GENOVA INDOOR 2012
FIM Superenduro World Championship, race 1
A fast track layout, difficult and with lot of hard obstacles has wellcome Beta Factory Team for the first race of Superenduro World Championship 2012.
Cody Webb ( USA) and Henri Himmanen ( Finland) have raced against the specialist of this category and Enduro World Champions.
Cody Webb: “The Super Enduro in Genova was a great experience with some positive results. In the first final I was riding timid and took advantage of mistakes from the other riders and made a last second pass before the finish to take fifth. The course had some very fast sections, which I was uncomfortable with for the beginning of the night. In the second final I bent my front rotor early in the second lap and rode the rest of the final with no front brake. I rode to a cautious ninth place. In the third main event I had a horrible start, but rode a smart first two laps and moved up through the pack. With a few laps to go, a group of three riders went down hard when I was right behind them putting me into fourth. On the last lap I made my way up to the third place rider and made a last ditch effort to finish the night with a podium, but I had to come from too far back. I feel as though it was a very successful weekend for me and I can’t thank American Beta and the Beta factory enough for giving me this opportunity”.
Henri Himmanen: “ I had a fantastic week training and testing the awesome Beta 350. The bike was feeling great, was working perfect and I felt ready for racing. I was thrilled because this was going to bee my first ever indoor event. I was happy after the training sessions and ready for the qualification. My start was not perfect in the qualification heat, but I got quickly on the fourth place and the leader was not too far away. I was ready to push to qualify for the final but I crashed and I bent my handguard against the clutch lever and the handlebar. I could not bend it back so I had to abort the heat. Then due to a race organized mistake I was not allowed to race in the “last chance heat”. I felt so disappointed because one small crash stopped my racing in my first indoor even but still happy for the experience. Special thanks for all the people in Betamotor and the mechanics for preparing an amazing race bike!