Geneva, Switzerland: Night 2

| December 17, 2000

Team Suzuki’s Buddy Antunez and Thor/Honda/Tuf Racing’s Jeff Willoh stole the spotlight on Saturday night, riding to convincing wins in the 125cc and 250cc classes, respectively.

Antunez passed early leader Jeff Gibson in the 125cc final and ran off with the win. Meanwhile, Gibson tried to hold off Frenchman Mathieu Lalloz, but the two collided and Gibson went down hard. Antunez took the win, followed by Lalloz and Willoh.

In the 250cc final, Willoh grabbed the start and was never challenged. Frenchman Frederick Vialle diced with Antunez for several laps before Antunez bobbled and went off the track. Vialle held on for second in front of Americans Denny Stephenson and Isaiah Johnson.

Willoh was crowned King of Geneva later that night with his strong performances.


125 PRO: 1. Buddy Antunez (Suz); 2. Mathieu Lalloz (Kaw); 3. Jeff Willoh (Hon); 4. Denny Stephenson (Kaw); 5. Travis Hodges (Hon).

250 PRO: 1. Jeff Willoh (Hon); 2. Frederick Vialle (Yam); 3. Denny Stephenson (Kaw); 4. Isaiah Johnson (Yam); 5. Tommy Hofmaster (Yam).

King of Geneva:

1. Jeff Willoh 3-4-3-1 (67); 2. Denny Stephenson 6-2-4-3 (62); 3. Buddy Antunez 2-13-1-6 (61); 4. Mathieu Lalloz 4-1-2-14 (58) 5. Tommy Hofmaster 8-5-8-5 (50).

By Dave Derringer