Epic battle today, Sunday, March 12, in Custonaci (TP) in the second day of the Sicilian round of the Italian Championship / Cup Italy Maxxis 2017. Throughout the race we saw a thrilling fight with truly imperceptible gaps. Giacomo Redondi, Matthew Phillips, Alex Salvini, Steve Holcombe and Daniel Sanders gave us an unforgettable day, with changes at the top for any particular. The four protagonists of the general classification have struggled to win the top step of the podium, arriving at the entrance of the last special apart from a very few seconds. In command at that time he was Redondi for two seconds on Salvini; the Beta champion from Bologna came into Taped with grit and determination. Curve after curve Alex managed to gain precious seconds, failing to cross the finish line in front of Redondo in general for six seconds so winning the victory of the day.
Behind the Beta rider and Honda Redmoto conclude the order Steve Holcombe (Beta), fighting for the top of the standings for much of the race, Daniel Sanders (KTM) and Matthew Phillips (Sherco). To leave all to the result E3 mouth also opened with Deny Philippaerts (Beta Boano), the lead until the last special, second behind Thomas Oldrati (Husqvarna) to 0:01 cents! A truly incredible result.
E1 in the fight has yet to see Davide Guarneri and Rudy Moroni protagonists, the victory went to KTM Farioli for less than ten seconds. In E2 wins Salvini of Redondo, while in the Junior to dull in this second day is Nicolas Pellegrinelli (Husqvarna Diligenti), that you put behind Matthew Cavallo (Beta Boano) and David Soreca (Honda Redmoto). In the Youth wins Andrea Verona (TM Satellite Team) who collects his fourth win of the season, followed by Claudio Spanu (Husqvarna) and Alberto Capoferri (KTM). Among Foreigners dominates the British flag with E3 Steve Holcombe winner champion of the two Australian Daniel Sanders and Matthew Phillips.
Phillips is also confirmed for the pilot Extreme Custonaci today. In the special splendid drawn on the rocky slope of a mountain with cross the sea and surrounded by a large audience, the Sherco rider won the third X-CUP Maxxis test – Galfer 2017. He can not be repeated, however, in the Trophy Cross Airoh Test; has conquered the summit of the trophy for the test fettucciata a fellow Phillips, Daniel Sanders, which is imposed on Alex Salvini and Giacomo Redondi.
In the Coppa IMF sees the boys again Damian Llull and David Cutuli, both of Husqvarna, winners respectively of the E1 and EO classes.
Turning to the Italian Cup, which today has led to finish the race with three laps and faced the ultimate test is not expected yesterday, the cadets returned to the top step of the podium Gianluca Caroli (KTM) who won the day with more than a minute on Joseph Vitale (Husqvarna) and Manuel Dolce (KTM), winner yesterday. Michele Giannone (Husqvarna) was the fastest rider in the Junior, followed by the winner of the day1 Alberto Besagno (KTM) and Vincenzo D’Angelo (Husqvarna). In the Senior brace for Anthony Arcuri, still the fastest rider of the Italian Cup. Behind him conclude Massimo Mutti (KTM) and Gamba Lorenzo (Yamaha). Matteo Ferrari (KTM) continues his streak to Italy Maxxis Cup 2017 winning also the day today in the Major category with less than 46 seconds on Massimo Antoci (Husqvarna) and Florindo Finamore (TM).
A big compliment goes to the whole Motoclub Custonaci Enduro Club for the excellent organization. The club directed by Alfredo Castiglione gave us two days of real Enduro, with challenging trails and a spectacular setting between the sea and the public thronged the most suggestive spots of the race to see our samples.
Attending the event, enjoying two days of great entertainment branded offroad, the new president Giovanni Copioli IMF, on his first official visit to the Italian Enduro Championship after the election last December.
The next round of the Enduro Italian / Italian Maxxis Cup 2017 to April 9 in Viveron
Monica Mori – Ufficio Stampa Italiano Enduro