CH Racing Husqvarna Official Results Service - Rnd 4 Of Italy - Dirt Rider Magazine

Press Release****CH Racing Husqvarna Official Results Service '07 - WEC Rnd 4 GP of ItalyCH Racing Husqvarna team rider Seb Guillaume claimed two well deserved podium finishes in the Enduro 3 class at the fourth round of the '07 World Enduro Championship, staged in Borno, Italy, where the Frenchman finished second on day one and third on day two. Continuing his good form Seb uncharacteristically struggled to get to grips with the demanding Italian special tests as well as he hoped he would on day one, despite managing to claim an impressive runner-up result. On day two things started well for Seb as he was in contention for the E3 class win. Disappointingly, Seb was to join the long list of riders who ran into troubles on the event's extreme test, which stopped him finishing higher than third. Joining Seb in producing strong results at the GP of Italy were CH Racing Husqvarna team riders Bartosz Oblucki, Anders Eriksson and Marc Bourgeois, who all placed fourth in their respective classes on day one. Ending the event with his highest WEC result of the season so far Bourgeois went on to finish as runner-up in the Enduro Junior class on day two.With by far the most challenging enduro and extreme tests used in the WEC this season the GP of Italy proved to be a demanding event for all competitors. With both days starting off wet and finishing dry the rock littered enduro test and the slow and technically challenging extreme tests got harder as the event wore on. With few riders getting to the end of the fourth round of the WEC series without crashes on at least on of the events special tests a high number of riders failed to finish the event.In the Enduro 1 class there was little to separate the top five riders on day one with Bartosz Oblucki claiming fourth aboard his pre-production TE250. In contention for a podium result from the beginning of the day the Polish rider started in the best possible way by winning the opening test before settling into his rhythm and battling with eventual second and third place finishers Marc Germain and Simone Albergoni. With the difficult conditions catching out many riders Bartosz made mistakes in two tests, which ultimately dropped him off the podium and into fourth, less than 10 seconds behind third. Hoping to improve his result and claim a podium position on day two Oblucki pushed a little too hard and crashed heavily on the event's fourth timed test. Crashing again on the next test before regaining his speed Bart' then crashed again as the day neared it's close this time coming close to putting himself out of the event. Managing to limp through the final test of the event Oblucki placed 18th and headed straight for hospital with suspected broken ribs.With the CH racing Husqvarna team's US rider Nate Kanney not competing in the GP of Italy due to being back home in New York preparing for upcoming US GNCC races Frenchman Nicolas Deparrois was the lone entrant in the Enduro 2 class and produced his best results of the season so far. Not starting in the best way by placing 16th in class on the first test on day one Nicolas then performed consistently throughout the day to finish a strong sixth in class. Having surprised himself by performing extremely well on the event's rocky enduro test Nico' finished in eight position in class on day two.Hoping to claim his first Enduro 3 class victory of the