Alex Salvini officially announced back racing the bikes which brought him such success in World Enduro with new S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto team.
After three years with different manufacturers and race teams, Alex Salvini will again race with Honda in 2019. Salvini is back racing a Honda RedMoto CRF450RX Enduro in the 2019 Enduro GP and Italian Championships under the wings of the newly born S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto team.
Salvini is no stranger to Hondas, he won the 2013 world title, two vice world titles in 2014 and 2015, six Italian titles and four overall Italian titles on CRF machines.
Aiming for more success on the Honda
Salvini has an impressive list of results on Hondas and it is clearly an important decision for Alex who’s looking for new motivations after a disappointing 2018 which saw mechanical issues rule him out of contention for a world title.
Salvini will race in the World Championship E2 and overall EnduroGP classes plus the Italian Championship in 450 4T class aiming for four titles in total.
“I’m very excited to go back to Honda and form a team,” says Salvini about his 2019 signing. “For sure my primary goal is to be a high-performance rider. I have known Gino and Piero Sembenini for a long time and our collaboration was born after we talked.
“They did a great job with Grattarola in the trial competitions, bringing professionalism and a good reputation. These skills, together with the experience got in the high-level championships, will be a strength in Enduro.
“Our goal is to build a team with motivated staff: I can bring my experience as rider and the Sembenini brothers will be technical and sporting managers.”
Speaking of the the newly formed team heading into a high profile World Enduro competition, Gino Sembenini says they created the team specifically for Alex with the help of RedMoto: “We have created a specific structure for Alex and we are ready to debut in the enduro competition. The agreement was born by chance, even if Michele Berera from RedMoto had a fundamental part with his dream to see again Salvini with the CRF.
“This project comes also from the passion of my father Luciano, who organized the first enduro races in the ‘70s and worked with Honda and Montesa since 1969.
“It would be really nice to celebrate 50 years of collaboration with a season rich of record like the one just spent with Matteo in the trial. Together with my brother Piero, we are sure we have built an extremely competitive team.”Photo Credit: Dario Agratti Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.firstname.lastname@example.org