THIRD ROUND OF THE INTERNAZIONALI D’ITALIA, ARCO DI TRENTO

PHILIPPAERTS TWICE 5th IN CLOSING ROUND OF THE INTERNAZIONALI D’ITALIA IN ARCO AND KULLAS 2nd OVERALL OF THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

 

 

On the new partially redisigned track of Arco di Trento, DP19 has concluded the three rounds of the italian series on a positive note finishing twice in the top 5 and taking two very good starts on board of his Honda CRF450R Pro Circuit. Philippaerts was able to race with the leaders Cairoli, Frossard, Herlings and Bobryshev in both races and just a very small gap devided DP19 from the others on the finish line. Two more weeks of intensive training and DP19 will be ready for his first GP 2013 in Qatar.

 

Harri KULLAS took the start in the MX2 contest despite still suffering with his hand after the crash of last week in Malagrotta. KULLAS finished a very good 5th in the MX2 race without taking any risk and bringing his CRF250R on the second step of the overall podium of the 2013 Italian Championship. KULLAS took the start in the Superfinal but had to stop after a few laps because of the pain in his injured hand. Without the crash of the second round he could have won the title but this was just a good training for the fast finnish rider who wil line up in Qatar for the first GP of the season in two weeks time.

 

 

Harri Kullas:

“I was still suffering with my hand and I was a bit stiff on the corners and couldn’t use the front brake well but I wanted to race here and I’m happy to finish 5th in the race and second in the Italian championship.”

 

David Philippaerts:

“In the second race I was feeling my arms a little better than in the first and I just need to get a bit more speed and I will be ready.”

 

Giacomo Gariboldi: Gariboldi Honda Team Owner

“Today all went ok and was a good training for DP19 anf for Kullas. Harri wanted to race here despite his hand was not completely healed but he could keep his second place in the italian series. Brylyakov missed this race after the crash in Malagrotta but he will be back on the bike soon.”

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