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Yamaha R6 Fills Top 5 Places in European Superstock 600 in Misano

The powerful Yamaha YZF-R6 machine dominated round three of the European Superstock 600, claiming the top five places in Misano for the San Marino stop off of the 2011 Championship this weekend. Unseasonal wet weather provided treacherous track conditions for the 12 lap race resembling a battle to remain upright in a field decimated by crashes.

The local Italian, Giuliano Gregorini (RCGM Team), from Fano on the Riviera coast was in top form in the wet conditions, taking the lead right off the grid and proceeding to claim his first win of the 2011 season. Next man to the flag was the Australian Jed Metcher (MTM-RT Motorsports Team), followed by previous round winner Romain Lanusse (MRS Yamaha Racing France), Nicola Jr Morrentino (Elle2Ciatti Yamaha) and the Belgian Gauthier Duwelz (Team MTM-RT Motorsports).

Lanusse still leads the way in the Superstock 600 standings with a total of 61 points, 25 ahead of this weekend's runner up, Metcher, in second place. Gregorini and Dino Lombardi (Martini Corse Yamaha) follow to complete the top four in the classification, all riders powered by the strong Yamaha YZF-R6 machine that dominated the weekend, despite the difficult condition. Round four of the European Superstock 600 Championship will take place just next weekend at the Spanish track in Aragon, located just five km from the city of Alcaniz.

Courtesy of Yamaha Racing

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