In Custonaci last weekend the second and third rounds of the Italian championship of Italy took place and, as in 2017, the organizing motorcycle club created a high level race.
Our riders have transformed this race weekend into the “perfect weekend” for TM Racing s.p.a. and for the TM Boano Factory Team. Six class wins out of six classes in both days of competition ! On the second day they surpassed each other by occupying four of the first five absolute places!
In the Absolute Will Ruprecht gave a signal, not only for the Italian Championship, of which he is the new leader, but also for the World Championship. The Australian is certainly a candidate among the protagonists of this 2021 season. In Custonaci Wil was a real star, winning both days and recording several absolute best times, thirteen out of twenty-two special stages of the two days.
Matteo Cavallo in Sicily ran an excellent race. Second in both days of competition in the Overall, behind his teammate, and first, again on both days, in the 250 4T class. The Piedmontese rider is finding an excellent feeling with his new bike and at the moment he is the leader of the 250 4T and second in the overall.
Incredible race for Lorenzo Macoritto, absolute protagonist in the 250 2T, and star performer also in the Overall which ended with an excellent third place in the sum of the two days. For him also some Absolute victories in the single tests. He showed great harmony with the new bike and great growth.
Excellent two days also for the young rider from Brescia Matteo Pavoni who dominated the Junior class and on both days he closed behind the first absolutes with an eighth and fifth overall. Fast and determined he has shown that he is ready to fight with the best in the World Championship.
Great satisfaction also for Thomas Marini of Team Costa Ligure Tm Racing who in the 300 class showed stubbornness and speed, winning both days of competition and conquering the leadership of the class. Especially on the second day where in the last test he managed to recover twelve seconds showing great strength.
Jarno: “I have no words… if not a huge thank you to everyone! This time I let the results of this great and unforgettable weekend speak! Thanks guys you were super! Today let’s enjoy them all … tomorrow we will start working again for the next challenge! ”
Next appointment in about a month in Piediluco in the province of Terni on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April where the fourth and fifth act of the Enduro Absolutes of Italy will be held.
On Sunday 7 March the first act of the 2021 season of the Assoluti d’Italia di Enduro was contested and the small town of Passirano, in the Brescia area and in the Franciacorta wine area, hosted the event that saw over three hundred subscribers.
As in 2018, Motoclub R. S. 77 has created an anomalous race by inserting five special tests per lap and designing two very fast and spectacular Cross Tests, two not very long but demanding Enduro Tests and an Extreme test. The TM Boano Factory Team started the weekend by presenting the new team on Friday evening with a live on Facebook and ended the race weekend with a podium of four riders.
An excellent start for the team managed by Jarno Boano.
New signing Matteo Cavallo won the 250 4T class, the Fiamme Oro rider ran an excellent race recording nine best times in his class and outdistancing his direct rivals. In the Overall Matteo Cavallo earned an excellent eighth place.
The second victory for the TM Boano Factory Team came in the 250 2T class with Lorenzo Macoritto. The Friuli-based rider clearly dominated his class by recording the best times in seventeen of eighteen total times and distancing the second by over two and a half minutes and the third by over five minutes.
Matteo Pavoni, in the Junior class, delivered to the TM Boano Factory Team the third victory of the weekend in Passirano, the premiere of the 2021 season. Even the rider from Brescia, like his teammate Lorenzo Macoritto, clearly dominated the class by over three minutes the other two riders who got on the podium.
Will Ruprecht touched the podium in the Foreigners class and in the prestigious Overall for just over two seconds. The Australian rider, after a long complicated journey to get to Italy, ran an excellent race in Passirano, showing all his opponents what he is made of.
Ruprecht made a few mistakes too many during the race day, but he proved to be competitive with the new bike.
Congratulations to Thomas Marini for his third place in the 300 class while we wish a speedy recovery to Dany Philippaerts who fell to the ground during the first special test with a fractured left shoulder.
The next appointment will be in Sicily in the town of Custonaci on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March where the second and third rounds of the Assoluti will take place.
“I started slowly and for the whole first lap I didn’t get good times but with the passing of the special tests I recovered and started to record some good times. At the end of the race I managed to get on the top step of the podium in the 250 4T class ”.
