Pierfrancesco Chili’s stunning comeback from as low as 15th to take victory at Misano to premiere on Facebook and YouTube
This weekend should have been the Riviera di Rimini Round held at Misano and while MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship won’t be racing there this weekend, we’re looking back at a classic race from Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. Premiering on WorldSBK’s Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday at 2pm CET is Race 2 from Misano in 2004; a sensational race held in wet conditions.
Chili started the race in third onboard his Ducati 998, using intermediate tyres while his rivals started on full wet tyres, but fell down the order in the opening couple of laps, running 15th after three laps; running more than 12 seconds behind leader Mauro Sanchini. Chili’s comeback started from this point and, as he worked his way through the field, found himself in fourth place but 11 seconds behind new race leader Regis Laconi. Laconi and Chili would end up dicing it out on the last lap for an incredible end to a stunning race.
Previous classic races that have been premiered can be found on our YouTube channel on this playlist featuring races such as Hockenheim 1996 Race 2 and Buriram Race 2 2016, plus more classics such as Carl Fogarty taking a sensational victory against teammate Troy Corser from Misano 1999 can be found on our YouTube channel as well as Max Biaggi and Noriyuki Haga’s epic battle from Donington Park Race 2, 2007 or Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) battling Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) at Aragon Race 1 from 2015.
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