On Sunday 7 March the first race of the Enduro 2021 Assoluti d'Italia was held in the small town of Passirano, in the Brescia area and in the Franciacorta wine area, with over three hundred and fifty participants.
As in 2018, Motoclub RS77 has created a race with five special stages per lap with two very fast and spectacular Cross Tests, two not very long but demanding Enduro Tests and an Extreme test.
After the live presentation on our social networks on Friday evening, the race weekend started in the best possible way with three class wins and an Overall podium missed by just two seconds. Almost difficult to ask for better. The only negative note was the shoulder injury for the Team Manager / Rider, Deny Philippaerts on his debut with the 125FI. In the coming days we will know the timing for recovery.
Excellent return race in the Team for Matteo Cavallo who won the 250 4T class. The rider of the Fiamme Oro ran an excellent race recording nine best times in his class, finishing with an excellent eighth overall place.
The second victory arrived in the 250 2T class with Lorenzo Macoritto. The Friulian rider clearly dominated his class by recording the best time in seventeen of the eighteen special stages of the day, of which in one he was also the overall best time. Two falls, however, have moved him away from the first positions of the Overall.
Matteo Pavoni, in the Junior class, delivered the third victory of the Passirano weekend. The rider from Brescia, like his teammate Lorenzo Macoritto, clearly dominated the class. For him an excellent seventh place overall, resulting in the best Italian rider.
Will Ruprecht miss the podium on the overall for just two seconds. The Australian rider who arrived in Italy just two weeks ago rode an excellent race, showing all his opponents what he is made of. Ruprecht made a few mistakes during the race day, but he proved to be competitive with the new bike.
Congratulations to Thomas Marini, of the Costa Ligure TM Racing Supported Team, for his third place in the 300 class, after returning from last year's bad injury.
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 Italian Championship will take place.
INTERVIEWS MATTEO CAVALLO
“I started slowly and for the whole first lap I didn't get good times but with the passing of
the special stages I recovered and started to record good times. At the end of the race I managed to get on the top step of the podium in the 250 4T class. Thanks to TM and the Team for the excellent job done on the bike "
“A good race, very long, in fact concentrating on eighteen special stages was not easy but in the end it went well and I won my class. Now maximum concentration for the next race which will be in Sicily. Thanks to all the Team and Alex, my mechanic for the
excellent job ".
"I'm not very happy with the result because I wanted to get on the podium in the Absolute and in the Foreigners class. Unfortunately two crashes slowed me down. 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 am happy with the result obtained because with the whole Team and TM we worked a lot during the winter. Good first !!! "
JARNO BOANO; General Manager
"Honestly, the pressure was a lot, even though we all knew we had worked hard for this debut. Now all I have to do is thank all my Team, the riders and especially TM Racing for believing in us. I thank every single member of the company, that in one way or another is part of this excellent start, even working behind the scenes. Without them and without the trust of our sponsors it would not be possible. Now we look forward to the next race with even more determination !! "