“A good race, very long, in fact concentrating on eighteen special tests was not easy but in the end it went well and I won my class. Now maximum concentration for the next race that will be in Sicily ”.
“I’m not very happy with the result because I wanted to get on the podium in the Overall and in the Foreigners class. The feeling with the new bike is excellent and now we have to concentrate as much as possible to make a season as protagonists ”
“It was exciting to race in my province of Brescia and even if there was no public, the tension was felt. I’m happy with the result because we worked a lot with the whole team over the winter ”
After an incredible season as an undisputed protagonist, , the young Andrea Verona wins the title of the E1 class at the GP of Portugal-part two.
Two GPs of the 2020 enduro world championship took place in Marco de Canaveses and last weekend the last seasonal event took place.
Andrea Verona in both days of competition showed his state of optimal form and the final success was inevitable. The veneto-based rider is crowned world champion in the E1 class and also wins an amazing third place in the Enduro GP.
Good performance also for Loic Larrieu in the E2 class. Thanks to a fifth place in Day One and a fourth place on Sunday, the French rider climbed to the second step of the final podium of the E2 class.
“In these days before the race I tried to recover my strength and start off on the right foot at the last round of the season. Since Saturday I have tried to give my best in all the special tests and I managed to win both days of competition and take my third title with the team ”.
“The 2020 season did not go as expected, I would have liked to fight for the E2 title and also for the Enduro GP but it didn’t. The final result, however, is commendable, a second place in the E2 class which was very difficult and fought and a fifth place in the Enduro GP”
On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November, the penultimate round of this particular and controversial 2020 season was held in the small Portuguese town of Marco de Canaveses in Portugal. Our Veneto-based rider Andrea Verona ran an excellent race going to win Day One in E1 and getting an excellent second place on the following race day. On the opening day Andrea Verona literally dominated the E1 class, winning and increasing the provisional classification of the class by a few points. On the following day with the special tests at the limit of practicability due to the heavy evening rains and frequent showers that fell during the day of competition, Andrea Verona made a few mistakes too many and unfortunately some crashes were fatal for the good outcome of the race despite many excellent times in the special tests. Andrea Verona currently still occupies the first provisional position in the E1 class, a position that he will try to defend with all his strength this weekend at the last round of the season which will also take place in Marco de Canaveses in Portugal.
Loic Larrieu, in the E2 class, did not shine as usual and his final score is a fourth place on opening day and a fifth place on Day2.
Next appointment again at Marco de Canaveses on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November.
“Saturday I would say a perfect race without too many mistakes and crashes, crowned with the first place in the E1 class. On Sunday, however, the three special tests were at the limit of practicability and making mistakes was very easy. Unfortunately I lost about 30 seconds in a special, losing the chance to fight for the first place ”
“I would say one of the most colorless weekends since I’ve been with this team. I have never been able to enter the race and have the right feeling with the three special tests. I hope next weekend to do much better ”
Last weekend the last two rounds of the Assoluti d’Italia di Enduro took place in Arma di Taggia, a Ligurian village a few kilometers from Sanremo. Motoclub Sanremo organized the race despite the enormous and severe limitations due to the pandemic that is gripping Italy.
A few weeks before the start of the double round, the paddock that INITIALLY was supposed to be in the port area was moved and subsequently the special test located on the beach of Arma di Taggia was moved at a couple of kilometers. In spite of everything, the organizers created an excellent race and even if access to the public was prohibited, everything was carried out with the utmost respect for the rules.
Only Andrea Verona showed up in Liguria who tried in every way to win the Italian title in the 250 4T class. The score in the two days of competition is two second places a few seconds behind the first in the 250 4T class and two fourth places in the Overall.
The Veneto-based rider ran an excellent race but without pushing too much and with his head already in the next two worldwide events.
Once the Assoluti d’Italia have been archived, the next two weekends will take place the last two world GPs in Portugal on the weekends of 6-8 November 2020 and 13-15 November 2020.
“Here at Arma di Taggia I tried to race thinking I would do better than my direct rival and hoping for a miracle to win the final title. At the end of the two days of competition I am satisfied with my performance and my state of form. Now we are concentrating for the double round of the Enduro World Championship ”