Nocco wins his third race of the season, Morbidelli takes second under the checkered flag and maintains the championship lead
The Italian duo puts up a show and confirms their protagonist status on the European stage.
Nocco started from pole, briefly exchanged positions with his teammate, but took the lead at the end of Lap 1 and conserved it for the entire race, showing a pace that no one else could match. Winning by a six-second margin, he showed his talent and maturity, crowning his third success of the season with the fastest lap in the race (1'45"191) and taking third place in the general standings.
Morbidelli also showed some muscles, dueling against Gamarino for second place and emerging victorious. The two, main rivals for the title, exchanged some hard moves but Morbidelli took second position at the beginning of the final lap and defended it until the end, extending his lead to 10 points.
Cristiano Migliorati (FMI Technical Coordinator) "What a week-end! Nocco confirmed his taste for this track taking pole position, race, and fastest lap. He was pretty much perfect, and Morbidelli didn't disappoint, fighting hard until the checkered flag to hold off Gamarino. With one race to go, we're happy as we're still fighting for the goals we set at the beginning of the season: be championship contenders with both riders. In Jerez we'll see if we can do it."
Alessandro Nocco (Kawasaki ZX-6R #81) 1st in 21'07"766 "I liked the race. When took the lead and they signaled me that I was extending the lead, so I didn't take risks once I had a comfortable advantage. The bike was perfect thanks to the team, and I want to thank everybody for giving me this opportunity."
Franco Morbidelli (Kawasaki ZX-6R #12) 2nd, + 6"417 "I started well but couldn't stay with Alessandro. I fought hard with Gamarino, with some excessive contact, but as long as we don't crash it's ok. I hope everything goes smoothly in Jerez. I'll be ready."