Sunday 09 October, at the Betamotor Factory in Rignano sull’Arno, the BETADAY was held, the final appointment of the Beta Trial and Enduro Master single-brand events, which this year, for the first time, were combined with the inaugural BetaRide event, reserved for Beta motorbike owners.
Finally, after 2 years of forced stop due to the pandemic, the area surrounding the Betamotor factory was able to host the final race that fans of the brand have been waiting for all year round. There was no shortage of entertainment on Sunday, which saw a packed programme of events for both competing riders and spectators.
More than 300 bikes were present at the event, counting Enduro, Trial and BetaRide riders, confirming the interest in the events promoted by the brand. Spectators were able to enjoy a continuous show between the riders in the race and the show heats, in which the Official Beta Factory riders competed, protagonists of a series of skill tests that enchanted the public. Displays of the range, official Beta merchandising points, a catering service and an area equipped for testing the Mini electric range for children completed the colourful paddock set up around the factory, where autograph sessions were also held by the official Beta Factory riders: Freeman, Holcombe, Lupino, Grattarola, Gandola, Haga, Gelabert and others. Also in attendance was stunt rider Sam King, who launched himself into a never-before-tried backflip, rousing the audience in attendance.
The 5th round of the Enduro Master Beta Challenge included two special tests identified by the MC Colli Fiorentini: an enduro test and a cross test, respectively of 1.8 km and 4 km, to be repeated six times.
The host Fabio Pampaloni came out on top in the Overall Class of the day, faster than Filippo Grimani, while the third best performer was Andrea Rocchi, who after the day’s performance earned gold in the Enduro Master Beta 2022 Top Class, leaving silver and bronze to Roberto Bazzurri and Andrea Gava respectively.
The 125 Class went instead to Davide Mei, who performed well throughout the season, winning over Giacomo Grisenti and Elia Pegoraro, who completed the podium.
Moving up in the 2-stroke Class, the undisputed star was Federico Fanzio, who posted the best time over his authoritative championship rivals, Jacopo Rossi and Mattia Coppa. In the 4 Stroke Class, it was Lorenzo Gori who dominated, leaving behind the knobby wheels of Rocco Pizzirani and Alexander Maltry. The Veteran Class went to an unbeatable Renzo Ravagli.
As for the 32nd Master Trial Trophy, on the other hand, a loop course designed by MC Pegaso was planned that joined two zone groups, separated by about one kilometre of transfer. The first five sections were located in the nearby cave, outside the factory, while the last three were located in the inner park, a few steps away from the paddock, where the zones for the youngest riders in the Minitrial mono, Entry and C1 categories had also been laid out.
The awards ceremony of the day, presided over by the first citizen of Rignano sull’Arno Giacomo Certosi, saw the protagonists:
Filippo Locca (Team Locca) in TR2, Federico Gelai (Team Piazza) in TR3, Stefano Conforti (Mc Crociati Parma) in TR3 OPEN, Andrea Martini (Mc Veneto Eventi) in TR4, Fabrizio Barre (Team Rabino) in TR4 OVER, Erica Bianchi (Mc Lazzate) in FEMININE, Claudio Leonelli (Team Bosi) in TR5, Gabriele Racca (Mc La Guardia) in TR6, Gaia Guaschino (Team Locca) in FEMININE B, Cloe Balestra (Mc Rio Lanza) in FEMININE C, Denio Munari (Mc Veneto Eventi) in VINTAGE, Matteo Marenghi (Mc Rio Lanza) in VINTAGE OPEN, Edio Poncia (Fiamme Oro Giovani) in Minitrial A, Gabriele Vietti Violi (Mc Domo ’70) in Minitrial B, Riccardo Iaculano (Mc Rio Lanza) in the Minitrial C, Andrea Galimberti (Mc Rio Lanza) in the Minitrial C1, Federico Guglielmetti Muggion (Team Rabino) in the Minitrial Entry and Mattia Fadda (Mc La Guardia) in the Minitrial Mono.
Crowned 2022 Champions instead:
Matteo Bosis (Mc Lazzate) in TR2, Roberto Casaretto (Mc La Guardia) in TR3, Nicolò Marcomini (Mc Rio Lanza) in TR3 OPEN, Luca De Leonardis (Mc Valli del S.O.L. ) in the TR4, Giuliano Fobelli (Mc Domo’70) in the TR4 OVER, Erica Bianchi (Mc Lazzate) in the FEMININE, Claudio Leonelli (Team Bosi) in the TR5, Gabriele Racca (Mc La Guardia) in the TR6, Gaia Guaschino (Team Locca) in the FEMININE B, Cloe Balestra (Mc Rio Lanza) in the FEMININE C, Enzo Afri (Mc Domo’70) in the VINTAGE, Edio Poncia (Fiamme Oro Giovani) in the Minitrial A, Giacomo Villari (Tema Locca) in the Minitrial B, Riccardo Iaculano (Mc Rio Lanza) in the Minitrial C, Andrea Galimberti (Mc Rio Lanza) in the Minitrial C1, Tony Viero (Team Piazza) in the Minitrial Entry and Mattia Fadda (Mc La Guardia) in the Minitrial Mono.
After the 5th edition of the Master Enduro, the 32nd of the Master Trial and the first BetaRide Motocavalcata, everyone is back at work to lay the foundations for the 2023 edition. Stay tuned!
Credits: Attila Pasi-Soloenduro.it- / Christian Valeri-Infotrial.it