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SSTK Monza: Savadori wins Monza thriller

Nosing in front, Savadori wouldn't be headed thereafter, with arguably his strongest rival La Marra ruled out when a three-way into the first corner chicane involving himself, Guarnoni and Magnoni would see him eased onto the kerbs and down to fourth place.

As such, Savadori would have Guarnoni and Canepa for company on the final lap, but Canepa's efforts to get in front of the Frenchman would ultimately allow Savadori the breathing room he needed to power out of the final corner and across the line as the race winner.

A timely result for Savadori, who scored his first SSTK win at Monza last season with Barni Ducati, it is also the first success for Team Pedercini and Kawasaki in 2013.

Behind him, the fight for second went down to the wire, with Canepa edging ahead of Guarnoni through the Parabolica, only for the latter rider to nose back ahead on the run to the line, ensuring Kawasaki would be celebrating a 1-2.

Unsettled by Magnoni's move, La Marra had to settle for fourth place, ahead of his wild-card sparring partner, while Lussiana and Lanusse maintained a close watching brief in sixth and seventh. Behind them, Christoffer Bergman – a podium winner at Monza last season – was eighth, ahead of Mercado and Ondrej Jezek.

In the overall standings, Canepa now leads the way despite having not won a race as yet, three points ahead of La Marra, while Barrier is now seven points in arrears after his failure to start.



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Savadori, SuperStock 1000, Dutch WSBK 2013
Guarnoni, Savadori, Canepa, Monza SSTK 1000 Race 2013
Savadori, Monza SSTK 1000 Race 2013
Savadori, Monza SSTK 1000 Race 2013
David Salom, Kawasaki Motocard.com, Donington Park WSS, 2011 [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]

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