Pau Martínez keeps collecting success after success. Just one week after wrapping up a great victory in the opening round of the European Championship in Pietramurata, Martínez and his Vertical R 125c.c. stepped again on the top box in Monza, second round of the series. This time the victory was harder to earn because of the pressure coming from Britain’s Jack Dance, who remained only one mark down by the end of lap 1.
Second lap didn’t start off well for Martínez. He fived the opening section and was dropped to second place, leaving no room for more errors if he wanted to keep his victory chances alive. He quickly recovered from that bad start by only dabbing one more time and cleaning all the remaining sections. This impressive performance was enough to get back to the first place, where he would finish to earn his second victory in a row and confirm his supremacy in the general standings, where he now holds the lead by 30 points over Dance.
In the premier class small details marked the trial and decided the final results of the race. Lorenzo Gandola combined stunning moments with some mistakes, which finally dropped him to 10th place. David Avendaño couldn’t replicate his excellent performance from last week and had to settle with 8th in Junior, this place was taken by another green rider, Vertigo Italia’s Michele Andreoli after a great race. Leire Rodríguez got 11th place in Women International. Marco Andreoli rounded out the Top 5 in Over 40.
After back-to-back races the European Championship takes a 4-months break, as competition won’t resume until August the 11th in France.