Borsoi makes the first Spring Baja his own Deserved victory of the Treviso driver on Toyota Toyodell beating Codecà and Toro with Suzuki Italia's Grand Vitara Bordonaro's success in T2 and Suzuki Challenge ahead of Luchini Demonstration of strength of the SSV with triumph of Ventura (Yamaha) The signing of Scandola from Verona in the first act of the Polaris Trophy Thirty-two out of forty-six on arrival.
The Baja di Primavera selected its protagonists in two days of competition on the shores of Cosa and Tagliamento, kicking off the most beautiful Italian cross country rally championship in recent years. Deserved victory in 1h29'06 '' by Elvis Borsoi (Toyota Toyodell) from Treviso sailed by Stefano Rossi, always first in the Italian classification in each selective sector, attacking on Saturday, managing the last two laps of the time trial yesterday. A “private” rider who launches a convincing attack on Suzuki Italia's “officers”, Lorenzo Codecà and Andrea Toro.
The reigning champion (second at 2'13 ''), together with faithful Bruno Fedullo, got back into the game with a short wheelbase Grand Vitara, all to be refined in the set-up but already strong with a 3.6 V6 engine. Satisfied Toro on his return with Mauro Nadin from Pordenone, third place at 4’03 ’’ on Grand Vitara with a long wheelbase that has to be run in. Down from the podium and a quarter of controversy for the Paduan Roberto Camporese (Isuzu D-Max), angry with the stewards for the penalties received. The one who found nothing to complain about, but only compliments for the organization and the track, was Amerigo Ventura (Yamaha Quaddy) from Turin, unattainable for his TM Group rivals, but able to surprise everyone with the absolute best time. overall: 1h29'01 ''. Of course, in the final Borsoi raised his foot, it made no sense to risk with success in hand (the TMs do not get points for the Italian). Ventura, however, sought the limit by digging a furrow in the last fraction (17'18'0) and at the Italian Baja in June it will be interesting to see the comparison with the specialists of the world championship.
TM podium with Graziano Scandola second and first of the Polaris in the race for the customer trophy, while Alessandro Tinaburri was placed on the lowest step, certifying the current advantage of the Side By Side Yamaha. Proof of this is that Mauro Vagaggini with the North East Ideas Quaddy, "the last to arrive among the stone eaters", finished tenth overall, a result to be framed together with Manuela Perissinotti.
In Piazza Garibaldi in Spilimbergo, cups and trophies distributed by the mayor Renzo Francesconi and Fulvio Lovisa, president of the Cantina di Rauscedo: "Shared commitment to contribute to the promotion of our territory together with the Italian Baja". The Catania Alfio Bordonaro was awarded as the winner of Group T2 (derived from the series) and Suzuki Challenge, ahead of the Tuscan Andrea Luchini. In the TH Group (homologations expired) victory for Simone Grossi (Land Rover Defender) from Marche.
ROUND 4. We start again from the Ponte di Dignano, in the opposite direction to arrive in Barbeano after 24.8 km. Ventura on the attack in 17'40''0, those who see him pass are ecstatic by the determination of the young man from Turin, in exasperated confidence with the "home" Quaddy. But Borsoi (17'52'0) is clearly in control, especially as he travels on the optimum standards of the first stage and maintains a 34'8 margin.
Camporese surprises third ahead of Codecà, while Gullo's Polaris leads Toro's Grand Vitara by 2 '. Bordonaro leader in T2 and Challenge Suzuki, with Luchini chasing away for more than 4 '. Similar situation in the TH, Grossi with 4'22 '' on Ceschin while Morra is almost 7 ''. Ventura leads the SSV patrol, with Scandola and Tinaburri in order. LAP 5. Start in reverse order in the last sector of the race, further pathos for crews and fans. Heartbreaking in the cockpit of the Toyota Toyodell, Borsoi (17'58'0) is thinking only of crossing the finish line without damage, the result is too important to risk. Ventura (Quaddy Yamaha) set the best time with an incredible 17'18'8, virtually first but not competing for the absolute tricolor. Codecà and Toro go to conserve, already pondering the next revenge. Gullo and Gozano put their heart into it in the last time trial, but it is Scandola who wins the first race if the Polaris Trophy.