In 2006 at Imola was a Ducati triumph, won by the Spaniard Ruben Xaus in front of Marco Borciani, Norino Brignola and Mauro Lucchiari (all on red Borgo Panigale).Will it be like in 2012? The prerequisites are there, given the results of the first of the Mugello. Matteo Baiocco will be starting with all eyes on him the title of champion and winning the opening round of two cards are too “heavy” to hide. In Tuscany, the rider from Marche by Team Barni did the good and the bad weather because after dominating most of the challenge we have seen clear advantage in all three curves, which have endangered the victory until the last meter.
Author of this comeback “lightning” found a champion in the CIV, the Tuscan Gianluca Nannelli: his track, the standard bearer Ducati Grandi Corse showed good things and as his character has given up only when it is passed under the checkered flag . The victory, the return on a permanent basis in CIV, it is not a breath but Imola will be an important crossroads for its season there, far from familiar hills of Mugello, we will understand if the “Nanna” will assume the role of direct rival Baiocco for the title. And we will understand if these shoes fail to deserve them also found another rider, Fabrizio Lai. Third in Tuscany, the pioneer Ducati Althea Racing by Echo has been slowed by the end of a trouble some problem in the arm that will hopefully have solved before leaving for Imola: the Milan rider has a great bike and a great team behind you and give you maximum to take advantage of the opportunity to return to the top of the Superbike tricolor.
It is waiting until a ransom by Luca Conforti. The team mate of Baiocco seemed a bit subdued at Mugello (it passed with nearly twenty-second gap under the checkered flag) and Sunday is expected to be a race of a different thickness. Same goes for Ivan Clementi, who preferred to return to his class after the experience in Stock 1000 (always with BMW’s Asia Competition) will redeem the “zero” ranking in the first stage.
A fight for the top five there will be, among others, Mauri, Baggi, Caselli, Pasini, Pedersoli and Ciacci, which closed at Mugello in the first ten ten.