Kevin Coghlan pipped De Rosa in the final lap of the inaugural FIM Superstock1000 to earn the All New YAMAHA R1 it’s first ever podium.
The maiden race of the season for the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup sure left fans with memories not to be forgotten in a hurry as the winner was left to be decided at the very last turn.
With a perfectly timed manoeuvre, Roberto Tamburini (Team MotoxRacing BMW) edged out fellow Italian Lorenzo Savadori (Nuova M2 Racing Aprilia) for the win, who led for most of the encounter.
The pairing was part of a four-way pack that pulled away in the early stages, which also included Kev Coghlan (MRS Yamaha) and Raffaele De Rosa (Althea Racing Ducati), third and fourth respectively at the flag.
With Ondrej Jezek (Triple-M by Barni Ducati) in fifth and Bryan Staring (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) in sixth, the top-6 represented five different manufacturers. The French trio of Florian Marino (MRS Yamaha), Romain Lanusse (Team Pedercini Kawasaki) and Jeremy Guarnoni (Team Trasimeno Yamaha) came in seventh, eighth and ninth at the flag, with Sweden’s Christoffer Bergman (MG Competition Yamaha) rounding out the top-10.