After a long period without competitions, the Enduro Circus had a fresh start last weekend at Carpineti, a village in the Emilian hills, where the first and second round of the Assoluti d’Italia di Enduro took place.
The Beta Factory Team lined up the whole team at the premiere of the most important Italian championship, with Steve Holcombe competing for the first time with a Beta RR 350 4T and the brand-new Enduro GP champion Brad Freeman.
During the first day of competition, our two English riders battled hard until the last special. At the end of this thrilling day, Brad Freeman got the first place, while Steve Holcombe obtained the second one.
The following day, Steve Holcombe started off on the right foot, leading the Assoluta for big part of the race, ending up at the second place due to some mistakes in the enduro test.
Thanks to the great performance of this weekend, our two riders now dominate the Absolute Leaderboard, with Steve Holcombe ranking first and Brad Freeman at the third place. The two excel in the Foreigners Leaderboard, as well, where they cover the first two positions.
Also the riders of Beta Boano Team got excellent results in this first weekend, with Philippaerts and Soreca sharing the victory in the 250 2T. Amazing result also in the Junior Category, with Pavoni and Macoritto obtaining the first and second places. In the 300 2T Martini of MC Racing Team ended the weekend getting the second place twice. In the Youth Category, Pasinetti obtained the third and second place.
The next appointment is scheduled for Saturday 1st August and Sunday 2nd August in Carsoli, near L’Aquila, where the third and fourth stages of the Assoluti d’Italia di Enduro will take place.
“With the Carpineti race, a new Beta era has opened for me because after many years riding 2T, today I started racing with RR 4T. The weekend was satisfying, with two good performances on both race days and always getting to the podium in the Absolute. Now we will prepare for the next round of the Assoluti“.
“After a long period of inactivity, we finally ran the first race of 2020. The kick-off day went very well with the victory in the Absolute, while the following day some mistakes compromised the result“.