The home Grand Prix is always a special one, with many expectations and a great desire to do well in front of the home audience – especially if you run in a land rich in enduro tradition, as Camonica Valley is.

Among smiles, applause and cheers of the many fans who arrived in Edolo (BS) for the GP of Italy, Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team raced an amazing competition, collecting three beautiful podiums and good placings.

Thomas Oldrati, who started the Italian weekend with an excellent fifth best time (the first in E2 class) in the Super Test. But this was just the appetiser: both days Oldrati was incredible, finishing with two outstanding podiums. On Saturday he took third position, within one second of the victory, while on Sunday he finished second after an incredible head-to-head with Salvini, losing the victory only at the last special test. It was an amazing performance that placed him fourth in EnduroGP too.

It was a positive race for Davide Guarneri in the E1 class, on his return to the races after a forced stop of almost four months due to the bad fall in the GP of Portugal in May. He fought like a lion, taking two fourth place finishes close to the top three.

In the E1 class, Alex Snow faced a tough GP: on Saturday he finished eighth because of some mistakes in the first part of the race, while on Sunday, when he was fighting for the fourth position against Guarneri, he was forced to withdraw from the last Enduro test after a rock hit his radiator.

In the J1 class it was two tough days for Emanuele Facchetti: on Saturday he was forced to stop due to a partial dislocation of the thumb on his right hand. On Sunday the pain did not allow him to keep a high pace, but he managed to finish close to the top ten.

Thomas Oldrati

Thomas Oldrati 22

A beautiful and exciting Italian GP! It’s a shame about Sunday, when I was so close to the victory, but it has been a great Italian battle. It’s a great satisfaction for the whole team, which never stopped working together with Matteo to develop a perfect bike. I dedicate these two podiums to him and my family.

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Davide Guarneri

Davide Guarneri

I’m quite happy with the race as it is my first one after four months of stop. The ground wasn’t my favourite one and I have yet to get back to my 100%. It was important to be positive, looking forward to the next two GPs.

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Alex Snow

Alex Snow

Unfortunately, luck was not with us this weekend. On Saturday I made several mistakes at the beginning of the race and I struggled to recover. On Sunday I was racing better in a hard-fought race for fourth position against Guarneri. Then, unfortunately, I withdrew. I want to thank Matteo and Honda RedMoto for giving me the opportunity to race this GP in Italy.

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Emanuele Facchetti

Emanuele Facchetti

I was racing well on Saturday but unfortunately a mistake caused an injury to my hand. On Sunday I started despite the pain, trying to give my best. It wasn’t an easy GP, but it was my home race and it was important to finish it.

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Matteo Boffelli

Matteo Boffelli

Team Manager

There are just a few words to describe a weekend like this. Our riders gave us three beautiful podiums in front of the home crowd and this is a double emotion. There have been great improvements as a result of the hard work that has been done in recent weeks. Thanks to everyone for the support, in particular to Gordon Crockard of Honda Motor Europe and Egidio Motta.

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Tullio Pellegrinelli

Tullio Pellegrinelli

RedMoto Team and Technical Coordinator

The assumptions were good and we got it. All riders gave their best getting the results that we deserve. Enduro is a beautiful sport and even seeing so much audience close to the special tests is always exciting.

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GP of Italy

Edolo, Italy

Enduro 2018, Round 6

Sunday 2 Sep 2018, 20:00 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alex Salvini 9 ITA 20 JET Husqvarna 1:14:13.31
2 Thomas Oldrati 22 ITA 18 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +5.84
3 Giacomo Redondi 18 ITA 16 Privateer Honda +45.24
4 Eero Remes 34 FIN 14 TM Factory Racing TM +52.18
5 Loic Larrieu 4 FRA 12 Outsiders-Yamaha Racing Yamaha +3:10.74
6 Deny Philippaerts 44 ITA 10 Costa Ligure Beta Boano Racing Beta +3:27.89
7 Patrik Markvart 96 CZE 9 Privateer KTM +7:22.21
8 Joshua Gotts 40 GBR 8 TM Racing UK TM +8:01.29
9 Edward Hubner 48 GER 7 Team Sturm Zschopau KTM +8:35.17
10 Michele Musso 96 ITA 6 Privateer KTM +10:58.54
Saturday 1 Sep 2018, 20:00 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Eero Remes 34 FIN 20 TM Factory Racing TM 1:13:04.92
2 Loic Larrieu 4 FRA 18 Outsiders-Yamaha Racing Yamaha +36.95
3 Thomas Oldrati 22 ITA 16 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +50.30
4 Giacomo Redondi 18 ITA 14 Privateer Honda +52.26
5 Christophe Charlier 23 FRA 12 Beta Factory Team Beta +2:57.67
6 Deny Philippaerts 44 ITA 10 Costa Ligure Beta Boano Racing Beta +4:12.29
7 Patrik Markvart 96 CZE 9 Privateer KTM +6:39.94
8 Edward Hubner 48 GER 8 Team Sturm Zschopau KTM +7:28.50
9 Joshua Gotts 40 GBR 7 TM Racing UK TM +9:02.14
10 Michele Musso 96 ITA 6 Privateer KTM +18:21.65
Rider Standings
Sunday, 2 Sep 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Alex SALVINI 9 ITA 192 JET Husqvarna
2 Eero REMES 34 FIN 172 TM Factory Racing TM
3 Loic LARRIEU 4 FRA 171 Outsiders-Yamaha Racing Yamaha
4 Thomas OLDRATI 22 ITA 134 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda
5 Deny PHILIPPAERTS 44 ITA 110 Costa Ligure Beta Boano Racing Beta
6 Christophe CHARLIER 23 FRA 94 Beta Factory Team Beta
7 Joshua GOTTS 40 GBR 85 TM Racing UK TM
8 Matthew PHILLIPS 19 AUS 83 CH Racing Sherco Factory Racing Sherco
9 Giacomo REDONDI 18 ITA 46 Privateer Honda
10 Mathias BELLINO 69 FRA 32 Honda Control Tech ORC Team Honda
11 Matti OIKARI 75 FIN 25 SE Team Honda
12 Diogo VENTURA 52 POR 25 Privateer Honda
13 Patrik MARKVART 96 CZE 23 Privateer KTM
14 Luis OLIVEIRA 31 POR 20 Privateer Yamaha
15 Martin LEOK 3 EST 18 Privateer KTM
16 Edward HUBNER 48 GER 15 Team Sturm Zschopau KTM
17 Ossi HALONEN 41 FIN 14 Team YKKOS-MP KTM
18 Michele MUSSO 96 ITA 12 Privateer KTM
19 Alessandro BATTIG 83 ITA 8 Privateer Kawasaki
20 Ivo STEINBERGS 74 LAT 6 Privateer KTM
21 Oscar BALLETTI 57 ITA 6 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda
22 Juri TRIISA 59 EST 5 Privateer Beta