Despite the rain, there were many Italian tifosi (fans) around the Akrapovic Super Test this evening, and they were not disappointed with the spectacle offered by the 84 riders entered into this Acerbis Grand Prix of Italy…
And it was indeed an Italian who won the first special of the weekend… but not Alex SALVINI (I – Husqvarna) as many expected as he has already won three times since the beginning of the season, but instead it was the provisional leader of the Junior category Matteo CAVALLO (I – Beta Boano)! The Boano rider took full advantage of lighter rain and a less “cut up” test to fire up the timesheets with a 1’48”00, after a magnificent duel with Andrea VERONA (I – TM) who set a 1’49’26. Behind CAVALLO, his teammate Brad FREEMAN (I – Beta Boano) took the second fastest time with 1’49”03, in front of another Brit, Danny MCCANNEY (GB – Gas Gas), 1’49”10.
Alex SALVINI (I – Husqvarna) still leads the standings in the Akrapovic Super Test Award standings and is 4 points clear of HOLCOMBE and FREEMAN, while NAMBOTIN and MCCANNEY are coming back strong, now 8 points behind “Rocky”.
Results:results gp supertest italy