Pordenone, March 8, 2023 _ a thrill Jap until the last and it seemed that the unthinkable could occur. The reigning champion of the Cross Country, Alfio Bordonaro, and the former champion Lorenzo Codecà, forced to desert the seasonal start to the Race - 13th Italian Baja di Primavera for the unavailability of the spare parts necessary to put back in motion their New Grand Vitara. No good news from the Rising Sun immediately, but a "fraternal" help from Chinti Marino Gambazza, who at the Sicilian conterraneous has entrusted its Suzuki Grand Vitara Ddis 1.9, and an airline in extremis on the T2 homologous by Samuele Lelli, forced to forfeit for personal reasons, thus giving in his vehicle to the highly decorated from Lombardy (eleven championships in pockets).
CCR - Thus the ARTUGNA RACE will be able to enjoy the "standard" duel between Bordonaro flanked by Stefano Lovisa and Codecà by Mauro Toffoli, not surprisingly two tests Pordenone navigators capable of smelling the track on foothills close to the dry stream.
Opponents in T2 Paolo Semeraro, Alberto Spinetti and Michele Machiavelli also on Vitara, Andrea Schiumarini with a Mitsubishi Pajero. On the paper obviously favored the more muscular prototypes T1: Suzuki Vitara for Andrea Luchini, Emilio Ferroni and Stefano Sabellico; Toyota Hilux for Manuele Mengozzi; Nissan Navara the middle of Gabriele Seno, Nissan Patrol that of Antonio Rossi; Mitsubishi Pajero for Rickler del Mare Cesare Gianfranco in art "Ricky", while Riccardo Benettolo will be behind the wheel of an Isuzu Trooper.
Four rivals in group TH: Gianluca Morra (Suzuki Vitara), Paolo Cau (Mitsubishi Pajero), Andrea Debbi (Daihatsu Rocky) and Alberto Gazzetta (Suzuki Jimny).
SSV - Eye to the forms also for the Side by Side, because between prototypes and derived from the series there are significant differences in cavalry and technical equipment. The Quaddy Team mixes the values on the pitch with its Yamaha Yxz1000r prototypes T4 in the hands of Amerigo Ventura, reigning champion, Alessandro Bonetto, Andrea Tomasini on his debut on the light tubular, the unknown Mert Becce Sabri from Turkey. T4N for Valentino Rocco, protagonist last season, and Gabriele Piccini, TM for Michele Manocchi and Mauro Vagaggini, who won the national trophy gripped in 2017.
Friday afternoon logistical appointment at the Interporto of Pordenone for checks and development, on Saturday the Italian Baja di Primavera among the countryside of Fontanafredda, Polcenigo, Budoia and Aviano. Outdoor theater with free access to fans of derampate and counter -tendency, keeping away and with respect for marshals and to police.
Carlo Ragogna Press Office Italian Baja
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