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MOTOREX Racing Report 2011 EN

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ROAD RACING Chaz Davies

ROAD RACING Chaz Davies Supersport World Champion: Chaz Davies took the Supersport World Championship title at Magny Cours. After Cal Crutchlow, the 24-year-old is only the second British Champion in this class. Davies first tried his luck in the 250 cc class, even though this was not for long and success eluded him. Between 2007 and 2009 Davies won his spurs in the AMA series in the USA. At the end of 2009 he was invited by the ParkinGO team to ride for them in the Supersport World Championship for the last few races of the season. Here the Briton really made his mark. He came to Imola, where he had never ridden before, and took fourth place. The result: a ride for the new season. In this season Chaz took the World Championship title, gaining seven podium finishes, including five victories. Luca Scassa 6th place in the Supersport World Championship: Chaz Davies’s team colleague was placed sixth overall. Scassa summarised the situation: “I had my best and my worst year. A few stupid errors cost me a top three place in the overall rankings. However, when one year ends, the next one begins and I am hoping that next year will be better.” Noriyuki Haga 8th place in the Superbike World Championship: The 2011 Superbike World Championship was the twenty-fourth in the history of the FIM Superbike World Championship. Haga, who rides for the Pata Aprilia team, finished eighth in the final rankings. In his career Haga has achieved 112 podium finished in 286 races. Martin Bauer IDM Superbike Champion: The last race in Hockenheim did not only bring the IDM season to an end but it was also the race when Martin Bauer bowed out of IDM racing. In seven years of racing in the IDM Superbike class, the 35-year-old with a Master’s degree in engineering, who runs a motorcycle tuning company, has accumulated three championship titles, 30 victories and a further 34 podium finishes. Winning the title for the MOTOREX-KTM Team brought the Austrian’s glittering career to a fitting end but he even managed to top this with a proposal of marriage to his partner Nicole.

Blake Young AMA Superbike Vice-Champion: “My Rockstar Makita Suzuki team worked hard throughout the whole year. I am happy that I won the last race and thus secured the title of Vice-Champion. When racing, I wanted to show what my team can achieve. I wanted to win because my team had earned it. They know how championships can be won. Thanks boys!” Tommy Hayden 3rd place in the AMA Superbike Championship: The older brother of Moto GP star Nicky Hayden has finished the season third in the AMA Superbike Championship. Brett McCormick Canadian Superbike Champion: Brett McCormick won the Canadian Superbike Championship. During trials for the World Superbike class, the Canadian was so impressive that Effenbert Ducati gave him a contract for the 2012 season. However, it is not yet certain whether he will compete in the Superbike class or the Superstock 1000. John Hopkins British Superbike Vice-Champion: John Hopkins was injured for a long time but this second place puts him on track to return to the world elite. Only two points separated him from the winner Tommy Hill. Tom Lüthi 5th place in Moto2: Lüthi’s hopes of an even better result were dashed at the final race of the season in Valencia because of the heavy rain. In spite of an eventful season, the Swiss rider came fifth in the overall rankings and recorded a GP win with his first place in Malaysia. Team Bolliger 8th place in the Endurance World Championship: Following on from the Vice-World Championship title the previous season, Team Bolliger came eighth in the overall rankings this year. Yet again the Swiss “David” has managed to trip up the “Goliaths” on the international Endurance scene. Although everything did not always turn out as they wanted, there were some good results, particularly the two fourth places at the Bol d’Or in Magny- Cours and Le Mans.

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