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WSS: Scassa edges to stunning PI victory

Davies, however, was denied a shot at victory after suffering a puncture three laps from the chequered flag whilst running with the leaders in third. One of three riders – including Fabien Foret and Massimo Roccoli – to suffer a rare rear deflation in the closing stages, Pirelli are likely to come under the spotlight from disgruntled teams.

Their misfortune meant Robbin Harms – who ran with the leaders during the early stages of the race – was promoted to a top five finish, ahead of James Ellison, who shrugged off his knee complaint to claim sixth on the Bogdanka PTR machine.

A dismal start that dropped him to the bottom of the top twenty failed to deter Florian Marino as he fought his way back up to seventh, winning out in an intense battle with Lorenzini Kawasaki's Vittorio Iannuzzo, Alexander Lundh and Danilo Dell'Omo, the latter securing Suriano Triumph a top ten finish on its debut.

Ronan Quarmby, Ondrej Jezel, Bastien Chesaux and Team Hungary Toth riders Balazs Nemeth and Imre Toth rounded out the points paying positions.

As well as Foret – who was expected to mount a victory challenge after setting the pace in free practice and qualifying -, Gino Rea lasted only five laps when he ran off the circuit and dropped his Step Racing bike on the wet grass.



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Scassa, Australian WSS 2011
Scassa, Australian WSS 2011
Scassa, Australian WSS 2011
Scassa, Australian WSS 2011
Scassa, Australian WSS 2011
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Fabien Foret, Ten Kate Honda
Vittorio Iannuzzo
[L-R]: Chaz Davies, Luca Scassa and Gino Rea, Donington Park WSS podium, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Sam Lowes, Parkalgar Honda, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
David Salom, Kawasaki Motocard.com, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Gino Rea, Step Racing Honda, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
Luca Scassa, ParkinGO Yamaha, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]
James Ellison, Bogdanka PTR Honda, WSS 2011, Donington Park [pic credit: Wendy Salisbury Photography]

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

February 27, 2011 12:00 PM

Look at the size of Scassa! Great riding by The Big Man. Also great by Sam Lowes and Broc Parkes. Very sorry for the three riders who got no points as a result of flat rear tyres - a gross injustice to them and their teams.

Locks46+91+38&35

February 27, 2011 3:52 PM

@Sick Cylinder i some times wonder what goes through the minds of people to make them hit the disagree . I wouldn't mind if they gave their opinion stating why. Any way yeah i looked at that photo and thought how the hell does he fit on that bike. He and Broc rode brilliant races but the best performance i think has to go to Sam Lowes overall it was great racing.



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