At the MotoRanch of Tavullia the seventh edition of the 100km of Champions was won by the team formed by Valentino Rossi and Luca Marini.
Following the traditional "endurance" style start with a race up to the bike, it was Elia Bartolini to close the first lap in front of everyone, gaining in a few laps a good advantage on his pursuers Valentino Rossi and Mattia Pasini and signing the best lap time of 2:03.836.
During the race, run on 50 laps with riders change every 5 laps, there have been numerous twists and turns. First of all, Marini crashed during his second stint, but this didn't compromise the VR46 Riders Academy rider's comeback, who with 12 laps to go signed the victory over Stefano Manzi.
A very open fight for the third step of the podium between the couples Pasini - Baldassarri and Bezzecchi - Migno, ended in favor of the first one due to a crash of Bezzecchi a few kilometers from the finish line.
Fifth Niccolò Antonelli and Celestino Vietti who precede the couple formed by the outsider Augusto Fernanez and Diogo Moreira, authors of an excellent performance at their first appearance at MotoRanch. The Italians Alberto Surra and Federico Fuligni close in 7th position followed by the pair formed by Alex Rins - Albert Arenas and Tito Rabat - Xavi Artigas respectively eighth and ninth. To close the top ten Jorge Lorenzo, enthusiastic about his first experience at the Ranch, with Dennis Foggia. Following: Patacca - Farioli P11; Digiannantonio - Cecchini P12; Lecuona - Vinales P13; Nepa - Ortola P14; Davies - McPhee P15; Bertelle - Zannoni P16; Belli - Gramigni P17; McGrath - Zaccone P18; Casadei - Ferrari P19; Manfredi - Bassani P20; Ottaviani - Serra P21.
The final day of the seventh edition of the 100km of Champions ended with the usual podium ceremony with the delivery of the traditional trophies of salami to the winning couples and to the three best riders of the Americana run on Saturday afternoon.
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