VERONA KICKS ENDUROGP TITLE DEFENCE OFF IN STYLE


1 hour in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Images: Future7Media

After dominating the Enduro1 and EnduroGP lessons in 2022 on his EC250F, Andrea Verona was wanting to see how issues stacked up for 2023 aboard his new EC350F when this yr’s EnduroGP World Championship bought underway on the weekend in Italy. Regardless of the added stress {that a} house spherical brings, the Italian was up for the battle and delivered a quick and regarded efficiency all through the occasion.

Constructing into issues on day one, Verona fought his manner into the highest three General. A crash on the third cross take a look at compelled him to dig deep, however deep he dug. Topping the ultimate excessive take a look at and cross take a look at, he ended his day second General in EnduroGP and first in Enduro2.

Blissful to get day one out of the way in which with a stable exhibiting, Verona was in control early on day two. With some extra particular take a look at wins coming his manner, he appeared more and more comfy aboard his EC350F because the situations worsened. Capping off the day with the quickest time on the ultimate take a look at, the Italian once more positioned second General, whereas profitable the Enduro2 class.

Andrea Verona: “It’s been a extremely stable begin to the season. With two wins in Enduro2 and twice second in EnduroGP, I’m proud of that for positive. I used to be a bit nervous to kick off the championship because the defending EnduroGP champion on house soil in Italy. A house race at all times brings a bit of additional stress and stress, however fortunately it went fairly easy. To be sincere, the group help on the assessments was loopy with so many individuals cheering. I’m nonetheless adapting and studying the EC350F on a regular basis and determining new issues as we go, however total it’s been good. We have now a while till Spherical 2 to construct on what we discovered right here and push to be even stronger in Spain.”

The 2023 EnduroGP World Championship continues with Spherical 2 in Spain on Could 5-7.

2023 ENDUROGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, ROUND 1

Day 1 – Enduro2

1. Andrea Verona (GASGAS) 1:13:51.52

2. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 1:13:55.11

3. Hamish MacDonald (Sherco) 1:14:35.99

Day 1 – EnduroGP

1. Brad Freeman (Beta) 1:13:27.06

2. Andrea Verona (GASGAS) 1:13:51.52

3. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 1:13:55.11

Day 2 – Enduro2

1. Andrea Verona (GASGAS) 1:05:40.05

2. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 1:05:49.16

3. Hamish MacDonald (Sherco) 1:06:42:54

Day 2 – EnduroGP

1. Brad Freeman (Beta) 1:05:23.86

2. Andrea Verona (GASGAS) 1:05:40.05

3. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 1:05:49.16

2023 ENDUROGP WORLD C’SHIP STANDINGS (AFTER RD 1)

Enduro2

1. Andrea Verona (GASGAS) 40 pts

2. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 34 pts

3. Hamish MacDonald (Sherco) 30 pts

EnduroGP

1. Brad Freeman (Beta) 40 pts

2. Andrea Verona (GASGAS) 34 pts

3. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 30 pts