July 21, 2024
Bartolini, Baldassarri beat Rossi, Marini to win ‘100km of Champions’ | MotoGP

After victory for Luca Marini within the particular person ‘Americana’ contest on Friday night, the 100km most important occasion, the place riders compete in pairs over 50 laps on the VR46 coaching facility in Tavullia, was postponed from Saturday because of unhealthy climate.

Sunday dawned brighter and the 100km contest quickly became a duel between the workforce of Marini and older brother Rossi, the defending champions, and pairing of Moto3 rookie Bartolini with World Supersport runner-up Lorenzo Baldassarri.

The battle went right down to the final lap, nevertheless it was Bartolini and Baldassarri who prevailed. The rostrum for the eighth version of the competition was accomplished by Celestino Vietti and fellow Moto2 rider Nicolo Antonelli.

“We knew that Elia and Balda have been very quick and we fought from the start of the race,” stated Rossi. “Nevertheless, we completed second. It was an important weekend, and the race turns into increasingly more aggressive yearly. One of the simplest ways to finish the season.”

Marini was one in every of eight riders on the 2023 MotoGP grid participating within the occasion, alongside new world champion Francesco Bagnaia, Franco Morbidelli, Marco Bezzecchi, Alex Rins, Jorge Martin, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Augusto Fernandez.

Along with Rossi, former MotoGP riders included Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci and Tito Rabat.

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