Double victory for Nicholas Lapucci and his Fantic 250XX
The fourth appointment of the Prestige Italian Championship went down at the Cavallara track, in the Marche region; the circuit featured hardpack ground.
The Fantic Factory Team Maddii Racing had to do without young talented Hakon Osterhagen. The rider, in fact, decided not to take part in the challenge as he was not physically fit. Max Spies missed the race as well.
Nicholas Lapucci starred in the qualifying where he set the fastest time of his group, which allowed him to get a strategic position at the starting gate. Federico Tuani did great too with a sixth position; Matteo Russi was eighth and qualified for group A.
Nicholas was the author of a perfect start in moto 1, soon becoming the race leader. Thanks to a solid rhythm Lapucci opened a good margin over rivals and eventually took the victory. Federico Tuani’s performance was excellent too, in fact he classified seventh. Russi was 36th.
Lapucci confirmed his great shape also in the second heat. Nicholas took the leadership right after the first corner and showed his potential thanks to a flawless race. While Lapucci conquered another victory, Tuani faced a tough start but managed to work his way up till the 13th spot.
Nicholas Lapucci classified first overall courtesy of the double victory. Federico Tuani was sixth.
Marco Maddii: “I’m really happy with this race. Nicholas was perfect with the double victory. We finally made it! This never happened at the beginning of the season. His riding style was just perfect and he never exaggerated. Lapucci recovered important points for the Championship standings. Tuani’s race was good too and he classified sixth overall. Matteo qualified for group A and we are very proud of him”.
Classifica di giornata classe MX2:
1) Nicholas LAPUCCI #211 - Team Fantic Factory Team Maddii
2) Kevin Horgmo #24 - GasGas
3) Jan Pancar #253 - Ktm
6) Federico Tuani #2 - Team Fantic Factory Team Maddii
Campionato classe MX2:
1) Kevin HORGMO #24 - GasGas
2) Nicholas LAPUCCI #211 - Team Fantic Factory Team Maddii
3) Andrea Adamo #80 - GasGas
8) Federico Tuani #2 - Team Fantic Factory Team Maddii
20) Hakon Osterhagen #512 - Team Fantic Factory Team Maddii
21) Maximilian Spies #7 - Team Fantic Factory Team Maddii