EWC 2015: Italian Show!

Green-White and Red Flag, chainsaws engine and really noisy and chauvinist tifosis… Welcome to the KTM Super Test of the Grand Prix Acerbis of Italy! From the promising Mirko SPANDRE (KTM) to the star Alex SALVINI (Honda) and also local rider Jonathan MANZI (Gas Gas) and Bergamo Thomas OLDRATI (Husqvarna), every Italian riders have been pushed by a numerous and completely crazy public during those two race hours…

But, it’s a Frenchie who steals the show! And again it is this evil of Mathias BELLINO (Husqvarna) that wins this test for the third time of the year… Despite few mistakes, the French managed to take the advantage on his rival Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS – KTM) right on the finish line (1’27’’60 for BELLINO and 1’27’’61 for PHILLIPS)! An incredible duel among many others… Indeed, Jamie MCCANNEY (GB – Husqvarna) had to give it all to beat Lovere idol Giacomo REDONDI (I – Beta) and sets the third best time (1’27’’81)…

When we’re talking about duel, the 5 000 spectators presents have been witness of a crazy one between Antoine MEO (F – KTM) and Pierre-Alexandre RENET (F – Husqvarna), won by Husqvarna rider while MEO harangued the public on each curves! But it was insufficient to beat the brilliant Jaume BETRIU (E – Husqvarna) in E2 Class.

In Enduro 1, Christophe NAMBOTIN (F – KTM) sets the best time over Cristobal GUERRERO (E – Yamaha) and Lorenzo SANTOLINO (E – Sherco) while Josep GARCIA (E – Husqvarna) won his duel over Mikael PERSSON (S – Husqvarna) in the FIM Youth Cup 125cc.

With a boiling public, great special tests and a weather forecast that seems clement this weekend, everything is gathered to make of this 42nd Valli Bergamasche a high level and maybe historical Grand Prix… See you tomorrow in the special tests of Plarina, Bossico and Clusone for more craziness and Italian show!

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