After the lockdown and the various postponements due to the Coronavirus emergency, on Saturday 4thand Sunday 5thofficially kicked off the 2020 season of the Enduro Italian Championship.

Two amazing days for Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team.

The opening round was held in Carpineti, near Reggio Emilia, and 234 riders raced in compliance with the Covid-19 regulations thanks to the perfect organization of the Moto Club Crostolo in collaboration with the Italian Federation staff.

After finishing fourth overall and first in the 250 4T class on Saturday, on Sunday Thomas Oldrati got a great overall victory ahead Holcombe and another one in his class. Oldrati was outstanding, lowering his lap times test after test: he won three special test, finishing once second and two third. A sweet, deserved and dreamed success, the first one of a season that promises to be really exciting.

In the classification reserved to foreigners, after the sixth position on Saturday, on Sunday the English Daniel McCanney got the third step of the podium thanks to great lap times, among the best of the Overall too. Good debut for the Finnish Roni Kytonen, who starts 10thand 8thhis season with Honda.

Next round of the Enduro Italian Championship is scheduled on August 1st-2ndin Carsoli (near Aquila).

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team starts the season with the outstanding Overall victory of Thomas Oldrati

Thomas Oldrati #22

I was so nervous about this start of the season because I hadn't race for a long time and last week I also had a knee sprain. But it went well! On Saturday I won my class, missing the Overall podium by a head. Sunday was an amazing day: I was always first, losing a bit in the cross test, but keeping the pace. It's great to come back to the races with an Overall victory. Thanks to the whole team, that worked very well, and to the Fiamme Oro Group. I want to dedicate this victory to my city, Bergamo: it’s a tribute after the hard period it has gone through.

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team starts the season with the outstanding Overall victory of Thomas Oldrati

Daniel McCanney #43

I knew it would be tough. I tried to give my best on both the days: on Saturday I struggled, while on Sunday I managed to get the right pace finishing on the podium in the foreigners' standings. There's still a lot to do, but it's a good start. Thanks to the team for the excellent job.

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team starts the season with the outstanding Overall victory of Thomas Oldrati

Roni Kytonen #91

This was my first Italian race. On Saturday I was slowed down by a small crash in the first enduro test compromising, but on Sunday it went much better. The team did a great job and gave me a perfect bike.

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team starts the season with the outstanding Overall victory of Thomas Oldrati

Matteo Boffelli

Team Manager

What a race! We've shown that we're a young, performing, pumped team and we are able to get great results. Thomas was consistent, McCanney and Kytonen started slower but then they improved on Sunday. I’m very happy and I want to thank all the guys of the team, because they have worked hard not only this weekend, but also in the last four months, in order to give a great bike to the riders.