Third round of the Italian Championship / Cup Italy 2017 Maxxis branded Australia with the world champion Matthew Phillips EnduroGP the overall leader of the day. The Minotaur of Sherco won the first day of the second round of the season after a great battle with the blue Giacomo Redondi. The two world in 2016, along with Christophe Charlier, Steve Holcombe and Alex Salvini gave birth to a fiery race, with a series of question-and-answer special after special.

Stage of this exciting day of the Italian Championship / Cup Italy Maxxis was the beautiful Custonaci (TP) with Motoclub Custonaci Enduro Club director. The path, beautiful and challenging, featured three special stages, all characterized by hard and stony ground, connected by transfers that left more than a little room for relaxation to competitors at the start. The official start this morning at 8.00 am from the paddock race; after a few minutes the athletes have faced online test, about seven minutes, followed by extreme suggestive evidence X-CUP Maxxis – Galfer and Taped Airoh Cross Test.

On the first lap the championship lead was in the hands of Giacomo Redondi, with Phillips and Holcombe behind him detached from less than a second. From lap number two leadership has passed into the hands of Matthew Phillips in online test has opened the throttle setting the fastest lap time of the day; the Australian rider managed to keep the lead with an ever detachment of about six seconds, finishing the race in the lead with an advantage of 10 seconds on the Honda rider Redmoto. In third place Christophe Charlier (Husqvarna), really brilliant in his first real experience of Enduro. Among rocks and trails the Frenchman managed to take home 15 important points that they see now leading the overall championship standings.

To keep the bank even Steve Holcombe and Alex Salvini; the first, still not 100% of his physical fitness, he finished fourth after a race in the top positions, while the second, in recovery after a difficult start, lost precious seconds to a fall in the extreme so concluding sixth. Between the two bearers Beta ends his third experience in the Italian league Daniel Sanders.

In each class, the E1 was won by Davide Guarneri (Honda Redmoto) comeback on Rudy Moroni (KTM Farioli), in the lead for most of the event. Third Oscar Ballets of Husqvarna. E2 in the lead with another Honda Giacomo Redondi winner of Alex Salvini and Manuel Monni (TM Racing), the latter protagonist of a good performance despite a blow to the hand remedied in the training area. E3 in the back on the top step of the podium after four years Deny Philippaerts (Beta Boano), that ‘the winning move last round by winning the day for 41 cents on Thomas Oldrati (Husqvarna). Third Tommaso Montanari (Beta Boano).

Among the young, they confirmed category leader, after goals from Lignano Sabbiadoro, David Soreca for Junior and Andrea Verona (TM Satellite Team) for Youth. The Honda rider wins Redmoto Emanuele Facchetti (TM Racing) and Nicolas Pellegrinelli (Husqvarna Diligenti), while Vicenza won the test with more than two minutes ahead of Claudio Spanu (Husqvarna) and Alberto Capoferri (KTM Pavia).

The IMF Cup, Damian Llull (Husqvarna) won the E1 followed by Domenico Ricchiari (TM) and John Bonazzi (Husqvarna), while winning the class EO Sicilian David Cutuli (Husqvarna) preceding the round one leader Peter Pini (Honda) and corregionale Alessandro Talamo (Husqvarna).

Turning to the Italian Cup, snatches the victory to the winner of the championship Gianluca Caroli (KTM), Manuel Dolce (KTM) that the check for ten seconds right on the Apulian rider. Third place went to Manolo Morettini Suzuki Valenti. Junior in the podium of the day is made up of Alberto Besagno (KTM) followed by Michele Giannone (Husqvarna) and Marco Bologna (TM), while in the senior the first place is occupied by Anthony Arcuri (Husqvarna), who also signs of the Absolute Italian Cup. The Sicilian rider gets behind Carmelo Knowles (Husqvarna) and the championship leader Massimo Mutti (KTM). In Major third victory of the season for Matteo Ferrari (KTM) that leaves no scope for catching up to rivals; the second and third largest, with over two-minute gap Florindo Finamore and Teodoro Antonuccio, respectively TM and KTM.

Among our aggressive Lady wins Paola Riverditi (Husqvarna Pavia) Cristina Marrocco (KTM) and Anna Sappino (Husqvarna) to occupy the second and third positions.

We conclude with the teams and trophies. Motoclub Sebino won the ranking for Motoclub while to win the day in the Independent Team is the Osellini Husqvarna.

Matthew Phillips, in addition to the overall ranking, makes her both the trophy Airoh Cross Test that the X-CUP Maxxis – Galfer, signing the best times in both the fettucciata proof that in that extreme.

Results Day 1

Monica Mori – Ufficio Stampa Italiano Enduro