The Enduro World Championship arrived in Italy for rounds nine and ten in Rovetta, north east of Milan for the Enduro GP of Italy. Sherco riders were intent on a strong showing and the return of Hamish Macdonald after a recent injury added further interest.
Macdonald was intent on getting back to business after missing the Enduro GP of Spain. The likeable Kiwi was still uncomfortable but came away from Saturday’s racing in second place on the Sherco 125 SE-R in the 125cc Youth Cup. Unfortunately, Macdonald could not compete on Sunday and now holds third place in the Championship points standings, just 21 points from the lead.
Matte Cavallo broke through for his maiden Enduro GP E1 Class win on Saturday aboard the Sherco 250 SEF Factory edition. Cavallo was on fire in the wet conditions and enjoyed a special class victory in front of the very appreciative Italian crowd. Sunday’s racing was a dramatic change from the wet conditions the previous day, with summer conditions testing the riders to their physical limits. Unfortunately, Cavallo did not record any Championship points, however, currently holds third place in the E1 Championship Class.
Theo Espinasse and Jack Edmondson were also racing with vigour in Italy with the two Sherco pilots placing second and third in the Junior division on Saturday. Espinasse was again second in Sunday while Edmondson was fifth. Espinasse is second in the Championship points while Edmondson is currently fourth.