Grado. Honda Racing World Enduro Team is back in action for the second round of the Enduro Italian Championship. Two days of races organized by the Moto Club Grado with a 30-km race: 4 laps on the first day and 3 and a half on the second, with 4 special tests and a total of 30 timed tests.
After the excellent performance in the first round, Thomas Oldrati (Honda-RedMoto CRF 250RX Enduro) won both days in the 250 4T class, finishing close to the top ten Overall. In the Junior class, another double win for Manolo Morettini (Honda-RedMoto CRF 250RX Enduro). On Saturday, Nathan Watson (Honda-RedMoto CRF 450RX Enduro) missed the podium in the foreigner category, while on Sunday he took his revenge with third place. He also had a great fourth and fifth position Overall.
Thomas Oldrati | 250 4T class – Day1 > 1° | Day2 > 1°
“Good race: I’m happy because the special tests were not suited to my riding style, but I set good times. Now, a week of work and then we’ll start the World Championship”.
Nathan Watson | Foreigner class – Day1 > 4° | Day2 > 3°
“Not bad! I lost lots of time on Saturday because of the slippery ground. Sunday was better, with a crash straight away on the first lap, but then I regained time”.
Manolo Morettini | Junior class – Day1 > 1° | Day2 > 1°
“Excellent race with two wins. Now we are already focusing on the World Championship”.
In the second line-up, excellent performance for Samuele Bernardini (Honda-RedMoto CRF 300RX Enduro), twice second in the 450 class. Always among the foreigners, two seventh places for Roni Kytonen (Honda-RedMoto CRF 250RX Enduro), while Francesca Nocera won the women’s class on both days: an excellent training in view of the first GP of the World Championship, which will be held in two weeks in Italy.
Samuele Bernardini | 450 class – Day1 > 2° | Day2 > 2°
“I could have done better. Unfortunately, a few too many crashes on both Saturday and Sunday did not allow me to get the result I wanted. I lost many seconds, but this was the first race after a long time. We can improve from here”.
Roni Kytonen | Foreigner class – Day1 > 7° | Day2 > 7°
“It was a positive race. On Saturday I started with a good pace and Sunday was even better from the first lap. We did a good job in view of the World Championship, improving a lot compared to last year”.
Francesca Nocera | Women class – Day1 > 1° | Day2 > 1°
“Good weekend. The work done this winter has paid off. On Saturday I won, while Sunday I lost right at the last special test. The vibes are good: it’s an important experience for the World Championship”.