ESTORIL ROUND | RACE 2
It was an exciting Sunday for the Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team, who in a crazy Race 2 at the Estoril circuit took another beautiful podium, thanks to Lorenzo Baldassarri.
The day opened under the banner of bad weather, with rain intermittently visiting the Portuguese track both during the night and in the morning.
The warm-up thus took place in wet conditions: Baldassarri, author of a crash without consequences at turn six, put together five laps, finishing the session in 7th position.
At 12.30 local time the race got underway, immediately marked by the arrival of light rain, not enough to force the drivers to change tyres but capable of making the track very treacherous.
After a good start from P4 Baldassarri immediately became part of the leading group, occupying the first place for a few laps: at the end the Italian rider found himself fighting for third place, which he managed to conquer by masterfully beating his rivals.
By virtue of these results Balda strengthens his second position in the championship, with 101 points.
After the Estoril round the WorldSSP championship will return to the track over the weekend of 12 June, at the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”.
“It was a difficult race but I’m happy because we had a good weekend. I managed the race well today: I wanted to mark Aegerter and attack him in the finale, but unfortunately fighting with other riders I lost some time, which he took advantage of to escape. I’m looking forward to racing at Misano, in our home round”.
Lorenzo Baldassarri #7