season Seb Guillaume fell just short of his goal yet still claimed a well deserved runner-up result behind Finn Marko Tarkkala on day one. Performing well throughout the day despite not feeling that he had properly got to grips with the conditions Seb finished 15 seconds adrift of the Finn. Second in class on the majority of the opening day's tests Seb was slightly off the pace on two tests, which stopped him challenging for the win. On day two Seb performed well on all but one of the event's special tests where he lost around one minute following a mistake on the extreme test. Although unable to fight for the class win he finished third to claim his fourth consecutive podium finish this year. Competing alongside Seb in the Enduro 3 class former seven-time enduro world champion Anders Eriksson claimed his best result of the season finishing fourth on day one. Second on the opening special test Anders put in a solid opening lap and performed consistently throughout the day despite the challenging conditions. Feeling completely settled in his riding for the first time since his return to full-time competition at the start of the season Anders' hopes of a good second day result ended when his bike suffered an ignition failure on the opening special test, forcing him to retire. In the Enduro Junior class Frenchman Marc Bourgeois joined the long list of riders that saw their opening day result affected by numerous crashes as the youngster placed in an eventual fourth in class having performed extremely well on each of the first three special tests. Continuing to ride well Marc then made mistakes on back-to-back tests as the day neared its close, which resulted in his fourth place finish. Less than six seconds behind third, and only a further eight seconds behind the runner-up finisher, Marc had the speed to finish as runner-up, were it not for his mistakes. On day two, with conditions even more challenging than on day one, Marc claimed the runner-up spot - his highest finish of the season so far. Winning the day's opening test Marc went on to top two further tests to place behind defending class champion Joakim Ljunggren and ahead of Italian Oscar Balletti.Seb Guillaume: "The first day wasn't good for me. For some reason I wasn't able to find my rhythm. I finished second, which was good, but I wasn't able to fight with the other riders on the podium, not like I wanted to. I just didn't feel 100 per cent. "The beginning of the second day was really good for me but during the middle of the day I crashed in the extreme test and lost about one minute. After that my fight with Cervantes and Tarkkala was over. I'm not happy with my result on day two but I'm happy with the way I rode and they way my bike performed."Bartosz Oblucki: "Day one was a little bit disappointing because I should have finished on the podium. Instead I ended up fourth, which isn't too bad, but I had the speed to finish at least third. It was again very close between several riders and I had one bad test, which lost me the podium position. "The second day started pretty well but then I started to make some mistakes, which dropped me down the results. I started to improve my results again but then on the second to last special tests I crashed heavily and injured my ribs. It was all I could do to get to the end of the day."Anders Eriksson: "The first day went extremely well for me - I finished fourth and not too far away from the podium, I was pleased with