CLASS IS MORE THAN JUST WATER
03 May 2004 | News
After first winning the pole position, Marco Simoncelli scored a big win through precise racing strategy. As his adversaries sloshed and skidded through puddles on a track flooded by driving rain, Marco kept his trajectory under millimetric control and stepped up to the highest level of the winners' stand in a convincing demonstration of class and character by the young Romagnolo who has been wearing the Dainese Air Stream Course helmet ever since the start of his career.
The long-awaited rematch between Max Biaggi and Valentino Rossi never really happened: Val had trouble controlling his bike in the rain and a duel between the two champs turned out to be impossible. An excellent second-place finish was the just reward for Biaggi's constant performance and brought him to the second place of the World standings, while Rossi's fourth-place finish was certainly disappointing for the Yamaha champ who'd turned in the best time on Friday.
A scrappy Fonsi Nieto had the new Dainese Air Stream Course helmet under his arm on the 250 cc Class winners' stand with a third-place finish that awarded the Spaniard's determination for a positive result at all costs.
Stay tuned for the next race in Le Mans.