This weekend saw victories for Thomas Oldrati and Alex Salvini at the third round of the Enduro Italian Championship in Pontremoli.
Heavy rain on the Saturday night made the 180km route even more challenging, which featured one extreme, one cross and one enduro test (to be repeated four times).
After a huge victory at the end of Saturday’s Supertest, Oldrati (Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team) took another amazing win in the 250 4T class, taking eight race wins and four second places. Oldrati is also now leading the class standings.
After suffering a bad crash during a training session last Tuesday, Team S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto’s Alex Salvini gritted his teeth and still managed to claim victory in the 450 4T class with the Honda-RedMoto CRF450RX Enduro. Despite a crash in the Supertest and mistakes on Sunday, Salvini took wins in six special tests and leads the class standings.
Meanwhile, both Davide Guarneri and Davide Soreca from Honda-RedMoto Lunigiana Team also came away from the Italian event with good results. In the 250 4T class, Guarneri claimed the third spot on both podiums after racking up two wins, three second, six third and two fourth place race finishes. Still looking for the best physical shape after two injuries at the beginning of the season, Soreca’s pace was within the top-five riders’ in the 450 4T class.
Oldrati’s team mate Christophe Charlier finished fourth in the classification reserved for foreign riders, and was fifth in the overall results. Oldrati and Charlier were also joined by five time World Champion Antoine Meo, who finished sixth overall.
The next event in the calendar for Honda’s Enduro teams will be the GP of Portugal in Valpacos (3-5 May).