Winstanley takes GP win

Published: 04 November 2006

Matt Winstanley secured the first Grand Prix win for a British rider at the Supermoto World Championship final.

The weekend started well for the Wigan rider as he squeezed into the shoot-out for Superpole setting the fourth quickest qualifying time. He then went on to a stunning Superpole victory against the established names of Ivan Lazzarini, Marcel Goetz and Gerald Delepine.

Winstanley made a flying start taking the lead on the first lap. He remained unchallenged for the entire race and took the chequered flag by just under two seconds from Ales Hlad and Marcel Goetz. Quality bikes for sale: Click here.

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On the restart he led again until falling on lap 14.

Winstanley was unable to restart, which relegated him to eighth overall on the day.

The British SM1 and SM2 champion said: “It all came together this weekend and I was on target for that second win. Unfortunately I had a relatively minor fall and couldn’t get the bike going again. It’s disappointing in some respects but great to notch up that first win and help KTM take the Manufacturers title.”