After almost a month we are back on track for the second round of the Internazionali d’Italia in Latina the great heat has put riders and professionals in serious difficulty, for the Tm Factory Team a good news, the return to the track of Steve Bonnal after the injury suffered before the long lock down.
All day the team had to work hard to find the right seeting with the Lazio track, both Thomas and Monticelli struggled to find the right feeling to be able to make the most of their 450.
In qualifying Thomas gets third place and Diego seventh.
At the start of race 1 Thomas got off to a very good start, moving to second position, unfortunately, with the passing of the laps the multiple world champion Chareyre struggled to keep up with his opponents and in order not to make mistakes and frustrate the work he had done, he finished in fourth place , Monticelli was unable to start well and at the entrance to the dirt road he lost several positions, Diego finished eighth.
In the interval between the two races the team worked to try to give its riders a more performing bike and so it was, in race 2 Thomas after a first part as a wait-and-see pulled out his claws and demonstrated his speed and closed in second place. Diego Monticelli also managed to improve by finishing seventh.
Steve Bonnal in the difficult S2 category put on two excellent heats which earned him the third step of the day’s podium.
Just a few days off and then back on track for the first round of the World Championship on the Castelletto di Branduzzo track.
Alex Serafini comments: “It was not an easy day, our riders struggled to find the right feeling and we had to work a lot between the two heats to revolutionize the bike and this brought us a big improvement. I am very happy for the podium in Bonnal, now we go to Castelletto and we will try to defend the title of last year. “
Last weekend Carsoli, a small village in the province of L’Aquila hosted the third and fourth round of the maximum Italian enduro championship.
Our two riders ran an excellent race, Andrea Verona conquered podiums and victories in the 250 4T class and in the Overall while the French rider Loic Larrieu ended the race weekend with a third place in the Foreign class on Day2.
Andrea Verona had a splendid Day1 going one step away from the overall victory, touched for 9 seconds, and he won the 250 4T class recording the best time in six special tests out of the nine scheduled.
On the following day, the Veneto-based rider failed to repeat himself and his final score was a second place in the 250 4T class and a tenth in the Overall.
Second Italian race of 2020 for the French rider Loic Larrieu, on Day1 the reigning world champion of the E2 class ran without taking big risks conquering an overall tenth place and a fifth in the Foreign class.
On the following day, Loic Larrieu made up his mind by going close to the podium in the Overall and taking a third place in the Foreigners class.
“For me Carsoli was an excellent training in view of the first race of the world championship and the opening of the season of the French championship which is scheduled for September. Now a month of intensive training to be fit for the French GP. ”
“An excellent race weekend for the result, especially on the opening day, but also in anticipation of the enduro world championship which will be in mid-September in France.”