Qatar Ep.3: Scoop of the day, Botturi on the TM 450cc

Today I was looking forward to relax and rest a bit but no way, woke up at 7 am and headed to Losail Circuit to get my bike from the crate and start fixing it. Not many people where there just Team Bordone Ferrari, Team Pedrega and Helder Rodrigues.  The first big scoop of the day is that Alessandro Botturi from the Team Bordone Ferrari is going to ride on a brand new TM 450cc that has the engine of the Supermoto model with the double exhaust pipe. The bike arrived directly from TM in a crate but fully to assemble, just like IKEA products! Took some shots of the bike for you while building it. Probably this makes us think that the bike Bordone Ferrari is going to produce during the year will mount TM engines and surely this is why Botturi is going to race this time with a TM to test the reliability and power of the engine. Today Helder didn’t do much on the bike, just changed a few things and mounted some different suspensions that his mechanic brought from Portugal since he had bent a couple of forks in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challeng overshooting and jumping on a dune. Tomorrow morning back again to work with my father to put everything back in order, probably most people will arrive tomorrow. Here some world preview photos also of the TM, bringing gossip to the rally scene to live it up a bit and make it more entertaining for the public 😉 !

 


About the Author
Born on the 20/07/1988 in Italy i started racing motocross at the age of 6yrs and for many years competed in the italian motocross and supercross championship. In 2004 just for fun i tried racing in Enduro and Rallies and incredibly the same year i turned pro! Now at the age of 23 i am racing for Husaberg in the world rallies championship and heading to the Dakar in 2012. Together with my sport career i also write as journalist/bike tester for an Enduro Magazine and also study business and management at college.

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