Michele Pirro gets on the Yamaha R1 of the team Lorenzini by Leoni after a past spent riding the small 2-strokes 125. Although the jump is very large, the young rider from San Giovanni Rotondo shows that his talent is pure. At the debut in the World Cup at Donington he surprises taking the pole position. After 4 laps he has an advantage of almost 4″, but the race is stopped due to an accident in the back positions. In the second manche arrives at loggerheads with Ayrton Badovini but a bump puts them both out of the race, excluding them from the struggle for victory. In 2007 he was crowned Italian Champion getting pole position in all the races of the Italian league,
First record of a long series that will go on for 3 consecutive seasons.
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