Saturday 1st December was the first day of the Sic Supermoto charity event. Two wheeled stars from around the world conversed in Italy to raise money for the Simoncelli Foundation.
Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi, Andrea Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci, Michele Pirro, Mattia Pasini and Karel Abraham are just a few of the stars that were qualifying today for the charity event.
In slippy conditions the riders were faced with difficult conditions. Riders want to win, that’s what makes them special, but none of them want to risk it and injury themselves.
The pole was taken by Cristian Iddon, with a lap time of 2’11.335. The fastest of the MotoGP riders was Mattia Pasini who was in second position, and just 0.838 seconds off of Iddon’s time.
Andrea Dovizioso was in third position, and battled through pain in his collar bone to post the third fastest time, and will go into theatre on Tuesday to have the plate removed.
The man which most of the fans came to see, Valentino Rossi, was in fourth position and he will be looking to win the inaugural Sic Supermoto day. Many were also hoping that it would be one last chance to see one of the great clashes in Motorcycle racing. Valentino Rossi vs Massimiliano Biaggi.
Unfortunately for most race fans this doesn’t look like it will materialize as the two time SBK champion qualified in 14th position.
When interviewed at the end of the day the doctor said “The event is great fun. This is one of those races in which Sic would’ve willingly participated in. We are all here to have fun and we are succeeding. I would have been faster in the wet then we will get to the race.”
The riders are all having fun, but least we forget what the event has been organised for, it is all for a fantastic cause, and all proceeds will go to the Simoncelli Foundation.
Tomorrow is race day, and crowds are expected to be even bigger and raise even more funds for the foundation.