MISANO ADRIATICO (ITALY) – The Women’s European Cup officially returns on Italian soil for the “VIRUS POWER ROUND” seventh round (29th-31st July) with 23 entries. The series, organized by EMG Eventi, is back in action at the Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli" as a support race in the fourth round of the Campionato Italiano Velocità, one month after the 5th and 6th races at Automotodrom Grobnik (Rijeka, Croatia), where Beatriz Neila Santos (Team Trasimeno, Yamaha) and Sara Sanchez (511 WithU Racing Team, Kawasaki) respectively stormed to victory in Race 1 and 2.

Neila Santos returns to Misano, where the season kicked off, with a hefty 18-point lead on her compatriot. Roberta Ponziani (MotoXRacing, Yamaha) currently stands in 3rd with 73 points, willing to keep her advantage on Josephine Bruno (Gradara Corse, Yamaha). The 14-year-old has impressively collected 66 points thus far, holding a one-point advantage on Sara Cabrini (Team Trasimeno, Yamaha), who managed to climb up to 3rd place in Race-2 on Croatian soil. Isis Carreño (GP3 by AD 11, Kawasaki), reassured by her podium finish in Race-1 in Rijeka, is right behind with 61 points.

Furthermore, amongst the numerous changes that took place within the 511 WithU Racing Team, BSB Junior SuperSport rider Denise Dal Zotto will enter the Misano round as a wild card. Her teammate Jessica Howden will try to bounce back following a number of DNFs endured in Vallelunga, Valencia and in Race-2 in Rijeka. Ran Yochay (Team Runner Bike, Yamaha) currently stands in 9th position, just one point behind the South African sensation. Keeping an eye on the close battle for the Top-10 will also be a must. Flavia Lucchetti (Team Race Star, Yamaha), Martina Guarino (Franchini Corse, Kawasaki), Anna Mercuri (MC Zeroamille, Yamaha) and Arianna Barale (Chiodo Racing, Kawasaki 400) will be vying for a point-paying result again in Misano, with the returning Martina Plenario (Team Runner Bike, Kawasaki) and Beatrice Barbera (GP3 by AD 11, Kawasaki), fresh from an encouraging Top-10 in Rijeka, will also be in contention.

The race weekend will begin on Friday morning at 9.30 am (local time) with the first free practice session, followed by FP2 from 3 pm. Qualifying will be held on Saturday: Q1 will start at 9 am, whilst Q2 will start at 5 pm. Finally, the race, which will be broadcast on Sky Italia's MS Motor TV, will take place on Sunday at 10.50 am.