victory in today’s third round race of the 2015 Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda moving up to second place in the overall standings with his third podium of the season.
Today’s scheduled nine-lap race with 29 identically-prepared Honda CBR650F machines, was red-flagged early on when a number of riders crashed at Imola’s final chicane – often the scene of dramatic racing incidents.
When the track was cleared, a six-lap dash followed in which Pusceddu dominated, beating fellow Italian Paolo Grassia by almost three seconds, with series leader and winner of the opening two rounds, Javier Orellana, finishing third.
In the FIM Europe Women’s European Cup race, Hungarian Viktoria Kis took the victory, coming home in 19th position overall after Anastassia Kovalenko of Estonia and New Zealand’s Avalon Biddle were caught up in earlier crashes.