2023 Airoh Minienduro European Trophy turned its engine on! A hot and intense day 1 kicked off and saw 86 young riders leaving the Park Fermè to try their hand at the five race laps. Two special tests and a challenging transfer create a first edition up to the internationality of the event. The Airoh Cross Test had the burden of kicking off the day, inside an old quarry, its stones welcomed the riders while after a short tricky transfer, it was time for the Eleveit Enduro Test to be done; along the refreshing river, its roots closed the day.
Under the name of Airoh, ten different European nations enlived this hot Saturday; at 9 o’clock the first three riders left the paddock and gave life to a collective and beautiful applause from all the public which came to see the race. The battle began from the very first test with the riders of the 125 class who took the lead of the overall standings; in the first three laps Pierpaolo Mosca took home the best times, winning all six the tests but Tommaso Roccato did not let himself be detached. With a delay of only 8 seconds Tommaso stayed close to his compatriot. As the tests passed, Mosca slowed down while Roccato kept pushing and took the first overall position, thus winning the day. Pierpaolo Mosca therefore finished in second position ahead of Léo Lavesvre; the French rider was the protagonist of a slow start of the day but then he managed to finish third overall just one second behind the runner-up. The podium of the 125 Mini was the same as the overall standings so Tommaso Roccato also won his class, Pierpaolo Mosca finished second while Léo Lavesvre third.
In the 50 Mini Cristian Garzotto put his Vent 50 on fire and took the victory of the day after collecting first positions on top positions; second place for Massimo De Monte and his Suzuki Valenti, while Mirco Zordan closed the podium on his Fantic. In the Junior Class the Italian, Gioele Scibilia won with about a minute over the runner-up Nicolò Baccinelli (Italy) and the third Wiggo Lifvendahl (Sweden). If Gioele’s victory was overwhelming, the gap between Nicolò and Wiggo was almost zero, only a few cents divided the two young riders on an 85cc. The two Italian girls, Roberta Gallina and Athena Magliolo battled for the final victory of the Women Class; special test after special test they showed to be fast enough to take the first place. At the end of the tenth and last special test, it was Roberta who had the best time, consequently she was the winner while Athena finished second. Third position for the valiant Charlène Boudon, who on this day did not keep the pace of her colleagues, however tomorrow we start again reopening the games.
Tomorrow everything will be the same as today, five laps with two special tests each and the exact same transfer. Will the rankings also remain the same or will day 2 turn up the final placements? Keep following us on our social pages and on the official website and you will not to miss any moment of the 2023 Airoh Minienduro European Trophy and the crowning of the winner of this very first Trophy Edition.
Martina Riboni – Press Officer Enduro European
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