With the fifth round of the series taking place at the hometown of the late Fabrizio Meoni, the competitors of the EWC faced an extremely tough race in the dry and dusty conditions of Tuscany.
Continuing to place at the sharp end of the results in Enduro 3, like he has done so throughout this season, Estonia’s Aigar Leok once again delivered solid results. Fighting hard for a top three result on day one, the TM rider slipped back to finish fifth in the highly competitive Enduro 3 class due a costly fall on the final lap. Starting day two in fine form, Leok jumped one place to claim fourth.
In Enduro 1, Finland’s Antti Hellsten made a strong start to the second half of his season. Placing tenth on day one, the young Finn – who is still finding his pace in the Senior ranks – improved to finish eight on day two.
Unfazed by the pressures of his home race, Enduro Junior rider Nicolo Mori battled well in the demanding conditions. Sixth on day one, the Italian dug deep on day two to finish an incredible fourth overall.
The Italian GP was also a weekend of celebration for the firm from the nearby town of Pesarses. Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the TM Racing bikes were liveried in white as opposed to their traditional blue. Team manager Luca Cherubini also organised a special party under the team’s awning after the racing on day one to mark the special occasion.
TM Racing now looks forward to the GP of Sweden on August 25/26.