March 14, 2022_ Looking only at the positive sides, a full-blown success for the Italian Baja di Primavera in its second edition by Artugna Race. Passed with flying colors for the track and the welcome from all the crews, even those who did not see the finish line at the Pordenone Interport, forced to retire due to mechanical failures. Because the dirt road on the foothills, from Aviano to Budoia, from Polcenigo to Fontanafredda, is not one of those car crashes, which causes major damage to the chassis and engine. Hard and compact surface, obviously a lot of dust after months that it does not rain, but a technical and fast course, over 28 km fun and spectacular repeated 4 times, with an additional difficulty constituted by the speed controlled area close to the Aviano golf club where in many have struggled to calibrate the accelerator, suffering timed penalties.
CCR. A striking example is Emilio Ferroni from Modena (Suzuki Grand Vitara), who without the ballast of the 21 'penalty would have been even 4' 'faster than the winner Andrea Alfano, who however ran an impeccable and substantial race with the Nissan Pathfinder T1. branded Ramingo 4x4. Alessandro Trivini Bellini (Mitsubishi Pajero Did) and Andrea Luchini (Suzuki Grand Vitara), first and second in the national T2, got a bit surprising on the podium of the Italian Cross Country Baja, alongside the Varese rider. The last lap said badly not only to Manuele Mengozzi who was traveling behind Alfano (a faulty engine sensor and the Mitsubishi Pinin fell silent), but also to the tough Alfio Bordonaro and the revived Claudio Allegrandi, on foot by their respective Suzuki Grand Vitara. Before them, Andrea Debbi (Daihatsu Rocky), Stefano Sabellico (Suzuki Grand Vitara), Andrea Toro (Toro Buggy), Marco Mantovani (Suzuki Santana), Andrea Tomasini (Isuzu D-Max) and Gabriele Seno (Fiat) had already gone off the radar. Panda Proto). Track not devastating, but still challenging for joints, engines, suspensions and control units. So the final parade on the platform at the Interporto involved 14 survivors, with Mauro Cantarello (Suzuki Grand Vitara) fourth overall ahead of Lorenzo Codecà, satisfied with the test race driving the new Suzuki Jimny from Emmetre Racing. Then in order the sixth place of Paolo Semeraro (Nissan Patrol), the seventh of Francesco Giocoli (Isuzu D-Max), the eighth of Giovanni Farina (Suzuki Vitara) first of the TH vehicles in 1h45'35 '', the ninth of Ferroni to their penalties and Paolo Cau (Mitsubishi Evolution) to close the top ten. Complicated Artugna for Claudio Petrucci (eleventh) in the "deb" version on the Grand Vitara ex Codecà, who overturned in the first lap due to excess of enthusiasm and then preferred not to force, so as to gradually discover the characteristics of the yellow weapon. Twelfth and third of TH Gianluca Morra (Suzuki Samurai) behind Farina and Cau. In the standings Samuele Lelli (Vitara) and Filippo Pagani (Nissan Gr) at the end of a race full of complications for them.
SSV. The tricolor challenge of light tubulars in which Amerigo Ventura bent Andrea De Luna (33 '' the final gap and 2 'penalties for both) in a duel by Quaddy Yamaha Racing, without forgetting the good performance of Valentino Rocco finished third at 1'53 ''. First sector with Ventura ahead by 16 ', De Luna recovers everything in the second passage, then in the third he gives up 26' and another 7 'in the fourth and last. But for someone who runs only when he happens to, capital test against a pretender to the European crown. Milestone reached with satisfaction by Michele Manocchi and Alessandro Bonetto, instead Mauro Vagaggini handed over the roadmap as soon as the third sector was over, hit by a day of low vein also due to the limitation to the maximum speed imposed on TM (100 Km / h) .
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