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CAVALLO's Quick !
Despite the rain, there were many Italian tifosi (fans) around the Akrapovic Super Test this evening, and they were not disappointed with the spectacle offered by the 84 riders entered into this Acerbis Grand Prix of Italy...
And it was indeed an Italian who won the first special of the weekend... but not Alex SALVINI (I - Husqvarna) as many expected as he has already won three times since the beginning of the season, but instead it was the provisional leader of the Junior category Matteo CAVALLO (I - Beta Boano)!
The Boano rider took full advantage of lighter rain and a less "cut up" test to fire up the timesheets with a 1'48''00, after a magnificent duel with Andrea VERONA (I - TM) who set a 1'49'26.
Behind CAVALLO, his teammate Brad FREEMAN (I - Beta Boano) took the second fastest time with 1'49''03, in front of another Brit, Danny MCCANNEY (GB - Gas Gas), 1'49''10.
In the GP Steve Holcombe was 4th. Jamie McCanney was 8th, Josh Gotts 14th and Alex Snow 25th,
In the Junior class Jack Edmondson was 7th and Joe Wootton - recovering from the stretched tendon which put him out of the Rhayader 2 Day.
In the Youth 125cc class, it was Ruy BARBOSA (CL - Husqvarna) ahead of Dan MUNDELL (GB - Sherco) who recovered from a virus and the Finn Hugo SVARD (SF - Husqvarna). Alex Walton was 4th.
Alex SALVINI (I - Husqvarna) still leads the standings in the Akrapovic Super Test Award standings and is 4 points clear of HOLCOMBE and FREEMAN, while NAMBOTIN and MCCANNEY are coming back strong, now 8 points behind "Rocky”.
With one more Akrapovic Super Test to be held at the season finale in
Germany, it's still all to play for and there are 5 riders who can claim the
cheque for 1,500 euros offered by the prestigious exhaust brand... see you on
October 13 in Rüdersdorf for the very last Super Test of the season!