The premiere for Mike Brown and the return of Ruy Barbosa
Team Jolly Zanardo
March 15th, 2017
The small town of Custonaci (TP) in Sicily hosted the third and fourth rounds of the Assoluti d'Italia di Enduro and the race organized by Motoclub Custonaci was of high level.
The special test Enduro Test and the spectacular Extreme Test were within walking distance from the paddock and the Cross Test was about a kilometer from the paddock.
The Jolly Zanardo Team has deployed at the start of the race of the maximum Italian Championship its two riders and beyond the Chilean rider Ruy Barbosa, the big news was the presence of the American rider Mike Brown.
Arrived on Thursday and back from the accident to the foot during a race in Extreme Enduro race in Argentina Mike Brown could not do the usual inspections of special tests and decided to prepare his Husqvarna TE 300 2T. After some testing in the training area our mechanics have delivered to the American rider a motorcycle set and perfect.
Although it was the first experience in a race of tradizional Enduro Mike Brown ran a good race but did not want to push the limit to don't risk another injury and arrive in France at the best for the last round of the World SuperEnduro.
Even our Chilean rider Ruy Barbosa preferred not to push hard and get to the first of the World Championship to the top of the form. Next meeting March 25 and 26 in Finland for the first GP of the world's season 2017.
"I arrived here in Sicily still recovering from my injury and the goal was to take the race as a training session in anticipation of the last round of the World SuperEnduro. The race was very well organized and the tests were fantastic, I found some difficulty in the Enduro Test but this kind of race is very different from those in which I run usually "
"I made a few mistakes and fall too but I did not want to risk a lot. The Sicilian race was very well organized and the special tests were world carat. "