Sunday, 4 June, PORTO CESAREO (Italy): Italy’s Mattia Fracasso produced a brilliant performance in the final Moto at the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Italy to win the Runabout GP2 World Championship.
Fracasso punched the air and saluted the cheering crowd after taking the chequered flag to claim the GP2 world title five years after winning the GP1 crown.
The final Moto was billed as a winner-take-all decider between Fracasso and the defending champion, Denmark’s Marcus Jorgensen, tied on 45 points. But a dramatic disqualification for a non-conforming Ski ruled out the Dane and turned the points table upside down.
It made no difference to Fracasso who bolted away at the start and was in a class of his own, stretching his lead lap-by-lap and running out the winner by over 30 seconds.
Giorgio Viscione added to Italian celebrations after following his countryman to the chequered flag and claim third overall, with UAE rider Ali Al Lanjawi finishing in third, putting him second overall.