Final round of the Italian Enduro Championship in Arma Di Taggia (IM) on 45 km track, that has to be repeated four times on Saturday and three times on Sunday through three different special races. A championship that declared AIROH off road helmets the big protagonists of the prestigious National Championship by an impressive hat trick in the Overall Classification.
In this seventh and eighth race day of the Italian Enduro Championship 2020, hit by Coronavirus pandemic, the authors of AIROH triumph were the two English riders of Team Beta Factory, Steve Holcombe and Brad Freeman, who ranked first and third in the parade, as the rider from Bergamo, Fiamme Oro, Thomas Oldrati (Honda-RedMoto) got on second place of podium.
The triumph of the company from Bergamo is confirmed by numbers too: in the Overall Classification with Holcombe got 5 first positions, 1 third and 1 sixth out of eight race days he disputed. Oldrati 1 victory, 1 second, 3 third, 2 fourth, 1 fifth. 5 are Freeman’s victories, 1 eighth and 1 ninth; the lost points counted a lot for his withdrawal on Sunday in Carsoli because of a fall.
Also KTM Factory official rider and multi-world champion Josep Garcia competed in Arma Di Taggia. On his return to races just one month after the fracture and the consequent surgical intervention on the left wrist, due to a fall, the Spanish didn’t disappoint the expectations, with limited gaps from the best riders, and ended sixth on Saturday and third on Sunday.
Very positive race for the English Daniel Mccanney (Honda-RedMoto) seventh on Saturday and fifth on Sunday in the overall classification.
The Italian French Antoine Meo (Honda-RedMoto) is back to races too; on Saturday he seized the fourteenth position in the Absolute parade and on Sunday the thirteenth position in the Overall Classification. Meo will take part in the next two Grand Prix in Portugal.
Oldrati took over 250 4T title, his tenth prize in Italian Enduro; 2006-2007-2008 in 125 2T, 2010-2011 in 250 4T, 2013-2014 in E1, 2017 in E3, 2019-2020 in 250 4T and two Italian Cadet titles 50cc (2005) and 125 2T (2006).
A podium in 300 2T too, with Rudy Moroni (KTM-Farioli), second and Gianluca Martini (Beta), third.
In 450 4T class, Italian title for Matteo Cavallo (Sherco-CH Racing), the only one among the new national riders getting the victory on the very first race day on Saturday.
In Youth 125 2T class, Gabriele Pasinetti (FR Motosport Beta Junior) ended twice on fifth position and fifth in championship.
Next meeting with Enduro is the double competition transfer to Portugal, where the two last GP’s in the season will take place, in Marco De Canaveses.
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