This weekend saw Emanuele Facchetti claim his first enduro podium with Matteo Boffelli’s Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team at the GP of Trentino, run on Friday evening and Saturday at Metzeler Off Road Park.
Facchetti took second place in the EJ1 class, in the process taking his first career podium. It was not an easy race for the Italian youngster as two days before the event he suffered a crash during training, which resulted in several traumas and an extensive facial haematoma.
After taking fourth in the Super Test, Saturday morning’s Cross Test saw Facchetti in the top-five throughout – taking two fourth place finishes and on third. In the afternoon Enduro Test, the Italian claimed three second place finishes and a fourth. These amazing results considering his injury ensured him the second step of the EJ1 class podium.
It was a good performance from Thomas Oldrati in the E2 class, with a final position of sixth. Unfortunately, contact with another rider in the third Cross Test resulted in an injured ankle. His results over the weekend saw him take three thirds, three fourths, two fifths, one sixth, two sevenths and one eighth place finishes. Oldrati maintains fourth place in the world standing.
The next race for the Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team will be the sixth round of the Italian Championship in Bettola (08 July).