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Misano, World Supersport, 2005

Canadian Young Gun Peris To Ride In World Supersport Race At Misano

Jun 14, 2005

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Chris Peris (8) in action at Infineon Raceway.


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Chris Peris


Canadian young gun Chris Peris, 18, will replace Frenchman Christophe Cogan, 34, on the Moto1 Suzuki team at the Misano, Italy round of the World Supersport Championship.

Cogan, who is 18th in the World Supersport Championship standings, with a best result of 10th, after five rounds, and the Moto1 Suzuki team have parted ways, according to Peris’ father Fernando.

The team informed Giulio Bardi (who, among other things, is the Team Representative to the FIM Superbike Commission) that it needed a new rider for Misano. Bardi, who lives in Colorado, asked friend and Graves Yamaha mechanic Geoff Cesmat for a recommendation, and Cesmat named Peris, who is currently sixth and eighth in the AMA Formula Xtreme and Supersport Championship, respectively, on his privateer Topline Printing Yamaha.

“Yeah, it should be really cool to go to a world event and see how we can do,” said Peris, who at age 16 qualified for the FIM 125cc Grand Prix as a wild card at Valencia, in spite of riding am unfamiliar Aprilia on Bridgestones for the first time. Peris crashed out of that race, however. “Hopefully, we’ll do a little better this time.

“I’m going out to California to ride a Vesrah Suzuki, so I can test on Pirelli tires. So I’m going to do Friday (June 17) practice at Thunderhill Raceway. Max (McAllister, Peris’ AMA Crew Chief and owner of Traxxion Dynamics) is going to fly out and bring some forks and a shock so we can kind of get the bike set up where we want it. Then we’ll pull the forks and shock off and take them with us so we have a starting point at Misano.”

McAllister, who is a long-time sponsor of Vesrah Suzuki, set up the Thunderhill test for Peris.

American young gun Nicky Wimbauer, 17, also rides for Moto1 Suzuki in the European 600cc Superstock class and will also race at Misano.

Article from www.cdnsuperbike.com/

Peris to race World Supersport at Misano

Yamaha Canada's Chris Peris, a front runner in AMA Xtreme and Supersport action in 2005 aboard the Topline Printing Yamaha R6, will make a one-off appearance at the next round of the 2005 Supersport World Championship. Calgary, Alberta based Peris will compete at Misano, Italy on June 26, in his first ever World Supersport event.

Previously, Peris competed in the final 125cc Grand Prix event of the 2002 season aboard a privateer Aprilia in Spain.

18 year old Peris is slated to ride a Belgian based, Moto 1 entered Suzuki GSX-R600.
The Moto 1 squad had a falling out with their sole 2005 entry, Christophe Cogan, and were looking for an up and comer to try their machine. No plans are in place for Peris to compete in further World Supersport rounds, although the door is apparently open.

The World Supersport tour uses "spec" Pirelli DOT rubber. With this in mind, Peris will travel to California this Thursday for a Friday test at Thunder Hill. There, Peris will ride a Vesrah Suzuki equipped with Pirelli rubber, under the supervision of his lead suspension and chassis technician, Max McAllister.

Traxxion Dynamics owner McAllister will then prepare a set of suspension components for evaluation at Misano, and travel with the hardware to Misano on Monday, joining the Peris contingent.

The chance to attend the Misano World counter has spoiled the Top Line team's plans to test their new Yamaha Canada R1 Superbike for the first time at Spokane, Washington, this weekend.

After the World round, Peris will return to Calgary, in preparation for the following weekend's second round of the 2005 Parts Canada Superbike Championship, July 1-3, at Race City Motorsport Park. A winner at Race City in 2004, Peris is the favorite for Hindle Exhaust 600 Sport Bike class victory in his first Canadian start of the season.


Charpentier Takes Misano Supersport Win
Sunday, June 26, 2005 - FGSport


An all-French battle between eventual winner Fabien Foret (Team Italia Megabike) and Sebastien Charpentier (Winston Ten Kate Honda) was a game of two halves, with Foret leading for the first ten laps, before Charpentier overhauled him and kept his lead for the remaining 13. Katsuaki Fujiwara (Winston Ten Kate Honda) had an eventually lonely third place, over four seconds down on the leaders.

Kevin Curtain (Yamaha Motor Germany) could not keep the leading pace and finished a spirited fourth, ahead of his team-mate Broc Parkes and wild-card rider, Simone Sanna (Team Improve Honda). Gianluca Nannelli (SC Ducati 749R) crashed out of contention on lap two, and Michel Fabrizio (Team Italia Megabike Honda) stuttered to a halt on the second lap.

In the championship fight, Charpentier leads Fujiwara by 140 points to 106, with Curtain on 93, Foret on 74 and Parkes on 60.

World Supersport Misano - Race Result

1 - Charpentier Sébastien - Winston Ten Kate Honda - 38'14.344
2 - Foret Fabien - Team Megabike - 38'14.840
3 - Fujiwara Katsuaki - Winston Ten Kate Honda - 38'19.325
4 - Curtain Kevin - Yamaha Motor Germany - 38'27.711
5 - Parkes Broc - Yamaha Motor Germany - 38'33.740
6 - Sanna Simone - Improve Racing - 38'36.621
7 - Fores Javi - Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra - 38'40.902
8 - Antonello Alessandro - Kawasaki Bertocchi - 38'41.215
9 - Migliorati Cristiano - Lightspeed Kawasaki - 38'41.245
10 - Lauslehto Tatu - Klaffi Honda - 38'41.908
11 - Harms Robbin - Stiggy Motorsports - 38'45.902
12 - Veneman Barry - Suzuki Nederland - 38'50.685
13 - Stigefelt Johan - Stiggy Motorsports - 38'52.056
14 - Mariottini Camillo - Start Team - 38'52.628
15 - Chambon Stéphane - Gil Motor Sport - 38'54.781
16 - Goi Ivan - Bike Service - 39'00.983
17 - Jansen Jarno - Suzuki Nederland - 39'01.659
18 - Vos Arie - Yamaha Racing Support - 39'04.260
19 - Berta Andrea - Ducati Selmat - 39'15.996
20 - Bontempi Piergiorgio - Ducati Selmat - 39'16.341
21 - Penna Sami - Ajo Promotion - 39'20.095
22 - Haarala Topi - Ajo Motorsport - 39'37.149
23 - Szkopek Pawel - Intermoto Czech Republic - 39'44.736
24 - Enjolras Julien - Tati Team Beaujolais Racing - 39'44.871
25 - Peris Chris - Moto 1 - Suzuki - 39'45.732
26 - Anello Alessio - R.A. Racing - 38'30.280
27 - Miksovsky Tomas - Intermoto Czech Republic - 24'29.120
28 - Proietto Juri - Passione Moto - 20'29.752
29 - Baiocco Matteo - Lightspeed Kawasaki - 8'44.034
30 - Nannelli Gianluca - Ducati SC Caracchi - 1'45.728
31 - Fabrizio Michel - Italia Megabike - 1'49.299


The team was great, especially the team owner Renaud and the Italian hospitality was the best.

Chris did well when you consider, he has never been to Misano, he was on a new bike and Pirelli tires (he has never raced on Pirelli's before) did I mention he was at the WORLD SUPERSPORT event.

The field is so thick with talent that you're only separated by tenths of a second to your next competitor.

It was a wonderfull experience and we hope to return one day.