In front of over 20,000 spectators Alessandro Lupino and Andrea Cervellin demonstrated the increased competitiveness of the new Husqvarna TC250. In fact, it was only bad luck that stopped Alessandro Lupino in the first round when he was making an excellent recovery from 25th position.
With only 4 laps remaining before the chequered flag he was running in 16th position, but then a stone became wedged between his sprocket and chain which brought his race to a premature end. In the second heat, Lupino fought his way through the field from 20th position on the first lap, eventually finishing in 14th place - the same position that he also occupies in the current championship standings.
As for Andrea Cervellin, he celebrated good results on his Husqvarna TC250 in the European Championship (EMX2) after his two recent world outings in America. In the first leg, after a start from the 30th position he finished in 12th place, while in the second leg, he climbed up to a respectable seventh-place finish, after starting from 18th. These results mean than Cervellin is currently eighth in the provisional European Championship rankings.
The next race on the calendar is the GP of Portugal at Agueda on Sunday 12 June, where Michael Leib will return, after a two-month layoff recovering from the injuries he sustained in Faenza.