Traversini Wins 125cc GP

Cycle News Staff | June 11, 2000

Italy’s Thomas Traversini scored his first ever GP victory with a 2-1 tally at the San Marino 125cc Grand Prix, Sunday, June 11. The Husqvarna-mounted rider edged out series points leader Grant Langston for the overall win. Langston, on the factory-backed KTM, went 1-3. American Mike Brown struggled with an ankle injury, finishing 11th in the first moto and out of the points in the second moto.

Langston now leads the series with 236 points over James Dobb with 212 points. Dobb went 3-5 on the day. Dropping to third is Brown with 197 points.

In Tibro, Sweden, June 11, for round eight of the 500cc GP series, KTM’s Joel Smets scored another win after finishing third in the first moto and winning the second.

Swede Peter Johansson nearly gave the home crowd something to get excited about after winning the first moto, but a fourth in the second relegated him to third in the day’s overall standings.

Runner-up honors went to Yamaha’s Marnicq Bervoets who finished second in both motos.

Smets now enjoys a commanding lead in the series. The Belgian has 249 points to Bervoets’ 186. Third is Johansson with 178