the new engine and my riding was good. I was riding really well in the motocross test but I was losing some time in the enduro test due to not having enough feeling in the front tyre. All in all it was a good step forward after the Spanish and Portuguese races. I really enjoyed the race as well. It was tough and really challenging - a true enduro. "Day two was a disaster. I had to pull out of the first special test because of a problem with my bike's ignition. It seems that bad luck continues to follow me this season, which I could do without. It's a shame because I felt good this race. Not just with my bike but also in my body, I was really looking forward to trying to get on the podium on day two."Marc Bourgeois: "It's been a mixed weekend for me. I crashed in the extreme test on day one, which cost me a lot of time. I was not so far behind the third and second place riders at the end of the day, and won some of the tests, but I finished in fourth so I was a little disappointed. The second day was much better than the first but I still made some mistakes. The enduro test was very difficult, and the motocross was very slippery in the morning on both days, but apart from my crashes I'm pleased with the way I rode."2007 World Enduro Championship Rnd 4Grand Prix of Italy - Day 1Enduro 1 class
1. Juha Salminen (KTM) 51:54.15; 2. Marc Germain (Yamaha) 51:59.74; 3. Simone Albergoni (Yamaha) 52:1.22; 4. Bartosz Oblucki (CH Racing Husqvarna) 52:20.69; 5. Cristobal Guerrero (Yamaha) 52:21.36; 6. Maurizio Micheluz (Yamaha) 52:48:74; 7. Alessandro Belometti (KTM) 53:41.70; 8. Mike Hartman (KTM) 55:04.41; 9. Peter Bergvall (Honda) 55:13.33; 10. Luca Cherubini (TM) 55:13.72; 11. Fabio Mossini (Honda) 55:42.33; 12. Roberto Bazzurri (Husqvarna) 55:45.88; 13. Anthony Roberts (Honda) 55:55.83; 14. Fredrik Georgsson (KTM) 56:22.75; 15. Pier Luigi Surini (Honda) 56:48.76; 16. Joan Jou (Yamaha) 57:31.23; 17. Daniele Tellini (KTM) 57:45.29; 18. Jordi Figueras (KTM) 58:11.31; 19. Mario Patrao (Suzuki) 58:29.99; 20. Juraj Dozsa (KTM) 58:39.55;Enduro 2 class
1. Mika Ahola (Honda) 51:52.73; 2. Samuli Aro (KTM) 52:40.91; 3. Johnny Aubert (Yamaha) 52:54.15; 4. Fabien Planet (KTM) 52:55.31; 5. Andrea Belotti (KTM) 53:55.31; 6. Nicolas Deparrois (CH Racing Husqvarna) 54:02.29; 7. Jari Mattila (Beta) 54:24.74; 8. Joel Smets (BMW) 54:35.01; 9. Xavier Galindo (KTM) 54:39.36; 10. Fausto Scovolo (Gas Gas) 55:02.52; 11. Rodrig Thain (Suzuki) 55:08.29; 12. Patrick Caps (Gas Gas) 55:10.91; 13. Nicolas Paganon (Aprilia) 55:43.74; 14. Fabrizio Dini (Yamaha) 56:02.79; 15. Giuliani Falgari (Kawasaki) 56:13.19; 16. Carmelo Mazzoleni (Kawasaki) 58:33.59; 17. Valtteri Salonen (Husaberg) 58:45.31; 18. Sascha Eckert (BMW) 59:36.43; 19. Dimitris Tsakatsonic (KTM) 1.02:35.58; 20. Stefan Merriman (Aprilia) 1.07:40.50 Enduro 3 class1. Marko Tarkkala (KTM) 52:00.12; 2. Seb Guillaume (CH Racing Husqvarna) 52:26.32; 3. Ivan Cervantes (KTM) 52:33.56; 4. Anders Eriksson (CH Racing Husqvarna) 53:21.29; 5. Alessandro Botturi (Honda) 53:31.93; 6. Bjorne Carlsson (Husaberg) 53:35.50; 7. Vita Kuklik (KTM) 53:56.75; 8. Euan McConnell (TM) 54:16.27; 9. Jordon Curvalle (Sherco) 54:53.67; 10. Alessio Paoli (Beta) 56:31.38; 11. Daniel Johansson (Gas Gas) 57:10.28; 12. Rudy Cotton (Beta) 57:17.31; 13. Andrea Cantinotti (TM) 58:14.99; 14. Juan Pedrero (Honda) 58:25.73; 15. Erwin Plekkenpol (Honda) 59:38.75; 16. Gordon Clarke (TM) 1.01:00.41; 17. Pierangelo Leoni (KTM) 1.03:25.59Enduro Junior class
