With the final standings of the overall Italia Enduro Championship yet to be decided, Husqvarna’s Alex Salvini held his nerve in a dramatic final round of the series to claim a nine-second victory over HM Honda’s Simone Albergoni and with it secure the title. With Albergoni placing second, Husaberg Team GP Motorsport’s Thomas Oldrati finished third. With Salvini and Albergoni ending the season tied on points, the Husqvarna rider was awarded the tile by virtue of better finishes during the season.
Salvini, who is the successor to the 2011 champion’s throne, Mika Ahola, became the first recipient of the new perpetual trophy that will be awarded to series’ overall champion in honour of the late Ahola.
In the Enduro 1 2T class, KTM’s Giacomo Redondi easily secured his eighth win of the season to confirm himself as class champion. HM Honda’s Nicolo Bruschi placed second with Andrea Di Luca (KTM) in third.
Although unable to clinch the overall title, Albergoni topped the Enduro 1 classification ahead of runner up Oldrati with Alessio Paoli (Suzuki) in third.
As the overall race winner, Salvini also won the Enduro 2 class. KTM’s Fabio Mossini held off the hard charging Jonathan Manzi (KTM) to claim second position.
KTM’s Manuel Monni was the clear winner of the Enduro 3 category. Honda’s Maurizio Micheluz ended his day in second place with E3 class champion Mirko Gritti in third.
Adding to the Husqvarna celebration, Finland’s Matti Seistola won the foreigners class closely followed by KTM’s Eero Remes and TM’s Aigar Leok.