2023 Italian Enduro: Holcombe leads Verona heading to final round this weekend
Picturesque Boario Terme will host rounds nine nd 10 of the 2023 Assoluti Italian Enduro Championship this weekend with Steve Holcombe leading the points ahead of reigning champion Andrea Verona.
At last we’re back in the game. September 9-10 signals the final rounds of the 2023 Italian ‘Assoluti’ Enduro season, the internationally popular domestic series for many of the leading world championship teams.
It also sparks international competition in Europe back into life after the summer break with the final two EnduroGP World Championship rounds looming large on the horizon – both in Portugal on September 29-October 1 and October 6-8.
To get riders from factory teams including Beta, GASGAS, Honda, TM, Sherco and Fantic back in the swing of things, Sebino Motorcycle Club have laid on two days racing in almost sprint enduro format with short transfers in two loops close to the paddock: a 15km blue lap incorporating Cross test 1 (2km), Cross test 2 (3km) and Enduro test 2 (2km) plus a 15km red loop featuring the Extreme test (1.5km) and the Enduro test 1 (4km).
Holcombe in charge
With four race day wins on the bounce, Steve Holcombe arrives in north Italy this week as the points leader on 138, nine clear of ahead of Andrea Verona on 127.
The Assoluti championship will be decided between these two, baring disaster, with third placed Hamish Macdonald on sitting on 95, Brad Freeman (who we hope to see back from injury this weekend) in fourth on 90 and Nathan Watson fifth on 79.
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2023 Assoluti championship standings with two points scoring days remaining:
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