The final rounds of the 2017 Italian Enduro Championship were held over the weekend in Trichiana, Belluno. With contrasting weather conditions over the two days, it was Husqvarna's Christophe Charlier who came out on top.
Round eight, held on the Saturday, saw 107 riders take to the tests. The course included a tough extreme test, and spectacular cross test. Riders completed four laps throughout the day.
It was Thomas Oldrati who battled through the pain of a fractured left wrist to take the first Italian title of the day, winning the E3 championship ahead of Deny Philippaerts.
In the Youth category, it was TM’s Andrea Verona who cruised to an easier victory over second placed Claudio Spanu, winning by over 3 minutes.
Overnight, the weather took a definite turn for the worst. Heavy rain saturated the Belluno region and it made a massive difference to the course for Sunday’s race.The extreme test was cancelled after only one lap due to it being almost impassable.
Despite the tough conditions, the show carried on. Alex Salvini and Christophe Charlier’s fight went right down to the wire, with the French man taking the victory after the final special test.
The result was enough for Salvini to take his second E2 class championship. He also picked up the X-CUP Trophy for the fastest extreme-test rider of the championship.
E1 class honours went to Honda’s Davide Guarneri, while his team-mate Davide Soreca took the Enduro junior class win.