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Freeman struggles at Italian Enduro Championship

Freeman struggles at Italian Enduro Championship


Last weekend, on Saturday March 27th and Sunday March 28th, the second and third acts of the maximum Italian Enduro Championships took place.

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The Sicilian village of Custonaci hosted the event and the organizers had designed three special tests worthy of a world competition. An extreme test identical to the one of the last edition in 2017, a very technical and challenging enduro special test and a suggestive cross test, positioned near the sea.

The Beta Factory Enduro Team moved to Sicily with only one rider, Brad Freeman, while Steve Holcombe returned to England to treat the hand injured during the first round of the Assoluti in Passirano in early March.

Brad Freeman was not able to express himself at his best during the whole race weekend. The English rider alternated some very good timings in some special tests, but some mistakes and a fall, unfortunately, didn’t allow him to find the right feeling in the special tests during all his race weekend in Sicily. The final score is a sixth and a ninth Overall place, while in the provisional overall leaderbord the English rider occupies the third position.

Congratulations on the excellent performance to Gianluca Martini, who obtained the second final place in the 300 category, and to Gabriele Pasinetti, second in the Youth class. A great race also for Lorenzo Giuliano of Team Entrophy, who ranked fourth missing the podium for just a few tenths of a second.

The next appointment is in Piediluco, in the nearby of Terni, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April, where the fourth and fifth rounds of the Assoluti d’Italia di Enduro will take place.

“It didn’t go well this weekend. I couldn’t find the right feeling with the special tests and I struggled on this kind of very hard and slippery terrain. I will definitely not have to repeat other weekends like the one in Custonaci. Now we have about a month to prepare for the next race.”

The full results are here