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Monza 2011 proves a hard course for motorcycle stars

Monza 2011 proves a hard course for motorcycle stars

The Monza Rally Show took place over the weekend, with Marco Simoncelli the highest placing MotoGP representative at 16th in the general classification.

The 31st edition of the Monza Rally Show concluded on Sunday and in the absence of Valentino Rossi – recovering from shoulder surgery and a strong participant in the competition in recent years – it was fellow Italian Marco Simoncelli who ended as the highest placing MotoGP entrant in the 2010 event.

Difficult weather conditions made the going tough for those from the motorcycle world, with the seasoned four-wheeled drivers taking control. Dani Sordo prevailed over Dindo Capello, both of whom drove a Citroen C4 WRC, with the Spaniard dominating throughout and taking the honours.

Simoncelli took up the challenge well and just missed out on a podium position on the fourth stage, when a clutch problem deprived him of the opportunity to take a deserved top-three place.

Andrea Iannone, driving a Peugeot 207, finished 19th in the Super2000 category and 52nd in the general classification, whilst Moto2 World Champion Toni Elías took his Abarth Grande Punto to 28th in the Super2000 class and 70th overall.

The Rossi name was represented with Graziano, father of Valentino, competing in a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and occupying second to last position.

MotoGP, 2010

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