1. Christophe Nambotin (Gas Gas) 52:55.23; 2. Joakim Ljunggren (Husaberg) 53:21.95; 3. Michal Szuster (Husqvarna) 53:29.86; 4. Marc Bourgeois (CH Racing Husqvarna) 53:35.27; 5. Oscar Balletti (Honda) 54:13.76; 6. Daryl Bolter (Husqvarna) 54:13.78; 7. Paolo Bernardi (Honda) 54:38.88; 8. Tom Sagar (KTM) 54:41.12; 9. Mirco Gritti (Beta) 54:58.77; 10. Si Wakely (Husqvarna) 55:27.70; 11. Thomas Oldrati (KTM) 55:33.25; 12. Jean-Charles Gilbert (Kawasaki) 55:40.05; 13. Benoit Fortunato (Husqvarna) 55:44.27; 14. Lucas Puerto (KTM) 55:57.82; 15. Michael Pogna (Husqvarna) 56:25.68; 16. Olli Turma (KTM) 56:41.95; 17. Armand Monleon (KTM) 56:41.99; 18. Yannick Bossi (Husqvarna) 56:51.14; 19. Sylvain Lebrun (Husqvarna) 56:56.57; 20. Jonathan Manzi (Husqvarna) 57:09.632007 World Enduro Championship Rnd 4
Grand Prix of Italy - Day 2Enduro 1 class
1. Juha Salminen (KTM) 55:42.72; 2. Simone Albergoni (Yamaha) 56:23.52; 3. Alessandro Belometti (KTM) 57:30.01; 4. Maurizio Micheluz (Yamaha) 57:40.12; 5. Marc Germain (Yamaha) 57:49.63; 6. Cristobal Guerrero (Yamaha) 57:49.63; 7. Luca Cherubini (TM) 59:53.54; 8. Fredrick Georgsson (KTM) 1.01:39.09; 9. Mike Hartman (KTM) 1.01:39.09; 10. Joan Jou (Yamaha) 1.03:06.05; 11. Danielle Tellini (KTM) 1.03:28.71; 12. Mario Patrao (Suzuki) 1.04:39.04; 13. Ryan Voase (Kawasaki) 1.05:16.46; 14. Pier Luigi Surini (Honda) 1.05:59.96; 15. Juraj Dosza (KTM) 1.06:48.73; 16. Jordi Figueras (KTM) 1.06:50.24; 17. Edward Jones (KTM) 1.06:50.67; 18. Bartosz Oblucki (CH Racing Husqvarna) 1.08:26.67Enduro 2 class
1. Mika Ahola (Honda) 54:44.82; 2. Samuli Aro (KTM) 56:06.06; 3. Stefan Merriman (Aprilia) 56:08.72; 4. Andrea Belotti (KTM) 56:41.13; 5. Fabien Planet (KTM) 56:59.53; 6. Valtteri Salonen (Husaberg) 57:19.44; 7. Rodrig Thain (Suzuki) 59:26.47; 8. Nicolas Deparrois (CH Racing Husqvarna) 59:44.30; 9. Fabrizio Dini (Yamaha) 1.00:05.16; 10. Jari Mattila (Beta) 1.00:37.81; 11. Patrick caps (Gas Gas) 1.01:05.62; 12. Giuliano Falgari (Kawasaki) 1.01:32.76; 13. Carmelo Mazzoleni (Kawasaki) 1.05:54.99; 14. Nicolas Paganon (Aprilia) 1.12:57.37Enduro 3 class
1. Ivan Cervantes (KTM) 55:45.54; 2. Marko Tarkkala (KTM) 56:19.18; 3. Seb Guillaume (CH Racing Husqvarna) 56:57.65; 4. Alessandro Botturi (Honda) 58:13.34; 5. Vita Kuklik (KTM) 58:13.29; 6. Euan McConnell (TM) 58:21.96; 7. Bjorne Carlsson (Husaberg) 59:00.47; 8. Alessio Paoli (Beta) 1.00:45.74; 9. Juan Pedrero (Honda) 1.00:51.52; 10. Erwin Plekkenpol (Honda) 1.03:47.04; 11. Rudy Cotton (Beta) 1.04:00.81; 12. Jordon Curvalle (Sherco) 1.05:32.15; 13. Gordon Clarke (TM) 1.05:54.65; 14. Daniel Johansson (Gas Gas) 1.06:34.1315. Pierangelo Leoni (KTM) 1.14:27.32 Enduro Junior class1. Joakim Ljunggren (Husaberg) 56:45.53; 2. Marc Bourgeois (CH Racing Husqvarna) 57:19.00; 3. Oscar Balletti (Honda) 57:29.32; 4. Daryl Bolter (Husqvarna) 57:39.37; 5. Thomas Oldrati (KTM) 58:10.64; 6. Mirco Gritti (Beta) 58:55.21; 7. Tom Sagar (KTM) 59:13.21; 8. Michal Szuster (Husqvarna) 59:26.46; 9. Yannick Bossi (Husqvarna) 1.00:33.12; 10. Jonathan Manzi (Husqvarna) 1.01:21.65; 11. Greg Evans (KTM) 1.01:33.29; 12. Maurizio Gerini (Husqvarna) 1.01:34.55; 13. Benoit Fortunato (Husqvarna) 1.01:43.30; 14. Lucas Puerta (KTM) 1.01:49.68; 15. Victor Guerrero (Yamaha) 1.01:51.08; 16. Antti Hellsten (Husqvarna) 1.01:56.30; 17. Jean-Charles Gilbert (Kawasaki) 1.02:35.45; 18. Jakub Horak (KTM) 1.03:17.68; 19. Sylvain Lebrun (Husqvarna) 1.03:23.06; 20. Bert Mayer (Honda) -