MEO WINS AGAIN AT ITALIAN ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
Antoine Meo is back for good. After a double win in the season’s opener, the KTM rider dominated the second round of the Italian Enduro Championship at a wet and windy Isola d’Elba.
Starting the day in form, Meo won the first cross test of the day but then got himself in a fight with Italians Alex Salvini and Manuel Monni.
TM mounted Manuel Monni was probably the biggest surprise of the race, mixing it up with some of the top guys and EWC regulars. Monni won four out of 11 special tests of the day to bring his #13 two-stroke TM in third place overall. He also won the E3 class of the Italian Championship.
Salvini found himself leading the overall standings during the second lap of the day but later on had to succumb to Meo’s pace. Salvini managed to improve a lot in Isola D’Elba. By avoiding some of the mistakes he made in the first two rounds, he ended the day second overall. Seems that the battle in E2 class of the World Championship, which starts in five weeks, is again promising to be huge.
Cristobal Guerrero is finding his feet with Yamaha
Improving in speed as the race went on, Meo showed some great fitness and consistency until the end. He won the overall by over 21 seconds, while also topping the Stranieri (International riders) class.
Matti Seistola (Sherco) was second in Stranieri and fourth overall, with Johnny Aubert (Beta) completing the podium in the foreigners class.
Spending some more time on his brand new Yamaha WR250F, Cristobal Guerrero gets closer to getting the speed needed. The Spaniard won the extreme test once and finished ninth overall.
The X-Cup Brema – Honda Redmoto that was decided in the Extreme Test of the day was won by Italian Thomas Oldrati who shows signs of improvement on his new Husqvarna TE 300.
The Italian Enduro Championship continues in Spoleto, Perugia on 21st and 22nd March.