Extraordinary double podium for Ruy Barbosa twice second in EJ2 class in Bergamo Valleys Competition
Team Jet Zanardo
June 24th, 2019
The Grand Prix of Italy – 43rd Bergamo Valleys competition, the fifth round of World EnduroGP Championship, disputed on Saturday and Sunday in Rovetta (BG), had in store a bittersweet epilogue for JET-Zanardo Team.
While Ruy Barbosa has conquered two splendid second places of the podium in EJ2 junior class and two fourth places in the Absolute Junior classification for just few seconds, Giacomo Redondi on Saturday had to get off the race because to him it was impossible to keep up the race, given the severe pain in the fractured rib, on the previous week in the GP of Greece. Red underwent an accurate examination by the medical staff of FMI National Team and Doctor Stefano Pazzano unfortunately pointed out the risk of the contact between the rib and the left lung. Prognosis: two-week total rest.
Joe Wootton has completed a pretty difficult race by ending on eighth position and alternated good timings with special races that are less suitable for his drive style on the rocks, mule tracks and stones. So the young Chilean rider, the winner of nine special out of twenty-four races disputed, and the remaining races in the top five, upheld the honour of JET-Zanardo Team.
JET-Zanardo Team will be back to races on the seventh race of the Italian Absolute Championship, planned in Crespano del Grappa (TV) on July 13th.
“These two days race were really difficult, in a complicated condition, but I knew Valleys was no easy thing! This seemed to me like another home GP and a large public supported me. I’m happy for the two second positions: I pushed hard and the pace was good even though I made one mistake and had one fall too many”.
“Difficult race, especially on Sunday it was difficult to keep the pace even when pushing hard. Now we have a break before next race”.
“Unlucky race for Redondi, who seemed to recover from the accident in Greece, but couldn’t make it: on Saturday he tried to run with painkillers, but didn’t work; on Sunday the doctor refused to put him under anesthesia because the rib could damage the lung. Wootton ran two good special races and got third absolute place, but this is a race that has nothing to do with his style. Ruy had two very good special races and conquered two second places in J2”.