AXO on the top of the podium in Assen! De Rosa wins in Stock1000

April 17, 2016

Althea BMW rider Raffaele De Rosa wins in Assen, crossing the line more than 10 seconds ahead of his closest rival! Thanks to today’s fantastic result, and after just two events, De Rosa leads the standings, with 41 points scored thus far.

Superstock – Race – Today’s Stock1000 race was complicated, conditioned by two red flags after various crashes in the wet conditions. After two restarts the ‘definitive’ race, comprised of just nine laps, got underway.
De Rosa immediately positioned fourth through lap one, quickly gaining confidence in conditions that were now almost dry. Pushing hard right from the off, the Italian was soon able to pass both Mercado and Russo to take the lead on lap three. Thanks to an unmatchable pace, from start to finish, the Althea BMW man continued to build his lead, to more than 10 seconds, before crossing the line first and earning 25 very important championship points.

Raffaele De Rosa: “We were lucky today because after the two red flags the track was drying out and I knew we could be fast. We started with a full-slick configuration and it was clear I was quicker than I had been before, with the wet set-up. I was able to maintain a strong pace, keep focused, and I'm really pleased with the result. We needed this first win and I want to dedicate it to the team, to my family and to my personal trainer. We go to Imola with more confidence."